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Reptile Gardens

8955 South Highway 16

Our mission is to offer Guests an amazing experience while positively contributing to the future of our animal residents, as well as our community, by educating the public about important environmental issues and working closely with many major zoos worldwide to promote species survival.

Open 7 days a week from the beginning of April to the end of November.

Spring Season:
April 1 - the Thursday before Memorial Day Weekend
9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Summer Season:
Friday of Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day
8:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
We stop admitting guests at 6:00pm, but the grounds and gift shop will be open until 7:30pm.

Fall Season:
Tuesday after Labor Day - October 31
9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Winter Season:
November 1 - 30
9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.


Bridger Davis

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

Amazing place that has so much more that reptiles!! They also have birds of prey, amphibians, prarie dogs etc. They are reasonably priced and have some of the coolest rocks I've ever seen in their gift shop! Time well spent if you go here!

craig dicks

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Great place to take the kids. Definitely enjoy the idea of only having g to pay once and then get a season pass.

Jake Bellinger

Monday, Sep. 18, 2017

This place has THE best display of reptiles you will ever see in your life. It isn't a Guinness World Record holder for nothing. The shows (snake, gator, and bird) are very interactive and informative with guests. The dome has hundreds of displays that are clean, and a good suitable size for the reptiles. The people who work there are very polite and very open. Every time I'm in South Dakota for a weeks long stay I visit about 2-3 times which I've been doing for the past 12 years or so, and I never plan on stopping.

melissa m

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

Loved everything about it. The shows were fun. The prairie dogs were awesome. The people were very nice.

Scott Biegert

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Was an excellent visit for a very reasonable price!!!! Kids were amazed with animals and loved the crocodile , bird and snake show. Spent 3 hours exploring the large area of exhibits. Touching tortoises and even a baby croc. Once you pay once you can get season pass for free to enjoy the rest of year without any cost!!!!!! I absolutely love it every time I come here.

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