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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: +1 504-589-2636
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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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A great diversion out of the city

Lots of folks think singularly in New Orleans- bars, city life, debauchery, etc. Yet the National Park Service offers something of significant difference to an outdoor... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of folks think singularly in New Orleans- bars, city life, debauchery, etc. Yet the National Park Service offers something of significant difference to an outdoor experience. This NHP offers a nice Visitor Center, and relaxing walk along the river and into the swamp. There's lots of nature, history flora and fauna to experience. It's easy to access and very... More 

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minneapolis mn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are some interesting walking paths in this park. There is a boardwalk that runs for a few miles, an easy hike that takes less than two hours. Great way to get right out into the middle of the swamp!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a gorgeous place. The board walk over the swamp land was so cool. Stop in the rangers station and get a map. The rangers are very helpful and friendly. Take big spray. A bottle of water for sure. Wear good walking shoes. Take your camera. You never know what you'll see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Throughout the years living nearby Jean Lafitte, my family and friends have visit here quite a bit. This park offers different walking tracks for different viewing points and/or experience levels. There are tracks for the more "off the path" feel with nature right at your fingertips and a different track with a boardwalk the entire way for a safer travel.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is always an enjoyable walk. Great holocause memorial now in place. And, the aquarium at one end, Dumond's in the middle, and the French market at the other.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful walk thru the Bayou, where you will see alligators, Egrets, and other wild life in the wild. Just keep you eye's open because some of the wildlife gets closer than you realize.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Barataria unit of the park is a true representation of the southern Louisiana wetlands. There is a well maintained trail through the area that takes you through a swamp and into a marsh area. You must be prepared for reptiles and creatures of the area. It is a beautiful place especially in the spring time when wild iries are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the large airboat (20 passengers). Ride is nice and fun. A lot of time at a place listening to the guide. Interesting, but I'd rather have more ride and crocodiles than talk

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't have time to schedule in a swamp tour, so we found this great park to do some bayou exploring of our own. We started by heading to the visitor's center and talking to a wonderful, very knowledgeable ranger. She advised us on where to park (as the parking lots were due to close soon) and which trails to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did you know that this is outside? Like, in nature and stuff? I know! I was shocked too! I am not what you would call an "outdoorsy" person. A guy that I am seeing was recently shocked when I told him that I occasionally do venture outdoors and have even been known to enjoy an outdoor festival. Anyway, I hadn't... More 

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