Gift Shop

The gift shop at Reptile Gardens is one of the largest in the Black Hills.  It's an attraction in itself!

Browse from a wide variety of stunning rocks, minerals, and fossils from all over the world.  Pick out the perfect Reptile Gardens t-shirt to commemorate your visit to one of the largest reptile zoos on earth! 

Reptile Gardens founder, Earl Brockelsby, believed in educating people about reptiles and amphibians.  He worked tirelessly to dispel the myths and misconceptions the public have about reptiles.  We carry a wide variety of reptile and bird books for every age group. We also have a great selection of stuffed animal likenesses of our most famous residents.  Whatever souvenir you’re looking for, you’ll find the perfect gift to commemorate your Reptile Gardens adventure. Check out our online store here!


The Reptile Gardens Gift Shop is open seven days a week from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm during the Summer Season.  The gift shop at Reptile Gardens is open to the general public, so you don’t need to pay zoo admission to browse the variety of reptile and Black Hills related gifts.


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You can also browse our online store to find one of our “Go Wrestle a Gator" shirts! 

Supporting the Animals

We want to thank you for every purchase you make at the Reptile Gardens gift shop.  Each dollar spent in our gift shop helps provide financial support for our ongoing operations at Reptile Gardens.  Your purchases also fund conservation and research initiatives, which help to try and preserve animals and habitats in South Dakota and around the world.

Dog Policy

We love all animals, wild and domesticated. Unfortunately due to a high number of recent incidents with dogs, our insurance company has advised us that we can no longer allow dogs, or other personal pets, on the Reptile Gardens grounds. ADA approved service dogs are, of course, allowed although there are three areas where they are not allowed for their safety and the safety of our animals. We do offer a shaded grassy area adjacent to our parking lot for walking your dog. We only ask that your pet be leashed and attended to at all times. You are welcome to come and go from the park as often as you like to tend to your dog. For more information, visit our FAQ Page


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