Reptile Gardens

8955 South Highway 16
605-342-5873

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.

Hours:
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.


Reviews

David Clark

Rating:
Monday, July 17, 2017

They have several live animal shows throughout the day. I would recommend sitting at least 15 to 20 minutes prior to insure you have a place to sit. All are entertaining. The multilevel dome is packed full. My only complaint is that they have quite a few gems and minerals around the property (and in animal enclosures,) but almost none are identified in any way. The animals all appear to be very well cared for. We spent several hours longer here than I expected. Ask for a pass to return when you pay for admission. They'll provide one good for several days in case you'd like to return.

Karen Jones

Rating:
Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017

Very cool place for those who like reptiles. Be aware, the upper floor where the big snakes are kept does not have an elevator. UPPER FLOOR IS NOT HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE. Nice gift shop and beautiful gardens.

Paige Wagner

Rating:
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

Reptile Gardens is a really good place to go. I like all of their reptiles and everything. I went with my friend once and it is a really good place for teenagers to hang out. Highly recommended by me. Their shows are the best!! You should totally go there.

Jenn F

Rating:
Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017

This place is fantastic! We've gone here several times and always had a great time. Definitely hit the snake show and alligator show and bird show very interesting and the person running them is always pretty funny. It's a very interactive Zoo. We will be going here again.

Ben F.

Rating:
Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017

It is always a treat going to the Reptile Gardens. My whole family had a wonderful time. There are things to do for all age groups including a snake show, alligator show, and for very young children there is also a playground. There are too many interesting exhibits to list so you'll have to see for yourself but you could easily spend half a day at the Reptile Gardens.