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Rip Van Winkle Gardens

5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia, LA 70560
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in New Iberia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
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New Iberia, Louisiana, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a must see and do if you're in Iberia Parish, the gardens are beautiful and very well kept, the setting is great for family, bridal or engagement photos and they allow professional photographers in for a fee, but its worth it, nice lighting, great vignettes and awesome scenery. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and serve a... More

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you like gardens, I recommend here and Avery Island. Both are very nice. If you go to Avery Island early in the morning, You will see deer too.

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Interesting history in the area and of the person that developed the property. An actor that made good.

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Hammond, Louisiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

While "staycationing" near home, we toured St. Martin and Iberia Parishes and stayed overnight in one of the cottages at Rip Van Winkle Gardens. I'd highly recommend it over staying at a nearby "cookie-cutter" hotel. The gardens are so pretty. While the Cook's Cottage could use new carpet, this was a roomy, charming and relaxing place to stay.

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had a wonderful lunch, waitress was excellent to recommend we share the shrimp salad! It was Delicious and large enough for two. Then a walk through the gardens was so lovely.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The gardens are absolutely beautiful! The whole setting is exactly what I picture Louisiana to look like... Our tour guide Rachel was wonderful. She gave a great explanation of the history of the home and the owners. She also gave detailed answers to the questions we asked. The home is beautiful and most of the furniture original...some pieces dating back... More

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We have been here several times before, but came again with our daughter so she could enjoy this very unique experience. The grounds are so beautiful and well kept, and we enjoyed a dessert at the restaurant. A truly beautiful and fascinating place, but the thing that capped it all off was the lady who was our tour guide at... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It was a little hard to find, but once we found it, we were pleasantly surprised. We ate at the café on the property, we sat at a table with a view of the lake. It was very nice and relaxing. The menu is mostly sandwiches and it's kind of pricey, but it wasn't too bad. We ordered the bread... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We ate at the restaurant on grounds, and the view was just spectacular. The food and service was excellent too. We just got ice tea and sandwiches as it was a lunch. But it was made very well and served on French bread and then pressed and toasted. After eating (and seeing the "ghost image" on the window. We toured... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Walking through the gardens was a very pleasant way to spend the morning. The tour of the home was interesting and a nice step back in time. We were a little disappointed that the tour only included the 1st floor due to fire marshal regulations. Overall, it was lovely and I would recommend this attraction to others.

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