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Address: 13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
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One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.

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5 Giant Alligators Sunning in a Row!

Having never seen an alligator in the wild, I brought my camera and two friends and arrived early in hopes of glimpsing one. Before we even crossed the first bridge we looked... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having never seen an alligator in the wild, I brought my camera and two friends and arrived early in hopes of glimpsing one. Before we even crossed the first bridge we looked down and saw 5 BIG gators laying in the sun at the edge of the river. I was able to zoom in and check them right out! Then... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been going to Sarasota Florida for years but never visited this park. It was so easy to get there from my hotel. The fee to get into the park was $6 and the boat tour was I think $29, good value. There is lots to do in the park but I only went for the boat tour. The... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great way to spend an afternoon. We had company for the holiday and we didn't want to spend it shopping. We came out and spent several hours just being together, enjoying the sunshine. On this trip we were pleased to see several very large gators swimming around. Many birds were out. We even saw two small deer.... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved hiking around the part. We only scratched the surface during our visit. Ranging from forests to water lands and march to prairie. Lots of wild life including gaters! Good for hiking or biking or just a drive thru.

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Mundelein, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice Huge park. Went for the wildlife boat tour. Unfortunately it was very windy and the Gators don't like the waves so we didn't get to see many Gators or Birds due to the strong winds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent the day in the park. First, we climbed up the tower to look out over the palm trees. It was beautiful. We did a lot of walking on this day trip. We also rode one of the airboats and witnessed a large amount of alligators. I will definitely bring others to the park.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second visit here. We hiked the trail, saw the gators and considered the boat ride. The crowds were huge and we ended up not doing anything near the lake. Loved the trails, loved the winding river views, avoided the crowd.

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Oscoda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent the afternoon with my son viewing the wildlife, river and facilities. We went primarily to view the crocodiles and local bird species and was not disappointed. We also wanted to see the view from the canopy walkway. It is a great place to spend the day and accessible for most everyone. Day passes are available as well as overnight... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for a long walk to see gators. Very scenic and interesting. Saw lots of gators resting along river banks.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the airboat ride and learned about the alligators. I was surprised at how many alligators actually live in the park. The park ranger that guided the tour was very knowledgeable and taught us as much as he could. We saw the alligators up close, some within a couple of feet of the boat. There is a trail in... More 

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