Everglades Alligator Farm

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by AnaMH on November 3, 2000

This is a real working alligator farm. This farm located at the edge of the Everglades started in 1982 as a simple airboat ride attraction, and has since evolved into the home of more than 3,000 alligators and reptiles that people love to visit today.

Located right on the edge of Everglades National Park, the farm offers tours and wildlife shows to those who want to experience the famous wetlands. In 1985, the State of Florida permitted commercial farming of alligators and Mr. Hudson opened the first such farm in Dade County. Commercial farming was correctly seen as a way to insure the preservation of this reptile, which had once been placed on the endangered species list by the Federal Government. The reptile is one of the few animals to be removed from the endangered species list. In fact, Florida now allows controlled alligator hunts just to keep the population under control.

Everglades Alligator Farm
40351 Southwest 192nd Avenue
Everglades National Park, Florida, 33034
(305) 247-2628


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