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Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This reptile sanctuary and its people and animals are totally awesome! If this sanctuary did not... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Miranda D
Anchorage, Alaska

We went there yesterday for round up. Owner and his son & daughter as well as staff especially... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Dearborn, Michigan
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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
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1698 M 66, Athens, MI 49011-9322
+1 269-729-4802
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

This reptile sanctuary and its people and animals are totally awesome! If this sanctuary did not exist, these precious animals would have been euthanized. There is such a need for a safe haven such as this, with people who have a passion for these animals....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We went there yesterday for round up. Owner and his son & daughter as well as staff especially Andrew are awesome group of people. We drove from Dearborn and it was well worth it. My family will see you all in the spring for release...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

David real enjoys what he does, educational, very informative, david inherits these alligators from people that can’t take care of or abuse them and he brings them back to a healthy shape , you can see how the alligators respect him as talks to them....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

My son and I went to Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary. I didnt know what to expect, but I had a great time. They give us about an hour and a half your. We were able to feed gators through a fence. We saw baby gators all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank niki h
Reviewed 7 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Daniel V
Reviewed 19 August 2017

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!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 25sandy
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Monica D
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Alissa R
11 February 2018|
Response from Tim B | Reviewed this property |
Definitely a summer activity. The gators for the most part are in hibernation. It is a great tour when activity is at its peak.
22 June 2017|
Response from Monica D | 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