Wes Moore, owner of Alligator Alley, opened the alligator farm in 2004. All of the alligators at Alligator Alley are rescued from dangerous places – dangerous to them that is! We transport the animals from unnatural areas to the alligator farm in Summerdale, AL, which is designed to give them a natural environment.
The alligators are considered “nuisance animals.” These animals have lost their natural fear of humans, which makes them dangerous. Any alligator over 4 feet in length, determined to be dangerous to humans or their property, must be removed. Alligator Alley will be one adventure you will never forget!
Start your guided adventure with a walk to the elevated viewing platform, where you can see over 600 alligators from hatchlings to mature adults, relaxing, sunbathing, courting and nesting. After a breath taking view, continue your adventure with a nature walk on the elevated boardwalk and see alligators in their natural habitat along with other natural inhabitants such as turtles, ospreys, owls and bull frogs only a couple feet away!
Ok, cuddling may be a bit much. But, they will let you hold them. So after you’ve finished your guided adventure and walking tour along the elevated boardwalk, come hang out in our air-conditioned gator station, where you can hold a baby alligator – and maybe even take a selfie with them. Our expert staff members are always happy to chat with you and answer anything you ever wanted to know about gators!
If you’re feeling extra adventurous, be sure you’re here during feeding times – at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily. Want to feed them yourself? Grab some alligator chow and we’ll let you be the master! But don’t worry, we won’t just throw you to the gators – we’ll be there to give instruction and supervise, of course.