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“Jungle gardens, Avery Island.”
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, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Biscoe, North Carolina
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59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Jungle gardens, Avery Island.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 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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English first
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
“Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 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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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Beware of horseflies!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

Jungle gardens is very beautiful. I liked how you had the option of driving or walking. We walked through the marsh and saw many alligators up close! Unfortunately, we were not able to walk through the entire garden as the horseflies were horrendous! They swarmed around my husband and I and would follow us a good bit! After so many times, I refused to get out of the car. One of the ladies told us that they come out after it rains. Other than way the garden was great! We would definitely love to come on a "dry" day and try to walk about the gardens.

Visited May 2014
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Time Well Spent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Just the right amount of in the car and out of the car touring. Quaint local showing Louisiana oaks with their Spanish moss and a handful of young gators to add a bit of spice. Great place on hot days. There is lots of shade to beat the heat.

Visited May 2014
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Delphos, KS
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36 reviews
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“Worth the admission price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

Seven 7777 gave a good informative review but I have to add to it: This is worth the car admission price to go in and experience. At first the price took us aback but it was worth it. You have a choice of walking or driving, but since the area is quite large and there is a lot of ground to cover and we had more things on our agenda, and we had a couple of elderly and handicapped with our group, we opted to drive. Despite the heavy rains, we saw some great wildlife--herons, egrets, deer, turtles, fish, and of course 'gators. The area is beautiful! The live oaks with Spanish Moss themselves are worth the visit, but each stop off along the trail is so beautiful and worth spending plenty of time. There is a walk back to an oriental garden that houses a beautiful and very, very old Buddha. The trails are not handicapped accessible but are easy walks and if you drive a bit further, a person can actually get to see the hard to get to places without the difficult walk--such as the Buddha and the Bird Sanctuary. You can call on your cell phone and get information for each stop. Despite heavy rain the dirt road was actually pretty good. Allow plenty of time to visit this area--you will want to be able to linger at each place...Also be aware of the deer flies--They HURT! Bug spray might be something you might want to take. We did fine without it, but one of us got bit by a deer fly and we all realized that we do NOT want to experience that again! Do be careful as the alligators are wild and they will and DID come right up to us! A reminder: there are NO bathroom facilities once you get into the zoo/gardens but clean ones at the gift shop at the entrance. Do take some time to sit on the patio or the porch of the gift shop and enjoy the view! The entrance price is for all day so if you want to leave you can come back into the park/zoo/gardens anytime. I will be back if ever in the area again...Infact, if I was local, I would purchase a season pass--if it were available...

Visited May 2014
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