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“Got to go for egg hatching!”

Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Covington
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Owner description: Things to do in Covington or New Orleans, LA
Reviewed April 26, 2012 via mobile

Overall, we had a great time here. Only drawback was too many obnoxious children on our tour talking and making so much noise you couldn't hear at times! They need an adults only tour group! Anyway, the main tour is interesting enough, but the real draw is the egg hatching tour. You need to pay extra for this and reserve ahead of time, or it can be full by the time you get there. We were massively disappointed in our swamp tour but this made up for it.

They have some interesting exhibits and explain to you the collection and raising process for the gators. And no, THIS IS NOT A ZOO! It's a ranch, the majority of gators here are raised for skin and meat. Where do you think all those tasty little gator bites come from?! Just like a cattle ranch, they are raised for a reason. So if you're horrified by the idea of raising animals for slaughter or telling your children what the ultimate fate of those gators is, then this place is not for you. But if you want to see gators close up and especially hatch them, then it's pretty fun (but not cheap)!

Thank jamieSacramento_ca
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

Great place for familes and very informative and fun!

Thank MDHKLR04
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

A real alligator hatchery. Get up close and personal with the gators. Educational and fun! You even get to feed and hold a gator.

Thank il0vetravel
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

T- Mike gave us out tour and he was amazing! They said it would be an hour tour but he was so much fun and was telling us stories about the gators and how this farm got started that it took about 2 hours! We will be back and bringing our church youth group!!!

1  Thank MandeeQ
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

Our tour guide was Jimmy (I think) and he was absolutely awesome. I took my high school aged class there of 55, and of all the things we did on our trip to New Orleans, the Insta-gator ranch was their favorite thing. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining...every body learned a lot and wanted to bring an alligator home with them (Ha!) The playing with babies (additional charge) was WELL WORTH the extra money. What an experience! Absolutely loved it.

Thank 5explorers
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