Whether we like it or not, alligator season has arrived in the Lone Star State and it has brought many gators, as well as other reptiles, out of the woodworks. For many this might be frightening, but, in reality, seeing one of these creepy crawlies up-close and personal is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that plenty of locals enjoy. There's no better place to do that than at an alligator sanctuary near Houston, where precautions are taken to make sure everyone has a safe and fun time.\nGator Country doubles as an alligator sanctuary and adventure park in Beaumont, Texas, just a short drive from Houston.\nThey have over 450 American alligators, crocodiles, and other reptiles, making the park the largest of its kind in Southeast Texas.\n"For many years, we have worked with our local and state authorities and the general public to be the one and the only sanctuary for nuisance alligators to reside in Texas," says Gator Country's website.\n"Here at Gator Country, we provide a comfortable home and adequate care for the animals for the rest of their lives."\nThanks to the precautions they've taken over the years, Texans as well as tourists get the opportunity of a lifetime.\nView this post on Instagram While in Beaumont I had the chance to visit Gator Country. These are the good people from Gator 911 on CMT. . A rescue and education center, it’s a fun place to learn about these ancient dinosaurs and see them up close. . Attend an education presentation, watch a feeding and if you’re lucky see some alligator wranglers in action. . In addition to gators, there is an entire reptile building plus goats, chickens, bunnies, prairie dogs and a raccoon. . Plan to spend at least an hour here. . Scroll through the photos to see a baby gator 🐊 A post shared by Deb Thompson 🚘 (@debthmpsn) on Feb 25, 2020 at 5:39am PST\nGator Country is normally open from daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., though they advise you arrive by 4 p.m. for the best experience as entry will not be permitted past 4:30 p.m.\nAdults (13+) pay $16 for admission and children pay $13.\nThe adventure package is offered from March to September for $22 for kids and adults and includes an educational show, hands-on experience, one bag of feed, a picture with a large snake or lizard and wading with gators.\nView this post on Instagram Took Celina out too feed and see some alligators up close A post shared by Dustin (@dustinwilliams24) on Mar 14, 2020 at 12:16pm PDT\nBoat swamp tours are also offered, and you can find more information about them here.\nYou're in for a real treat at Gator Country!\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Carl Baker (@carlbaker3rd) on Feb 14, 2020 at 8:12pm PST\nGator Country\nPrice: $13 - $22\nAddress: 21159 Fm 365 Rd., Beaumont, TX\nWhy You Need To Go: There's no better time to check Gator Country out than during gator season in Texas.\nWebsite\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.