Reptile Gardens opens for the season

One of the Black Hills most visited destinations for visitors and locals alike opened it’s doors for the seasonon June 15th.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Visitors lined up to get into Reptile Gardens at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 15.

They are offering their spring rates for the summer, which is about a 25% discount.

Reptile Gardens opens for season

Reptile Gardens opens for season

There will be no shows this season, but the birds of prey will be out with handlers to visit with people. They are also adding an option to feed the alligators chicken for an added cost.

Feeding Alligators

Feeding Alligators is now an option at Reptile Gardens

The park will have social distancing in place.

John Brockelsby, Public Relations at Reptile Gardens, says, “So we thought here at Reptile Gardens we would put our own twist on it, so we are recommending that you keep one Komodo dragon between you and the next party, so that is our recommendation here.”

Season Pass 2020

Season Pass 2020 will be different

Also new this year, rather than receiving a paper, season pass, visitors will take a selfie with ‘Shelly the Turtle’ in the park, then the next time they visit, they will show the picture to staff for admission.

The staff will be wearing masks and deep cleaning nightly.

Giant Tortoise, Reptile Gardens

Giant Tortoise, Reptile Gardens

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