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LaPlace, Louisiana: 50-Foot Wooden Alligator

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Address:
671 Belle Terre Blvd, LaPlace, LA
Directions:
I-10 exit 206. Drive south on Belle Terre Blvd less than a mile. You'll see the gator on the right, on the lawn outside the visitor center.
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50-Foot Wooden Alligator

Low to the ground and made of wood. A permanent reminder of even bigger wooden effigies built every year and set on fire to guide "Papa Noel" to homes at Christmastime.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [01/01/2021]

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Wooden gator with Santa hat.

50-Foot Wooden Alligator

Saint still stands, although the tourism board is for lease. Every December he wears a Santa hat!

[Wren Fae, 12/18/2023]

Wooden gator.

50-Foot Wooden Alligator

Cool alligator is visible from the road. Easy access from I-10, and welcome center is next to a gas stop.

[Jennifer Gonzalez, 01/01/2021]

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