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East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park

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Address: 9515 Fm 1255, Grand Saline, TX 75140-5029
Phone Number: +1 903-962-5630
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Fun for the kids

pet a ;live snake. watch the alligators and feed the ducks. Many local animals that have been housed here while they recuperate from injury or need relocation. A gift shop is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
peteivonne
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

pet a ;live snake. watch the alligators and feed the ducks. Many local animals that have been housed here while they recuperate from injury or need relocation. A gift shop is there also to buy the usual souvenir.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The women that worked were very friendly. Inside had about 10-12 small animals such as snakes, ferrets, and fish. Once inside park area some geese and ducks, a donkey, a pig, a turkey, a llama, and some lemurs. Had 3 areas for alligators and employee said had 40 alligators. We counted 17 we could see. The advertised feeding at 11:00... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

There are lots of animals other than gators. Get there for feeding time! While she was feeding them, she told fun facts about general gator stuff as well as stories about a couple individual gators that are there. Inside the staff will take the smaller animals out for you to get a closer look and petting opportunity. They are knowledgeable... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Small wildlife park with a lot of reptiles including gators and venomous snakes. The gators are in well kept natural type enclosures. The owners are very friendly and well-versed on gator lore. The kids will also like the small petting zoo getting up close to farm animals including goats, cattle, and ducks. Nice afternoon out in Grand Saline.

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Thank Darin J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

My kids loved this place. The people there are really nice and they brought out the animals and let the kids pet and hold them. This place has 41 Alligators and feeding time was incredible to see. Its small, its not a zoo....but it was fun. The animals all looked like they were well taken care of and happy. Its... More 

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Thank Eric R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We were passing through so thought we'd pop in. Staff was super friendly! Lots of animals to see and hold. Plan to be there at alligator feeding time. Small playground. Took about an hour. Prepare for hot temps!

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Thank L D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Only a few miles north of the interstate. Great fun for the kids and parents. Arrive 20 minutes before daily gator feeding to enjoy the animals in the entry area. The staff will get animals out and let you handle most...even young gators.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Just visited for the fifth summer in a row, and if anything, we enjoyed this trip best of all. Part of it was serendipity; we unintentionally timed it just right and caught East Texas Gators in a rare lull. Thus, the friendly folks who run the place basically gave us carte blanche to interact with the inside (caged) animals for... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

The people who worked there were nice and friendly. They had oodles of gators, but you could see the whole place in 15 minutes. We drove an hour and a half to get there and spent $30 for our family of 4 to get in. I hope some of that money goes to the upkeep of the facilities and taking... More 

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Thank Michelle C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

If your in the area, or even if your not, this is a great place to spend your afternoon or the whole day. Lots of animals, alligator feedings is a must and a place to have lunch or dinner. Make the trip, you'll be glad you did!

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