Outdoor Adventure Itinerary
Explore thrilling outdoor adventures up and down the Bayou through swamp tours, historical museums, and hear stories of life along the bayou.
UP THE BAYOU
Make your first stop at the Jean Lafitte National Park Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center where you’ll learn about how the Acadians settled along the banks of Bayou Lafourche. This museum depicts the history and heritage rooted in the culture today. Take a walk along the boardwalk where you may spot an alligator in the bayou.
Under gorgeous oak trees you’ll find the ED White Historic Site, home of the first Louisiana Supreme Court Justice. See original furniture from the home and hear the authentic stories of life along the bayou from a true Cajun tour guide.
Bring the kids to Bayou Country Children‘s Museum for an interactive experience as they learn about the agriculture, food, and music that makes the area so unique. Children can drive a sugarcane harvester, ride a Mardi Gras float, and fish from a Gulf oil rig through these fun exhibits.
Explore Zam’s Bayou Swamp Tours where you’ll get a relaxing tour on Bayou Boeuf. If you are bold enough, hold baby alligators and pet snakes. On this boat ride you’ll hear tour guides talk about growing up on the bayou and living off the land.
Take an adventurous airboat tour on Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne. As the captain speeds through the marshes and bayous, you will get a chance to see the beauty of the water plants, graceful cypress trees, and visit with the alligators.
DOWN THE BAYOU
In downtown Lockport you’ll find the Bayou Lafourche Folklife Museum. On this guided tour you’ll take an imaginary journey down Bayou Lafourche as you learn about how the first settlers used the bayou as a source of transportation, food, and trade.
Just across the street is the Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building where you can see how boats were built decades ago. Here you can touch pirogues, skifts, and dugout boats used by Indians more than 500 years ago.
See a collection of artifacts, exhibits, and memorabilia at the Golden Meadow Historic Library where you’ll get a glimpse of the area’s shrimp and oyster industry.
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