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“More fun than a barrel of monkeys” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Alligator Attraction

The Alligator Attraction
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Owner description: 50 Live alligators , rescued animals including Rudolph, the 100 lb. Spur thigh tortoise. See Chompers as seen on Animal Planet! Family friendly attraction. Priced just right for the whole family at just $15 for up to 5 people. Other adventures available.
Dunedin, Florida
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2 reviews
“More fun than a barrel of monkeys”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

I live in Dunedin which is just down the road from the Alligator Attraction. Sometimes you just don't know what's in your backyard. We had a ball watching the gators and the amazement of the tourists as we viewed the gators from one foot to SEVEN feet. You could pet the gators, hold the gators and even kiss the gators if you felt so inclined. Bob Barrett was more like "Gator Bob" as he coaxed the SEVEN footer out of the lagoon with tricks and treats and ran the gator through an obstacle course while crouching only inches from the gators chompers. It was educational, entertaining, and a whole lotta fun for the bucks. If I was a kid again I know that this would be the first story i would be telling my friends back in Ohio. I would encourage the local to take a trip to Mad Beach and see them gators.

Visited August 2012
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
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“I left feeling sad for the animals.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

Not very big, it is located inside and not very much room for the alligators. People paid $10 to hold the alligators and they just looked so sad :(

Visited July 2012
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Lewis G, General Manager at The Alligator Attraction, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
Thank you very much for coming in to see our alligators and rescue animals. We hope that everyone who comes in has a stellar experience and we are sorry that you had some concerns about the welfare of our gators. The pens we have for our alligators are three times the size regulated by the Florida Wildlife Commission and we keep our alligator population at a low and safe number for the size pens we have here. Our gators that we use for photos are trained to be held by humans so they are able to remain calm for the persons doing the hold. While we aren't the size of a zoo, we do have plenty of room for our gators, 90 lb rescue tortoise (who enjoys walking around theattraction with the customers when hes not napping) and other animals. We hope that you feel better about our facility and come to visit us again in the future.
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Galveston Island, Texas
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11 reviews
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“Kids will LOVE it!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

What a simple yet fun idea. My 6 year old daughter loved it. We bought a combo pack- feed the alligator (4 tiny pieces of hot dog) & a photo with a little gator. Once you pay to get in, they let you come back as long as you have your sticker still. We just kept going back & paying to feed the little gators. The people are super nice. So glad we stopped in! I would highly suggest if you have a kiddo. Even an adult will have fun watching the kiddos feed the little guys. Great yet simple fun!

Visited August 2012
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Lewis G, General Manager at The Alligator Attraction, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Simple and Fun. Those are great words to describe The Alligator Attraction. The combo pack is one of the best deal here. What fun you guys had. We are very happy your "kiddos" had fun as well as the adults. The Alligator Attraction is fun for children of all ages. Please come back to have more fun soon.
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Rogers
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good Gators”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

Was told by a local not to miss this attraction whether you have kids or not. It is upstairs among other shops and not very big. However, they have a boatload of alligators from tiny babies to a large 6 footer.......and they have named them ALL. You can pay to hold one and have your picture taken or feed them with a fishing pole with a little hot dog for bait which is crazy fun. The owners ask that you hold the bait up so they will jump to catch it.....like in the wild. My kids had more fun here than at the Florida Aquarium. The staff is laid back and very knowledgeable about the gators and take pride in their attraction. When walking out you can pick up a tee-shirt for cheap and a free gator tooth...Oh and they tell you to keep your Alligator Attraction stickers they give you when you pay so you can revisit for free through the week you are there. My son begged to go everyday so he could feed them again. Good times!

Visited August 2012
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Lewis G, General Manager at The Alligator Attraction, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Feeding and training is the most fun you can have in Johns Pass for 5 bucks. We see that you think so also. The fact you loved our attraction more than the Florida Aquarium tells US that we are doing something right. It's good that you noticed our staff being laid back yet very knowledgeable. We strive on good knowledge and great customer service. That you for visiting us and please come back soon.
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cincinnati, ohio
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“The alligator attraction is a must see while in the area!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

This place is fantastic! From the moment you walk in you will change how you feel about alligators. The staff is amazing. They really take time educating you about the American Alligator.
Our highlight was holding a gator named Twilight. All of my fears were put aside by the staff. I promise it is so worth the nominal charge. My husband and kids even gave her a kiss!!
My kids loved "training" the gators too. In fact they loved it so much earlier in the week we went back later in the week.
This is an attraction not to miss!! We will be back for sure on our next visit to the beach!!

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Lewis G, General Manager at The Alligator Attraction, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
So you received an education and lost some fear of alligators. This is great. Our staff works really hard to provide the best experience one can have. It sounds like you had a fantastic experience , therefore , you held AND KISSED an alligator. I hope we were able to add a new adventure to your vacation. Come back and visit us soon.
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