Wildlife Gardens information
Lonely Planet review
Alligator lovers shouldn’t miss the opportunity to see babies to big ’uns up close at Wildlife Gardens , 20 miles northwest of Houma. The 30 acres of swamps, walking trails, an alligator farm, rescued animals and an old trapper’s cabin have come a long way since Betty Provost Eschette started the place with her late first husband in the 1980s. You can rent one of four very rustic cabins ($95 including breakfast) in a quieter part of the swamp. They all have screened porches, but bring the mosquito spray anyway.