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Ponchatoula, Louisiana: Ole Hardhide: Town Gator Team Field Report

Pine St., Ponchatoula, LA
I-55 exit 26. Drive east on Hwy 22 into downtown. On the left (north) side of Hwy 22/Pine St., at the train tracks, between NE and NW Railroad Aves.
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Ole Hardhide: Town Gator

Ole Hardhide lives in the center of town in a big, open-air enclosure. Report... [08/13/2017]

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Old Hardhyde - Town Alligator

Sit down literally beside an alligator. The cage is beautiful and clean. Looks well-maintained. The town is great, easy to navigate around. One of the main reasons we came was to visit the alligator. Could use a large sign showing where to find him. Otherwise you wouldn't know he was there.

[Melissa Dickerson, 07/17/2017]
Old Hardhide - Town Gator in a Cage

Gator was cool but slightly depressing, since he is alone in a small enclosure. There are tons of antique stores nearby, which make the detour worthwhile.

[Zack, 02/28/2015]

Old Hardhide.

Old Hardhide - Town Gator in a Cage

Old Hardhide was sitting very still in the corner of his cage. The kids liked it!

[Shayla, 04/12/2013]

Town gator.

Old Blue Eyes - Town Gator in a Cage

Neat town center, looks well maintained. They should have more information, or a guide, though, for the history.

[Jared, 11/18/2012]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Giant StrawberryGiant Strawberry, Ponchatoula, LA - < 1 mi.
Dr. Charles Smith African-American Heritage MuseumDr. Charles Smith African-American Heritage Museum, Hammond, LA - 4 mi.
World's Largest Ronald Reagan StatueWorld's Largest Ronald Reagan Statue, Covington, LA - 21 mi.
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Big Root Beer Mug, Baton Rouge, LA - 44 mi.

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