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Insta-Gator Ranch

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Address: 23440 Lowe Davis Rd., Covington, LA 70435
Phone Number: (985) 892-3669
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Things to do in Covington or New Orleans, LA

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Knowledgeable and super friendly Staff

Great Place for family fun! There is a ton of character on the whole ranch. Would love to visit this place again. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tori P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Place for family fun! There is a ton of character on the whole ranch. Would love to visit this place again. Highly recommended.

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Uniontown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided on a whim to take this tour. We called in the morning and got to take an afternoon tour. There was a small crowd for the tour, but not too many. We all got to touch a 9 inch alligater. The guide was very entertaining. The kids especially like him. We toured the gater barns and got to... More 

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Thank smorris100
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We stopped here for the tour during a bachelorette weekend. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a ton, got to touch and "catch" gators (baby ones in a small pool). Its a ways outside of NOLA but well worth the drive!

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Thank Carly D
Livingston, Louisiana
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

To be fair we didn't actually go on the tour. $30 for a senior couple and no pictures. One of the employees was very nice and friendly, but the others were dismissive and about half annoyed that we came.

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Thank Linda C
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Went here on a field trip. The kids loved it. And we all enjoyed the large shade trees with picnic tables, we ate lunch there. The kids thought houses that held the alligators smelled. But the really enjoyed holding a baby alligator. The introductory video and talk was very educational. I would recommend Insta-Gator Ranch to tourist, families and for... More 

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Batavia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

You need to call at least a day ahead of time they get booked up. Jim was our tour guide he was funny and informative a fun guy! We got there on a great day they where shipping baby gators to Georgia so we got to see that as well as the history of how and why they are a... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We live in New Orleans. We just visited Insta-Gator for the fifth time. My children and I love it even more each time we go! The guides are experts on alligators, and they give an entertaining presentation that everyone can enjoy. Pay the extra fee to play with the alligators in the pool, and if you're there during hatching season,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Love this place as an adult or with the kids! So fun, so educational. We visited on a weekday so it was likely a little less crowded than the weekend. A very hands on experience. You get to see and learn about alligators from egg to adult hood. Feeding the little critters marshmallows was interesting. I have visited with a... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited this ranch while on our honeymoon - drove up from NOLA just to visit - and it did not disappoint. We paid for the full-suite of experiences ($40 per person) and had a really fun time. There was some alligator education at the start, feeding marshmallows to "baby" 3-4-foot long alligators, catching 1-foot long alligators and holding them... More 

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Reston, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

I am a grown woman and was determined to go visit this place. I wanted to ensure i could see alligators up close and hold one. It did not disappoint. It was not just for kids we adults had a great time too. we got to catch 3-4 foot alligators and see them up close. It was a great time... More 

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