Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary Athens

Where is it at?

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Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary
1698 Michigan 66
Tel: 269 729 4802


Take exit 25 west, then turn Left on M-60 go 13.4 miles. Turn Right on M-66. We are located on the North side of Athens, right hand side. From I-94 take exit 98A (M-66 South), travel approximately 12 miles just before entering Athens Village limits, left hand side.

Where are we going today?

Critchlow Alligator Sancturary is a reptile and amphibian rescue zoo, homing and rehabilitating creatures in need in naturalistic habitats for you and your kids to visit in safety.

They offer hands on opportunities as well as observation, particularly in the programs which are pre booked. Special Events often also have extra contact options in.

The site also boasts extensive tropical and zoological gardens to explore.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$6
  • Children$4
  • Free Under: 2 years.

When can we go?

10am til dark, daily.

Doing our bit

Protection and conservation work undertaken..

Need a little extra help?

Handicap accessible..

Can I get one of those?

They have a variety of animals on display and reptile related toys for sale..

More information

Birthday parties offered too!.

What people are saying?

  • "Best Hidden Treasure in Michigan"

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    My then 5 year old son and I spent an entire day at the Alligator Sanctuary last year. I can't say enough good things about this place! Mr. C was amazingly patient and full of knowledge that he was willing to pass on. Definitely somewhere we will be headed again this year. This is Michigan's Best Hidden Treasure ever!

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