Everglades Alligator Farm

Everglades Alligator Farm, Homestead: Hours, Address, Everglades Alligator Farm Reviews: 4/5

Everglades Alligator Farm
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Get up close and personal with thousands of alligators at this alligator farm.
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1-2 hours
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Claude O
172 contributions
Located in Homestead,Florida,near the Everglades national park.It is a hybrid facility,part zoo,part farm,and part exhibition facility.The facility is accessed through the gift shop where the tickets are sold.A diagram of the facility,with the different showtimes is provided.After a short wait,we were seated in the airboat for a short,exhilarating trip,avoid the first bench if you don't want to be splashed.The trip lasted 30 minutes,our driver pointed out some "wildlife"(iguana,baby cayman...)during our short trip.There is an alligator show shortly thereafter.There are numerous other animals in the facility(reptiles,birds...)
Written January 31, 2020
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laurazjones
Gordon, TX30 contributions
Friends
What a fun afternoon! Luke was a great guide for our private airboat ride. He did a super job of explaining the nine ecosystems of the Everglades, which was very interesting to the three of us who were former biology teachers. We enjoyed the displays throughout the farm, and Liz was an excellent alligator “wrestler.” Wish we had seen more alligators in the wild - but that’s not controllable. We would have enjoyed a longer ride, too. But overall, a great way to enjoy nature.
Written February 14, 2020
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Cinjebar
Harrisburg, PA308 contributions
Family
We had a good and informative visit here. Lots to see besides alligators. We especially enjoyed the 20 minute airboat ride, which was the highlight and a lot of fun for everyone. Earphones were provided and you definitely needed them. The alligator show and feeding show were also informative and interesting. Lots of photo opportunities. There is a small place serving food, soda and water. It had burgers, hotdogs and a couple gator items such as gater bites and gator tacos. I thought the gator bites were tough but I didn't come here for the food. There are bathrooms and Gift Shop. It's Wheel chair accessible.
Written July 2, 2022
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Pete
Caldwell, NJ31 contributions
Family
Had a 3pm scheduled alligator encounter. From being able to feed a bunch of alligators, to holding many of all different sizes, this place was a home run. Our guide was terrific! She had answers to all of our questions and was extremely personable. If you are ever in the area, and you have any interest in gators, this is something you can’t miss!!!
Written November 13, 2020
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LutheranLadySanDiego
San Diego1,424 contributions
This would be our only visit to this area, and I wanted to experience everything possible. Luke was a fantastic guide who truly adored his critters and conveyed a heartfelt love for the Everglades. He gently encouraged us both to participate in holding and feeding various animals, including alligators, of course. However, he never pressured us into anything we were uncomfortable with. Loved the one-hour boat ride with time to sit quietly and enjoy the birds and learn more about the ecology and concerns for the Everglades. The VIP Experience is definitely worth the price. Lots of personal attention! Thank you, Luke, for making the afternoon a time to remember forever.
Written April 6, 2022
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PeCi
Bratislava, Slovakia597 contributions
Family
Anthony was our guide and he gave us a great ride! Too short, unfortunately ... Could do this all day long.
You want to get really wet - sit in the first row!
There are three shows per day (snake, gater feeding ... ).
Overall very nice experience.
Written January 11, 2020
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Gabbi M
8 contributions
This farm is so worth a visit! And if you are going to visit, do yourself a favor and book the VIP experience.
We were lucky enough to get Luke as our tour guide. Luke was super cool and super knowledgeable. He was so great with our 11 year old and answered the endless questions that my husband had…poor Luke. That man had the patience of a saint haha.
We really enjoyed going behind the scenes and interacting with the animals. My son fed and held the iguana, and we held two ball pythons. I am terrified of snakes but was trying to put on a brave face for the kiddo, and Luke made it seem so easy, how could I say no.
We fed and held alligators. Got up close and personal with Emus and tortoises. And even took a refreshing airboat tour.
We wrapped up with refreshments. It was our favorite part of our entire vacation. Again, shout out to Luke. He is the best! Ask for him by name!
Written July 4, 2021
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tymetraveler222
Bay City, MI6,811 contributions
Family
We didn't take full advantage of this attraction. We skipped the animals and animal shows. We checked out the concession stand but decided to go eat somewhere else. Glanced at the very tiny gift shop.

Place seemed organized and kept neat. Small check in desk. You can order online for tickets. Gravel parking lot. We went for the boat ride. You line up in 3 rows. 3 boats go out at the same time. Maybe 15 minutes, top. No narration, except for pointing out a gator. Slow ride to open water, speed increases somewhat, you get some swerving turns and a couple of donuts. You'll get wet, no matter where you sit. Don't put anything on the floor. We saw 2 gators, a lizard and a tropical bird.

I wouldn't really recommend, if a good airboat ride is what you're looking for.
Written April 26, 2022
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Jennifer R
South Jordan, UT52 contributions
We splurged and did the VIP tour for our family of 6 (1 preteen and 3 teens). It was worth the money we spent. Very relaxed. It actually ended up being closer to 3.5 hours, as opposed to the 3 hours planned; there was never any rush to move on, which was great. We held snakes, tortoises, and alligators. We fed emus, tortoises, a kinkajou, a porcupine, and of course alligators. Fun airboat ride.
Written March 15, 2021
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Stremma
Kihei, HI52 contributions
We got out there first thing. That was a bit of a mistake. Should have arrived at 9:50 am so we could immediately go to the 10:00 am snake show. After the snake show, do your airboat ride. Wander around the park for a while and catch the 11:00 am alligator show. Wander some more if you like and hang around for the 12 noon alligator feeding.

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Written January 15, 2020
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