Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans

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Take in the sights and scenery, including the Space Needle, the Great Wheel, Puget Sound, and Mount Rainer, from atop Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The 100 year-old building was once the tallest on the West Coast and now offers 360-degree views of the Emerald City from 149 m (489 ft) up. Ride up in the old-fashioned elevator and step out into the China Room, where you can see the antiques and carved ceiling that were gifts from Cixi, the Empress of China. Take a seat in the Wishing Chair, said to bring good luck. You can use both indoor and outdoor observation decks; visit on a clear day for the best views of Mount Rainier and the surrounding mountain ranges. By using our New Orleans itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and other attractions in New Orleans.
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  • We went out with Ranger Rachel for a1.5 hour history tour. She was wonderful - she shared information with us about the geological and human history of the area with plenty of color and flare. She had...  more »
  • This was a short and fun trip out of the city. The park is nicely kept, and the paths allow you to take a stroller through. I recommend going during cooler months or days, and to bring plenty of bug s...  more »
  • We had a nice easy walk along a natural path with 2 vegetation filled/green waterways or canals on either side. On the way in we heard splashes we assumed were alligators. On the way out we saw 2 larg...  more »