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Gators and Friends - Alligator Park & Exotic Zoo

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Address: 11441 US HWY 80, Greenwood, LA 71033
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Alligator park and exotic zoo.

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A great place for the kids

I have taken my grandchildren several times to Gator and Friends. They love it and so do I. It never feels crowded, it is very clean, the animals are adorable and they have a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Shiree T
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Marshall, Texas
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Marshall, Texas
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have taken my grandchildren several times to Gator and Friends. They love it and so do I. It never feels crowded, it is very clean, the animals are adorable and they have a good variety of animals. The kids and I love feeding the animals so we always get several cups of food. There are certain times that they... More 

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Terrell, Texas
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We had a blast. This wasn't a huge place but it had plenty of animals to see/feed. We loved seeing the alligators up close. It was well shaded so it wasn't hot. We had a great time. Doesn't take all day, so that was nice. We really enjoyed our time here!

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Thank Flamingojacque
Waskom, Texas
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Gators and friends is s place you don't find everywhere, and its location is convenient for a little side trip off I-20 at the Texas/ Louisiana state line. There is an excellent petting zoo, pony rides, alligator feeding time, and a cool snack bar and gift shop to take refuge in during the hot part of the day. Elementary age... More 

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Thank BJ903
Dover, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

First of all WAY too expensive to see some poor gators that are living in horrible conditions... Animal enforcement would have a field day there. Also, if you plan on zip lining... Make sure your dress code fits their standards. Look at all the reviews of this place and the worst reviews are VERY ACCURATE!!

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Thank dovertactical
Dover, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Came here with my husband and 2 teenagers. Wanted to go zip lining, but after paying, and waiting a half an hour, were told no, because my daughter was wearing a skirt. The man was very rude about it. I've honestly never been treating this way over wearing a skirt! Seeing the gators was cool, but not worth the$50 that... More 

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We are very sorry that your visit was not as you would have expected. I will just focus on the zip-lining. We try very hard to accommodate people to go on the zip line but sometimes we have to say no. As an example, we have size and weight limits for patrons. Sometimes children might be the correct weight but... More 

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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We loved our time at Gator and Friends!! What drew us here was the Zipline. We did the larger route(7 zip lines) and I'm so happy we did. This took about 45minutes. I brought a Zipline first timer with me and he had a blast. The guides were amazing. KJ and Victoiria kept us "in-line" and entertained. You need that... More 

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Thank Gayle S
Greenwood, Louisiana
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116 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Great concept for showcasing gators and other animals. Be sure to purchase some food to gove the baby goats, deer, ostrich, camel and other four-legged friends. The shade is a precious commodity though and it gets rather uncomfortable in the heat of the day. Wear sunglasses, hat and sunscreen. Nice air-conditioned area is available for shopping for tee shirts and... More 

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Thank LADestinlover
Cairo, Missouri
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The animal park in addition to the gator farm is amazing. We spent a few hours there & the entire family had a blast! The kids got to hold an alligator and feed animals. We loved being able to feed all the animals & learn about where they are from. The feeding show for the gators is amazing. It really... More 

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Thank mjacobs0602
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

My family and I loved this place. It was very clean and the animals were amazing. We were able to feed the animals and pet the animals. When we were there some of the alligators were actually nesting their eggs which was amazing to see they would not even move during feeding time. We were also able to see some... More 

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Thank April N
Arlington, Texas
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

if you have small children, grand children or nieces and nephews, this is an excellent day trip. we stopped here on our way back to DFW from a family reunion in Minden La. The prices are reasonable, and the bag of animal feed is large enough for little ones to feed almost all the animals. MY grandson, age four, really... More 

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