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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

419 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 (French Quarter)
504-589-2636
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Ranked #17 of 178 Attractions in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Viewing wildlife, Kayaking, Hiking
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Owner description: Nature reserve, consisting of several sections, preserves significant examples of the natural and cultural resources of the Mississippi Delta region.

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San Pablo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I got up three different times to take the historic tour that is only offered once a day and only for 40. I was not willing to wait in line for 90 minutes for a free tour. The NPS needs to increase this obviously popular tour.

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encinitas, CA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

It would take months or years to explore every nook and cranny of Acadiana. It includes Eunice, home of the Liberty Theatre, Lafayette, Thibodaux, the city of New Orleans, Barataria, and Chalmette. We did go to Eunice and tour the excellent museum and attended the Saturday night Cajun music show at the Liberty Theatre.

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Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Very interesting historical place. Very good video presentation inside visitors' center. Good lecture.

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Just what my title says, How can you go wrong! The shuttle ride was interesting, some road rage over a closed road in the French Quarter, but it made for a hilarious story to tell friends back home. The guides at Jean Lafitte have lots of knowledge and down to earth, visiting the Bayou was the best part of our... More

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Gainesville, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The battle of NOLA was epic-for any history buff or person studying the Revolutionary War, this would be a "must see". Well done with both British and American perspectives.

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Sign up for the free 9:30 a.m. tour when the center on Decatur Street opens at 9:00 a.m. Then head around the corner for a quick breakfast at Cafe Fleur de Lis on Chartres Street before dashing back to join the tour. Different tour guides (U.S. park rangers) offer different slices of history, but whichever tour you take will be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Well worth visiting this exhibit (which happens to be free). A good overview of the history of New Orleans with very pleasant staff.

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New Orleans
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5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

When I bring visitors here, it's often the highlight of their trip. They get to see alligators, snakes, owls... In their NATURAL HABITAT--this is not a show put on with performances but tour operators. On a nice day, the walk throughout nature is wonderful. In the heat of the Summer, a nice drizzly day is perfect. The Coquille Trail is... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were up close to a lot of wildlife, alligators too, inexpensive, great place to walk and explore. Bring kids of all ages, just hold hands with runners!

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North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We visited other Jean Lafitte locations while in Louisiana. Each one gives a good basic history of the area and has helpful staff members who answered all of our questions. I would recommend a visit to this location for a good general overview of New Orleans history.

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