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Rip Van Winkle Gardens

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Address: 5505 Rip van Winkle Rd, New Iberia, LA 70560-8167
Phone Number: 337-359-8525
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Relaxing and nostalgic

The grounds are beautifully juxtaposed hills and rolling meadow against the flat terrain of the rest of the area. Manicured gardens and exotic flora house peacocks and other birds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kelly B
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Youngsville, Louisiana
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Youngsville, Louisiana
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The grounds are beautifully juxtaposed hills and rolling meadow against the flat terrain of the rest of the area. Manicured gardens and exotic flora house peacocks and other birds of the region. The restaurant overlooks the shaded by centuries old live oaks gardens and has moderately prices lunch and drink. The house brings back the old south charm and is... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are beautiful, but the history is really interesting. Looking out over the lake you can see the chimney on the house that fell in when the salt mine caved in. The short film shows the aerial view of the home, the gardens and the salt domes of the area.

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Thank cedar4604
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

See all the plants and trees. Learn about Joseph Jefferson, actor who went around the world in the play Rip Van Winkle. Sit under a tree where Grover Cleveland rested.

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Thank Jim F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked around for a while. It was such a peaceful and beautiful place. Loved the house tour and the art work as well. I would recommend to anyone just looking for some quiet time or maybe a romantic walk.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a couple of hours to burn before heading to Lafayette, so went here instead of avery island or KonRico rice mill in new Iberia. Summary: the house tour is solid - lots of period pieces, and original house info is interesting. The family (families) history behind the is interesting. The café has SUPER views and if you want... More 

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Thank Mark M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every single thing about the Rip Van Winkle gardens on Jefferson Island is amazing and beautiful. The food was delicious! We had the seafood bisque and the shrimp and sausage gumbo. The grounds are beautifully maintained. You can see workers keeping it up throughout but it's no distraction. If anything it shows how much they care. The grounds are covered... More 

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Monroe, LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful grounds & home! We loved walking through the gardens and the home tour was very good. The house is beautiful and definitely worth seeing. We ate lunch at the cafe which was a treat. The food was very good and it was nice to eat lunch overlooking the lake. The bird sanctuary on the property was awesome! I... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in New Iberia, I always take my friends here for the beautiful oaks tress and gardens. Eat at the café...it is authentic and second to none. Learn about the unique history of this island. You will not be disappointed!

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Thank drmarge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens & the lake vista at lunch is breathtaking. I bring all my guest to visit & they love it too.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful a great place to take pictures or even have a wedding. The kids enjoy walking around and touring the property. If you are an outdoorsy person make sure to check it out.

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