Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, New Orleans

4.6
#1 of 35 in Nature in Louisiana
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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  • Every morning at 9:30am there is a one hour lecture by staff. We attended two which were outstanding. The first gave a detailed history of the various groups which created the city of New Orleans....  more »
  • Top tips- it’s free and visit for the 0930 talk which is informative about the changing landscape of New Orleans with the historical perspective. Highly interesting talk about yellow fever, the...  more »
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  • Good tour. We saw several alligators very close to the boat and got some great pictures. At the end of the tour, we even got to hold a small one and get a picture with it. Our captain provided lots of good information along the way.
  • Awesome! Fun, peaceful ride in the bayou. Jason was an awesome guide. Funny, knowledgeable. Saw quite a few alligators. Got to hold one. Definitely recommend Jean Lafitte tours!

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