There’s Something Truly Unique About This Mom & Pop Truck Stop in Louisiana
While there are lots of unique truck stops in Louisiana, the Tiger Mart in Grosse Tete might just take the cake. Of course, there are lots of places that proclaim the tiger as their mascot in this area in honor of the great LSU Tigers, but Tiger Mart took it to a whole other level – by keeping their own tigers on the property!
2018 editor’s note: it’s come to our attention that the resident tiger has passed away and the owner will not be getting a new feline friend to take its place.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
What do you think of this truck stop that keeps a live tiger? Do you think it’s wrong to keep a tiger near the highway like this? Or do you think the owner does a good job of taking care of him? Have you ever visited before? Let us know what you think in the comments below! We love to hear your feedback!
Kezia Kamenetz is a native to southern Louisiana and lives in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans currently. When not writing about all the amazing things to be found in her state, her central passion is dreams and the wisdom they can offer, which you can learn more about by visiting KeziaVida.com
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