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.

Custer State Park

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.

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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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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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Buffalo Safari Jeep Tours Black Hills Custer State Park Buffalo South Dakota

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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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 

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