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Colorado Gators Reptile Park

#3 of 5 things to do in Mosca Features Animals
9162 County Road 9 North, Mosca, CO 81146
+1 719-378-2612
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A must-do if you like critters

Really impressed with this attraction. Friendly guides stage you through the exhibits; on our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
VespagirL55
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Bushnell, Florida
Always a great time!

Ok...if you're used to Balboa Park and Zoo in San Diego, you will be disappointed. But, if you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lessard
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New Mexico
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Colorado Gators began in 1977 as a fish farm. The geothermal well is 2050 ft deep and 87 degrees. In 1987, the first alligators were brought in as 'garbage disposals' for dead fish. Some of these original gators are now 12 feet long. There are many species of reptiles on our farm, most of which come from uninformed pet owners. We take care of these animals and display them for education of the public.
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9162 County Road 9 North, Mosca, CO 81146
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really impressed with this attraction. Friendly guides stage you through the exhibits; on our visit, I got to feed a huge spur tortoise and hold a 3-foot gator (heavier than you'd think!). Enjoyed talking with the guys about the various rescue snakes and lizards --...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok...if you're used to Balboa Park and Zoo in San Diego, you will be disappointed. But, if you want your kids to have a blast, then this is the place to visit. Lots of gators, snakes, turtles, fish, etc everywhere you look. Heck, there is...More

Thank lessard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend visiting this park! My family had an amazing time holding alligators, snakes and petting turtles. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. They were eager to teach and took every step to give us a memorable visit!

Thank dlea97
Reviewed 1 week ago

Out in the middle of nowhere (my definition of Alamosa), there is a farm that raises tilapia, and rescues reptiles. There are tortoises roaming around, snakes in terrariums and a whole bunch of alligators. The coolest alligators are albinos. You can buy gator chow to...More

Thank Peggy5757
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is just wrong on so many levels. It is gloomy and in a state of disrepair. I would not recommend it to anyone of any age. A $15 per person entry fee.

Thank BeingVerb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have kids, you definitely need to stop. Even if you don't, this was still a unique experience. We really didn't know what to expect, but several people we knew said if you're visiting the dunes, just stop in. We're so glad we did....More

Thank tag090
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction was so worth it. It's a rescue so we appreciated it even more. Tons of animals (over 300 gators). Make sure to grab a bucket of gator chow when you get there as you can feed them throughout the park. The whole park...More

Thank Cowgirlxoxo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the stop as you get a up close up and personal view of their wildlife animals. They have many alligators, crocodiles, tortoises which were once pets that roam freely and other small aquarium species. Upon entry, you can actually hold a little alligator. They...More

Thank LilMonkeysTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a quirky and fun experience, Colorado Gators Reptile Park might just be for you. I know it is a fun place for me and the kids, in fact the kids rate it as their number one adventure... go figure. Now...More

5  Thank angie1966d
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Watch out for moving rocks--the tortoises are free roaming, the alligators very close, good exhibits of various reptiles and stories. It's a nice afternoon and a very fair price. If you stop at the UFO Watchtower in Hooper, you can get a discounted ticket. You...More

Thank DasLebenIstGut
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