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Posts for 2012
Reptile Gardens announces final week of the season specials
As the tourism season draws to a close in the Black Hills, Reptile Gardens has announced special admission the week of November 26 through December 2, 2012.
Reptile Gardens Awarded TripAdvisor's Presigious Award
Reptile Gardens is honored to announce we have been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence. TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site and provides trusted advice from travelers across the world. We are thrilled to have earned such a phenomenal award as only ten percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor will receive this award on a yearly basis. This tribute honors excellence in hospitality, and that's exactly what we aim to do, by engaging visitors at Reptile Gardens and have them leaving with a memorable, enjoyable, and educational experience. Our passion for what we do is ignited within our visitors, enabling them leave with a better sense of what our world renowned team of specialists and conservationists set out to accomplish every day.
Unique Holiday Gifts Available at Reptile Gardens, Including Amethyst Geodes and Himalayan Salt Lamps
Christmas may be three months away, but Reptile Gardens is stocking up on gifts to get ready for the upcoming holiday season.
Skip past the traffic, high tempers, and prices of the holiday and visit the gift shop at Reptile Gardens to find a variety of items ranging from clothing to New Guinea artifacts. Find something for that hard-to-shop-for person on your list, or simply something creative to give your other animals, art and history lovers.
New Arrivals added to the collection of exotic inhabitants at Reptile Gardens
Wondering what is new at Reptile Gardens?
The reptile park is delighted to announce the addition of Moon Crabs and Camel Spiders to their collection for visitors to observe and enjoy.
Reduced Admission begins with the Fall Season at Reptile Gardens
As summer comes to an end, Reptile Gardens would like to invite friends and families to take advantage of their reduced fall season rates.
Here We Go Again! Another Wild Snake Story
These photos have been circulating for several years now. And, as usual, each time they make the rounds of emails the story gets wilder and wilder and more utterly ridiculous. So, let's just hammer this one point by point. Please pass this post on to all your friends who sent you this photo.
Reptile Gardens Celebrates 75 Anniversary with Employee Reunion
RAPID CITY, SD — Reptile Gardens is thrilled to announce that this year is their 75 year anniversary as one of the Black Hills most popular attractions.
Methuselah Memorial to be held on July 10, 2012
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The memorial for Methuselah, a beloved mascot of Reptile Gardens in Rapid City South Dakota, will be held on July 10, 2012 from 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. at Reptile Gardens.
Methuselah, a giant Galapagos tortoise who weighed over 500 pounds, passed away July 10, 2011, having just celebrated his 130th birthday on June 12. As a tribute to the much-loved tortoise, a life-cast bronze statue will be unveiled at 10:30 a.m. during the memorial.
Reptile Gardens offers a Rapid City attraction that parents love as much as kids
Rapid City, S.D. — Family vacations are often focused on children.
Who Let the Crocodiles Out at Reptile Gardens?
Rapid City, S.D. — The unofficial start of the tourist season has begun in the Black Hills! At Reptile Gardens, this is signified by the start of the daily Gator Shows.
Summer season begins at Reptile Gardens
Rapid City, S.D. — Spring is almost over and with the start of summer comes new hours and plenty of new things to look at.
The summer season brings the start of new hours for Reptile Gardens. Beginning on May 25, the park will be open full hours of 8 a.m. — 6 p.m. During this time all three shows will be running, giving visitors the chance to observe alligators and crocodiles, a snake demonstration, and birds from around the world.
Celebrate Mother's Day with Reptile Gardens in Rapid City
Mother's Day is just around the corner, and we're all about celebrating these wonderful women at Reptile Gardens. On May 13, Mother's Day, we will be giving all moms free admission with the donation of two cans of food for the KOTA Care and Share drive.
Reptile Gardens' spring season begins April 1
Rapid City, S.D. — It has been a busy winter for Reptile Gardens staff members as they prepare for the start of another exciting season.
The world famous reptile zoo will officially open their doors on Saturday, Mar. 31—one day earlier than usual to accommodate for the weekend.
Reptile Gardens looks to hire new summer employees
Rapid City, S.D. — If you are looking for a summer job that will really put an exclamation point on your resume, look no further than Reptile Gardens.
Reptile Gardens celebrates the Year of the Dragon
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Chinese Zodiac is a very spiritual and religious commitment for the people who believe in it. The way the stars align for an individual with this belief can help explain a lot about their outlook on life.
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