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Rip Van Winkle Gardens

5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia, LA 70560
+1 337-359-8525
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THIS PLACE IS SO BEAUTIFUL IT COULD ONLY BE GOD'S HANDIWORK. Peacocks everywhere and a great story... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana

The food is consistently good. My favorite is the seafood bisque. It's chock-a-block full of... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Karen A
New Iberia, Louisiana
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“house tour” (24 reviews)
“gift shop” (34 reviews)
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5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia, LA 70560
+1 337-359-8525
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

THIS PLACE IS SO BEAUTIFUL IT COULD ONLY BE GOD'S HANDIWORK. Peacocks everywhere and a great story behind the creation of this wonderful place.

Thank Rudimiester
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The food is consistently good. My favorite is the seafood bisque. It's chock-a-block full of shrimp, lump crabmeat and crawfish. It is pricey, but you get so much more seafood than you see anywhere else. The setting is beautiful and the waitresses have been there...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We did it all! We shopped the gift store. We walked the gardens, and walked the gardens! Unbelievably gorgeous. We toured the mansion and had a late lunch and coffee at the cafe. What an unbelievable place! Peacocks all over the grounds. I can hardly...More

Thank nette49
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Spent an amazing morning at this gardens. Cost $10/adult and well worth the money. Enjoyed seeing and hearing the peacocks. They have 32 of them! The gardens are VERY well maintain and easy to walk. There is a cafe on the grounds. Enjoyed the tour...More

Thank Sherry B
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Beautiful gardens, peacocks, and a very interesting house tour, according to my wife I didn't do the tour even though it's included. The house owned by a silent film star. Sits by a lake with a really interesting history. You tube "Jefferson Island disaster" and...More

1  Thank gary K
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Rip Van Winkle Gardens. The lady in the souvenir shop was friendly and helpful. The grounds were beautiful and interesting. We loved taking pictures of the peacocks who seemed to pose for us.

Thank lanelson2016
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Our senior adult group toured both the gardens and the home. Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. It was a beautiful place to visit.

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a beautiful garden that you can tour. Also has a lovely wedding venue next to the lake. Restaurant has good food and you can sit outside by the lake to eat. You can also tour the lovely Joe Jefferson home. Highly recommend this...More

Thank JaniceKo
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a more relaxing peaceful beautiful place for your wedding than you will find it here. The grounds are beautiful. I would recommend having it more in the fall being tgst most wedding are outside. The summer may be to hot.

Thank Leisa Q
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a great tourist location and still offers the locals some good food. Tourist will enjoy the well kept grounds, the good food, and a good venue for weddings, parties, and business meetings. A good gift shop is located near the restaurant.

Thank alvinds2017
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12 July 2017|
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Response from Lynn L | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the cost to tour the gardens & the home are included in the price of the stay at the cottages. It is beautiful!
27 January 2017|
Response from RipVanWinkleGardens | Property representative |
Good morning, We are not usually very busy on Thursday, but is you like you can call to reserve. 337-359-8525. Pam
25 December 2016|
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Response from pmlaque | Reviewed this property |
I think they are closed on those days.