What to do in St. Augustine: The Alligator farm

By Francis Vachon,
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It would be easy to overlook the St. Augustine Alligator farm as a small roadside attraction. However, that would be a huge mistake. It is actually a staple attraction in the area.

In the seven-acre park, you will see pretty much every kinds of alligators and crocodiles that exist. Don’t forget to ask when the alligator feeding time is. The show is worth the visit alone.

Don’t miss Maximo, the 15-foot, 3-inch and 1,250 pound crocodile. The largest animal of the Alligator farm has its own space that he shares with his 'girlfriend' equipped with an underwater viewing window. To see that huge beast swims is spectacular.

Also on display is a huge number of exotic birds and mammals. With huge vultures and marabous, the birds of Africa exhibit is a must-see. Those avian scavengers are huge!

The Rookery is massive and attracts photographers from all over the place. The birds are not owned by the Alligator farm. They are free to come and go as they please but, for some reason, they always comes back. The Rookery blog will tell you what to expect at the time of you visit.

For the more adventurous, the Crocodile Crossing is a zip-line course that will take you over the crocs and alligators. With a total of 50 different obstacles to go through, the activity can take you up to three hours if you decide to take the longest course. Kids are welcomed on the zip line, but they must be over 57" tall and 10 years of age.

Combine the crocodile crossing and the alligator farm visit and you have a day long activity. Sweet!

The St. Augustine Alligator Farm is located at 999 Anastasia Blvd.



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