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Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary is a reptile rescue facility that is open to the public. We are home to hundreds of reptiles who have come to us through adoption, donation, rescue, or from other institutions. We have worked with local and state...more
I highly recommend visiting Critchlow's alligator sanctuary. The small animal encounter ($5) is great for younger children (see photo). The large animal encounter is for age 12 and above (see photo). I recommend buying the "dog biscuits" ($8) to feed the alligators as you are...More
This is our 3rd time visiting over the last 8 years. All of our visits have been field trips. We enjoyed all of our field trips but want to say very impressed with all their improvements over the last few years. Nice changes and love...More
I must admit that I was a little hesitant when my wife said she bought passes for us to take our daughter to an alligator sanctuary located in Athens, MI. Having been through Athens and the surrounding areas many times when I was younger, I...More
T his alligator sanctuary is very interesting. It is reasonably priced and the kids enjoy looking at the animals. You can feed the alligators and also hold one. You can spend as much time as you wish. A very nice experience!
This family run business is a must see when in the Battle Creek area. Just 15 miles south of the Cereal City at the north end of Athens, you will step into the world of alligators. Ranging in size from a couple of pounds to...More
Wanted something to do off the beaten path today - internet search came up with this alligator sanctuary. About an hour and half from where we live (northern Indiana). Could not fathom alligators in Michigan - had to go see. The guys offered a very...More
This sanctuary is one mans hobby of rescuing and raising alligators and reptiles that outgrew the family home and now is a family business. We have a hard time finding family events to do with a 10 year old and 2 teens that everyone can...More
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David C, Owner at Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017
Thank You for reviewing our sanctuary on trip advisor. We appreciate you taking the time to do that and helping other families to find our business.
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.
The Critchlow Family
The day that we visited we were fortunate to have Leena as our guide. The tours aren't limited to certain times; very informal. Leena recounted the stories of numerous rescue gators and the care the injured animal required to bring them back to good health....More
Response from RichandMoni | Reviewed this property |
While we were there recently, they did have a visitor in a wheelchair. Everything is level with the exception of the gazebo area, which has a ramp up to it. I don't see any reason why you could not visit. It is not a... More
While we were there recently, they did have a visitor in a wheelchair. Everything is level with the exception of the gazebo area, which has a ramp up to it. I don't see any reason why you could not visit. It is not a large area, but a very informative and fun visit. Enjoy!