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“Great, noisy experience at Gator Park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gator Park

Gator Park
24050 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
1-800-559-2205
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Ranked #7 of 49 Nature & Parks in Miami
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Owner description: Come visit us deep in the Everglades! At Gator Park you will see all sorts of wildlife as you take an Airboat Ride into the Everglades National Park!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Miami, Florida
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“Great, noisy experience at Gator Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

What a great experience! I always watch CSI Miami and I love the speed boats, we finally got to ride on one! Our guide told us everything about different kinds of birds, wild flowers, the sawgrass, and we also were lucky enough to see three alligators! After the airboat ride, the wildlife show, it was fun, and our daughter kissed the big frog, but, oh surprise, NO prince yet!! If you get there before 10 am you can get 2 tickets for the price of one, with the special coupon you can print at home. We bought several souvenirs and they gave us, as a gift, some alligator teeth wich made our granchildren very happy! Don`t miss this attraction, you will enjoy it!

Visited September 2012
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“Bang for your buck!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

You got your moneys worth. Didn't have to wait long, we did actually see live, free alligators. Demonstration show after the ride was awesome, informative and entertaining and of course you get an opportunity to have your picture taken with a little gator. You only paid $3 and have a someone take your picture with your camera. No rip off tourist photo pics. The staff at the front desk, where not very friendly though. The fried gator tail sandwich was good, been there, done that, had me some gator tail!

Visited November 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Just another tour.....”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Well for the price it was OK. But the airboat ride was woefully short. I work with animals a lot and know that they cannot be coerced into appearing for tourists but for a gator park seeing only a few baby's it was pretty lame. The main problem was the large number of boats on the water. you don't see any wildlife as you have several boats powering around making a hell of a lot more noise. For the operator this is surely about quantity not quality. I believe a good tour is one that makes you feel like you having a unique experience. When your avoiding other airboats every few minutes you understand that this is just a tourist tread-mill with people working the same well-worn paths through the Everglades. We saw several plastic bottles (they out numbered the gators) in the water. Surely as a tour guide you should preach looking after the Everglades and remove them? It was something I always wanted to do, but in short it was just another tourist trap......

Visited October 2012
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Ljubljana
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“2 gators, nice ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Super airboat ride, only saw 2 adult gators in wild but guide was nice and funny. Animal show after ride was nice but staff member was bored to death. Stil great attraction in Florida.

Visited October 2012
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Tampa, Fl
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“Must do if visiting the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

You can't visit Florida without seeing alligators in the wild and taking an airbot ride through the everglades. Gator Park is jus over 30 minutes from Miami and very easy to get to. The visit started with an airboat ride. The ride lasted perhaps 45 minutes with a very personable guide. We not only saw a lot of adult alligators but a mother and 2 dozen newly hatched babies.

The airboat ride was then followed by a short animal show and topped off with the option of holding a juvenial alligator.

Visited October 2012
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