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Fill your stockings with mambas!
There’s nothing like waking up during the holidays to a fresh carpet of snow, fixing yourself a steaming mug of hot chocolate, and finding your stocking has been filled with snakes and alligators.
Here We Go Again and Again and Again! A stupid snake story rears its ugly head one more time.
Reptile Gardens Wins TripAdvisor's 2015 Certificate of Excellence Award
Reptile Gardens Opening Day
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.
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
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
Reptile Gardens celebrates the Year of the Dragon
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.
Idea Wild to Accept Donation from Reptile Gardens
Rapid City, S.D. — Every year Reptile Gardens donates to numerous charities and conservation efforts. This summer, with the help of a little Rook named Zorro, the European relative of Crows and Ravens, Reptile Gardens raised over $8,000 to benefit Idea Wild, who will be present at Reptile Gardens to accept their donation on October 4th.
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.
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