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Jungle Gardens is a 170 acre self-guided swamp and garden tour located next to the Tabasco factory on Avery Island. It features a 900-year-old Buddha statue, a snowy white egret habitat called Bird City, and plenty of other local wildlife and exotic botanical specimens from around the world.
Founded by Edward McIlhenny, Jungle Gardens was created originally as a private bird sanctuary on his estate. In 1935 McIlhenny opened it to the public.
Know Before You Go
Jungle Gardens is about a two hour drive from New Orleans. Best way to get there is by car.