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Avery Island

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Avery Island is in Louisiana.

A few miles southwest of New Iberia is Avery Island, home of the McIlhenny Tabasco factory and a wildlife sanctuary. The island is actually an eight-mile deep salt dome. Visitors can drive and walk through 250 acres of subtropical jungle flora with an amazing array of wildlife.

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  • Tabasco Factory, [1]. One of America’s most popular condiments, Tabasco sauce is manufactured in a facility on the island. Tours are given of the factory and of the company-owned botanical gardens and bird sanctuary. Admission onto the island is $1. Factory tours are offered Mon-Sun 9AM-4PM. Jungle gardens and bird city days/hours of operation are Mon-Sun 9AM-5PM.  edit


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  • Holiday Inn New Iberia - Avery Island, 2915 Highway 14. +1 337 367 1201. fax: +1 337 367 7877. email: hinewiberiala@cox-internet.com. This quality motel near to both the Tabasco factory and the Jungle Gardens, and only 25 minutes by car from the Cypress Bayou Casino has a trilingual (english, french, and spanish) staff. Basic rooms start at $40.

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