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Jennings, Louisiana: Gator Chateau

In a small, air-conditioned building next to Louisiana's first oil derrick, visitors can see live alligators and pose with a baby gator. Formerly the Chateau des Cocodries.

Louisiana Oil and Gas Park

100 Rue de l'Acadie, Jennings, LA
Gator Chateau, I-10 exit 64, go north on Hwy 26, left on north Frontage Rd, right onto Rue de l'Acadie into Louisiana Oil and Gas Park.
M-Sa 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Donations accepted.
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Gator Chateau.

Gator Chateau

Hold a baby gator at baby gator rescue facility. Management is currently rebuilding the facility, which is still open to hold baby gators. No public feedings until the new Chateau is built.

[Jamie, 06/27/2018]


Gator Chateau

Gator Chateau is currently rehabilitating 14 gators. Visitors can still hold baby gators. Great place, with no fee to enter.

[Sumoflam, 02/18/2017]

Gator Chateau.

Gator Chateau

Gator Chateau: Beautiful park area to enjoy!

[Robin Cohea, 04/11/2016]


Gator Chateau

Fun stop right off the highway. Along with the gators, there's a large playground and a paved path around a pond to stretch your legs. [JC, 03/16/2015]

April 2016: Photo added.

Chateau des Cocodries - House of Alligators

You can hold and pet live alligators! It's located right next to I-10, exit 64 in Jennings, LA.

[Sheri, 08/21/2012]

Aside from a gator pit, baby gators and elderly snapping turtle, the park displays Louisiana's first oil derrick. Jennings is the "Cradle of Louisiana Oil."

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