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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 learning experience

Very informative, learned a lot about alligators. Friendly staff, good sense of humour and great with kids. Gift shop had unique items with reasonable prices.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Elaine W
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Goulais River, Canada
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Goulais River, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative, learned a lot about alligators. Friendly staff, good sense of humour and great with kids. Gift shop had unique items with reasonable prices.

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Thank Elaine W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide, Joe, did a great job. The learning experience was very informative and fun at the same time. Getting a hands on experience with the touch pool is worth the extra as well!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in New Orleans recently with a group of family/friends. The majority of us decided to make the drive to Covington to visit the Insta-Gator ranch and I couldnt be happier that we did. We arrived a little late (because the 24 mile bridge over the Lake was scary and it was POURING rain), but we were allowed to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Our guide, Royce, was hilarious. Our entire family (kids 6-12 and adults) couldn't stop laughing. It was also highly educational. The next day we took a Bayou tour, and my kids knew everything the Bayou guide said about gators. In addition to learning about gators and feeling them, you get to feed the gators and for an extra 5 bucks... More 

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Thank Ilan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I visited here with my family including school-age children. The ranch tour involves about a 30 minute lecture, then a tour of these dark huts where the gators are raised, then a chance for folks to catch baby gators whose mouths have been taped shut (the gator catch is $5 extra, but worth it). We liked it, and was different... More 

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Thank mattabessett
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I visited the InstaGator Ranch in November 2016. My friend and I had a wonderful time. We got a wonderful lecture which walked us through the basic of alligators and their history in the SouthEast. There was also information on other reptiles like caymans and crocodiles. A young alligator was shown to us and we were able to pet him... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Highly Recommend. Wasn't expecting much, definitely not expecting to enjoy. While staying on the gulf coast from Michigan, we took a day trip through some back roads of Louisiana, picked up literature on this gem while at a visitor center and thought the 10 year old would enjoy. Ended up we all had a great time. Tour guides were witty... More 

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Thank Carolanne B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Our family was heading back on a cross country road trip and found this gem. The staff were very warm and allowed us to make a reservation the same day. We have 3 elementary school children and each of them enjoyed the tour. We paid a bit extra and 2 of the 3 got to pet the baby alligators. They... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I have visited the instagator ranch 4 different occasions. I enjoyed every visit! The staff keeps the event very fun but yet informative! We enjoyed petting the gators and feeding them! Loved it all

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This was one of the highlights of our recent vacation as our family visited Insta-Gator. This isn't a zoo or swamp experience, but a working ranch for the harvest of alligators. The guides are friendly and very knowledgeable as they lead you through an educational tour of all you ever wanted to know about alligators. They explain everything from the... More 

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