Stop by and join in the fun! We’re located in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, just 6 miles south of Rapid City on the road to Mt. Rushmore. Be sure to look for the glass dome at the bottom of the hill!

2014 Admission

  Spring Season
April 1 - May 22
Summer Season
May 23 - Sept 1
Fall Season
Sept 2 - Nov 30
Adults: $12.50 $16.50 $12.50
Seniors: $11.00 $14.50 $11.50
Children 5 - 12: $8.00 $11.00 $8.50
Children 4 & under: FREE

Season Pass

Area residents can revisit Reptile Gardens free of charge all summer long! Just ask for the Season Pass upon your initial visit and you can return any time until November 30. The Season Pass is FREE with your admission purchase.

Vacation Pass

If you are just visiting the Hills, ask for our Vacation Pass, which will let you in any time during your stay in the area! The Vacation Pass is FREE with your admission purchase.

Group Rates

Bring your family reunions, Boy or Girl Scout troops, or any gathering for that matter. Contact us for Group Rates.

Click here to download the 2014 Spring Field Trip form. The form is not required but is appreciated.

Birthday Parties

Please Contact Us for birthday party packages.


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.
Please contact us for rates.

*If you're looking to visit during a less crowded time of the day, the best time to visit us is first thing in the morning or in the late afternoon, after 5PM.

Location - 8955 S. Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702

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Mailing Address

Box 620
Rapid City, SD 57709

Phone: 1-605-342-5873 | 1-800-335-0275