Disclosure: My family and I were given free admission to the Colorado Gator Farm in return for our honest review. All opinions are our own.
What Is The Colorado Gator Farm?
The Colorado Gator Farm is one of Alamosa’s most unique attractions. Using the geothermal waters of the valley in this area of Colorado, the owners decided to start their very own Tilapia farm in 1977. Instead of throwing away the dead fish, in 1987 they bought 100 baby alligators to take care of the fish remains naturally. These baby alligators grew fast in the warm, geothermal waters and locals started asking if they could see them. The Gator Farm opened to the public in 1990, showcasing their tilapia ponds and enormous alligators.
This farm has also become an Exotic Animal Refuge. They have received dozens of unwanted, illegal, and abused reptiles from all over; giving the refuge not only alligators, but tortoises, iguanas, poisonous snakes, and giant snapping turtles.
OPEN EVERY DAY!
Summer Hours (May 26 – September 3): 9 am – 6 pm
Fall Hours (September 4 – November 5): 9 am – 5 pm
Winter Hours (November 6 – February 28): 10 am – 4 pm
Children ages 5 and under: FREE
Children ages 6 – 15: $7.50
Adults ages 16 – 64: $15.00
Seniors ages 65 – 79: $7.50
Seniors ages 80 and over: FREE