Top 10 must see attractions in Rapid City, S.D.

E and Tank at Reptile Gardens

6. Reptile Gardens

This is such a little gem!  If you go in late July or August, the gardens look their best.  The collection of animals is very impressive and the shows are entertaining.  Reptile Gardens is small but I think that’s a plus as it allows you to get up close and personal with the animals, unlike many larger zoos or animal parks.  Our family favorite is the Galapagos tortoises.  My children love to pet them and watch them play in the water.  This place is such a great value.