GatorWorld Parks of Florida in Wildwood, FL

492 W HWY 44Wildwood, FL 34785
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Overview

See a whole world of alligators from the comfort of your car, rain or shine. At the end of the drive-through alligator park, you can feed a gator, take your picture with Big Al, and even hold an alligator. Plus, a petting zoo is onsite for guests looking for a tamer activity in Central Florida. Remember to bring your camera for this one-of-a-kind gator experience.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Wildwood Travel Experts
  • Located on State Road 44, right off of I-75.
  • The Everything Wristband lets you hold, feed, and get your picture taken with a gator.
  • Remember to bring a camera.
  • Make sure your car has enough gas to complete the drive-through course.
  • GatorWorld is closed on Sundays and Christmas Day.

Description

from GatorWorld Parks of Florida
Discover old Florida and experience the easiest way to see 400+ alligators in Central Florida in our 15-acre drive-through alligator park. Stay in the comfort of your car, rain or shine, with no walking. You'll see everything from baby gators to massive monsters in our no-kill park.

After the drive-thru, you can get out and see the baby gators, feed some hungry youth gators, and hold a gator. You are free to take as many pictures as you like with your devices. Be sure to take a selfie with Big Al our 13 foot, taxidermied gator. Then head out and enjoy our petting zoo full of lots of farm animals. We've also recently added a new Bunny Barn with plenty of baby bunnies to hold.

We are located one mile west of I-75 on State Road 44, near Wildwood and only 7 miles from The Villages.

Open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm ET Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday (Hours of operation may vary).

Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

2 Reviews
Reserve Orlando Customer
Dewey, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"It was ok"
June, 2018
There was 5 in our group. From start to finish we was there only 30 min. And only 10 of that was interacting with animals. Cost way to much for very little entertainment.
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Tip: Cost is high. Activities low.

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patricia bevacqua
farmingdale, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"our outing"
April, 2018
We spent a lovely time at GatorWorld in Wildwood...Never saw so many alligators. Kids had fun feeding alligators, goats, chickens,goats and pigs. Also they loved sitting in the rabbit house holding all the rabbits. The staff was friendly and informative. A very successful time.
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Tip: Our children are 11,12,& 13 ..they all said they had a great time.

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m1028len
Alto, Georgia
"Great Place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 04, 2018 NEW
Such a great experience. driving thru the park and seeing all the different alligators and then at the end being able to hold an alligator and feed them as well. It was well worth the price of admission. my only complaint was the I wish the drive thru was longer. but I understand that the weather that they had recently had flooded the park so they were trying to rebuild
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Barbara M
The Villages, Florida
"Great Place!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 02, 2018 NEW
We took our 2 grandkids (8 & 10) who were visiting from Alaska. They see a lot of wildlife and are quite well-traveled, but they were excited to see alligators. They enjoyed looking at the big ones and holding and feeding the smaller ones. They also enjoyed the petting zoo. I think we all learned a lot and had a good time. The staff is incredible!
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GreatPyreneesLover
New Orleans, Louisiana
"Not worth the price"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 31, 2018 NEW
Went with a 10 year old girl and a 7 year old boy and we did enjoy the 15 minute drive through experience which led to the holding of the baby gator (2 1/2 years old) however that was the short lived highlight. Then you go through the petting part which has bunnies, goats behind a fence and chickens walking around. Not much especially if you’ve had ANY life experience which these children have had. There is also a chance to put a dangling hot dog piece in front of small gators in a pit and watch them eat it. If it costs half as much I would say OK, fun hour but at $22 an adult and $12 pet child this is definitely NOT worth $66 for 2 adults to engage 2 children for an hour in an activity. Too many other gator experiences in FL that are better for that price.
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TourGuideFlats
Naples, Florida, United States
"I'm excited to see the growth..."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2018 NEW
We have driven past this place on my way to Citrus County and for the first time, my family and I turned around and went back. GatorWorld is a cool little place. I LOVE the small business/family owned feel. Although I am 29 years old, this place is PERFECT for grandparents and their grandchildren-not too big and not too small. I truly enjoyed being able to hold a baby gator, feed one and spend time in the Bunny House. The best part was a baby black goat that just couldn’t get enough food! Yes, the drive thru portion may be small; enjoy it and embrace the purpose behind rescuing and relocating these gators. I could not imagine gators being added to an endangered species list. *BRING QUARTERS!* You will need them for the small food dispenser. The baby black goat will lead you straight to it!
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Erin E
"Cool Little Place"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2018 NEW
This is a newer attraction in our area and is well worth the admission. It was a great place to take our out of town visitors for a couple of hours to view alligators and hang out with baby goats, gators, bunnies, and a few other critters. Our niece and nephew from the Midwest got to hold a young gator and really enjoyed interacting with and feeding the animals in the petting-zoo area. I love that our admission fee is helping this park feed and rescue local wildlife and the other animals that call Gator World home. I also totally understand the need for responsible containment of the bigger gators. The fencing may not make for the best photo ops of these giant Florida reptiles but it does ensure that they and their neighbors are safe. These elder gators get to live out their lives being fed and cared for by some awesome people who really do look out for the welfare of the animals there. I would recommend this attraction to all Nature Coast locals and their guests from out of state.
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Frequently Asked Questions about GatorWorld Parks of Florida

Where is GatorWorld located?
GatorWorld is located one mile west of I-75 on State Road 44, near Wildwood and only 7 miles from The Villages.

What does the Everything Wristband get me?
With the purchase of a wristband, guests can hold a gator, feed a gator, and get their picture taken with a gator in addition to the drive-through course.

Is GatorWorld ideal for all ages?
Yes. With the drive-through portion of the park, you don’t have to leave your car, making it an accessible experience for all. In addition, the park offers a petting zoo for younger children.

What should I bring?
For the ultimate gator experience, bring a camera and capture your memories for a lifetime.

What happens if it rains?
GatorWorld is open rain or shine.

What are the hours of operation?
GatorWorld is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed on Sundays year-round. GatorWorld is closed on Christmas Day, as well.