Florida: World’s Biggest Gator Buildings

Swampy, "World's Largest Gator"

Swampy, “World’s Largest Gator”

Gator at Entrance to Closed Jungleland Zoo

Gator at Entrance to Closed Jungleland Zoo

Gator Jaws Entrance to Gatorland

Gator Jaws Entrance to Gatorland

Florida is famous for its alligators!  We like them so much that we model some of our buildings after them.  The “World’s Largest Gator” is Swampy, a 200-foot-long structure in Christmas, Florida.  It is part of the entrance to Jungle Adventures.  Another alligator building sits in front of the now-closed Jungleland Zoo in Kissimmee.  It features a gator biting a jeep with a man hanging in mid-air. The most-photographed structure is the gator jaws entrance at Gatorland in Orlando.  People used to walk through the open jaws to enter the park.  During a fire in 2006, flames actually shot out of the mouth!  The jaws amazingly survived, and it is now the first stop for pictures at the park.

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

2 Responses to Florida: World’s Biggest Gator Buildings

  1. Kongo says:

    Only in America! Love it.

  2. Pam says:

    Love Roadside America!

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