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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  • Found this when waling around waiting to meet us with others. Very interesting. Good interactive exhibits although some were either under repair or didn't work properly. The rangers were very helpful.  more »
  • Note that there are 6 distinct parts of this National Park and Preserve in the vicinity of NOLA. Several are bayou, swamp, prairie and battlefield locations away from city center. We visited the "urba...  more »
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  • Amazing place, so much wildlife to see here. The Captain of Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour were so friendly and good with the kids. We had booked 10 am tour without realizing gators aren't active in the cold weather. Definitely we will come back in summer for touring again. Wonderful swamp tour in my life.
  • Awesome place! Easily accessible from New Orleans. I was visiting and have never been to the Louisiana swamps, so it was interesting. The trails are all wooden walkways over the water, and there are alligators aplenty! Parking lots all close early, but it's possible to park on the side of the road when they do.

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