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

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It was Awesome!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Reston, VA
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Reston, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW 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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columbus, ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This 1 1/2 hour tour is very informative, interesting and entertaining. My 11 year old son and 7 year old nephew LOVED it. You get to feed the gators marshmellows, they catch a gator and 1 volunteer gets to tape it's mouth. Lots of close up, hands on learning about the gators. For an extra $5 you can spend 15... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Where else can you actually catch Alligators. This was a great find. The tour guide was entertaining and informative. It was different than the swamp tours we have done before as this is an Alligator ranch.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Awesome experience especially for kids. We discovered all about alligator and got to feed them and pet them. I highly recommend buying the passes to catch the babies, kids had a blast!!! It was the highlight of their vacation!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I highly recommend paying extra $5 for catching alligators! When would you have another opportunity? Sometimes they run an ad in a monthly visitor’s guide, so you can also get $2 off. The place was not only educational, but also our guide was entertaining for kids and adults alike. I do not recommend paying $5 extra for taking a picture... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was a very educational and fun experience. I was amazed at how soft the baby alligators are. We didn't pay extra to hold them, as some people did, but we did touch them. Our guide was great. Very informative.

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Roberts, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Visiting here was so much fun and very educational!! Would be awesome for kids!! Easy to find and not too bad of a drive from New Orleans depending on the traffic. Our guide for our tour was fantastic!!! He made the whole tour so enjoyable and I can't remember laughing so much on any other tour I've taken!!! They have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

While camping in the area we decided to check the place out. The tour guide was AWESOME!!! You can tell he really enjoys what he does and that made it way more interesting (especially for me, who really has zero interest in gators; went for the kids and the hubby). Fun interaction tour!!

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Covington, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Anytime someone comes to visit, I always take them here. This is more than just "let's see some alligators." It is a fun and educational experience! Friends consistently tell me it is the highlight of their Louisiana visit. I would not classify this as an ADA accessible place as most of the ground is not paved. It is mulched. If... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I loved the fact that it was informational as well as entertaining but wish the two were more mixed together. Be prepared to be extremely hot and sit for a long period of time. But overall fun.

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Address: 23440 Lowe Davis Rd., Covington, LA 70435
Phone Number: (985) 892-3669
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Covington

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