Animals & Wildlife Attractions | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota
Animals & Wildlife Attractions
Animals & Wildlife Attractions

Pet 'em, feed 'em, watch 'em...

Pet 'em, feed 'em, watch 'em... The Black Hills is home to a number of animal attractions that are perfect for the entire family.  See natual wildlife to exotic animals from reptiles to mammals, you're sure to be amazed.

Caputa Alpacas

Caputa Alpacas

(605) 415-1879
15268 E. Hwy 44
Rapid City, SD 57725

A free family attraction just minutes from Rapid City. Come experience life on a working Alpaca farm! Enjoy a family picnic and have the opportuntiy to feed the animals. See Haucayas and Crias (babies) up close! Fun & educational for the entire family! Open year round, 7 days a week. Call for hours.

Trout Haven Ranch

(605) 833-2571
13477 7-11 Rd.
Buffalo Gap, SD 57722

Excellent trout fishing, always biting! Everything furnished, and no license needed. Packed to go. You pay only for what you catch. We raise more than 1 million trout each year for stocking in ponds & streams in Canada & the USA. Open daily 

Bear Country USA

Bear Country USA

(605) 343-2290
13820 S Hwy 16
Rapid City, SD 57702

From the comfort of your own vehicle, observe black bears, mountain lions, wolves, elk, & other North American wildlife in their natural environment. Take Babyland area where younger & smaller animals frolic in the outdoors & the grizzly bear roams.   Cub Grub Snack Shack. Bear's Den Gift Shop.

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D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery

(605) 642-7730
423 Hatchery Circle
Spearfish, SD 57783

Established in 1886, we're a U.S. Fish & Wildlife facility. We invite you to stop by to visit our free attraction! We have a museum, historic home, fisheries railcar, fish ponds and underwater viewing windows to see trout. Shop the store and feed the fish and ducks! Open daily late-May to late-Sept. Grounds open year-round. Free attraction.

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Windcross Conservancy

Windcross Spanish Mustang Preserve

(605) 833-2336
404 Main Street
Buffalo Gap, SD 57722

Want to get up close & personal with a real Spanish Mustang? You can! Your visit with these magnificent horses will create memories of a lifetime.

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Reptile Gardens | Photo by: Greg Valladolid

Reptile Gardens

(800) 335-0275(605) 342-5873
8955 S Hwy 16
Rapid City, SD 57702

Reptile Gardens is where you'll find the Guiness Book of World Records largest reptile zoo, stunning botanical gardens, tropical birds and orchids, beautiful minerals. Take a phot with one of our giant Aldabra tortoises or watch one of our wildlife shows and meet our baby gator, Fluffy. 

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Old MacDonalds Farm

Old MacDonalds Farm

(605) 737-4815
23691 Busted Five Court
Rapid City, SD 57702

Visit this family fun spot to enjoy your favorite farm animals. This beautiful farm offers pony & train rides for the kids, World class pig races. Hand feed, pet & even bottle feed some of the animals. Gift shop, playground, picnic area!

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