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“The BEST hidden gem in SE Louisiana”
Review of Jungle Gardens

Jungle Gardens
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Avery Island, home of TABASCO® Pepper Sauce, is also home to a 170-acre botanical treasure known as Jungle Gardens! Take a self-guided tour through southern Louisiana marshes and bayous inhabited by indigenous wildlife. Visitors can walk, bike, hike or drive the 3-mile garden trail with multiple stops to view alligators, a White Egret rookery, live oak gardens and more!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Jungle Gardens is tucked away on Avery Island on the same property as the famous Tabasco factory, which provides tours. Jungle Gardens is a GEM do not miss it! There is an ancient Buddha statue in the gardens and you will for SURE see plenty of alligators and wildlife. There are lovely places perfect for photography and also a Snowy Egret Sanctuary!

Thank Didi R
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We go to Jungle Gardens about 3 times a year. We go because there are TONS of alligators you can just walk right up to, and our son is in love with reptiles and alligators. Don't feed the alligators or try to pet them, they are wild. And be watching, because you may not see them, but they see you. :-) You can hike or walk Jungle Gardens but we always drive and just pull over. The Jungle Gardens offer great photography for people not from this area. There are lots of huge live oaks like you see on the movies. Tons of gators, turtles, and birds. Fish and crabs can be seen. This area has a unique cultural history and as a result, there are a few abandoned buildings/areas you can look at and a Buddhist temple. Many of the areas you could take a wheelchair to, but many you cannot. The gardens are most beautiful in March and April though we go in May often as well. If you go in June/July/August you will be very hot and nothing will be blooming but you can still see all of the gators. If you want to see all the cranes nesting, you will park and walk down several hills, which is easy, but walking back up is a little strenuous. **Go to the bathroom before you begin, no bathrooms on the trail. Don't skip the jungle gardens, just be aware that you will be hot, mosquitoes will bite you, and it is not a theme park.

2  Thank Seven7777
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We always visit when we have family in town. The bird city (do not miss that), the flowers, alligators, and more are amazing. You can spend hours here. Do not forget your camera! Lots of great places for photos.

1  Thank Heather I
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Loved seeing how this family has been such good stewards of the earth and it's creatures. There were not a lot of people or cars when we were there on a week day morning.

1  Thank Bettina L
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

We visited this place after touring the Tabasco factory. This place was way better than I'd imagined. Nice drive, saw some alligators (still early in the year for them), and beautiful oak trees with Spanish moss. Nice Buddha statue too overlooking a lake. Attractive red Torii gate made a nice contrast to the trees. The most spectacular thing, however, was Bird City. There were hundreds of egrets nesting there, and I guess we were there at prime nesting time. It was an incredible sight. I would have to say this attraction was one of the highlights of our New Orleans / vicinity trip, and well worth the admission fee.

1  Thank qaxalot
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