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Jungle Gardens, Avery Island

#10 of 127 in Parks in Louisiana
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  • We were not aware this is primarily a drive through attraction. Yes one can walk, and we are walkers, but there are no sidewalks, or facilities to encourage walking. I assumed there would be a lot of ...  more »
  • I did the driving tour as I only had one hour to spare and really enjoyed it!! Lots of wildlife!! The flowers are not out yet, but I can only imagine how beautiful this is when they are. Gorgeous oak ...  more »
  • Jungle Gardens is the "hidden gem" of Avery Island. One can drive or walk the well-marked paths through ancient live oak trees and see sights such as a cypress swamp (complete with alligators), the migratory bird sanctuary where snowy egrets come to rest, and many flowering plants and trees. The most unusual feature of the gardens is the large Buddha statue, seated on a golden lotus blossom. Jungle Gardens is a popular spot for wedding, engagement, prom, and graduation photos, and there's hardly a spot that isn't a perfect backdrop for pictures. Springtime is likely the best time to visit and tour, as the flowers are in bloom, and the temperature and humidity isn't quite as oppressive as it is in the summer.
  • The Jungle Gardens were great! During March it isn't too hot yet to get out and walk around. The lagoon is a great place to take photos of alligators, just don't get too close! The Bird City observation platform is down the hill behind you after you park at the Bird City parking area. It is great for taking pictures of birds building their nests. Overall there is a lot of natural beauty to take in. FYI, if you're a professional photographer there is a $50 fee.

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