We experienced a new side of Texas! Gators y’all! Gator Country Adventure Park is the largest Alligator Sanctuary in Southeast Texas! Our family visit was part of a familiarization tour with Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau. All opinions are my own.
Gator Country is a 15 acre alligator preserve and home for over 450 alligators, crocodiles, and other reptiles.
The owners of Gator Country rescue nuisance alligators from pools, ponds, and people’s backyards and relocate them to Gator Country where they are safe, and we can safely get up close and personal with these amazing creatures!
It was fascinating to observe the gators. This particular gator seemed to follow us around and come as close to us as he could.
This is also a safe place to feed gators. Yes, you read that right! For $2 a bag you are allowed to feed the gators!
As much fun as it is to view the many gators in the park, our favorite part of our time at Gator Country was getting to interact with the gators and other wildlife.
Included in admission is an educational show with hands on animal encounters. The entire family was captivated by the animals that we met, and we all learned something new.
When the show was over everyone was invited in to spend time with the animals.
The kids got to hold and/or pet baby alligators and ask questions literally until they were ready to move on.
Even snakes! I don’t understand how my girls like snakes. They didn’t get this from me!
If your kids are like mine, their favorite part of a zoo is the petting zoo where they can touch the animals. Well this is the ultimate petting zoo! Gator Country is a fun way to learn about wildlife while getting to observe and interact with creatures you don’t necessarily see every day.