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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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Address: 419 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504-589-2636
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Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Canoeing, Viewing wildlife, Kayaking, Hiking
Description: 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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Hire the Louisiana Tour guide company and have yourself a great day out on the airboat for the day. We saw alligators, snakes, fish and a wide variety of birds. Our guide grew... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Billerica, Massachusetts

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Hire the Louisiana Tour guide company and have yourself a great day out on the airboat for the day. We saw alligators, snakes, fish and a wide variety of birds. Our guide grew up on this land and knew all there was about this beautiful environment.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We took a guided tour of the park and it was fantastic! It was just my husband and I so we got to know our guide pretty well and felt like friends by the end. I've never spotted so much wildlife on a park tour and the views were beautiful. The large cypress tree we saw toward the beginning of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

If you want to see a swamp and its inhabitants, just outside New Orleans you can visit the Jean Lafitte National Park. We went on a hot, rainy August day. Don't walk too fast or you'll miss things. We saw several snakes (including a cottonmouth), many spiders (they won't hurt you, but they are imposing!), frogs, lizards and anoles, huge... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A short 20 minute drive from downtown New Orleans takes you to this unspoiled swamp paradise where you will see alligators and other wildlife while walking through this preserve.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited this Park in July, it was a very hot day but the shade from all the beautiful trees kept shade. There were six of us and we all jogged through the trails and then sat by the lake. Very peaceful and relaxing. There was a picnic area but no grilling.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Easy walk and great getaway from the city. You can see many animals if you keep your eyes open. Total time of walk is around 45 minutes.

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Morris, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The actual park is elsewhere, but the visitor center is free and worth a visit. I especially liked the section they had on different dialects in the region; you could pick up a phone and listen to a recording of someone speaking that dialect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Came here for a air-boat tour, it was really cool, they have guide to show you alligators, and funny fact I have learnt: Alligators love marshmallow!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

if your in new Orleans you should get off bourbon street for at least the day and check out the swamps and gators. worth it.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This preserve is awesome! They have some really long trails. It was really hot out so we were surprised when we actually saw a lot of creatures. We saw a racoon pretty close up, we saw tons of spiders, you will be dodging a lot of those of course I am pretty sure they are not dangerous. They are Garden... More 

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