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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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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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A Fine Introduction to the City

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we went late in the day in poor weather. We didn't see any alligators but saw a squirrel and a small snake

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visited the French Quarter Visitor Center for some info then headed down to the Barataria Preserve. It was nice day, little bit of a breeze, not too hot. Went on a weekday so it wasn't crowded at all. Started at the Visitor Center and made my way though to the Marsh Overlook. Took about 2 hours round trip. Lots... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the downtown visitor center and found it a good introduction to the history of the city and people who settled this area. We missed the Ranger led walk but heard from others that it is well worth your time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our NPS ranger guide, Jack, was so knowledgeable not only about the bayou, the animals, but also NO itself. The tour was about 1.5 hours , well worth the time! It was a warm winters day and we saw 7-8 small to mid sized alligators in their natural environment.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a time when I would have given this a 5. We have been going to Jean Lafitte National Park for about 30 years. We were just there in January and found the bayou and canals completely overgrown with exotic species. It was so bad you couldn't even see the water. We used to canoe all through the park... More 

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