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Captain Ron's Gator Park, Petting Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 3846 FM-2198, Uncertain, TX
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+1 903-789-2100

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Entertaining Tour of Caddo Lake

We took a tour of Caddo Lake with Captain Ron. We had a wonderful time boating through the water forest. It was absolutely beautiful. Captain Ron was also entertaining (as he... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

We loved the Swamp tour of Caddo Lake with Captain Ron and his dog, Panda. Captain Ron is incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the area as well as the flora and fauna. He really knows his stuff and loves the Lake, which is very evident. He is also a great storyteller and tells you up front that he is... More 

Thank Dana75081
Mansfield, Texas
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We had a great time with Capt. Ron on the swamp tour. It was informative and entertaining, Capt. Ron obviously loves what he does and it shows. His sidekick Panda was adorable! Would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn about the lake and area, while cruising at a relaxing pace on the pontoon boat. Beautiful lake, very relaxing

Thank Sara F
Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We really enjoyed the tour of Caddo Lake! Captain Ron was very entertaining and knowledgeable about the area. You could really tell that he cared about the lake and the surrounding area. We really had a great time!

Thank Kristi S
Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

We took a tour of Caddo Lake with Captain Ron. We had a wonderful time boating through the water forest. It was absolutely beautiful. Captain Ron was also entertaining (as he says - he's an equal opportunity insult-er). We knew his jokes were nothing more than jokes and we were not offended. He gave us a good bit of history... More 

Thank APark123
1 review
Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

The hands down best hampton inn we have ever stayed at BUT also the most expensive!! Loved it but could have been a bit cheaper.

Thank Karen A
Tyler, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Captain Ron was rude throughout the tour and made an inappropriate sexual comment as I exited the graceful ghost. Caddo Lake is a beautiful lake and my family enjoyed our vacation but will never again waste any money on the tours provided by captain Ron. I can see why he asks for payments before the service. I encourage everyone to... More 

9 Thank Jamie0107
Nacogdoches, Texas
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20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Captain Ron invited us to visit his Gator Park while we were on the Graceful Ghost steamboat. We were delightfully surprised! Although the petting zoo is no longer open, the gators are something to see. Captain Ron told us all about them and gave my kids food to feed to them. They were safely enclosed, of course! He also gave... More 

4 Thank etaravella
Jefferson, Texas, United States
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

This was just a great place for my family to go. We love how everything was set up. Great things to see and enjoy. Will definitely go back

4 Thank Rachelle S
North Richland Hills, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014

We spent a couple of nights at the gator park and zoo as a getaway. We expected a botanical garden and several animals, including gators. We got to see the gators, but our timing, tail end of winter, was off, so we didn't see much action (I think we were the only people to visit that area to see gators... More 

3 Thank Fernane
Tyler, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2013

We stayed at Captain Ron's Gator Park Lodge (The Lazy Gator Lodge) which is an old church converted into a "cabin". With our stay, we had unlimited entrance to the gator park , botanical gardens, and petting zoo! So much fun. We woke up to the peacock's and chickens every morning. The gators were ready for their morning snacks that... More 

2 Thank MisteeDye

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