Normally when we think of gators the south comes to mind. Here in the desert, alligators aren't a thing. But, if you want to get a taste of the swamp and see what one looks like up close, you should head over to the Odysea Aquarium in Arizona.\nFor a limited time, you'll be able to see the country's biggest alligator outside of Florida on display. He's only here until April of 2020, so if you want to check him out over winter, you can.\nMighty Mike is an astounding 14-feet long and weighs a whopping 800 pounds! That's one big gator.\nTo give you an idea of how big he is, Mike is longer than most cars!\nWith a single gulp, he can devour an entire turkey. We definitely wouldn't want to see that grocery bill.\nIncluded in a general admission ticket is the chance to see Mike. Adult tickets start at $39.95.\nView this post on Instagram It's National Reptile Awareness Day and we have a special MIGHTY MIKE edition of our 'Munchin' Mondays' series to mark the occasion! We have to hand it to our animal care specialists - as you can see - it's not a cake walk to keep our 14-foot, 800+ pound resident full! Be sure to check out our daily Mighty Mike programming, and plan your visit at the link in our profile. #MunchinMondays #OdySeaAquarium #MightyMike #NationalReptileAwarenessDay A post shared by OdySea Aquarium (@odysea.aquarium) on Oct 21, 2019 at 7:02pm PDT\nYou'll find that the aquarium has free parking and that there are many other activities like Ocean Art, SeaTrek, and more to enjoy while you're there.\nThroughout the year, adults 21 years and older can also go to a boozy adult-only event. During the Fish & Sips fun, you'll be able to sip on your favorite boozy drink and have happy hour amongst the fish. Tickets are $25 per person.\nView this post on Instagram I eat more food than a 14ft 800lb prehistoric beast. Someone contact @snapple so they can use that information for a lid👍🏽 A post shared by Spencer Blalock (@big_blay_fitness) on Oct 14, 2019 at 6:43pm PDT\nSince Odysea is the largest aquarium in the Southwest, you can expect to see many different kinds of sea creatures like penguins, stingrays, and more in the desert.\nWhether you're an animal lover or just want to see a huge gator, this under-the-sea experience will be a blast. And if you're new to Arizona, you can check out some of the must-sees around the state. They surely won't disappoint.\nView this post on Instagram Look who it is! Mighty Mike, America's biggest, baddest alligator has arrived at OdySea Aquarium! Weighing in at 800 pounds and 14 feet long, Mighty Mike is getting ready for his OdySea debut this Friday, May 17th! #MightyMikeOA A post shared by OdySea Aquarium (@odysea.aquarium) on May 14, 2019 at 2:50pm PDT\nOdysea Aquarium\nPrice: Exhibition to see Mike is included in a GA ticket, prices start at $39.95 per adult person\nWhen: Now until April\nAddress: 9500 East Vía de Ventura Suite A-100, Scottsdale, Arizona\nWhy You Need To Go: You can see a massive alligator + loads of other cute sea critters.\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security and animal rights. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and the animals.