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Gator entrance.

Big Alligator

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

The "Gator Land" gift shop opened in 2015, selling the usual tourist t-shirts and souvenirs. What makes it unique is a glassed-in floor-to-ceiling "habitat" at the back of the shop -- the home of a pair of small, live alligators -- and the giant, grinning gator stretched over its entrance. The shop seems related to the "Shark Land" store across the highway, where customers enter through a toothy shark mouth. Pigeon Forge has historically hitched its tourist star to bears, so the alligator and shark are a bold attempt to expand the town's menu of carnivore mascots.

Big Alligator

3370 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
South end of town, on the southbound side of the Parkway, at stoplight 7.
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