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Unique Family Fun at Gators and Friends

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Gators and Friends is a unique attraction located just 10 miles from Shreveport where guests can view giant alligators in their natural habitat. ​Listed in’s “Top 10 Things for Families to Do in Louisiana,” the facility offers activities such as alligator feeding shows, opportunities to hold baby alligators and a chance to pet and feed the wide array of creatures in the exotic petting zoo. The ultimate goal of the facility is to not only entertain, but to educate the public on the proper care and understanding of animals for their long-term safety and preservation.

Gators and Friends also features exciting zip line courses that zig-zag through the forested park. Guests can glide down individual sections, or ride all seven segments. The full tour winds through the woods, atop the park and animals and concludes with a final 720-foot, side-by-side run near the alligators.

Photo Credit: Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau