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“Fun experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gator Park

Gator Park
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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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Laguna Niguel, California
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79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fun experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

We got there early Saturday morning, lucky it wasn't too hot and humid. I bought tickets online and they were ready at the counter. Waited for a boat. Once we got on the way our guide would kill the engine and talk about animals, vegetation etc. Very informative. We saw quite a few gators of different sizes. When we got to the open we went for a real ride in the air boat. That was fun, fun but too short :) After the ride we proceeded for a short show. We liked it too, my wife kissed a huge frog :) Afterwards you can take a picture with an alligator for 3 bucks. Get there early on a weekend to avoid crowds.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank ertes
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Kuttawa, Kentucky
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64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Cheesy tourist trap worth the time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is a tourist trap from the 1950's, make no mistake about it. It is overpriced and run down. It cost $3 to be able to hold a small alligator while your friend takes a picture. But you know: I loved it, especially the airboat ride. We had a great boat driver/guide who stopped to catch a snake so we could all see it up close and who was excellent at pointing out otherwised camouflaged wildlife. He also gave us a good boat ride. Of course, he did mention that he works for tips, and we were happy to oblige. There is a restaurant on site, but I could not find a menu. I think I would have been willing to try something there rather than my other choice.

Visited April 2013
3 Thank Stan P
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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60 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Limited Experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

I went to the park on a field trip with my school. The air boat ride was nice buy extremely short and there were not so many animals to see (2 gators, a white egret, two camouflage birds and that was it). There were no signs with the schedule for the shows. Restrooms facilities are outdated, cramped and uncomfortable; pipes were exposed and there was no place to hang your belongings. Staff members are unprepared for a busy day. Waiting time for a cheeseburger: 30 minutes. I do not recommend this place.

Visited May 2013
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Sunrise Beach, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun but could have been better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

The boat ride was nice, we did get to see some gators, however, not as many as you would expect. The wildlife show which comes after is interesting but not up to the hype they advertise. There was no gator wrestling and not nearly as many animals as you see on their website.

Visited April 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

This park was recommended by our hotel, Ritz Carlton. We drove out to the Everglades. I was impressed. This was 1st airboat tour ever and I really enjoyed it. I am not sure if I will ever do it again but it was a great experience. It was hot in April. I cant imagine taking a tour in July or August. After the tour, I got to hold an alligator. Kids will love this!

Visited April 2013
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