The Alligator Attraction, Madeira Beach
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Fun time at Gator attraction. Both sons enjoyed feeding frenzy. Young son held small gator. Add on aquarium attraction weak at best. Still worth the fee all around. 5.00 bucks to feedem. 10.00 small g... read more »
I did not expect much out of this, but I really enjoyed it. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and welcomed all questions. There was no rush or time frame for seeing the gators. They also have a co... read more »
It was raining so we went here for something to do. Kids loved seeing the alligators and our two oldest (7 &9) got to hold the little ones and kiss them. Great photo opportunity and the kids all loved... read more »
Simple. They love and care for the gators. You may feel it's a bit expensive to feed a hatchling, but its HEAD EXPLODING INTOLARABLY CUTE!! and the money to fed and hold them goes to their care. If i had the time and money id go often just for the "donation factor" of it. For $10 you can hold one and get a picture of you & the gator. Its all in one room with a separate area for a small aquarium. All & all the small fee to enter both attractions is well worth it. I have nothing to do with this attraction but I still feel compelled to make a little pitch. Bring your kids, pay the extra cash to feed the hatchlings chicken on a string its incredibly cute to see the little guys waiting mouth agape ready to grab the chicken. And some money getting a picture with a docile secured gator. I try to spend about $20 when i occasionally visit their. THE MONEY GOES TO THE CARE AND FEEDING OF THE ANIMALS.
Inexpensive and good for the kids. Everytime I have friends from out of state come I take them here and to John's pass in general. A fun unique way to get a taste of Florida wildlife without having to go into the sticks.
Really great place to take the kids, but good for adults too! Fun to shop for gifts and mementos.
This is the first time I've wanted to give more stars than I'm allotted for a review. This place was phenomenal. If you're expecting a zoo, don't go. If you want to learn about alligators in the most intimate environment available, this is the spot. We got to hold Fiddlesticks for a long time. She was docile and fascinating. She really tolerated being held and having her various muscles touched very well. You really can't describe what it's like to be able to feel an alligator's chin, or to touch their little claws or saw-edged tail. All the alligators are bought from farms. Instead of being used for leather and meat, these alligators spend their first 7-ish years in an air-conditioned environment, resting happily, eating at their leisure, and being cared for by a truly loving and committed staff. After that, they are moved to one of several alligator sanctuaries to live leisurely, alligatorly lives. You will not have to feel bad about supporting a tourist-trap animal prison, because these alligators are clearly happy animals and the staff cares about each one deeply. Chrissakes, they come when called by name. Just mind-blowing. Some lady came in while we were there, got a picture of her kid holding an alligator, and left. That's the wrong way to enjoy this place. We spent at least an hour learning fascinating things about gators from the AWESOME, intelligent, experienced, and friendly staff, listening to gator stories and being closer to these things than you can get anywhere else. In short, my wife and I had a freaking blast. We're back home, and we still can't stop talking about it. We'll love that memory together forever. It was really an indescribably awesome experience if you're willing to participate.
It is what it is. ..good for Lil kids and enthusiasts. Otherwise not very exciting. Just a bunch of baby alligators behind bars and a few turtles. It would be much better if there was one low price that allowed your entrance and to feed and hold the alligators. However, as it is now, it cost way too much to do each of those things. Everyone was nice however and if you get the discounted price at $2 a head it's worth it.
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