Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans

Categories: National Parks, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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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  • Having got my National Parks Passport stamped at many parks throughout the south west I continued the collection through Louisiana and as I also needed walking exercise we headed for the Jean Lafitte ...  read more »
  • Just off the busy street, tucked away in a courtyard. A quick way to learn more about the founder of New Orleans 
  • Unbelievable they pick you up at your hotel and bring you back. The air tour is the best. If you want to see alligators this is the tour. They come right up to the boat. It's amazing. Recommend for al...  read more »
  • Incredible and unique park. Walk along the bayou right along and over the swamp. See everything from spiders to alligators. Also can go in boats to go along the water. Highly recommended.
  • We had a blast!!! We saw six alligators, turtles, frogs, herons, water snakes, fish, egrets, and breathtaking scenery of swamps and cypress forests and marshland. When rain came we took refuge at the visitor center where friendly staff offered to put any movie we wanted in their little movie theatre. We watched Jambalaia, on the history, natural resources and cultural life of the Mississippi delta. Then back to the boardwalks for more wildlife. BRING WATER, repelent and sunscreen. Enjoy!!
  • The best place in the New Orleans area for those seeking the bucolic and raw nature that characterizes the Mississippi River delta region. You'll find a wealth of paths and trails leading into the wetlands, showcasing the beautiful and varied biodiversity of these landscapes. Be prepared to spot ribbon snakes, herons and other birds, and even an alligator! The Palmetto Trail is ideal for those looking for a path moderate in length, and the raised boardwalk is elegant and secure.
  • I volunteered here! The rangers are awesome. I also went to summer camp there.
  • A good place to go to learn about the local swamps. Also they have some really good nature trails.
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