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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 is a beautiful garden that you can tour. Also has a lovely wedding venue next to the lake... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
New Iberia, Louisiana
My sons wedding

If you are looking for a more relaxing peaceful beautiful place for your wedding than you will find... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Leisa Q
New Iberia
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5505 Rip Van Winkle Road, New Iberia, LA 70560
+1 337-359-8525
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Reviewed 24 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 22 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
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Beautiful day for garden walk, taking in the vista of beautiful old live oaks, flowers, and wide open lake, followed by a restful, relaxing, delicious lunch and mimosa in the cafe. Browsed the gift shop and departed with a good feeling of a fun time...More

Thank dwr611
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The gardens are worth a leisurely walk. Peacocks stroll through them and there are interesting fountains and other features. The food at the restaurant in very good.

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Visited with a school field trip. Beautiful lawns and gardens. The history behind the gardens is interesting. Wear comfortable shoes and comfortable clothes. Great areas for a picnic.

Thank firemom72
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Great gardens peacocks and so many other birds great for small family's Maybe even a one person family.

Thank Snuffles M
Reviewed 2 May 2017

They have the most beautiful gardens here. It's right on a small lake and they have the perfect setting for a wedding at sunset. There's a beautiful plantation house that you can touring, and a very nice restaurant as well with great food. If you...More

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RipVanWinkleGardens, Gift shop attendant at Rip Van Winkle Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We try very hard to make our gardens inviting to our guest.

Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a beautiful spot to walk around, look at the lake and spot spoonbill egrets, peacocks and other wildlife (we saw two raccoons walking around). There is a wonderfully restored, beautiful house on the hill to tour and the day we went the docent...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent day walking the gardens, touring the mansion and seeing the film which explained the great salt disaster of 1980. The food in the cafe was fine. Big highlight was the roseate spoonbills which were present in large numbers where one turns off the main...More

Thank Tom B
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12 July 2017|
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Response from firemom72 | Reviewed this property |
I've never stayed at the cottages. However, I'm pretty certain if you contact the establishment, they could better answer you questions.
26 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.