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!

2017 Admission*

  Spring March 4 - May 25 Summer May 26 - Sept 4 Fall Sept 5 - Oct 31 November
Nov 1 - 30
Adults: $13.50 $17.50 $13.50 $10.00
Seniors 62+: $12.50 $15.50 $12.50 $10.00
Children 5 - 12: $9.50 $11.50 $9.50 $7.00
Children 4 & under: FREE
* Ask about our military discount

Season Pass

Area residents can revisit Reptile Gardens as often as they like throughout the season up to closing day on November 30th with our Season Pass. Reptile Gardens' Season Pass is yours for the asking at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE with your regular paid admission.

Vacation Pass

Out of town visitors are welcome to a Vacation Pass that allows you to visit us as often as you want during your stay in the Hills. It too is available to you at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE with your regular paid admission.

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 2017 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 March 4 to the end of November.

Spring Season
March 4 - May 25
9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Summer Season
May 26 - Sept 4
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
Sept 5 - Oct 31
9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
November 1 – 30
9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Closed December - February

*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