Colorado Gators Reptile Park

Address
9162 CR 9 N, , , 81146
Telephone
719-378-2612

The Colorado Gator Farm is one of Alamosa’s most unique attractions. Utilizing the geothermal waters of the valley, the owners decided to start their very own Tilapia farm in 1977. Instead of throwing away the dead fish, in 1987 they bought 100 baby alligators to take care of the fish remains naturally. These baby alligators grew fast in the warm, geothermal waters and locals started asking if they could see them. The Gator Farm opened to the public in 1990, showcasing their tilapia ponds and enormous alligators.

As time progressed the farm took on another role as an Exotic Animal Refuge. They have received dozens of unwanted, illegal, and abused reptiles from all over; giving the refuge not only alligators, but tortoises, iguanas, poisonous snakes, and giant snapping turtles. Through fundraising and educational awareness they have been able to add on to their sanctuary by including various bird species and a tropical biodome. So if the family is in the mood for an exciting adventure, take them over the Colorado Gator Farm where adventure awaits.

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Upcoming Events

  • Wed, Jul 26 When the Wight's Amusements Carnival comes to town, it always brings colorful excitement. The Carnival travels year-round to State and County Fairs. They also set up in malls,...

  • Thu, Jul 27 Concert & Country Western Dance This is Colorado's oldest pro rodeo which began in 1919. Kick of the festivities at 5:30pm with the Rotary Chuck Wagon Dinner, followed by...

  • Fri, Jul 28 Family Day! The Ski-Hi Stampede, Colorado’s oldest pro rodeo, has roots as deep as the San Luis Valley itself. The first rodeo was held August 11-13, 1919, and was...

  • Sat, Jul 29 You can visit the Market every Saturday during the months of July through October. At the Alamosa Farmers' Market you can find fresh, local and regional produce, baked...

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