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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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Description: Things to do in Covington or New Orleans, LA

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

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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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 14 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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columbus, ga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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