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Insta-Gator Ranch

23440 Lowe Davis Rd., Covington, LA 70435
(985) 892-3669
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Covington
Type: Ranchs
Description: Things to do in Covington or New Orleans, LA
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Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My great niece (4 years old) is fascinated with alligators. During their visit to our home in Louisiana, we decided to take the tour at Insta-Gator Ranch. We had heard some very good reviews of the Ranch from friends. The tour was fun and educational. The staff was wonderful and our guide was great! Our visitors had a blast and... More

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Medford, Oklahoma
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I decided to take our three kids here (3, 7, 8) while we were in New Orleans. We didn't know you needed a reservation but they let us join the tour. It was so neat! It took about a hour and a half, we touched a baby gator, fed a bunch of gators marshmallows, and took a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My twelve year old son and I went to the insta-gator ranch as part of a day trip while visiting New Orleans. He wanted to hold an alligator and this seemed like the best place to go. The staff was wonderful. Our primary guide was incredibly good with the children on the tour. He seemed to LOVE his job. The... More

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My entire family had a great time here. We reserved our tour the morning of, and upon arrival, the tour started promptly and on-time. Our Rancher, from Brooklyn, kept the kids attention the entire time-even in the heat & humidity. Expect to enjoy about two hours here. Google maps was spot on. Pay the extra $5 to catch and hold... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Went went the family while here visiting. We had never done it and figured we had to do it at least once. The people there were very friendly. You actually learn a lot. The kids had a blast. It was a great time. Its worth going to see.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This review wont be long, but it will hopefully get you out to the InstaGator Ranch. My family and I went out to this hidden gem in Covington Louisiana and had a great time. The guides were funny yet very informative. Pleasant to be around, and truly seemed to love their jobs and the gators in their care. The tour... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We joined a group of 20 people on a sunny April day for a tour of the ranch. A very enthusiastic guide (Royce) explained to us what the ranch does and gave us detailed specifics about the alligator. He explained everything in an accessible, funny manner and he involved both children and adults present in his presentation. We were shown... More

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Toledo, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We were looking for something to do on Mardis Gras afternoon. It was the coldest and rainiest Mardis Gras ever and everything else in NOLA just shuts down. On a whim I called Insta-Gator Ranch and yes! They were open! The weather and date meant there were only three of us on the tour, which they held anyway. Very friendly... More

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Simcoe, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My friend and I drove over on a day trip from New Orleans. We went specifically to do the egg hatching but enjoyed absolutely everything. The presentation was interesting and just the right length. There were several small children in the audience who were able to listen and participate. We enjoyed feeding the gators in the barn, playing with the... More

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Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We LOVE Insta-Gator Ranch. We first took our grandchildren there during their summer visit. Next summer they wanted to go back. We timed the second visit to the time when they had baby gators for the children to "pet". The tour is both informational, educational, informal, and so much fun. We had to drag the grandchildren away so the next... More

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