Alligator Show and Airboat Ride for Two or Four Adults at Everglades Alligator Farm (Half Off)

Homestead, Florida City

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In a Nutshell

Alligator handlers entertain and educate during shows, then let everyone hold a baby alligator; airboat rides zip through wetlands

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Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid 12/26/12-1/5/13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Humans often relax by communing with nature: hiking through mountains, paddling down rivers, and eating berries indiscriminately. Get your fill of nature with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $23 for an alligator show and airboat ride for two adults (a $46 value)
  • $46 for an alligator show and airboat ride for four adults (a $92 value)

The 15- to 20-minute alligator shows kick off every hour. The 20- to 30-minute airboat rides are available throughout the day.

Everglades Alligator Farm

At Everglades Alligator Farm, airboats zip nearly 4 miles through shallow "rivers of grass," splashing visitors as they catch glimpses of wildlife between fast spins and hairpin turns. On the shore, alligator handlers lead demonstrations with the animals—injecting humor along the way—before letting audience members hold and take pictures with a baby alligator. Snake handlers help brave visitors pose for snapshots with a snake draped around their shoulders. Audiences craving more wildlife after the shows and tour can also explore the farm's nature path, check out the captive collection of pythons and crocodiles, and watch alligators in a feeding frenzy over the last bag of Fritos at lunchtime.

It's a "compact adventure" in the Everglades, says CEO Matthew Thibos, whose family bought the farm in the '90s from a Baptist preacher who originally raised alligators off the side of US-1. Today, the staff keeps up to 2,500 gators on 200 acres of everglades wetlands, close to the entrance of Everglades National Park. "It's an off-the-beaten-path little gem that most people enjoy," Matthew says. "Kids love it—they have a fantastic time." Matthew stresses that the farm is a great place for pictures; National Geographic has been known to drop by, and the likes of Bill Nye the Science Guy and Bobby Flay have filmed there on-location. The farm sees plenty of visitors from the area, as well as domestic and international travelers, including the 2008 Miss Hong Kong contestants.

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