AT A GLANCE
Louisiana’s HOT side…. New Iberia, Avery Island, Jeanerette, Jefferson Island, Loreauville and Delcambre are uniquely located on the coast with world-class salt water fishing and in the heart of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area home to America’s largest river swamp offering superb fresh water fishing. Fresh and salt water fishing guide service is available. After a day on the water be sure to visit all the hot spots including Avery Island’s TABASCO® Factory and Jungle Gardens, KONRIKO® Rice Mill, Shadows-on-the-Teche, Bayou Teche Museum, Jeanerette Museum, Antique Rose Ville, and Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens. New Iberia’s nationally recognized Main Street is the setting captured in the famed Dave Robicheaux novels of New Iberia native and award-winning author, James Lee Burke. Walking tours are available. We’re too HOT to pass up.
IBERIA PARISH DESTINATION PROFILE
Travel Louisiana’s HOT and SWEET side… New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre.
Discover a rich captivating culture teeming with lush tropical gardens on tranquil islands, famous factories, museums, charming historic and cultural districts, stately plantation homes, art galleries, live theater, shopping, world-class fishing, scenic drives and walking tours, mystical swamps, meandering bayous, colorful birds, golf, canoeing, festivals, contagious Cajun and Zydeco music, and renowned cuisine.
Experience the heat in the midst of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area at Avery Island’s world-famous TABASCO® Factory, Country Store and Jungle Gardens. Taste our cane sugar and learn about the industry and its history at the Jeanerette Museum and Bayou Teche Museum. Visit Conrad Rice Mill, America’s oldest operating rice mill, and KONRIKO® Company Store; and Shadows-on-the-Teche Plantation Home and Gardens, the first National Trust for Historic Preservation® property in the Gulf South. Watch a salt mine swallow a lake at Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens. Take a stroll along Bayou Teche and New Iberia’s national award-winning Main Street and Historic District, captured in the famed Dave Robicheaux novels of New Iberia native and award-winning author James Lee Burke. Of course, you’ll want to allow time to smell 100 varieties of roses at Antique Rose Ville Tea Room and Gardens.