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“See. Slither. Learn. Laugh.”
Founded in 1937 by our reptile loving patriarch, Earl Brockelsby, Reptile Gardens has steadily grown to one of the leading tourist attractions in the Midwest - we house more species of reptiles than any other zoo or park in the world. Our second and third generations are dedicated to carrying on Earl's legacy, not only by having top-notch displays, but while also offering outstanding hospitality. This latter quality was honored by the State of South Dakota in 1994 when we became the second recipient of the George Mickelson Award for Great Service to South Dakota visitors. Today, we continue on as a family business with Earl's nephew, Joe Maierhauser, as the President, Chairman of the Board, & CEO, Earl’s sons, John as director of public relations, and Jeff as corporate treasurer, his daughter, Judee Oldham, is the corporate secretary and her son, Jeff Oldham, is sales manager.
I know that a park really takes care of their animals if their parrots are in good health and have all their feathers. There were some parrots in the Sky Dome, which is their indoor animal display... Read more
Enjoyed our visit even on a rainy day. You enter the gift shop building where you pay and then go outside to the other buildings you then go into to see everything. We watched the snake show with... Read more
It was my birthday in March, and had not been there in a while. My husband took me and some friends of ours. We had a good time and look forward to going back when things warm up for the cold... Read more
- Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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