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

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.


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!


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 

Buffalo Safari Jeep Tours

(888) 875-0001
13389 Hwy 16A
Custer, SD 57730

Exciting off-road adventure deep into the wildlife herds! Your guide takes you on an unforgettable tour of the backcountry, where free roaming buffalo, burros, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs are within the 71,000 acres of the Park. Informative history lesson & secret scenic stops, too! 1.5 to 2 hours.

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Custer State Park

(800) 710-2267(605) 255-4515
13329 US Hwy 16
Custer, SD 57730

A world-class park featuring spectacular geological formations, three scenic drives & one of the nation's largest bison herds. Four mountain resort, eight campground, fishing, swimming, day & evening park programs. Visitor Centers & historic sites. Park entrance fee required. Open year round.


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.


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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