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Looking for a little adventure? Take a trip to the Alligator Sanctuary for an animal show your whole family will love.
The Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary is a reptile rescue facility that is open to the public and home to hundreds of reptiles. There are daily guided tours and animal interactions. Walk through the swamp and feed your favorite gators or just watch them as they bask and swim in a reptile paradise.
Make it a field trip and sign up for an Animal Encounter! The unique experience gives people of all ages have an opportunity to learn about animals with a HANDS-ON experience. Each encounter includes the opportunity to hold an animal and have your picture taken with it, as well as spend some quality time with our staff 1 on 1.
Admission to the Alligator Sanctuary is $11.95 per person, kids 2 and under are FREE! Admission includes access to all animal exhibits, amphitheater shows, gazebo, observation deck, greenhouse, and the Godzilla Show.
Address: 1698 M 66 Athens, MI 49011
Hours: Open Daily from 11am to 4pm
About Kerry Doman
Kerry Doman is the founder and CEO of LittleGuide Detroit and After 5 Detroit. She has lived downtown Detroit for 10+ years and still calls the city home with her husband and son. As a relatively new mom, she’s excited to explore downtown with her family and hopes you’ll enjoy doing the same!