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Gator Beach

Address: 20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Fudpucker's Restaurant, Destin, FL
Phone Number: +1 850-654-4200
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Ranked #9 of 17 Attractions in Destin
Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The area's only free alligator attraction houses 100 of the creatures.
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Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The area's only free alligator attraction houses 100 of the creatures.

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Moline, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is under Fudpuckers in Destin. We ate at Fudpuckers and the food was good. VERY on top of food allergies as our son has a nut allergy. We went to Gator Beach. It's smaller than I expected but fun. We had our picture taken holding a gator too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I fed gators with my two small children! How cool is that! Then we took a picture with a little gator which was... awesome! Then I lost the picture and called them and they emailed me TWO pictures. Even though the rain and the cold made it suck a little, the attraction is really cool. And when a gator bites... More 

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Fudpuckers, Manager at Gator Beach, responded to this review

Thanks fort he review! It is so awesome to hear that you and your kids had such a great time! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was an interesting stop. There were quite a few young alligators and my son was able to hold and get a picture with one. The staff was informative and very nice.

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Fudpuckers, Manager at Gator Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm so happy you enjoyed your enjoyed it! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went to visit this place after reading tripadvisor review, but were very disappointed. There are hardly any gators there. We saw few kid gators in the ditch. Other than that everything else is fake. Don't waster your time.

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Fudpuckers, Manager at Gator Beach, responded to this review

We have 100 live baby alligators. None of the gators in our pond are fake. We only have display gators around the museum side of the exhibit. If you look up #fudpuckers on social media, you will see that people LOVE taking pictures with our giant display gators! More 

Rochester, IN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Gator Beach is a free attraction, so if you are broke and bored check it out. It has about a dozen 2 foot long gators in a pond and some artificial animals in display cases. There is also a small play area for children. For $3 you can feed the alligators with some meat tied to a fishing pole.

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Fudpuckers, Manager at Gator Beach, responded to this review

I'm sorry you did not enjoy our exhibit. We actually have 100 live baby gators that you can feed with a fishing pole, we have a lot of great information in our display cases to help you learn more about gators and we have a large tank that holds our rare albino alligator Pearl. We host many field trips for... More 

Decatur, Illinois
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25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We did not eat there, just enjoyed the free alligator show and let our grandson feed the alligators. It has a fun air about it and even if you don't eat and have a small child, its a fun place to visit.

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Fudpuckers, Manager at Gator Beach, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! More 

Clinton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It was a full evening of entertainment for a family of 5. We had supper at fudpuckers which was reasonably priced. After supper the kids played on the small play area and loved seeing and learning about the alligators. We enjoyed.

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Fudpuckers, Manager at Gator Beach, responded to this review

The gators miss you! Come back soon! More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Quick road side stop. Free! Spent 30 minutes hanging around there watching the gators. Nice place to stop at if you are in the area

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Fudpuckers, Guest Relations Manager at Gator Beach, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We hope to stop by again soon! More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our kids enjoyed gawking at all the live alligators in the exhibit and seeing the massive size of their teeth in the museum. The free show gave a lot of information about the alligators, but the animals were more interested in sunbathing than anything else.The best part about our visit was when our nine year old had the opportunity to... More 

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Fudpuckers, Guest Relations Manager at Gator Beach, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Here is some video footage from our recent visit to Gator Beach. You can go look at the gators for free or pay to feed them. http://youtu.be/O43B8n2g2yI

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Fudpuckers, Guest Relations Manager at Gator Beach, responded to this review

Wow! That was such a cute video!!! Thank you so much for sharing!! More 

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