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Your Guide to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

St. Augustine Alligator FarmWe’re so happy that St. Augustine, and our Inn, in particular, is back open after being shuttered for many long weeks during the worst of the pandemic.  We’re starting to see guests again at the Inn, and we’re enjoying sharing our beautiful and historic town with them. That includes sending our guests to great attractions like the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.

The St. Augustine Alligator Farm is one of the oldest continually running attractions in not just the state of Florida, but the country as well.  It offers visitors an exciting glimpse into the zoological world of Florida, which is something that has proved fascinating for generations.  This summer, as you make your plans to visit us in St. Augustine, make sure to plan in some time at this wonderful park.  Book your room at our historic St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast today!

What to See at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

The St. Augustine Alligator Farm was first established in 1893, and it was created with the sole purpose of entertaining visitors to this historic city of Florida’s coast. To date, the Alligator Farm Zoological Park features a variety of interesting animals, including of course a large variety of native alligators. Thousands of people visit the St. Augustine Alligator Farm each year. Of course, the main attraction to the park is the alligators, but other fascinating species at the park include lemurs, Komodo Dragons, toucans, and sloths. The park is also the only place in the world to house all 24 species of crocodilians.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm

The Alligator Farm is located on Anastasia Island and is less than 10 minutes from the St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast. Here are a few of our favorite things to do at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm:

  1. See a rare collection of albino alligators from the bayous of Louisiana.
  2. See the farm’s collection of exotic birds and mammals, which includes species like Macaw, Pygmy Marmosets, and Lemurs. The Lemurs of Madagascar have their own dedicated exhibit.
  3. Enjoy your glimpse into the native species of Florida.
  4. Soar high on the Crocodile Crossing Zipline. There are a couple of different courses available, which soar as high as 60 feet in the air.
  5. Don’t miss your chance to visit with Maximo, the largest animal at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Maximo is 15’3” long, and over 1,200 pounds!
  6. Whether you love snakes or are fearful of them, you don’t want to miss the Python Cave. While there are several smaller species of python here, the real star is the 21-foot member of the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.
  7. Perhaps the cutest residents of the St. Augustine Alligator Farm are found in Sloth Landing. They even offer up-close and personal encounters with these slow-moving creatures.
  8. Bird lovers will enjoy spending time in the wading bird rookery. The best time of year to visit the rookery is from March – June.

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time online.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm

The Best Bed and Breakfast in St. Augustine

There are a number of wonderful places to stay in the St. Augustine area, both in Old Town and out on the beach. However, no one offers the same exceptional lodging experience and amenities as the St. Francis Inn.  Here, you’ll have easy access to St. Augustine’s popular Old Town, just a few short blocks away and within easy walking distance, AND you’ll be able to spend a day at the beach whenever you want by using our exclusive beach access.

Moreover, each morning of your stay starts with our delicious breakfast. The hospitality continues from there, with complimentary bikes for your use, complimentary coffee and beverages throughout the day, and afternoon snack box, free beach access, and so much more. Book your room at the best hotel in St. Augustine, the St. Francis Inn. 


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