Wednesday, March 11, 2015

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park #LoveFl

**I received a free tickets to facilitate a review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
Just last week we were enjoying the Florida weather and now we are back o the snowy Tundra Western New York has to offer. Many New Yorkers love to skip town this time of year due to the endless amounts of snow and enjoy a vacation in the Sunshine state! I have a few suggestions on places to stay, visit and bring your family too. St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is definitely on my list of places to visit. Not only is conveniently located next to Historical Old St. Augustine but it is VERY family friendly.
From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with southern hospitality that leaves a warm place in my heart "honey". Mclachlan loves reptiles of all shapes, sizes and colors, ever since we read him Miles & Miles of Reptiles by Dr. Seuss!
Let's be honest what is not to love about these adorable baby crocs? 
The Farm is now the only facility in the world exhibiting living specimens of all 23 currently recognized species of crocodilian. On our visit we snapped photos, feed, gawked and saw all of them!
They have different exhibits:
- Land of Crocodiles
- Albino Alligators
- Birds of Africa
- Exotic Birds and Mammals
- Florida Native Reptile & Amphibian House
- Fossil Exhibit- Gomek Forever
-Komodo Dragon Exhibit
- Maximo
- Python Exhibit
- Red-ruffed Lemurs
- Wading Bird Rookery
One great thing about this farm is it kid friendly. They have bathrooms clearly marked throughout the farm. There are several places to sit, snap photos and also a play area for kiddos.
 I mean who doesn't love photo opportunities?
One of the best parts in my opinion was feeding these majestic creatures. 
Walking along the boardwalk as herons flew a top the trees above. You can feel the breeze as they lay sun bathing on the banks of the watery boardwalk.
If you are interested, I did video our feeding experiences whilst at the farm you can check it out HERE.
Since my son LOVES cobra snakes we were on the hunt for one in the Native Reptile & Amphibian House. We were absolutely surprised by what we did find! 
Please excuse my lack of photo but they have baby poisonous snakes breed on the farm. It is extremely hard to breed when animals are in captivity but here you can tell the reptiles call this place home.
We saw a 15 foot 3 inch, 1,250-pound Maximo, the largest animal at the Farm. Again more impressive to us was three little Minimo babies from this gigantic creature!
I love stopping into any gift shop! It feels good contributing to such a great cause of housing these animals, in a safe haven who educates the public on all of these amazing species they house.
What we liked: Kid friendly, Bathroom accessible, sitting areas, realistic enclosures, you can feed Gators!!

What could be improved: The only thing I can mention was the day we went it was 45 degrees. A little chilly but nothing a coat & hat wouldn't fix!

Location & hours: 999 Anastasia Blvd St. Augustine, Florida 9am to 5pm, (904)824-3337
Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 


  1. My kids would flip over this. We have the dessert museum here in Arizona, which is full of critters - but this looks like such fun!

  2. Fun! We don't have anything like that here. My kids would have loved to feed them too!

  3. I love St. Augustine but I have never been here. My son would love it.

  4. That looks like so much fun, I want to go!

  5. I didn't realize there were so many different species of crocodiles. This place looks amazing. I would love to see the Birds of Africa and Exotic Birds Exhibits. Thanks for sharing your visit, looks like you had a blast!

  6. Oh no. I'm not very squimish, but my one fear is crocs! Haha, you make it look somehow appealing, though. Glad it was fun!

  7. I went to this alligator farm when we were visiting Florida when I was 13! I loved it!

  8. What an awesome place! I've never been to St. Augustine but I bet my son would love to go there too if we should ever visit FL again :D Thanks for linking up with Wellness Wednesday

  9. This reminds me of Alligator Adventure in Myrtle Beach, SC. I love going there and seeing thousands of reptiles! I'll add this to my list of places when we visit St. Augustine. It's on my list of places to vacation! We appreciate you linking up with us at Totally Terrific Tuesday.