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“An interesting tourist trap.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Gator Park

Gator Park
24050 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
1-800-559-2205
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Ranked #7 of 49 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 young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Canada
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“An interesting tourist trap.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Gator Park is located approximately 30 minutes from Miami and for the price of admission offers an airboat ride and a presentation followed by a photo opportunity. The airboat ride is exhilarating but only lasted 35 minutes and while we saw some birds, we only saw one adult alligator and a couple of babies. Our tour guide, Thomas, was entertaining and gave us some interesting information about the Everglades. The presentation afterwards was fun and we got to see a baby alligator up close and alligator wrestling with a 7 year old specimen. For an addition $3.00 a photo with a small alligator can be taken. We didn't sample any of the food onsite. Be sure to save coupons from the tourist pamphlets for a $4.00 discount per person or reserve your tickets online to save on the admission fee.

Visited January 2014
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Key Largo, Florida
1 review
“Great time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

They are closely located to Miami like ten minutes away from the micisuci casino, and they have all you can ask for from a park in the tamiami trail. I've been there a few times there with family and friends, they have nice wild life show that depending on the time of year or host has an assortion of animal, always the alligator! And airboat ride that depending on the captain can be family friendly, or better for the adrenalin junkies!

Visited December 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tourist trap”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

They take you on a very short fast noisy air boat ride. For alligators. You may or may not see ANY wild life. It's all about coming back to a show with badly man handled and overfed gators and to have your picture taken with baby gators for 3 bucks.

Yes. Florida is the home of Disney and everything fake. But This is pretty bad.

Hang along the canal on the way to Gator Park. And you have as much or a better chance of seeing a gator. The family with us on the Gator Park ride saw 6 adult gators on the canal and none on the ride. Seriously !!

Visited January 2014
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Callander
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7 reviews
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“Great fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The airboat trip was fantastic. The guide was funny and informative. We saw a few gators and some birds. Back at the park we watched a fantastic presentation show with big and small gators, a massive frog and a scorpion.

Visited December 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
“Airboat ride was awesome!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I took my daughter to enjoy Everglades. The airboat ride was great, loved every moment of it. Specially when they picked u full speed and was almost flying thought the sawgrasses. However, my daughter was very disappointed to see only 2 crocodiles during the entire ride.

Visited December 2013
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