We are closed for the season. Thank you all for your support and love this year. See you on March 6th!
The Rich History of New Guinea Tribal Artifacts
Orchids — Nature's Eye Candy
Gator Watch in Akron, Ohio!
Ally Claar, age 11, will be competing with the best of the best soapbox racers in her Reptile Gardens inspired entry, the Ally-Gator. Ally qualified to go to the All-American with her race time in the Pikes Peak Soap Box Derby in June.
I Just Found a Deadly Coral Snake...Well No, Not in South Dakota You Didn't.
One of the most common snakes in South Dakota, west of the Missouri River, is a little-seen snake called the Pale Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum multistriata). These snakes are surprisingly common around here but are very secretive and so, people are often not familiar with them. They love the rains in the spring and fall, which increases the likelihood of encounters with humans.
Hold My Beer and Watch This!
Why in MY Yard?
Springtime Means Warmth and Flowers and, Yes, Rattlesnakes
Pretty soon we will start getting frantic phone calls from local folk with snakes in their yard and from animal control with rattlesnakes in buckets that they got from those same yards. We will hear from people asking how to avoid them when hiking, camping and fishing, from those who want to know how to keep rattlesnakes out of houses, garages and yards, and, of course, what to do if they encounter a snake.
Enjoy an Exotic Jungle Adventure on Mother's Day at Reptile Gardens
Family attractions in the Black Hills of South Dakota
Start planning your Black Hills vacation
A time of relaxation and excitement, summer vacations are the one time of year when people of all ages are allowed to enjoy an endless array of activities and escape the worries that come with their everyday routine. With age out of the question, let Reptile Gardens in Rapid City, SD be one of your destinations for this summers Black Hills vacation.
Reptile Gardens announces final week of the season specials
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 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.
- Crocodiles and Alligators
- Flowers and Gardens
- Insects and Spiders
- New Guinea Art and Artifacts
- Orchids and Tropical Flowers
- Reptile Gardens history
- Reptile Gardens News
- Turtles and Tortoises