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Madeira Beach, Florida: Largest Indoor Alligator Attraction

250 rescued gators on the second floor of a souvenir store strip. Feed and hold the little guys. Also rescued chinchillas, pigs, skunks, spiders, and Sid the Sloth.

Alligator Wildlife and Discovery Center

12973 Village Blvd., Madeira Beach, FL
Alligator Wildlife and Discovery Center. 129th Ave. W. and Village Blvd. 2nd floor above John's Pass Village, next to the elevators.
M-Sa 11-7, Su 12-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $12.
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Sid the Sloth was so cute.

Largest Indoor Alligator Attraction

This place is great! Most of the animals are rescues, and everyone who works there is knowledgeable about the animal's back story. I did the extra Sloth Encounter and it was so worth it! Sid the Sloth was so cute, and he grabs veggies from your hand to eat! I loved my trip here. This is a must for any animal lover!

[Jenny, 09/17/2020]

I'm telling mommy.

Largest Indoor Alligator Attraction

At The Alligator Attraction -- kiss and hold a live gator!

[Derek Tellup, 07/26/2017]

Alligator Attraction poster.

Largest Indoor Alligator Attraction

John's Pass Village is a tourist-packed wad of restaurants and souvenirs shops. Along one strip of bikini and t-shirt stores is a staircase and elevator to the second floor, and "The Alligator Attraction."

The Alligator Attraction has been featured on Animal Planet's "Tanked" lets-make-a-difficult-fish-tank reality show, and the self-evident "Gator Boys." In 2014 The Alligator Attraction expanded, adding more gator space and a stingray touch tank. It's unusual to house a gator business anywhere but at ground level, and they claim it's the "World's Largest Indoor Alligator Attraction."

Their telegenic star is an 8-ft. gator named "Chompers."

[ Team, 12/18/2014]

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