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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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Address: 419 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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Mon - Tue 09:00 - 19:00
Wed - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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Nature reserve, consisting of several sections, preserves significant...

Nature reserve, consisting of several sections, preserves significant examples of the natural and cultural resources of the Mississippi Delta region.

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Paddle the Swamp - Canoe and Kayak Louisiana Bayou Tour

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SWAMP TOUR

We did the swamp tour there. Our tour guide was Jamie. Very funny guys its his dry jokes. He can spot an alligator or turtle blind folded. He really knows the swamp. We got to see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Melissa B
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the swamp tour there. Our tour guide was Jamie. Very funny guys its his dry jokes. He can spot an alligator or turtle blind folded. He really knows the swamp. We got to see lots of alligators. Definitely a place to visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice walking trail through the swamp of the park. Don't wander off; the swamp is right at your side and deceptively hidden at times, and there's crocs and all kinds of other wildlife visible. We went in Feb, when the reptiles are less active but still saw many. Might be too hot in summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have limited time to visit NOLA , I recommend going on a swamp tour. The tour guide was very thorough and friendly. We got to see a lot of gators up close. It is worth the money. Great for kids! Best time to visit is when the sun is out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well maintained trails and decent restrooms which were open even though the visitor's center was closed. You can get a trail map if you open the first door of the visitor's center. It took us about 2 hours to do the round trip trail from the visitors center to the marsh overlook. Easy walking. Saw alligators, snakes, turtles, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I lived down the street from here for many years of my life. My wife and I used to walk around the boardwalk and I'd tell her all about the history of the area. Good times, great memories.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park are located in six locations in southern Louisiana. This one is historically focused with pictures and an interesting history of Jean Lafitte, the pirate.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to walk through the swamp. Beautiful and wild and primitive looking. We truly enjoyed this Barataria park.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should visit this very interesting and educational place, right in the french quarter. They also have walking tours, which we will do next time. Must see if in New Orleans and interested in the history of the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Palmetto Trail was most interesting. It may not be the best time of the year, as alligators hibernate and the bald cypresses are indeed bald, but the landscape is most unusual and was unknown to me until this visit. I saw a woodpecker, garter snakes and a pig frog. The vegetation changes dramatically as you progress through the trail.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is your walk through the bayou. Saw gators,deer, and a few other critters. Trails are easy to walk and not too long. We were there in February so the bugs weren't bad at all. If you canoe or kayak, they have lots of trails for you too. Great way to spend a morning.

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