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Insta-Gator Ranch

#1 of 20 things to do in Covington Features Animals
23440 Lowe Davis Rd, Covington, LA 70435-6512
+1 985-892-3669
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Great Fun, Well Worth The Trip

I visited the InstaGator Ranch in November 2016. My friend and I had a wonderful time. We got a... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2017
Katherine S
Fun and educational

Highly Recommend. Wasn't expecting much, definitely not expecting to enjoy. While staying on the... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2016
Carolanne B
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23440 Lowe Davis Rd, Covington, LA 70435-6512
+1 985-892-3669
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

I visited the InstaGator Ranch in November 2016. My friend and I had a wonderful time. We got a wonderful lecture which walked us through the basic of alligators and their history in the SouthEast. There was also information on other reptiles like caymans and...More

Thank Katherine S
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Highly Recommend. Wasn't expecting much, definitely not expecting to enjoy. While staying on the gulf coast from Michigan, we took a day trip through some back roads of Louisiana, picked up literature on this gem while at a visitor center and thought the 10 year...More

Thank Carolanne B
Reviewed December 22, 2016

Our family was heading back on a cross country road trip and found this gem. The staff were very warm and allowed us to make a reservation the same day. We have 3 elementary school children and each of them enjoyed the tour. We paid...More

Thank Janice B
Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

I have visited the instagator ranch 4 different occasions. I enjoyed every visit! The staff keeps the event very fun but yet informative! We enjoyed petting the gators and feeding them! Loved it all

Thank tarinbaquet
Reviewed November 27, 2016

This was one of the highlights of our recent vacation as our family visited Insta-Gator. This isn't a zoo or swamp experience, but a working ranch for the harvest of alligators. The guides are friendly and very knowledgeable as they lead you through an educational...More

Thank ScottandJanelle
Reviewed November 20, 2016

There had been a large storm the night before, so we had an abbreviated tour with a focus more on alligator viewing and handling. The kids loved holding the baby alligators...was one of the highlights of the trip.

Thank Dave R
Reviewed October 16, 2016

We stopped in on a whim while waiting for Abita Brewing to open, and we're happy we did! Despite joining an existing tour late, we found our guide (Joe) to be friendly, entertaining, and very knowledgeable. We appreciated the care and professionalism of the ranch...More

Thank Don N
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We were a little wary when we were pointed to a gator ranch, where gators were being raised for food and leather, expecting to find a dirty sort of road-side zoo sort of location. Didn't THIS place end up being a pleasant surprise! The entire...More

Thank AbbyMNashville
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Have wanted to see an alligator, but was not interested in doing a swamp and airboat tour to see them. A co-worker recommended Insta-Gator. I called the same day we were hoping to take a tour. The man that answered the phone was very pleasant...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed September 20, 2016

I went here on several school fields trips growing up and then had my neice's birthday party here! Super great place with great people and very educational and fun.

Thank Karly S
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July 1, 2017|
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Response from Joel G | Reviewed this property |
About two hours
Kathleen E
May 30, 2017|
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Response from Cdeltahouse | Reviewed this property |
They do have certain small gators that you can hold and take pictures with. They usually are pretty docile, and their mouth are taped shut.
August 29, 2016|
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Response from Tracy P | Reviewed this property |
The drive over Lake Pontchartrain causeway is stunning! A 24 mile bridge to Covington.