The alligator is known as a "living fossil" both for its long existence as a species and its penchant for listening to baroque records on the phonograph. Stock up on additional toothy trivia with today's Groupon to Gator Golf and Adventure Park. Choose from the following options:
- For $79, you get admission to the Alligator Academy, 18 holes of mini golf, food for the alligators, and two photos with reptiles (up to a $184.98 value). Participants must be 10 years or older to take part in the academy.
- For $17, those ages 12 and up get park admission, 18 holes of miniature golf, gator food, and two photos with reptiles (a $39.97 value).
- For $15, children ages 3–11 get park admission, 18 holes of mini golf, gator food, and two photos with reptiles (a $37.97 value). Children under 3 get free park admission.
Featured on Animal Planet and The Learning Channel, the gurus at Gator Golf and Adventure Park wrestle the attraction's namesakes at the alligator amusement park, entertaining audiences while respectfully endeavoring to restore the animals' natural habitats. Putt prudently on Gator Golf and Adventure Park's 18-hole mini-golf course as it weaves through a variety of live reptile exhibits. While navigating the challenging greens, adults and children can feed furless four-footed friends special gator food and pose for photographs with muzzled reptiles. More enthusiastic ecologists are invited to attend Alligator Academy, a crash course on gator behavior, anatomy, and tendency to mist up during romantic comedies. After extensive instruction, new alligator academics are invited to handle live reptiles ranging in size from 6 inches to almost 12 feet in length, learning about the reptiles' places in the eco-system while discovering their hidden scale tattoos.
Gator Adventure Productions
Gator Adventure Productions brings people into contact with the dinosaurs who still roam the earth: namely, crocodiles and alligators. The trainers help promote conservation and educate the public by getting visitors up close and personal with the animals during shows at the park. They offer photo opportunities with the animals, and standing exhibits where guests can safely observe larger creatures and repeatedly lose alligator vs. human staring contests. The park holds an annual summer Croc Fest, a celebration that benefits a particular species each year. In 2013, for instance, they aided conservation efforts for the Jamaican crocodile, and the 2014 festival focuses on saving the Philippine crocodile. The trainers can even take the alligators and crocs on the road—the animals have made appearances at private parties around the area.