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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

#20 of 364 things to do in New Orleans Features Animals
419 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1035
+1 504-589-2636
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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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419 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1035
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+1 504-589-2636
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My Wife and I visited this park while on vacation, about 25 min drive from downtown NOLA. Started out at the Barataria visitors center, which has a nice and interesting display of the swamps and Mississippi River. They offer free walk out to a point,...More

1  Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, 19-year-old son and I went on an airboat tour and had a blast! We were able to catch a shuttle bus from in front of our hotel in the French Quarter, so it is not necessary to drive out to the docks to...More

1  Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The center on Decatur Street is actually more of a welcome center explaining the six sites that comprise Jean Lafitte Park. Barataria Preserve is just a few miles outside the city of New Orleans. So is the Chalmette Battlefield. Other locations would make very interesting...More

Thank Nolafan2164
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the airboat ride. We were a group of 8 and to save a few dollars we selected the larger airboat. In hindsight I think I would choose the smaller airboat. The small airboats go faster and they can go through anything. On...More

1  Thank Ann W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love nature and this area is beautiful. It is well maintained and keep for the enjoyment of all. Well worth the time even in the heat of summer.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I titled the review because the actual nature park is several miles out of the city. And yes we saw an alligator. Some very interesting insects. And I have been there in the past and saw nutria. But the Decatur address is just an informational...More

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to get a real sense of the swamps in New Orleans the National Preserve is the place! Great hiking trails! We were lucky enough to see several alligators off the trails!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit to Battle of New Orleans in Chalmette is time well spent. Lots of interesting history and rich details.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pretty comprehensive insight into the peoples, wars, music, cultures & overall history of New Orleans. A half hour or so here, sets you up for background on all the things you will inevitably see whilst in NO. This place gives you context & there...More

Thank planetogra
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve isn't just one park, it's actually six physically separate sites and a park headquarters. The 22,421-acre property, which was established in 1907, protects significant examples of the rich natural and cultural resources of Louisiana's Mississippi River Delta region....More

1  Thank Taylor B
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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
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16 July 2017|
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Response from Megan H | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will but Wildlife activity will have diminished to some part due to it being a bit colder. That being said, I visited the area in early February and it was 80 degrees one day. Highly recommend this place for wildlife... More
21 February 2017|
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Response from I H | Reviewed this property |
Barataria: stop in at the visitor's center if you are there for the guided tour (which I recommend), then get back in car and go back to the trailhead. Staff at the visitor's center will tell you where.
27 December 2016|
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Response from jyoungblood226 | Reviewed this property |
No tickets required. Just head out on the trail.