REPTILE GARDENS

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August 1990

Reptile Gardens, Rapid City, SD

While heading towards the Black Hills in South Dakota,  we happened upon the Reptile Gardens. Of all the things we did, this was the most costly (still nominal though) and the least satisfying for me personally, but the kids enjoyed it.  It was the most "touristy" thing outside of Wall Drug that we did. In other words, the most commercialized. Prices as of 2006 were 12.50 for adults and 7.50 for kids 5-12.Kids 4 and under free.  Seniors are 11.00. Monday through Thursday 10-5PM and Friday through Sunday 11-7PM.  When we went, there wasn't that much there.  A few reptiles and a show.  Now there are three shows, flower gardens, Tribal Art Gallery and a gift shop.  I do not know if there are any food or drinks in the gardens. 

 Left to right:  1) Alligator Wrestling 2) Bird Show  3) Kids on Giant Tortoises

 

Here are a couple links you might like:

 

Reptile Gardens

Roadside America: Reptile Gardens

 


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