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Snake Show

10:00 am
1:00 pm
4:00 pm

Alligator Show

11:00 am
2:00 pm
5:00 pm

Alligator Feeding

12:00 pm
3:00 pm

Airboat Rides

25 minutes
after the hour

Times subject to change.

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Everglades Alligator Farm

Open Daily
9 am - 5:30 pm

40351 SW 192 Avenue
Homestead, FL 33034
phone: 305.247.2628
fax: 305.248.9711

If you are coming from North FL
(Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, etc.):

  1. Take the Florida Turnpike South to EXIT 1 in Florida City.
  2. Turn RIGHT (WEST) on Palm Drive and drive 1.5 miles.
  3. Turn LEFT (SOUTH) on 192 Ave and drive 4 miles until you arrive.

If you are coming from the Keys:

  1. Drive NORTH on US 1 until you reach Florida City.
  2. Turn LEFT (WEST) on Palm Drive and drive 1.5 miles.
  3. Turn LEFT (SOUTH) on 192 Ave and drive 4 miles until you arrive.

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Directions

Everglades Alligator Farm Directions
Everglades Filming

On Location Filming

At The Everglades Alligator Farm, you will find a picture-perfect scenario filled with paramount mystery that echoes its call of wonderment. With its rustic ambiance, The Everglades Alligator Farm brings you on a journey where no one dares to tread. Deep into the heart and soul of nature's alley, where forests of wonder captivate a secret beauty and where alligator and wildlife encounters provide rare photo opportunities.

Whether your plans call for video or still photography, The Everglades Alligator Farm is your vista of opportunity with live alligators, trained handlers, exotic wildlife, rustic environment, and a specially equipped airboat for camera crews! It's no wonder that we have has been the filming location for over 50 filming shoots which include:

  • Animal Planet's

    "Animal Cops: Miami"

    (2010)
  • The Weather Channel's Cantore Stories,

    "Florida Keys: Keys to Paradise"

    (2010)
  • Zephyrhills Water commercial,

    "Ruthie Goes to the Everglades"

  • Italy's # 1 reality show

    "Donnavventura"

    (2009)
  • Miss Hong Kong Contestants Visit the Farm (2008)
  • Donny Osmond's

    "Animal Adventures"

    (2003)
  • NBC's

    "The Today Show"

  • BBC/National Geographic's project

    "Alligator Hole"

  • Nigel Marven's

    "Wild, Wild World of Animals"

  • Bill Nye the Science Guy,

    "Reptiles"

    (1994)
Entrance Gift Shop Snake Exhibit Tiki Hut Non-Releasable Wildlife Goose Pond Rare Crocodile Exhibit Gator Snaps Alligator Feeding Alligator Breeding Pond American Crocodile Nile Crocodile Observation Deck Snake Island Airboat Dock Snack Bar Alligator Grow Out Pens
Alligator Grow Out Pens

The alligators in the grow out pens range from one month to four years old. They are fed a daily diet that is high in protein and low in fat. Because the pens are climate controlled, separated by age group and kept under careful supervision, the baby alligators manage to grow as much as three feet a year. Once the alligators reach five and a half feet in length, they are transferred to the breeding pond.

Snack Bar

If you are feeling hungry during your visit, swing by our snack bar to fill your needs! With plenty of options such as hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, ice cream and even "gator bites" (yes, that's real alligator meat), you won't have to worry about sitting through the shows on an empty stomach.

Snake Island

Snake Island is where our alligator and snake shows happen.

Observation Deck

Our observation deck overlooks the vast acreage behind our farm and provides a nice backdrop to sightseers and photographers alike. The deck also provides plenty of opportunities to photograph some wildlife in the distance and to watch the airboats as they depart and return to the boarding dock.

Nile Crocodiles

Nile crocodiles are native to Africa, but we have some special ones on display! Though not farmed at our location, crocodile meat is considered a delicacy.

American Crocodile

American crocodiles are native to the Key Largo and Key West regions just south of our farm's location. They have become incredibly rare, due to their habitats for laying eggs are what we most commonly use for beaches.

Alligator Feeding

Wild alligators will eat a multitude of things including insects, snails, frogs, snakes, fish, turtles, waterfowl, small mammals and even smaller alligators. Our alligators are fed farm-raised rats twice a day and large quantities of chicken monthly. A specialized valve in their throat enables them to capture their prey underwater but they must resurface to swallow their food whole without drowning. Their teeth are not used to chew; they are inteded for grabbing and tearing off small pieces off of large prey.

Alligator Breeding Pond

The breeding ponds are arranged to give the alligators as much privacy as possible. We maintain a female to male ratio of 5:1 and maintain a large amount of vegetation to encourage the females to build nests. After their mating season in May and early June, a female alligator in captivity can lay up to 45 eggs. We then remove the eggs and place them in an incubator where temperature and humidity are controlled. The sex of the baby alligator is determined by the temperature at which the eggs are kept.

Gator Snaps

Do you think you have what it takes to sit atop a 10 foot, 400 pound LIVE alligator? If so, then you will love "Lazy the Alligator"! Between late December and early January, all park visitors will have the opportunity to take pictures on top of Lazy. Whether it is a single person, a couple or a large group, each professional photograph is offered at a low, flat price and is printed onsite and mounted on a souvenir frame. Each high resolution photo will also be e-mailed so that you can share it with friends and family. So what are you waiting for? Lazy can't wait to meet you!

Rare Crocodile Exhibit

We have both Orinoco crocs and the Cuban Croc on display these days at the farm. Both are very unique species.

Goose Pond

Our goose pond is loaded with turtles and native Florida everglades fish.

Non-Releasable Wildlife

Everglades Outpost, an animal rehabilitation center up the street, uses this exhibit to display native Floridian rescued wildlife.

Tiki Hut

The Tiki hut areas are the perfect place to eat lunch under. You are welcomed to bring coolers and lunches into the farm, but please no alchoholic beverages!

Snake Exhibit

Time to conquer that fear you've always had of snakes. We keep several native and nonnative species on display in our snake room.

Gift Shop

Don't forget something for the folks back home! Plan a little extra time to check out our gift shop where you will find many souvenirs to remember your visit to The Alligator Farm. Whether you are shopping for the kids, mom and dad or the grandparents, you'll surely find the perfect gift. We carry an excellent selection of t-shirts, key chains, books, post cards, stuffed animals, alligator heads, backscratchers and so much more. We also offer bug spray, sunglasses, sunscreen and everything you'll need during your visit to South Florida. And of course, you can purchase your tickets here!

Welcome

The Everglades Alligator Farm is open every day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Feel free to click on any area of interest to learn a little more about our park and to discover what awaits you during your next visit!

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