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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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Things to do in Covington or New Orleans, LA

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one of our favorites from the trip to new orleans

We traveled with 6 kids to new orleans and wanted to see some gators up close and personal. Well, this is the place. You get to see, feel, touch, feed, and hold gators. You do get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Laura D
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We traveled with 6 kids to new orleans and wanted to see some gators up close and personal. Well, this is the place. You get to see, feel, touch, feed, and hold gators. You do get to learn about the conservation efforts to save the alligator and understand this is a ranch that releases about 15% back into the wild,... More 

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stop here because my husband and 12 year old son felt the swamp tour was the best part of our vacation and they wanted more gators. We really enjoyed our visit. The presentation was kind of long but very informative and entertaining. We paid an extra $5 to catch and hold baby gators in a mini pool.... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We had so much fun visiting this alligator ranch! It is outside of NOLA, so you will have to drive (50 minutes), or take a $50 uber ride. It is so worth it! Cost is $12 for kids and $18 for adults - well worth the money. The tour was interesting and informative, and every single person that works that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

We loved this Alligator ranch! My daughter is 2 years old and some of the talk was a little over her head but she still thoroughly enjoyed it and cried when we left. The guy, whose name I cannot remember, who does the tours is awesome!! It was just me, my husband, and my little one for most of the... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

The ranch is amazing. The staff are so knowledgable. The kids had a great time. The kids get a great hands on experience. We really enjoyed ourselves. The gator handling was brilliant as we were the only ones. The staff were great with the kids and really knew how to captivate them. Thank you the best experience

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

I can't say anything negative about this place! The tour guide was funny and very knowledgeable. It was neat to be able to catch the baby alligators at the end! We went on a swamp tour later on our trip and felt like experts with the info we learned at the ranch. Too bad we don't live closer so we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We took our visiting grandchildren, ages 12 and 9 1/2 to the Insta-Gator Ranch and they loved it. They were able to pick up 2-3 feet long alligators (mouths taped shut) from the water enclosure. The tour included a fun talk about alligators, what they eat, their habits and their history. The kids loved the experience and called it the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Great Place for family fun! There is a ton of character on the whole ranch. Would love to visit this place again. Highly recommended.

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Uniontown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

We decided on a whim to take this tour. We called in the morning and got to take an afternoon tour. There was a small crowd for the tour, but not too many. We all got to touch a 9 inch alligater. The guide was very entertaining. The kids especially like him. We toured the gater barns and got to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We stopped here for the tour during a bachelorette weekend. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a ton, got to touch and "catch" gators (baby ones in a small pool). Its a ways outside of NOLA but well worth the drive!

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