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Insta-Gator Ranch

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Address: 23440 Lowe Davis Rd., Covington, LA 70435
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+1 985-892-3669
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Things to do in Covington or New Orleans, LA

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Great experience away from the hustle of NOLA!

We stopped here for the tour during a bachelorette weekend. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a ton, got to touch and "catch" gators (baby ones in a small... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2015
Carly D
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

We stopped here for the tour during a bachelorette weekend. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a ton, got to touch and "catch" gators (baby ones in a small pool). Its a ways outside of NOLA but well worth the drive!

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Livingston, Louisiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

To be fair we didn't actually go on the tour. $30 for a senior couple and no pictures. One of the employees was very nice and friendly, but the others were dismissive and about half annoyed that we came.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Went here on a field trip. The kids loved it. And we all enjoyed the large shade trees with picnic tables, we ate lunch there. The kids thought houses that held the alligators smelled. But the really enjoyed holding a baby alligator. The introductory video and talk was very educational. I would recommend Insta-Gator Ranch to tourist, families and for... More 

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Batavia, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

You need to call at least a day ahead of time they get booked up. Jim was our tour guide he was funny and informative a fun guy! We got there on a great day they where shipping baby gators to Georgia so we got to see that as well as the history of how and why they are a... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We live in New Orleans. We just visited Insta-Gator for the fifth time. My children and I love it even more each time we go! The guides are experts on alligators, and they give an entertaining presentation that everyone can enjoy. Pay the extra fee to play with the alligators in the pool, and if you're there during hatching season,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Love this place as an adult or with the kids! So fun, so educational. We visited on a weekday so it was likely a little less crowded than the weekend. A very hands on experience. You get to see and learn about alligators from egg to adult hood. Feeding the little critters marshmallows was interesting. I have visited with a... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We visited this ranch while on our honeymoon - drove up from NOLA just to visit - and it did not disappoint. We paid for the full-suite of experiences ($40 per person) and had a really fun time. There was some alligator education at the start, feeding marshmallows to "baby" 3-4-foot long alligators, catching 1-foot long alligators and holding them... More 

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Reston, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

I am a grown woman and was determined to go visit this place. I wanted to ensure i could see alligators up close and hold one. It did not disappoint. It was not just for kids we adults had a great time too. we got to catch 3-4 foot alligators and see them up close. It was a great time... More 

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columbus, ga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

This 1 1/2 hour tour is very informative, interesting and entertaining. My 11 year old son and 7 year old nephew LOVED it. You get to feed the gators marshmellows, they catch a gator and 1 volunteer gets to tape it's mouth. Lots of close up, hands on learning about the gators. For an extra $5 you can spend 15... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Where else can you actually catch Alligators. This was a great find. The tour guide was entertaining and informative. It was different than the swamp tours we have done before as this is an Alligator ranch.

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