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Skunk Ape Research Center

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If you go here thinking it's anything more than a throwback to the days of old roadside... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2018
martinflorida
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Maitland, Florida
Skunk ape love!!

We drove pass this store/attraction and had to go back. What a fun place, we have heard about the... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2018
charleez123
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Eustis, Florida
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40904 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2004
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I vacation in Marco Island every October. This year before coming down I looked to do or see something different with my hubby. Something off the beaten path. Something different....well Skunk Ape Research is it! Page greeted my Husband and I greeted us when we...More

Thank Phyllis F
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The gift store is very reasonable....the exhibit was only 6 bucks and had lots of wildlife!! Owner very knowledgeable and shared interesting stuff about everglades!! Highlight of our trip!!

Thank KrisCPA
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

If you want to see about 10 snakes in cages and a alligator in a pond, this is the place to stop. Cost $6 to walk around 1 minute and see everything. Pretty disappointing, not as advertised.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed August 13, 2018

This place is in the bush and very simple. The camp grounds are unique with thatch huts and little cabins as well as rv spots, They have a little store and snake and alligator exhibits that are very small. The alligators wete raised from babies...More

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Our family was fortunate enough to meet the world’s foremost expert on the Skunk Ape on our trip to the Skunk Ape Research Center. Amazing artifacts are visible, including castings of Skunk Ape tracks and images captured through the years of the elusive creature(s). We...More

Thank Heather G
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

I didn’t get out the car except to take my husband’s picture in front of the presumably life sized skunk ape sculpture, but he says the whole experience was cool. He even got the coffee mug to prove it

Thank cheryl l
Reviewed June 11, 2018

If you go here thinking it's anything more than a throwback to the days of old roadside attractions, then you just won't get it. This is a great place for kitschy trinkets and t-shirts. Make sure to get a fridge magnet and a koozie too....More

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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

We drove pass this store/attraction and had to go back. What a fun place, we have heard about the Skunk ape for decades in the Everglades. The store had a lot of Skunk ape merchandise, we even bought a hunting permit for the Skunk ape...More

Thank charleez123
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

This place has been around for ages. We didn't go thru it to see the animals or tour on an airboat. We just visited the store and bought a couple T-shirts. The woman behind the counter was not friendly and acted like she would rather...More

Thank cathymM5742AV
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

As I’m sure you could guess, the skunk ape is most likely a made up thing. The research center is nothing more than a tourist trap. Don’t be disheartened however. The reptiles are worth checking out. HUGE snake!

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Denise L
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Response from Traveler810512 | Reviewed this property |
Oh, on reading over my answer to your question, I mentioned the pole boat ride. I forgot to say that is a separate cost.
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