Get Up Close & Personal with Gators at Alligator Adventure in North Myrtle Beach

Does the idea of a 15-foot-long alligator leaping into the air and snapping its enormous jaws down on a hunk of fresh meat entice you? At Alligator Adventure in North Myrtle Beach, you can get up close with alligators during feeding time.

But don’t worry—it’s perfectly safe!

Located just a quick mile away from North Beach Plantation adjacent to Barefoot Landing, Alligator Adventure is a great attraction for families looking for something different than just another day at the beach (though don’t get us wrong, those are great, too!). Winner of the 2013 Certificate of Excellence, Alligator Adventure has educational and fun activities for children of different ages that will still keep the adults interested.

In addition to the chance to see the feeding and handling demos with the alligators—including amazing feeding shows during warmer months—you and your kids can learn about, and sometimes even pet, marmosets, warthogs, a wide variety of reptiles, wild cats, exotic birds, and even wolves and red kangaroos. 

“You never know what animals they will have for your entertainment and interest. One thing is for certain the adults in our group enjoyed the different side attractions as much as the kids did around us,” wrote one recent TripAdvisor reviewer.

And don’t worry about rushing through Alligator Adventure. When you purchase a ticket, you can receive a second day free pass that’s valid for one return admission within seven days after the initial visit—totally free. Admission ranges from $19.99 to $14.99, with kids 3 and younger admitted for free. Don’t forget to ask about the military discount; the park offers free admission for all active military personnel, with half off for up to three guests of the active military person.

So next time you visit North Beach Plantation, don’t forget to plan for a day on the wild side at Alligator Adventure!

Posted 6/29/13