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Reptile Gardens Awarded TripAdvisor's Presigious Award
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
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
Reptile Gardens looks to hire new summer employees
Reptile Gardens Mourns the Loss of Maude Brockelsby
Maude Brockelsby, wife of Reptile Gardens founder Earl Brockelsby, died on 11 December 2011 at the age of 95.
Unique holiday gift shopping at Reptile Gardens
By now, you have survived the Black Friday chaos and maybe even snagged some deals on Cyber Monday — the Monday after Black Friday set aside for online shoppers.
If you still have some gift shopping to do but don't know where to start, try the gift shop at Reptile Gardens where you'll find a wide range of items from t-shirts to New Guinea artifacts.
Everyone knows that person who is impossible to shop for. They are into "unusual" things and you never know what to get them. Reptile Gardens has plenty of unique gifts, especially for animal, art and history lovers.
Reptile Gardens just lost its last link to the past, Marv Basham (1917-2011). Until yesterday, Marv was the last person still around who was here on opening day in June of 1937. He had helped build our original buildings and did a lot of other things back in the day when the crew consisted of just a handful of people and everyone did whatever was needed.
Animal conservation key focus at Reptile Gardens
Rapid City, S.D. — Education through entertainment is at the center of Reptile Gardens' animal conservation efforts.
Reptile Gardens' website goes mobile
Rapid City, S.D. — Reptile Gardens wants to reach customers where they're at—their mobile devices.
Over 93 percent of adults in the United States own a cell phone and the demand for mobile access to Internet has skyrocketed. Twenty percent of households are mobile-only, and 11 percent of mobile phone owners make purchases through their phones. By January 2012, 50 percent of all cellular phones will be smartphones.
Methuselah Memorial established at Reptile Gardens
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2011—Rapid City, S.D.—Though the shock of Methuselah's death is still present, the team at Reptile Gardens is looking to the future. Plans are underway to establish a memorial for the beloved mascot and hopefully raise enough funds to bring another Galapagos tortoise to the reptile park.
Named after the Biblical figure, Methuselah, who was recorded as the oldest person whose age, 969 years, is mentioned in the Hebrew book of Genesis, the Galapagos Tortoise has been recognized as the oldest creature to have lived in the state of South Dakota.
75 YEARS AND GOING STRONG! CALLING ALL FORMER & CURRENT REPTILE GARDENS STAFF MEMBERS
Next year, 2012, Reptile Gardens will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. You know what that means? We are planning a fun staff reunion to celebrate this momentous anniversary.
Practical Jokes at Reptile Gardens
Reptile Gardens kicks off spring season with national exposure
Back When the Sky Dome was New
With all this work going on in the Dome I was reminded of when it was built and of the big tree that is still the centerpiece. This is an article that ran in the Rapid City Journal in 1964.
Rocks, Fossils, Jewelry, and New Guinea Art!
True Grit Rattlesnakes - How True is it?
The other day National Geographic contacted regarding the veracity of the rattlesnake scenes in the new movie, True Grit. Terry's interview is posted on the National Geographic blog.
New Year, New Web Site!
Visit Santa This Week At Reptile Gardens
Starting this Saturday the 18th of December Santa will be here every day through Christmas Eve. Bring the kids to meet Santa and take your own photos with him. Reptile Gardens is the only place where you can take your photo not only with Santa but also include Fluffy the Gator or Marilyn the Albino Python in the photo. The most unique Christmas photos ever. And it is FREE too!
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