2125 Veterans Boulevard
Kenner, LA 70062
Phone: (504) 464-6464
Fax: (504) 464-7532
Lafreniere Park is a 155-acre park with several amenities including a two-mile jogging trail, glass-enclosed room available for meetings and parties, eight picnic shelters, a 20-acre lagoon, two playgrounds, a carousel, multi-use sports fields, and an 18-hole disc golf course. The park is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Premium family entertainment is provided at the Children's Castle. Enjoy music, magic, puppetry, storytelling, dance and opera. The Castle presents shows every Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
Stroll through a replicated village of days gone by.
Adventure Quest offers a 6,000 square foot multi-level laser tag arena. Visitors can also enjoy black light Cosmic Golf, bumper cars, live-action sports on a big screen TV, wireless Internet, King Tut's Cafe, and a great arcade area.
In 1859, when construction of Nottoway Plantation was completed, the sprawling mansion was one of the most regal of its time. Today, visitors have the opportunity to step into the grand lifestyle of the old South with guided tours of the property. One of the few plantations that survived the Civil War, this antebellum mansion has been fully restored to capture the opulent lifestyle of the original owners. In addition to guided tours, Nottoway Plantation features the Nottoway Museum and bed and breakfast accommodations. - Bethany Culp
Thanks to the generous donations from Sydney and Walda Besthoff, New Orleanians and visitors to the city can enjoy art-in-the-park at Besthoff Sculpture Garden. The nearly five acres that make up the sculpture garden in City Park are home to 57 large-scale works of art. The sculptures, situated among the park's large oaks and Southern magnolias, vary greatly in style and represent a range of classic and modern artists. Additionally, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden is free for all visitors. - Bethany Culp
This Greek Revival mansion is home to original English and American antiques and eight acres of formal gardens and decorative fountains. Although florals vary with the seasons, visitors can count on a spectacular display year-round. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Longue Vue House & Gardens features ever-changing exhibits. A gift shop sells horticulture and decorative items, children's gifts and reproductions from the Longue Vue Collection.
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is composed of two parallel bridges and holds the Guinness world record as the longest continuous bridge over water, spanning 23.83 miles (38.35 kilometers). As you're driving over the bridge, you'll be treated to views of of Lake Pontchartrain. This is a toll bridge, so be prepared to pay a toll when you cross in either direction.
Built on a race course in 1872, Metairie Cemetery is known for its architectural beauty. It has one of the finest collection of funeral statues and marble tombs which has made it secure a place in the prestigious National Register of Historic Places in December, 1991. It also holds its place in the Forbes list of ten bests cemeteries in the world. This cemetery is worth visiting while in New Orleans.
Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist is located across the Polk Avenue. Replacing the Lakeview Presbyterian Church, this church is incorporated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. For details, check website.
The New Orleans street car system, the oldest continuously operating street railway system in the world, includes three different lines, the St. Charles Avenue line, the Riverfront line, and the Canal Street line, and covers a total of about 13 miles. These lines run through some of the most beautiful areas of the city and facilitate access to popular neighborhoods and attractions such as the French Quarter, the Central Business District, Audubon Park, and the Aquarium of the Americas, etc. A one-way fare is $1.25 and transfers to other lines are available for an additional $0.25. Sadly, all three of these lines were non-operational following Hurricane Katrina, but as recently as June 2008, they are all up and running again at full speed. These beautiful old streetcars are not only an integral part of New Orleans's history, but they are a convenient means of getting around the city, and their charm makes them an absolute must-do for visitors.
The First Baptist Church was founded in 1843 at 66 Julia Street in a small room. But later, a new 17-acre place of First Baptist was built in 2004. The relocation gave the church more visibility and state-of-the-art facilities. At the same time they also launched a building campaign to construct 40 new homes in the central city. The congregation of First Baptist keep seeking spiritually lost people in the city and take care of the forgotten.