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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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419 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1035
+1 504-589-2636
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Nature reserve, consisting of several sections, preserves significant examples of the natural and cultural resources of the Mississippi Delta region.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (87 reviews)
“great nature” (11 reviews)
“board walk” (11 reviews)
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419 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1035
French Quarter
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"visitor center"
in 87 reviews
"great nature"
in 11 reviews
"board walk"
in 11 reviews
"overlook trail"
in 10 reviews
"the junior ranger program"
in 10 reviews
"french quarter"
in 119 reviews
"swamp tour"
in 51 reviews
"free walking tour"
in 16 reviews
"decatur street"
in 23 reviews
"cypress trees"
in 9 reviews
"chalmette battlefield"
in 18 reviews
"spanish moss"
in 14 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 10 reviews
"baby alligator"
in 8 reviews
"great walk"
in 10 reviews
"great information"
in 8 reviews
"worth the trip"
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Reviewed yesterday

Worth stopping in and reading the info. The ranger talk takes longer. Nice way to learn how the French quarter started.

Thank FZ S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the French Quarter Visitor Center and enjoyed the displays with history of the area and then listened to the Ranger talk in the courtyard on 5/19/2018. Excellent talk by the Ranger. He gave so much history of the entire area. Very well...More

Thank ocean3274
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here in the winter and had a nice pleasant walk through the Barataria Preserve. It was a bit cold for wildlife when we were here, but it was still a beautiful and easy walk.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So on vacation I love visiting National Parks (to get my passport stamped etc). We took poles, cameras and map and went to the see the gators and birds in this park. It did NOT disappoint. Despite the heat (humid high 80s) we hiked about...More

1  Thank NYJUDE
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Does not disappoint we went on the boat cruise and got to see all the alligators Andy snakes and various species of birds it was well worth it

2  Thank Artie D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Barataria Preserve is a unit of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve south of New Orleans. There are several miles of trails leading through the preserve with great opportunities for wildlife viewing. I saw many alligators, two raccoons, an otter, a great egret, and...More

3  Thank jmpncsu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used to come here a lot with my sister when we were younger so when had the opportunity to see it again with my husband we decided to see it all over again! It was a beautiful day out and we saw two alligators and...More

1  Thank Will H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the swampland, you will come across this beautiful area. On our way to Louisiana Swamp Tours, we ventured off at a wrong turn and were pleasantly happy to find this beautiful park.

1  Thank dmlarnerlavery
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some interesting historical facts and information. Worth the visit. No cost. Small gift shop and rest rooms.

1  Thank dmc42467
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great afternoon out...we went on a boat cruise but you can also go out on airboats. Well worth a visit.

Thank CathyT200
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Adam M
11 September 2017|
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Response from travelerS_Korea | Reviewed this property |
If the area isn't designated for parking, I'm not sure what might happen. Why not contact the specific park to find out what they suggest?
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Wesrhi
16 July 2017|
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Response from Megan H | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will but Wildlife activity will have diminished to some part due to it being a bit colder. That being said, I visited the area in early February and it was 80 degrees one day. Highly recommend this place for wildlife... More
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debkits
21 February 2017|
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Response from I H | Reviewed this property |
Barataria: stop in at the visitor's center if you are there for the guided tour (which I recommend), then get back in car and go back to the trailhead. Staff at the visitor's center will tell you where.
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