Reptile Gardens is where you'll find the Guiness Book of World Records largest reptile zoo, stunning botanical gardens, tropical birds and orchids, beautiful minerals. Take a phot with one of our giant Aldabra tortoises or watch one of our wildlife shows and meet our baby gator, Fluffy.
Six miles south of Rapid City on Hwy 16
Reptile Gardens is about creating unique family memories. Take the kids over to our Tortoise Yard and photograph them petting our Giant Aldabra Tortoises, Quasi and Tank. Nearby is our Prairie Dog Town – get down to prairie dog level in our underground bubble and watch the little furry guys frolic and play. You won’t want to miss any of the shows offered throughout the day including a Snake Show, Bird Show, and the ever-popular Gator Show. Make sure you keep your cameras ready because you will have the opportunity to get up close with one of our majestic birds, a Burmese Python, or Fluffy the baby Alligator.
Since 1937, Reptile Gardens has been a source of entertainment and family memories as well as an unforgettable learning experience for millions of visitors by providing them the rare opportunity to observe these exotic animals up close.