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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  • Usually our National Parks do not disappoint- not true here. It's tired and worn and needs some love- very surprised- you can pass on this one.  more »
  • This is a delightful small National Park. It is all about the history of the French Quarter. There are places to sit and a lovely, albeit small garden.  more »
  • The staff here are a friendly and very informative. The 930 tour every am is cool. New Orleans 101 for those wanting to understand the area and get there at 9 because first come first served. Nice wal...  more »