Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
4.5
National ParksNature & Wildlife Areas
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
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Nature reserve, consisting of several sections, preserves significant examples of the natural and cultural resources of the Mississippi Delta region.
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Neighbourhood: French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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DecuypereLien
Wervik, Belgium103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Even the fact that I was alone didn't bother anyone to have a nice chat along the trip. A really nice park and definitely woth the visit. Even the rain wasn't so bad.
Written 12 April 2024
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Tom S
Ypsilanti, MI183 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It's confusing that the same name applies to an urban visitor center in the French Quarter and a swamp experience a 30+ minute drive outside the city. We visited both. The FQ visitor center was a nice respite from the bustle of the streets with a peaceful courtyard and informative exhibits on Louisiana culture and geography (pubic restrooms, too). The swamp area includes boardwalk hiking trails along which we saw a lot of flora and some fauna including an alligator. The scheduled ranger-led walk was very focused on the young children who dominated the group.
Written 27 February 2024
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naannes64
Indianapolis, IN8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Loved it! The rangers are so nice and knowledgeable. Beautiful area. Remember your National Parks Passport Book!!
Written 5 August 2023
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Amy F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Darren was our tour guide and he was amazing. Lots of knowledge, whitty, and just fun. We had a great time, saw some gators and wildlife. This was definitely worth the money and the time! I even got to hood a baby alligator.
Written 4 July 2023
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Beckibecka
Aurora, CO555 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This was our favorite part of our vacation to New Orleans! We went on a walk with a ranger, which is at 10am every morning I think. It's on the national park website. That was great, so when we were done, we took an Uber across the highway and did a swamp tour on a pontoon boat.
If you like wildlife and prefer to get out of the city, I highly suggest a visit here.
Written 22 May 2023
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Venusbelt
Bellingham, WA46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
I visited with two of my 20 something year old kids on a gorgeous bluebird day. The park, trails, & wildlife were stunning. We are from NW Washington, & therefore seeing this ecosystem in all its beauty was a great experience. I’d recommend that visitors to NOLA check out & appreciate this wonderful park.
Written 19 May 2023
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Kathrin S
Portland, OR697 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We loved this park. Again. We all had such great memories from 5 years ago that we decided to go again. Nice boardwalk through beautiful swampland. We saw a ton of snakes and several alligators. What fun!
The small education center was nice too and the ranger was friendly and helpful.
Written 5 April 2023
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travelcrazies49021
Chapel Hill, NC57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Excellent educational walk with a ranger at 10 am wed to Sat. We rented a car to get here and combined it with a swamp tour
Afterwards did a couple hikes on pur own. Saw lots of gators and flora
Written 1 April 2023
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David J
Rocky Mountain House, Canada235 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Pleasant, well laid out museum which gives a great history of the Acadian/Cajun people in Louisiana.
The available boat ride is also interesting and a good way to gain additional knowledge of the local area.
Written 31 March 2023
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James F
Chillicothe4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Free to go to. Was able to see an alligator and cotton mouth in their own environment. Beautiful scenery.
Written 4 March 2023
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JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK AND PRESERVE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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