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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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Address: 419 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1035
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+1 504-589-2636
09:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Tue 09:00 - 19:00
Wed - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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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Out of the way but worth it!

Jean Lafitte is about 20 minutes out of New Orleans, but it's worth the trip. You can check out the local flora and fauna while walking on a well-maintained boardwalk through the... read more

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Jean Lafitte is about 20 minutes out of New Orleans, but it's worth the trip. You can check out the local flora and fauna while walking on a well-maintained boardwalk through the swamp. Try to make it in March when the irises are blooming--just spectacular!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful park not too far from the city of New Orleans. Bring water and bug spray. Enjoy the boardwalks and the real Louisiana.

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Evansville, Indiana
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a little oasis this courtyard location is! A busy, crowded day (which was not unpleasant) was so very easily relieved by our visit to this hidden jewel. Unlike other National Park spots, this one just felt different… the entrance walk from the street being a clean, quiet, cooling corridor of an alleyway, was host to benches to rest ourselves... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The park service has done a great job of telling the story of New Orleans early years. Great displays in the visitor center.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

He was absolutely awesome. His boat is super comfortable and not loud! He was so knowledgeable and the whole experience was so much fun!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's free so that's the first plus. We saw so much wildlife! Definitely don't want to be straying from the paths unless you want to come way too close to an alligator! We had an amazing time!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my third trip to Barataria, and it did not disappoint. There is something primeval about this park -- a scent and a feeling beyond description. We watched gators basking, egrets feeding, skinks skinking about, and other wildlife. Great photo ops.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you are into nature this is a must see and very nice statue and park.... enjoyed it and wish i had time to stay longer

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to show up about 9a.m. to get in line for this limited number (25) tour, but if so you'll visit some of the cultural highlights of the city. The female tour guide provides an interactive, humorous tour that emphasizes the cultural shifts that have occurred in the city, including the current resistance to taking down Civil War statues... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up near a swamp and I was amazed to find many of the paths on the narrow dirt path between water alligator & water moccasin nests. No, I didn't see any, but I've seen plenty before in my life. I felt certain. I'd walk upon one as you could see where the alligators had "wallowed out" places going... More 

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