The Reptile Garden in Brackenridge Park may seem like an oddity now, but when it opened in 1933 it was a popular attraction for San Antonio residents. It came to its final location in 1939 and entertained visitors until its closure in 1975 when the manager retired and took his “collection” to Arkansas.
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The crumbling remains were removed when the nearby Witte Museum undertook a significant expansion. Today a grassy lawn occupies the space where snake pits and houses and alligator pits once existed.
Photo take 7/17/2020. The low rock wall in the middle of photo appears to be a remnant from the Reptile Garden.
I have a feeling if it was still open today it would still be a popular place. Sadly, only a few people remember visiting this unique attraction.