Alligator Alley | How Alligator Alley Started
Alligator Alley is a swamp sanctuary with an elevated boardwalk where you can get an up close view hundreds of alligators & wildlife in their natural habitat.
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How Alligator Alley Started

Wes Moore, the owner of Alligator Alley, founded the alligator farm in 2004 to rescue alligators from unsafe environments. A majority of the alligators at the farm were transported from Florida swamplands to the swamp oasis in Summerdale, AL. While Alligator Alley does not accept as many alligators as it once did, the focus has shifted to be about tending to the current residents.

Alligators are frequently misunderstood animals and protecting alligators is more than just about preserving biodiversity. Alligators help us to maintain a critical balance in our environment and freshwater ecosystems. The American alligator was on the verge of extinction until the Endangered Species Act of 1966 was passed to protect alligators from poaching. Our mission is to educate and inform the public about these fascinating creatures in a safe and unique way, while also allowing visitors to observe the animals in their natural habitats.

When visiting Alligator Alley, you’ll begin with a guided adventure through our swamp where you’ll see over 600 alligators along with snakes, tortoises and lizards. Not only will you witness these animals in their natural habitats, but our interactive exhibits allow you to hold, feed and interact with various species of reptiles. We created the farm to be an immersive experience that closely mimics these animals’ natural environments.

Come be a part of all the action at Alligator Alley every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can support other organizations and their conservation efforts by visiting The International Reptile Conservation Foundation to conserve reptiles and amphibians and their habitats. As always, we look forward to seeing you on your next adventure at Alligator Alley. Visit for details on hours and pricing.

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