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Bayou Pierre Alligator Park Natchitoches

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Bayou Pierre Alligator Park
380 Old Bayou Pierre Rd
Natchitoches
LA
71457
Tel: 877 354 7001

Directions

Take I49 to exit 148 and go toward Powhatten. The signs after that will lead you right to us. Look for the Alligator School Bus and we are one half mile down that road.

Where are we going today?

Are you ready to get snap happy? And we don't just mean with your cameras! At Bayou Pierre Alligator Park, the whole family can experience the mysterious, unique and exciting world of that amazing creature - the American Alligator!

Just outside of Natchitoches, you will encounter 5 acres of authentic Cajun countryside, which means your experience is authentically Cajun too! With Cajun music, genuine Cajun foods, and of course - those iconic Southern critters - the alligator!

There are HUNDREDS of alligators at the Bayou Pierre Alligator Park, and kids will love seeing them all rush for the food at the hourly feeding shows. From protected walkways, the whole family can see a range of sized alligators - from 4 footers to amazing 1000lb creatures all splashing, swirling, leaping and lunging in the water!

You don't just have to sit back and watch though - nope! You can feed them yourselves! You can even touch them - be brave!

The Alligator Island Show is a lively and informative demo all about the alligator farming industry, and explains to kids about the alligator conservation program to save the beautiful American Alligators.

Want a break from the alligators? No problem! There's an air-conditioned games room where you can play air hockey, or give "The Claw" a try, before heading around the corner to the Reptile Habitat where you can find all those scaly critters you want! From lizards, skins, iguanas, water dragons, and crocodiles - could you imagine ever seeing any other these in the wild?!

A Tiny Town at an alligator park? You better believe it! With a town built at half the scale, with a store, schoolhouse, barber shop and office...it's always popular with kids to try and spot the cute pygmy goats!

It’s all about those reptiles and alligators at Bayou Pierre Alligator Park - they are waiting for you to go say hello! 

SNAP! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8.95
  • Children$6.95
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am to 5pm

Everyday from April 1st thru August 15 -- Weekends only from August 16th thru October 15

Teachers corner

They love group tours! Give them a call to arrange your school heading down for a unique experience! .

I'm Hungry!

You certainly won't go hungry (like the gators!) - there are plenty of places to get food, including alligator sausage, kabobs and bites, chicken tenders, french fries, corn dogs, meat pies, soft drinks and ice cream.

Any Top Tips?

The shows start at 11:30am and run through to 3:30pm. Make sure you check what's on when you first arrive so you can plan your day around them! .

Doing our bit

The park want to ensure the message of conservation is passed onto all who visit, and to make people realize that the gators are sometimes misunderstood. .

Need a little extra help?

The park is handicap accessible..

Can I get one of those?

Save up those pennies, there IS a gift shop! Toys, novelties, t-shirts, coffee mugs, wind chimes, ceramics just to name a few of the fun things you can pick up!.

More information

There are no admissions after 4:30pm.

What people are saying?

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    Just left from there and I must say, it was actually very depressing. I get that they're "just alligators" but those poor things look miserable. Half of em looked dead. And all they get to eat is dog good. Really? Smh. Felt exceptionally bad for the little goats. They're starved! You can hand-feed them, thru the wires, and they practically attack the food. Kids will probably like it because they don't understand animal cruelty but for an adult who has empathy for animals? Not a place to go.

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    Went there as a stop on our vacation in Shreveport. it was a nice park. Many alligators of all sizes. Kids loved it. About 50 bucks for 6 of us to get in. Gift shop had some interesting stuff and was not overpriced. Get a few bags of feed too. Go to Natchitocges town to eat. Go to the river for shops and local restaurants.

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    Great day out. Definitely recommend this as a must see :)

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    Our first trip to LA and we wanted to see real gators so we went to this park. I can understand the gators living quarters to be nasty but the caged and penned animals were living in filth. No excuse for this. Some of the animals were in such filthy water that mosquito larvae was swimming around in their water. The womens bathroom was also filthy. This place needs to be regulated by law.

    I do NOT recommend going there. We could not get out of there fast enough. Hold your nose it stinks!!!

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Our first trip to LA and we wanted to see real gators so we went to this park. I can understand the gators living quarters to be nasty but the caged and penned animals were living in filth. No excuse for this. Some of the animals were in such filthy water that mosquito larvae was swimming around in their water. The womens bathroom was also filthy. This place needs to be regulated by law.

I do NOT recommend going there. We could not get out of there fast enough. Hold your nose it stinks!!!

I live on a farm so I know what animals are supposed to smell like and how to keep their pens clean.

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