Thursday, July 12, 2012

Reptile Gardens, Rapid City, South Dakota

Yes, we went to very touristy Reptile Gardens. Normally, we would not go, but it was free for us, as it is on our VIP card (normally $16 per adult in the summer). Surprisingly, we actually liked it!

We arrived just in time for the Alligator/Crocodile Show, which was quite enjoyable, mostly due to the chatty and fun presenter (whose name we do not remember). He shared interesting information about the similarities and difference between alligators and crocodiles, fed the reptiles, and led us through a demonstration on how to ride an alligator.  There is also a snake and bird show, but we missed those ~ perhaps another time…….
 
 Also inhabiting Reptile Gardens are Giant Tortoises where one can walk within their yards and touch them. (There was always a keeper with them to make sure they were safe.) 
 
The Safari Room was full of interesting attractions – lots of snakes, amphibians, bugs (which Suzanne skipped ~ yuck!) and more.
 

. Also part of Safari Room was a garden with beautiful flowers and exotic birds ~ we were obviously more interested in the flowers.

A few more photos ~
 
 
 
Easy and affordable - no matter where you are! 

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