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Gator Beach

20001 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Fudpucker's Restaurant, Destin, FL
850 837 4781
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Ranked #14 of 28 Attractions in Destin
Type: Educational Sites
Traveler Description: What a great attraction!  Eat in the restaurant first and enjoy the alligators afterward.  Try the fried pickles!  Feed the gators and pay for the... more »
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Was real cool to feed the gators and was nice that part of the proceeds went to wildlife preservation, staff was real nice even though we did not eat there. Water was a little dirty and seemed to be a lot of gators in that small of an area. Overall kids enjoyed seeing and feeding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were in Destin on vacation and wanted to find something unique to do. We found Gator Beach on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. It is a simple, yet well done, habitat for the alligators. The kids (ages 9 & 12) enjoyed feeding the alligators with the bamboo poles and food that you can get for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Definitely feed the gators, even the adults in our party enjoyed it! We caught them at the right time, they were just waking up and there weren't many people out feeding them either so we got several of then to come over.

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Georgetown, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a resturant with the gator beach attraction outside. The food was really great, You can just go to the attraction without going to eat. The guy taking you pictures with the gators really loved what he was doing. He answered every silly question we had and it was a great time. Feeding the alligators was something I no... More

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Villa Hills, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

What a unique experience. The staff couldn't be nicer. You get a pole with string and a bag of four pieces of food was only three bucks. The gators loved it and so did we.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Visited 2011 and 2013 it was fun for us and or 3 year old to hold the alligators. Hold one, get a picture, feed them, watch them. Just a great family experience. Would return for this but not so much for the resturant.

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The gators are cool. Fun to feed and take a pic with/ of. Skip the restaurant, food and service are horrible! Seriously not exaggerating! And way overpriced! But, good place to take out of Towners to see the gators though. Eat somewhere else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My kids looked forward to coming here all year. We caught the show this year and it was great. Feeding the and holding the gator is always the favorite with my family. LOVE THIS PLACE!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Family had a great time my son was even picked to help with the show. The gators were so amazing we got to feed and hold the gator when we took our family vacation photo

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Fenton, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Gator Beach is a good way to kill a little time while waiting for you table at Fudpuckers. They have a 100 or so alligators in a little exhibit area that you can look at and even feed. My daughter had fun feeding them. There is an albino gator to look at and you can also get your picture taken... More

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