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East Texas Gators and Wildlife Park

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Address: 9515 FM 1255, Grand Saline, TX 75140
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+1 903-962-5630
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 20:00

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Wonderful wildlife zoo that is a true family adventure.

What a gem and they are expanding the premises with more animals. It is clean, interesting and a spectacular way to spend a family afternoon. Highly recommend. The staff is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Heather F
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem and they are expanding the premises with more animals. It is clean, interesting and a spectacular way to spend a family afternoon. Highly recommend. The staff is amazing and the snakes, lemurs, alligators, bear sloths (my favorite), otters (you have to meet Penelope), rabbits, ferrets, birds, ducks, swans, etc, etc. are well worth an afternoon. They also... More 

Thank Heather F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were visiting Grand Saline and were looking up what else there was to do in that area and the East Texas Gators popped up. My girlfriend and I decided to give it a shot and we were wonderfully surprised! It was clean and maintained, we got to hold a few animals here and had the place to ourselves on... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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.

Thank peteivonne
Norman, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 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 

Thank Okiemom2007
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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.

Thank Darin J
2 reviews
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 

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!

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.

Thank Aaron H
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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