New American Alligator Exhibit at Shipwreck Cove

New American Alligator Exhibit at Shipwreck Cove

Apr 28, 2022

Don’t miss your chance to encounter a cold-blooded marvel! (And be startled by those eyes — we’re partial to the sparkle.) Now open at Hemker Park & Zoo, guests can see American Alligators! It’s an unforgettable experience — especially if you’re lucky enough to meet one of our small, juvenile alligators up close and personal in our VIP Zoo tour or close encounter experiences! To see this all-newly renovated exhibit, just make your way to the middle of the zoo behind the Farmyard. There, you’ll behold these remarkable reptiles — reaching up to 15 feet in length — while learning more about these amazing reptiles!

A Legacy of Love

Founded by Mark & Joan Hemker, the zoo has become a labor of love to honor Mark’s legacy since his passing 2006.