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“Plenty of Gators, plus much more” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gator Park

Gator Park
24050 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
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Ranked #6 of 48 Nature & Parks in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Come visit us deep in the Everglades! At Gator Park you will see all sorts of wildlife as you take an Airboat Ride into the Everglades National Park!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Plenty of Gators, plus much more”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We drove down from Miami to do the obligitory airboat & gator tour, but it was much better than expected!
It was $24 each (plus tax of course) and for that we got a 45 minute airboat tour, (our captain's name was Richard, a young guy who was very knowledgeable, really friendly & great fun.) We saw 5 or 6 big gators and also some tiny little baby gators - all wild in the glades - as well as native birdlife and fishes.
We also got a 'gator wrestling show', which, being a lover of animals I was a bit worried would be fairly exploitative and not particularly animal friendly. However I was happily proven absolutely wrong. The guide doing the show was great, really informative, very aware of the welfare of the gators & clued up about the animals needs and their habitat.
At the end of the show you could pay $3 to hold a 3ft gator for a picture, with all profits going to the care & protection of gators.
There was an obligitory tacky gift shop, and a little cafe too with cold drinks & ice creams.
We came for the airboat tours, which was really fun, and felt like we really got our money's worth with the rest of the stuff at the park. If you're going to do an airboat tour, I'd highly reccommend this one. Well worth a visit!

Visited November 2012
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El Segundo, California
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“Fun and informative!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We were picked up from our hotel (which was nice since we did not have a car) and then went to Gator Park. We had an airboat ride through the everglades with some great pics of a blue heron, momma and baby alligators, vultures and wildlife. This was followed up with a show. We loved the other animals - chickens, peacocks, ducks, cockatoo! It was a small park but it was just the right amount of time for our family.

Visited November 2012
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newport beach, ca
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“Fun experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The Gator Park is a small attraction. The major part of the experience is the airboat ride, which was incredibly fun. The guides are knowledgable entertainers who do a fantastic job. You are pretty much guaranteed to see several alligators and other wildlife on the ride.
The other part of the admission includes a small wildlife show which is pretty good.
There are a lot of discount coupons for the park and we would recommend using them -- with the coupons it was definitely worth the price.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun for all ages”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

For only $24, included a fun 20 minute airboat ride in the Everglades. Followed by a short alligator show that was amusing and fun. Typical amusement tourist spot. Only a half hour drive outside the city

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“Deffinately worth the trip and your money !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

After reading some of the bad reviews I felt compelled to write about my own experience. For the money I spent and what I saw it was deffinately worth it. We saw gators as soon as the boat pulled out and saw a totall of about 5 including one with its baby's. Our tour guide was funny and very informative stopping the boat so as we could take pics and explain to us what we were seeing. There was a demonstration after the ride with other animals and a gator which was fun. And I got my picture taken with a young gator. Well worth it. Don't listen to all the bad reviews trust me.

Thank Tony9156
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