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Fannett, Texas: Gator Country, Home of Big Al and Big Tex

Hundreds of gators in residence; visitors can feed them. Big Al is over 13 feet long, Big Tex is nearly 14.

Gator Country

21159 FM 365, Fannett, TX
Gator Country. I-10 exit 838. Drive west a half-mile on FM 365. On the left (south) side.
Daily 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $16.
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Gator Country

Gator Country's Big Al is no longer the biggest gator in Texas. His next-pond neighbor is now Big Tex, seven inches longer at 13 feet 11 inches. The many other gators live in one of four group ponds. Gator Country has a gift shop and a concessions building.

[Glenn L, 06/28/2021]


Gator Country - Home of Big Al

Gator Country is not just a whole lot of gators -- it's also a whole lot of other things...turtles, snakes, frogs, and even a very friendly skunk. Be sure to not miss the educational presentation by the very knowledgeable interns!

[April N, 07/07/2017]

Gator building.

Giant Home-Made Alligator

A giant man-made alligator greets visitors coming into Beaumont on I-10. It can be seen from the highway. It is right at the FM365 exit.

[Kim, 11/22/2015]

Big Al.

Gator Country - Home of Big Al

Come a bit before the gator demonstration begins to see the gators. The park consists of five ponds and can be toured in less then a half hour.

[TexBs, 08/16/2010]

Big Al is the biggest alligator in Texas -- over 13 feet long and weighing over a half ton. Over 100 other alligators are available to be fed by visitors to Gator Country. August 2014: Photo added.

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