If you like scales and tails, bring Fido to Reptile Gardens in Rapid City. The world’s largest reptile zoo welcomes you and your four-legged companion to explore the grounds and observe 225 species of snakes, crocodiles, frogs, lizards, tortoises, and other reptiles. Catch a glimpse of the rare Komodo dragon before visiting the menagerie of cold-blooded creatures in the famous Sky Dome. Need a break from the creepy-crawlies? Visit the park’s prairie dog exhibit, where Fido can get up close and personal with these cute critters from an underground bubble. For more animal adventures, head to nearby Bear Country USA. At this drive-thru wildlife park, you’ll see dozens of bears, wolves, sheep and elk.
After getting acquainted with reptiles and bears, rest up at the Hart Ranch Camping Resort. Spread out across 195 acres of beautiful Black Hills countryside, Hart Ranch features full RV hook-up sites, a spacious tent area for campers, and modern pet-friendly cabins equipped with kitchens, heat and air conditioning, and private bathrooms. Pups are restricted to the south side of the resort near the dog run and hiking trail.
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