100 Westbank Expressway
Gretna, LA 70053
Phone: (504) 648-2143
Fax: (504) 648-2144
Activités de loisir de plein air
Paddling along the Mississippi River is a great way to spend time in the city. Enjoying a buffet lunch while you glide along the river and take in the sights is the stuff of vacation dreams. The refreshing trip is bound to give you a considerable appreciation for the beauty of the area. Book your Paddlewheeler Creole Queen tickets and discover for yourself these scenic surroundings.
Aquarium of the Americas is a world-class aquarium with state-of-the-art exhibits, allowing visitors young and old to experience underwater nature first hand. Visitors immerse themselves in the major marine and submarine habitats of North and South America, including the Caribbean Sea and the Amazon Rainforest. The aquarium also features thousands of fish, reptiles and birds native to these habitats.
The Entergy IMAX features the wonders of nature captured in three stories of vivid, in your face, color. These movies, usually an hour long, complement the nature themes introduced by the Aquarium and other Audubon facilities. This IMAX is an entertaining and educational window into the natural world.
The Audubon Nature Institute has a zoo, aquarium, insectarium and a theater and organizes educational and enjoyable events for children. All museums are available for hire for personal events. A great place not only for children, but also for adults to learn about nature, the Audubon Nature Institute is fun for the whole family.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park consists of six sites in and around New Orleans. The park honors Cajun culture in general and Jean Lafitte in particular. Lafitte was a notorious pirate and smuggler, who came to the aid of General Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. The visitor center has historic walking tours of the French Quarter and is a great starting place for information regarding the other sites around New Orleans.
Natchez Steamboat features full-service catering from the on-board galley and is docked at the back of JAX Brewery. This three-decked sternwheeler offers two cruises daily with narration by a professional guide. For your dining and listening pleasure, there is a cocktail bar, live jazz and an optional Creole buffet. Dinner prices are not included in the cost of admission. Children under three ride free. Reservations are required, so call to confirm schedule and prices.
The orignally Hawaiian pastime of paddleboarding is all the rage. Because of its minimal learning curve, paddleboarding is a great way for people to get a full body exercise while being out in the water. NOLA leads tours of popular New Orleans tourist attractions, as well as lessons. Seeing the great sights of New Orleans while working out your body from head to toe is as good as it gets.
For those looking to get outdoors and explore, look no further than Canoe & Trail Adventures. This outfit touts itself as the most experienced guide service in Louisiana, and with over 40 years of experience. it's hard to refute that. Tours run the gamut from wetlands to trailheads, in state to out of state and everything in between. Canoe, hike or otherwise explore the great outdoors with Canoe & Trail Adventures.
Having started out as the nation's first sugar plantation, then an urban park, and finally renamed in 1886 as Audubon Park in tribute to John James Audubon who painted many of his famed "Birds of America" in Louisiana, the 340-acre Audubon Park and Audubon Zoo is a place one can truly and peacefully enjoy New Orleans's old-world charm: fountains, statues, gazebos, lagoons, giant oak trees, and the occasional horse-back riders and carriages. There are also a golf course, tennis courts, and a extremely popular 1.8-mile-long paved jogging track. Do walk along the outskirts of the park and be wowed by the historic buildings of Loyola and Tulane universities, as well as many elegant mansions.
Tulane University believes in overall personality development of their students. For this reason, Fogelman Arena had been established in the premises of this university. The captivating aura of this 36000 seat arena makes it the most sought after venue for sports events and other activities. The students are always eager to watch the much-awaited mens and womens basketball and volleyball matches. Its truly a thrill to watch the players in action while the crowd cheers for their favorite teams.
Sport lovers at Tulane University need not go anywhere to watch live matches. For they have the Westfeldt Facility always at their disposal. This vast space in the premises of the university, hosts the university matches as well as other sports events. Catch the action-packed performances by players and other exciting happenings at this must-visit arena of this university.
From the critter-filled swamps of Louisiana to the grasslands of Africa, you can explore some of the Earth's most intriguing habitats and the creatures that dwell within them at this world-class zoo. Rated one of the top zoos in the United States, it features two rare white tigers as well as Komodo dragons.