Colorado Gators Reptile Park—Gators and turtles and snakes, oh my!
Colorado Gators is a family oriented, educational facility that focuses on natural and recycled resources. It originated when the owners began a Tilapia farm in 1977 in the geothermal water resources in the Valley. Baby alligators were then brought in later to dispose of dead fish and the remains of filleted fish. Interest in the gators grew and they opened to the public in 1990. Word spread and the farm become a sanctuary for unwanted exotic pets like overgrown alligators, pythons, tortoises, iguanas, and more.
Visitors to have the opportunity to meet, pet, hold, and take pictures with a little alligator! For a fee visitors can buy a bucket of “Gator Chow” to feed the alligators. For the adventurous their Gator wrestling class has made the list of top ten crazy things to do in Colorado.
Open year round. Learn more here.