Reptile Lagoon

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Nestled in the vibrant South of the Border, the Reptile Lagoon beckons travelers journeying along I-95, US 301, or US 501 between South Carolina and North Carolina. As a stellar addition to the attractions at South of the Border, this stop promises a unique and engaging experience. The ongoing upgrades to Pedroland Park underscore the commitment to continually enhance visitors’ time at this iconic destination, where guests are treated like family every day. With a philosophy of “Take it easy on the road of life!” echoing through 70 years of dedicated service, the town radiates a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Managed by Pedro’s cousin Zurdo, the Reptile Lagoon boasts an impressive 45,000 square foot facility, making it the largest reptile exhibit in the US. Visitors can marvel at 15 crocodile species, including some over 10 feet long, as well as venomous snakes, alligators, turtles, and toads. The affordability of tickets, priced at $8 for adults and $6 for children (ages 3 to 12), makes it an accessible adventure for families. Don’t forget to explore the gift shop for a memento to remember your favorite reptile. Conveniently located just off I-95, south of the North Carolina and South Carolina border, the Reptile Lagoon provides not only a captivating reptile experience but also opens doors to a myriad of activities in the area. Climb the 200-foot tall sombrero hat for panoramic views of South of the Border, revel in photo opportunities with vibrant street art, and consider camping or staying in a Mexican-themed hotel nearby for a complete and memorable adventure.