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Get Up Close and Personal with Crocodiles and Giant Tortoises

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School will soon be ending for the summer, and with that comes the discussion you’ve probably had in your own home about where to take the kids for something fun to do. Well, for those looking to enrich their child’s life with a wildlife experience, there’s a unique Texas park designed to allow kids to get a close look at many creatures, including crocodiles, baby alligators, and even a giant tortoise!

Get Up Close and Personal with Crocodiles and Giant Tortoises

Photo: Facebook/Crocodile Encounter

Crocodile Encounter is located in Angleton, a half-hour south of Houston and close to the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. This Southeast Texas secret is a zoological park which offers one-of-a-kind opportunities to meet creatures one-on-one. From wild hogs to crocodiles and alligators and even giant tortoises, the face-to-face meetings this facility can create for your children or grandchildren are second-to-none. And the options for touring Crocodile Encounter allow you to go at the pace you’re most comfortable with.

Get Up Close and Personal with Crocodiles and Giant Tortoises

Photo: Facebook/Crocodile Encounter

Visitors can tour the facility on their own or choose to take a guided tour. Tours are traditionally designed for small groups and can last between an hour-and-a-quarter or close to two hours. For those who choose a guided tour, your experience will include exclusive seating for feeding times, photo opportunities, and direct experiences with several creatures. And if a feeding experience is something you opt for, the gift shop has food available for purchase.

Get Up Close and Personal with Crocodiles and Giant Tortoises

Photo: Facebook/Crocodile Encounter

Don’t miss out on seeing these amazing creatures up close and personal. This nature experience is one your family will never forget. Tours commence at 10 a.m. daily, and the final entry to the park is scheduled one hour prior to closing. Crocodile Encounter hours can be found here. Their rates and further details/FAQs can be found at their website, a link to which is available here, as well as on their Facebook page.