Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills Travel Guide

Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills Sights

Reptile Gardens

  • 8955 S. U.S. 16 Map It
  • Rapid City
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

In the valley between Rapid City and Mount Rushmore is western South Dakota's answer to a zoo. In addition to the world's largest private reptile collection, the site also has alligator wrestling, a raptor show, and giant tortoises. Enjoy more than 50,000 orchids, tulips, banana trees on the grounds and in the giant dome.

Sight Information


8955 S. U.S. 16, Rapid City, South Dakota, 57702, USA

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605-342–5873; 800-335–0275

Sight Details:

  • From 12.50; $17 in summer
  • Mid-Mar.–mid-May, daily 9–4; mid-May–Labor Day, daily 8–6; Labor Day–Nov., daily 9–4; Dec.–mid-Mar., daily 9–3

Published 01/19/2016


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