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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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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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Reviewed yesterday

Take some time to get out of New Orleans proper and see some nature with a visit to Lafitte National Park. It is a short drive away and such a nice place to be out doors. There are graved or planked walks throughout the park...More

Thank JSH229
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

But, it was worth the stop! Loved this place! Beautiful views, restrooms, historical information, and old buildings to walk around in. Great for pictures and walking in wide open spaces. We stopped off from the Creole Queen and had about 45 min to explore which...More

Thank alisafranz50by50
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is part of the National Park system...also FREE! A very worth while experience. The rangers are knowledgeable and offer interesting and informative walking tours.

1  Thank Optoko
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I discovered this FREE gem on my second visit to New Orleans. It was Novemeber so only saw deer early in the morning. The cypress trees had lots of elbows and it was magical.We had just come from a swamp tour the previous day. And...More

1  Thank Sevdalina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Adventure out of the city and explore the Louisiana Bayou! It's free too. There are lots of trails you can walk, but if you just want a quick exploration, go to the visitor center and walk the boardwalk there into the bayou. You'll need about...More

1  Thank Lindsey W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got on the pontoon and the man giving the tour kept it interesting. He had knowledge to share as a well as a baby alligator that we could pass around and touch. It was beautiful to see the Herons take off from the marsh...More

Thank Riverstyx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour we took started on the Creole Queen paddle boat where we had an excellent historian explain New Orleans history. Then we got off the boat and went to the battle ground of Chalmette where a park ranger met us and told us about...More

Thank dischlies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome site. Small but packed with great learning stations. Really enjoyed the opportunity to hear the musical vignettes.

Thank dsd3500
Reviewed 3 October 2017

loved the ranger talk here...you learn so much about New Orleans and Jean Lafitte who i might add should have his name wiped clean of the park..a terrible slave owner he was

3  Thank s g
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Just 30 minutes from the heart of downtown New Orleans, enjoy the swamps of Jean Lafitte. Take a canoe and travel through the waterways of this pristine park. See alligators, the blooming of the irises in March, take a hike along the nature trail built...More

Thank Candance K
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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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Adam M
11 September 2017|
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Response from travelerS_Korea | Reviewed this property |
If the area isn't designated for parking, I'm not sure what might happen. Why not contact the specific park to find out what they suggest?
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.