Traveling anywhere out of the country can be expensive, especially if you're looking to go during a popular time of the year. Luckily, near Baton Rouge are hidden gardens that, as soon as you step inside, will make you feel as though you've left The Pelican State entirely and managed to transport yourself to Japan. Save your money on a plane ticket and visit these gardens instead!

Jungle Gardens is a 170-acre semitropical garden on Avery Island in Louisiana. 

This botanical wonderland will blow you away with the many attractions that lie within, but the nature itself is truly the best treat of all.

Flowers, bamboo, streams of water, and more will greet you during your entire visit. Their "Bird City" makes it likely you'll run into some wildlife as well. 

They offer self-guided tours through the garden, as well as guided botanical tours and guided historical tours. It's up to you how much you'd like to learn about this magical place.

While on your guided or self-guided tours, the Buddha Statue, magnificent bamboo, a glorious bridge, and even their friendly neighborhood alligator are all notable stops.

Jungle Gardens is $8 for adults and $5 for children. To visit their Tabascos Visitors Center as well as the gardens, it's $12.50 for adults and $9.50 for children.

Events and weddings are often held here and photography sessions are available for a $50 fee.

This place is perfect for any formal or informal occasion you could possibly think of. We can't wait to visit soon!

Jungle Gardens 

Price: $5 - $12.50

Address: Hwy. 329, Avery Island, LA

Why You Need To Go: These gardens have tons of photo-worthy stops along your walk through nature.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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