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Giant Alligators & Crocodiles

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Waves Surf and Sport
Surf City, NC
Alligator [gone]
Three Lakes, WI
Gatorland
Orlando, FL
The Waves Surf and Sport shop features a giant, modern gator mouth entrance. [map]

This Alligator was located in front of Bonack's Safari World Taxidermy. This photo is from 2007. By 2009, the statue was gone.

Gatorland opened in 1949. The gator mouth entrance was built in 1962. In 2006, there was a major fire at this tourist attraction. The gator mouth was damaged but soon restored. It no longer functions as the entrance but stands alongside it. For more, see this website. [map]

Swampy
Christmas, FL

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2009:
Swampy was constructed in 1992 (another source says 1989). At 200 feet long, it is the largest alligator ever built. The statue stands in front of Jungle Adventures which has 20 acres of wild animal exhibits and shows. Swampy's mouth once acted as the entrance but it was converted into a ticket booth after a lawsuit by Gatorland (described above) for its similar design. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Giant Gator [gone]
Kissimmee, FL
The Gator in Kissimmee was second to Swampy in terms of length at 126 feet long. This statue held a Jeep in its mouth and stood in front of what was JungleLand, a wild animal park and alligator farm. The park closed in 2002. The Gator was demolished in 2014.

Corky Bell's Seafood
Palatka, FL
Standing Gator
Homestead, FL
Corky Bell's Seafood features a gator mailbox. [map]

This Standing Gator stands in a pond next to the Mutineer Restaurant. It appears that the business it was associated with is gone. These statues were mass-produced. [map]

Alligator Park
El Paso, TX
Alligator Park, aka the Plaza de los Lagartos, features a tribute to the alligators that once lived in a pond in San Jacinto Plaza from 1883 until the 1960s. The fiberglass fountain statues were created by Luis Jimenez and installed in 1995. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Alligator
Belleville, MI
This giant Alligator is installed on the roof of the Bayou Grill. It has been here since at least 2006 when it had a more naturalistic paint job. For more, see this website. [map]

Crocogator
Globe, AZ
This concrete Crocogator is believed to have been built in the 1930s for a gas station which is long gone. [map]

More Giant Gator Statues:
Gatorland (Prairieville, LA)
Standing Gator (Jacksonville, FL)
Gator (Miami, FL)
Gator Wrestler (Miami, FL)
Gatorland (St. Augustine, FL) [vintage; gone]
Man Walking with Gator (Hilton Head Island, SC)

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