If you haven't visited Rip Van Winkle in South Louisiana, you need to. Its even more beautiful than advertised. The Rip Van Winkle Gardens as it is names should really be called the Rip Van Winkle Grounds! The huge space provides a large array of varying backdrops and landscapes allowing for pictures to appear to be from multiple locations. The water view, the ancient concrete structure, the southern styled homes, and beautiful fountain are just a few of the picture perfect spots!