Louisiana truly is one of the most incredible places on planet earth. There is something absolutely incredible tucked away in every corner of the state. From New Orleans to Shreveport to Acadiana there is tons of history, magic and beauty.

Case and point, according to OnlyInYourState.com, you can have a once in a lifetime type animal encounter in the small, unincorporated community of Ethel Louisiana. According to the site, you can literally hold and play with sloths at the Barn Hill Preserve!

The exotic animal preserve has ALL kinds of incredible creatures including kangaroos, bearded dragons and sugar sliders. However, the main attraction is the sloth barn. In the barn, you'll have the opportunity to feed, cuddle and play with the on site sloths! Which is pretty awesome.

After you get done with the sloths, you can change into your bathing suit and swim with Otters as well.

The Barn Hill Preserve is certainly worth the few hour trip. The 'Encounter Tour' is $44 for adults and $38 for children. Just be sure to schedule your trip ahead of time. Because these tours are known to sell out pretty regularly. You can find more details about the tours and creatures on the Barn Hill Preserve website.

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