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Colorado Gators Reptile Park

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9162 County Road 9 North, Mosca, CO 81146
+1 719-378-2612
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An off the beaten path gem

This really didn’t look like much from the outside – the signs were pretty basic and home-made... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AScotsmanAbroad
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Scotland
Not just gators!

This has been a favorite spot to visit for my family throughout the years! In addition to... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Andi S
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
via mobile
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Colorado Gators began in 1977 as a fish farm. The geothermal well is 2050 ft deep and 87 degrees. In 1987, the first alligators were brought in as 'garbage disposals' for dead fish. Some of these original gators are now 12 feet long. There are many species of reptiles on our farm, most of which come from uninformed pet owners. We take care of these animals and display them for education of the public.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“gator wrestling” (18 reviews)
“tilapia” (14 reviews)
“gator farm” (20 reviews)
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9162 County Road 9 North, Mosca, CO 81146
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+1 719-378-2612
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This really didn’t look like much from the outside – the signs were pretty basic and home-made looking and it just looks like a collection of basic sheds – but what a place! The first section is just jammed with various reptiles and insects –...More

Thank AScotsmanAbroad
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This has been a favorite spot to visit for my family throughout the years! In addition to alligators (one of which you get to hold!) they've got snakes, geckos, tortoises, emus, tilapia, and beautiful foliage! You can buy food pellets to feed the gators and...More

Thank Andi S
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I brought my little sister here, who is currently visiting here. As well as my Mom. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Colorado gators reptile park! First we went to the gift shop, where we purchased our tickets. The souvenirs are very reasonably priced. We...More

Thank Chloe A
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Recently visited Colorado and took our 8 yr old grandson to this alligator park. We all LOVED the experience. Yes, it is somewhat earthy and organic (not high quality facilities) but the animals appeared well taken care of and it was a VERY unique experience....More

Thank HappyGirlAdventurer
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

OK, it's a bit ramshackle, but that's because all their money goes into taking care of the animals and not into making a Disneyesque park. There is a lot to see and the dedication of the staff is obvious. We spent over two hours when...More

Thank ggold113
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Probably one of the last things you expect to find in dry Colorado is a huge alligator and reptile sanctuary. Set in a geothermal area, Colorado Gators created a swamp-ish atmosphere is what is essentially a desert. Incredible! The folks who work here are friendly...More

Thank jkj
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped there on the way north from the great dunes to Salide, this place is an awesome stop with the kids, our 11,7,2 years old enjoyed very much, they let you pet a giant turtle, hold a baby gator, a snake and lizard, and...More

1  Thank Harel F
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This was the coolest place! I really wasn't expecting much, but man this place is a gem. My kids learned a lot and loved all the reptiles. I've got to say, it's super cool for adults too! Just go see for yourself.

1  Thank Beckibecka
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I saw a documentary on Netflix about 4 years ago, and in this show there was a short segment about a Colorado gator farm. Ever since then, I have always had it in the back of my head that I wanted to one day go...More

1  Thank John M K
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I've been seeing brochures for this place since we moved to Colorado and have wanted to go. We stopped on our way to the sand dunes and it was really fun. They have a lot of snakes and iguanas and other reptiles. The buildings are...More

Thank Marcy D
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