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Viking Motel


Located just down the road a piece is the 110 acre park and wildlife preserve known as Gatorland, opened in 1949 as a roadside attraction. With thousands of gators, crocs, breeding marsh with observation tower, nature walk, petting zoo, an aviary, educational shows and Gator Wrestlin'..also Gator Jumparoo and up-close Encounters Show, this is one day you will be thrilled to the limit. Their newest exhibit features 4 rare white alligators, each 10 to 12 feet long and weighing in at over 800 pounds. with bright blue eyes, they are believed to have the ability to grant good fortune, if you are fortunate enough to be able to look them in the eyes.  The Gatorland Roadshow includes gator wrestling, lizards, pythons and various animals that includes a discussion about them and allows for the touching, feeling and thrill of being next to an amazing creature. They also have a live display at the Gaylord Palms.  Gatorland  is located only fifteen minutes away and easy to get to following Rt. 192.   Also on site, is the gift shop with many marvelous items for you memories of Gatorland, a train ride giving you a thorough first hand look at this exciting park.  The restaurant is right there for you to enjoy many delicacies of the area, as well as regular fare.

Afternoon Naps at Gatorland near the Viking Motel

Gator Wrestling down the road from the Viking Motel







Albino Alligator close to the Viking Motel


Gatorland is close to Viking Motel Viking Motel Ship