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Gatorama

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Address: US Highway 27, Palmdale, FL
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+1 863-675-0623
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Gatorama is a Florida 'must do'. A long standing family attraction complete...

Gatorama is a Florida 'must do'. A long standing family attraction complete with Alligators, Crocodiles, Monkeys, Bobcats, Raccoons, Peacocks, Ducks, Geese, Pythons and more! Try your hand at our 18+ Guest Feeding Experience "Fast Hands or No Hands" where you become the star of the show! Not ready to brave the big crocs? Sit back and enjoy one of two Big Gator Feeding Shows by our trained zookeepers. (FREE WITH ADMISSION) Feeling brave? For a small fee, you can jump on into Uncle Waders Catch A Gator Pond, or try your hand at Gator Wranglin'. Paleontologists in the group will want to try out our Big Gator Fossil Dig where they dig up real bones and are challenged to identify them. These make for FANTASTIC photo opportunities, so don't forget those cameras. Prefer a lazy afternoon? We have an extensive boardwalk, games and plenty of space in our Swoopy Palm Trail to relax and take in the sounds of nature. A taste of Real Florida is waiting for you at Gatorama!

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Fantastic, worth it!

My family and I (myself, my husband, and three children ages 5-10) went feeling a bit skeptical about this place-- hoping for the best but not knowing exactly what to expect. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
abigailsarah86
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I (myself, my husband, and three children ages 5-10) went feeling a bit skeptical about this place-- hoping for the best but not knowing exactly what to expect. This experience exceeded our hopes. Absolutely fascinating, wonderful guide, cool little petting zoo, and exciting feeding show. We paid extra for the experience of catching and riding alligators and... More 

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Clare, Michigan
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17 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid the entrance fee only which allows access to all the facility. Did not pay to sit on a gator, wad and catch baby gators or hand feed chicken parts to gators from a bridge above them. We watched others do the activities and that was just right! Access only does give you the opportunity to hold/picture take with... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I had such an incredibly fun time here yesterday afternoon. I had waited a long time see this place. We enjoyed feeding croc crunch. I could have fed them guys for hours. All the other animals were enjoyable as well. We had a little feeding show and got to hold a baby gator. Awesomeness. Then we did gator bare back... More 

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Perryville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Took the boys here because it looked a little old school and cheesy and it did not disappoint. This is a great throw back to the roadside attraction decades. It not going to break the bank and wont kill the whole day but the kids will love. We didn't do any of the extras just watched the feeding and did... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Nice little place to spend a couple of hours. There are quite a few gators and crocs in many sizes. Lots of other animals to enjoy too. The staff is very friendly and informative. Lots for kids to do- fossil dig, catch a gator, picture on a gator. Worth the trip!

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Thank Lisa C
Medford, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

With a large population of alligators and crocodiles, allegedly one of the largest in the world, it's difficult not to be astounded by the amazing creatures that call Gatorama home. You will definitely want to visit during one of the feedings, a feat that you cannot miss! A wide variety of others reside here as well, ranging from Macaus to... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A little off the beaten path but worth the trip.. the staff was super friendly and went out of their way to ensure we had a great time !!! Keep up the good work

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Avon Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had visited this attraction several years ago and thought it was just "so so". But this visit was much more exciting. New exhibits have been added as well as many interesting activities. The gators and crocks were all active and a exciting feeding program. The gators and crocks all have a great natural environment to swim around in or just... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Found this while driving to Miami with my bestie visiting from Hawaii... it was overcast, cold and drizzly- but we had a blast ! Great staff and great gators. A nice bit of old Florida and Americana at its best

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Great opportunity to see alligators, c & more up close.....The feeding was a bust and the gift shop sucked, but the staff was friendly. Admission was reasonable.... hope the working farm uses it to take care of the 'captives'. Loved the tortoises.

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