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. A visit to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve represents just the start of the adventure when you use our New Orleans trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I loved this park! The landscapes are amazing, beautiful. We even had the chance to see 2 alligators. Very easy access hike, to recommended!
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  • We got on the pontoon and the man giving the tour kept it interesting. He had knowledge to share as a well as a baby alligator that we could pass around and touch. It was beautiful to see the Herons t...  more »
  • The tour we took started on the Creole Queen paddle boat where we had an excellent historian explain New Orleans history. Then we got off the boat and went to the battle ground of Chalmette where a pa...  more »

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