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25 Things To Do With Kids In Louisiana

Explore the culture and wildlife packed regions of the great state of Louisiana and be sure to visit these family-friendly attractions along the way.

Here are 25 adventurous ideas perfect for the entire family.


1. Explore 1,300 acres of wildlife at Palmetto Island State Park in Cajun Country near Abbeville.

2. Sail the pristine waters of Indian Creek Lake at Alexander State Forest in central Louisiana.

3. Catch a blast from the past at the Louisiana History Museum in central Louisiana and the city of Alexandria.

4. South Toledo Bend State Park features much more than just outdoor recreation in central Louisiana.

5. Experience the great outdoors of northern Louisiana at Chemin-A-Haut State Park near Bastrop.

6. Escape the hustle and bustle of greater New Orleans at St. Bernard State Park near Harvey.

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7. Enjoy the 294 acres of Caney Lake Reservoir at Jimmie Davis State Park in northern Louisiana.

8. Picnic, fish, or hike at Fontainbleau State Park near the New Orleans metropolitan area.

9. Experience the abundance of water recreation at Cypremont Point State Park in Cajun Country near the city of Franklin.

10. Poverty Point State Park in northern Louisiana is an ideal fishing destination near Delhi.

11. Take in the 7,450 acres of scenery at Lake Bistineau State Park in northern Louisiana near the city of Minden.

12. Water-related adventure is plentiful at Lake D'Arbonne State Park in northern Louisiana outside of Monroe.

13. Trek the scenic 700 acres of central Louisianan beauty at Hodges Gardens State Park near the city of Leesville.

14. Explore the vast outdoors of Plantation Country at Bogue Chitto State Park near Hammond.

15. Experience the 6,400 acres of Lake Claiborne and Lake Claiborne State Park in northern Louisiana.

16. Be a part of the unique culture of Cajun Country at Festival International de Louisiane in downtown Layfette.

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17. Traverse the children's musuem and outdoor recreation at Sam Houston Jones State Park in Cajun Country.

18. View the shorelines of Tchefuncte River at Fairview-Riverside State Park near the New Orleans metropolitan area.

19. You'll find the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum in downtown Monroe – a fun stop while you travel in northern Louisiana.

20. Traveling in December? The Natchitoches Christmas Festival in central Louisiana is a guaranteed fun-filled day for the entire family.

21. Visit the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans and take in the cool, historic culture and amenities.

22. Outdoor and water recreation is plentiful at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park near Layfayette.

23. Fish the wonderful 3,000-acre Lake Bruin at Lake Bruin State Park.

24. Scenic, outdoor family activities await at 6,400 acre Chicot State Park.

25. Set in central Louisiana, North Toledo Bend State Park offers a complete array of outdoor recreation.

Best Western Hotels Along the Way:

1

Best Western Abbeville Inn & Suites

3515 Veterans Memorial Drive, Abbeville LA 70510-5709
Phone: (337) 740-4100  |  Fax: (337) 740-4101  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

2

Best Western of Alexandria Inn & Suites & Conference Center

2720 N MacArthur Drive, Alexandria LA 71303-4227
Phone: (318) 445-5530  |  Fax: (318) 445-8496  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

3

Best Western Chateau Louisianne Suite Hotel

710 N Lobdell Boulevard, Baton Rouge LA 70806-2973
Phone: (225) 927-6700  |  Fax: (225) 927-6709  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

4

Best Western Plus Richmond Inn & Suites-Baton Rouge

2683 Energy Drive, Baton Rouge LA 70808-2627
Phone: (225) 924-6500  |  Fax: (225) 924-3074  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

5

Best Western Northpark Inn

625 N Highway 190, Covington LA 70433-8961
Phone: (985) 892-2681  |  Fax: (985) 893-0115  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

6

Best Western Delhi Inn

135 Snider Road, Delhi LA 71232-7015
Phone: (318) 878-5126  |  Fax: (318) 878-5122  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

7

Best Western Plus Westbank

1700 Lapalco Boulevard, Harvey LA 70058-3027
Phone: (504) 366-5369  |  Fax: (504) 262-0949  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

8

Best Western Lafayette Inn

2207 NW Evangeline Trwy, Lafayette LA 70501-1137
Phone: (337) 769-2900  |  Fax: (337) 769-2899  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

9

Best Western Plus Vermilion River Suites Hotel

125 E Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette LA 70508-3236
Phone: (337) 235-1367  |  Fax: (337) 235-2887  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

10

Best Western Bayou Inn & Suites

1320 N Martin Luther King Highway, Lake Charles LA 70601-2051
Phone: (337) 990-5325  |  Fax: (337) 990-5538  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

11

Best Western Plus DeSoto Inn & Suites

611 Jenkins Street, Mansfield LA 71052-3707
Phone: (318) 871-2022  |  Fax: (318) 871-2028  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

12

Best Western Minden Inn

1411 Sibley Road, Minden LA 71055-5137
Phone: (318) 377-1001  |  Fax: (318) 377-3221  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

13

Best Western Airport Inn

1475 Garrett Road, Monroe LA 71202-3909
Phone: (318) 345-4000  |  Fax: (318) 345-4455  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

14

Best Western Natchitoches Inn

5131 University Pkwy, Natchitoches LA 71457-7169
Phone: (318) 352-6655  |  Fax: (318) 352-9440  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

15

Best Western Plus French Quarter Landmark Hotel

920 N Rampart Street, New Orleans LA 70116-3011
Phone: (504) 524-3333  |  Fax: (504) 523-5431  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

16

Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel

114 Magazine Street, New Orleans LA 70130-2421
Phone: (504) 648-0444  |  Fax: (504) 648-0445  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

17

Best Western Plus St. Charles Inn

3636 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans LA 70115-4690
Phone: (504) 899-8888  |  Fax: (504) 899-8892  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

18

Best Western Oakdale Inn

2030 Highway 165 S, Oakdale LA 71463-3539
Phone: (318) 335-3155  |  Fax: (318) 335-3159  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

19

Best Western Plus Slidell Inn

120 Taos Street, Slidell LA 70458-3158
Phone: (985) 781-5655  |  Fax: (985) 781-0077  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

20

Best Western Plus Executive Hotel & Suites

1200 Pintail Street, Sulphur LA 70665-6402
Phone: (337) 625-9000  |  Fax: (337) 625-9700  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

21

Best Western Ville Platte

1919 E Main Street, Ville Platte LA 70586-6646
Phone: (337) 360-9961  |  Fax: (337) 363-8526  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

22

Best Western West Monroe Inn

405 Thomas Road, West Monroe LA 71292-7938
Phone: (318) 322-9922  |  Fax: (318) 388-4556  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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