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Jungle Gardens

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Hwy 329, Avery Island, LA 70513
+1 337-369-6243
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Botanical garden and bird sanctuary.

To enter the Avery Island is free but to visit Tabasco or Jungle Gardens a fee is charged. Jungle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Jersey
Run down - needs better upkeep

I went here with my brother after going to Avery island. He had previously been to Avery island and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Detroit, Michigan
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Avery Island, home of TABASCO® Pepper Sauce, is also home to a 170-acre botanical treasure known as Jungle Gardens! Take a self-guided tour through southern Louisiana marshes and bayous inhabited by indigenous wildlife. Visitors can walk, bike, hike or drive the 3-mile garden trail with multiple stops to view alligators, a White Egret rookery, live oak gardens and more!
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“driving tour” (25 reviews)
“bird sanctuary” (20 reviews)
“snowy egrets” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hwy 329, Avery Island, LA 70513
+1 337-369-6243
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To enter the Avery Island is free but to visit Tabasco or Jungle Gardens a fee is charged. Jungle Gardens are bird watchers paradise. Chances are you will see rabbits, squirrels and white tailed deer.

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my brother after going to Avery island. He had previously been to Avery island and didn't see this part, so we wanted to check it out since we loved Avery island so much. The gardens were not well maintained. Each area...More

Thank Audreyy_MI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed walking through Jungle Gardens on Avery Island. The McIlheny family's commitment to preserving the environment is unparalleled. My wife and I walked the 3.5+ miles of trails and thoroughly enjoyed it. They have some of the nicest employees to be found.

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours touring the gardens in our car.. 15 different stop off points to walk around and snap photos. A 4 mile walk if you want to do it without the car, a bit on the hot side to walk! Very...More

Thank Symba2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always beautiful scenery. A favorite place to visit with friends. I lived in the area in the past but still enjoy visiting when I am in the area.

Thank 283SusanG
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gardens on Avery Island where Tabasco is. You should visit BOTH! Tabasco and the jungle gardens. Gardens cost about $8 per person. A little high in my opinion but goes towards maintenance which is worth it. You drive a three mile loop in your...More

Thank PSimms
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and breathtaking views of the trees and small lakes and rivers.. We did get to see 2 alligators.. If in the area, you should definitely add this spot to your trip, I had visitors from Amsterdam and after 7 days in the city they...More

Thank Ariq819
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Other than the name suggests, this is really a well-tended park. Although we spotted some alligators, the landscape didn't come across as a jungle but more as a tidy park which of course it was originally with the tree collection of the founder. Nice but...More

Thank HansCB
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Beautiful plants and flowers and nice places to picnic. You can drive thru it or walk it. Lots of photo ops.

Thank Diedre C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great place to spend the day anytime of they year. Best time is spring and fall. I have visited many times and each time I go I find something new.

Thank hgoiii
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CrystalVizier J
13 February 2017|
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Response from RoniLea | Reviewed this property |
I thought I saw an area with grills, but not completely sure. I would definitely call first.
Sydney H
29 October 2016|
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Response from Hops1127 | Reviewed this property |
I do know that at the Tabasco Tour, they will watch your dog in the gift shop. The pets should be allowed in the car when you visit the Jungle.