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Gator Country Makes for Safe Social Distancing Fun in Texas

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Offering boat tours of Taylor Bayou as well as private tours of its 20-acre park, Gator Country in Beaumont has officially reopened, providing safe ways to explore on social distancing terms. If you would like to take the family to see some of the largest alligators in the entire U.S., then this is the place to go. With strict rules and guidelines in place for compliance with all necessary pandemic precautions, Gator Country is a Texas-sized trip worthy of taking!

Gator Country Makes for Safe Social Distancing Fun in Texas

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The park has been closed over the past few weeks due to COVID-19, but it has officially reopened, working to keep families safe while offering a unique activity which helps to get everyone outdoors. Families will enter the park one-by-one through the gift shop and meet with a staff member following check-in. The staff member can then lead them on a private tour of the entire park without worry that they’ll come into contact with other families. Only 15 families will be allowed inside the 20-acre park at any given time. Tours take approximately one-to-1.5 hours in total, which makes for a nice little South Texas outing.

Gator Country Makes for Safe Social Distancing Fun in Texas

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At present, Gator Country isn’t offering any big shows. However, families can still watch alligator feedings. There are also opportunities for kids to wade in a small pool with baby gators! Plus, there are plenty of selfie opportunities for your social media while you’re social distancing, including one with the notorious Big Al! You don’t require a reservation to visit or tour the park, but those interested in taking a boat ride must book their ride ahead of time. Those wanting to learn more about Gator Country, their hours of operation, and the safety precautions they have in place can visit their website or follow their official Facebook page at the link provided here.