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“Excellent Family Fun, Birds, Giant Budda, Gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Jungle Gardens

Jungle Gardens
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Owner description: Avery Island is not only the home of TABASCO® Pepper Sauce, but it is also home to a 170-acre botanical treasure containing South Louisiana marshes and bayous that are inhabited by indigenous wildlife known as Jungle Gardens. Visitors can walk, bike, hike, or drive the 3-mile garden trail. Sights include: alligators, a White Egret rookery (known as Bird City, live oak gardens, and more!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Ludowici Georgia
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325 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
“Excellent Family Fun, Birds, Giant Budda, Gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

My dad and I drove all the way from Georgia to see my niece in Louisiana and she wanted to show us this beautiful place that she and her son had never been to even though they grew up in LA. We arrived there early on a Sunday morning in April. The weather was a beautiful spring day. We followed the numbered driving tour and first came upon ponds with lots of alligators, birds, and turtles in it. We would drive to a point then get out of the car and walk the trails to see what unfolded. The highlights for us were the Giant Budda/bridge (photo ops here), the natural gardens that had many varieties of flowers, the trails that led to even more gardens, and the bird observatory where you can watch a ton of snowy white egrets in their rookery feeding their little chicks! Since it was Spring time, the flowers were in full bloom and the smell was just amazing! We stayed for hours exploring the many trails and gardens until we started to get hungry and tired( I am 52 and dad is 71 years old).I still wanted to see the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau and my niece Nicky had plans for us to end the day in the beautiful park where Morning Call is located to experience an authentic beignet and coffee as the sun sets on our only day in Louisiana before heading out for Oklahoma in the morning. I demanded to eat some Gumbo and crawfish pie the next day before we left the state of Louisiana! I would suggest that you pack a lunch to make the day here complete, but they do have snacks in the Gift Shop.

Visited April 2014
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

After our Tabasco tour, we headed over to the gardens. I thought it was a little pricey. We drove most of the time--a few short walks. We saw numerous alligators and other wildlife. It was beautiful....lots of pictures. Picnic tables near the entrance.

Visited May 2014
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DeR
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73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“SEE MY TABASCO REVIEW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

We visited these gardens while visiting the Tabasco visitor center. To reiterate, these gardens are natural and beautiful. There is a huge rookery area where a gazillion (probably an overestimate) white egrets reside. Noisy and beautiful. Lots of surprises through the gardens on the walks including the 800+-year old Buddha. Highly recommend a self-guided drive/walk tour of this area. Just try to go during cooler weather!

Visited June 2014
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Biscoe, North Carolina
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59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Jungle gardens, Avery Island.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

We was there at mid day and did not see a single alligator, animal or other wildlife.It was a waste of our money.

Visited June 2014
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“Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

This tour was great. Our kids love it. We walk and drove thru the jungle. We saw alot of alligators all around the bay.

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