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Jungle Gardens

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Address: Highway 329 Avery Island Rd, Avery Island, LA 70513
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+1 337-369-6243
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Avery Island is not only the home of TABASCO® Pepper Sauce, but it is also...

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!

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Beautiful Drive/Walk

Self guided driving tour through beautiful gardens and lagoons. You can park and walk trails to off road attractions, or stay in the car and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2016
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2016

Self guided driving tour through beautiful gardens and lagoons. You can park and walk trails to off road attractions, or stay in the car and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The alligators are there!!

Thank DtheDawg
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Reviewed March 23, 2016

Be sure to tune your car into the station that will tell you about each location as you get to it. The tour is what makes it so interesting. Other than that you are just driving through an area. Be sure to get down to see the egrets. (this is not for those that have difficulty climbing stairs.) Watch out... More 

Thank Debra S
Fort Worth, TX
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Reviewed March 22, 2016

We stopped here after visiting the Tabasco plant. The gardens are breathtakingly appointed. We spotted at several spots to take pictures and take in the views. We even found an alligator sunning itself along the edge of a bayou.

Thank RUTexan
Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2016

This is a several mile driving tour through subtropical gardens with the flora and fauna of South Louisiana. There are several attractions such as a trail through the swampland, a viewing platform for migratory birds (there were thousands), an island filled with baby alligators where you can get some great photo shots, a budda temple, a Japanese garden, and many... More 

1 Thank crazyAustin
Houston, Texas
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113 reviews
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Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

My wife and took a driving and walking tour of Jungle Gardens. We toured the gardens in 3 hours. The majestic old oak trees, flowering azaleas, flowering camelias and other plants were beautiful. We also were able to see many alligators, turtles, white egrets and other birds. Highly recommend visiting.

Thank LCMAN61
The Woodlands, Texas
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Reviewed March 8, 2016

bird city at jungle gardens is very impressing and breath taking view of the old Willow trees , flowers, and vegetation, Gators walking around and this place is near by the tabasco shop it was a very pleasant experience also the tabasco plant was is near by

Thank Rita Y
Waterloo, Indiana
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Reviewed March 8, 2016

Take a beautiful drive through the Live Oaks thick with Spanish Moss. The route is laid out for you with several interesting stops along the way, you might even see an Alligator or two. The Buddha is an interesting stop and also the Rookery which is home to hundreds of Egrets. Take your time and enjoy!

Thank terrsall
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed March 8, 2016

Walked the grounds, saw the birds and all the camellias were in bloom. It was a perfect place to spend the day. I am sending a couple friends their way.

Thank Jacqueline A
Arlington, Texas
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Reviewed March 6, 2016

The tabasco tour and the jungle gardens make for a great day adventure. Take your time and take several walks in the jungle gardens. Did not see any gators, but fish and turtles and lots of egrets.

1 Thank joedvet
Lake Village, Indiana
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Reviewed March 4, 2016

We did the jungle tour after the pepper sauce factory. We spent two hours there, since we stopped and walk around in several places. We did see several alligators along the trail, but no other non-bird wildlife. Our favorite part of the entire tour was the egret nests. Ned McIIhenny created this nest environment in the 1890s to help re-establish... More 

Thank mbe96

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