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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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Address: 419 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1035
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
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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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Free trail with alligator viewing, and not too scary!

We hiked a .9 boardwalk trail, Palmetto I think it was called, so 1.8 round trip on a hot August morning, Luckily we ran into a photographer who mentioned he saw gators at bridge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Orchard Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We hiked a .9 boardwalk trail, Palmetto I think it was called, so 1.8 round trip on a hot August morning, Luckily we ran into a photographer who mentioned he saw gators at bridge 2 and 3 as that helped us tremendously. It may have been difficult to find them as we are newbies. We hiked the trail there and... More 

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Iducked in here to get out of the oppressive humidity and was rewarded with an interesting conversation about the renovations to the other national park in e Quarter, Jazz, near the French Market. I purchased a few postcards, my original intent, and was directed to the nearest store that sold stamps. Some exhibits about Jean Lafitte caught my eye.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a tour for myself and my two daughters (aged 8 and 10) and we absolutly loved it! Brent, our captain was a great source of information about the wildlife, the fauna and the canals. We saw a lot of alligators, spiders, birds and fish.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the Louisiana swamp experience we were looking for! A way to explore on our own and walk some nice trails. The bugs were really bad and unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) no gator sightings but we saw several bird species, huge grasshoppers, and heard some frogs. Even in the morning it was hot and humid but still worth it!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So interesting to get a historical look at New Orleans. Gives a great feel for the history of the area. Don't forget to get your National Park stamp and visit the Jazz Heritage National Park too, just down the street.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to this historical park. At least the visitor's center is air conditioned and features a presentation. Some good books to purchase.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove through the park on our way and stopped a couple of times. At one stop we were able to observe an alligator floating just meters away from the parking lot. The visitor center has plenty of information about the surroundings and is the starting point for a short hiking trail (15 minutes there and back) that gives you... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was highly recommended as a neat outdoor spot for local nature. Boardwalk to walk on - make sure to remember bug spray and sunscreen too!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park, which is not far from the city is a must see. Guided trail ways lead you around the park where u can see gators, turtles, raccoons, and lots of birds. Great for taking pictures and seeing a swamp area for cheap.

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Sinclairville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was pretty excited when I saw there was a NP site right in the French Quarter. Read in my AAA book that there was a morning tour which we made it to just in time. Was about an hour long and the ranger took you off site to three different spots. Great information about NOLA and the history of how... More 

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