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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  • I love national parks and have visited 140 sites in the US national park system. I was exceptionally disappointed to arrive at the French Quarter Visitor Center at 8:59am on December 14, 2016 to have ...  more »
  • Signs everywhere "beware of alligators" but they must have been sleeping. Was a bit scary but the old growth trees, so well maintained was worth the time spent. there's a bit of something for everyone...  more »
  • Seeing the site of the 1815 battle is worthwhile, but the best way to see it is to take one of the riverboats there! 
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  • 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.
  • If you haven't been here you need to come at least once the plantation was mind-blowing to view all of the things that were around you such a long time ago was pretty cool
  • Beautiful and quiet, a great place off the beaten path if you're feeling smothered by the city. It's a great place to fish, rent a boat or take a Gator boat tour. I recommend Captain Lou!
  • Great place for an easy hike. May see some alligators, snakes, and giant spiders if the time of year is right. Always good for some birdwatching.
  • Beautiful park, nice visitor center. A chance to see local wildlife in their natural habitat.