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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  • This National Park Unit encompasses a lot of territory in the southern part of the state including a preserve, a national battlefield and places that preserve cajun language. The Barataria preserve ha...  more »
  • If you love nature and being outdoors this is the place to be. Now during the spring the weather is cooler and not overly hot so this is the best time to go. I have been here so many times in my life ...  more »
  • I went with two other friends to Nola for the weekend and we saw there were tons of boat tours to see the alligators but they were too expensive; then a friend of ours recommended the park to us and w...  more »
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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.