550 South Lofton Dr.
Picayune, MS 39466
Phone: (601) 799-2833
Fax: (601) 799-2996
This family park features Lighted tennis courts, children
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With the mission to preserve, protect and display plants native to the Pearl River Drainage Basin ecosystem, provide environmental and botanical research opportunities and offer cultural, scientific and recreational programs, the Crosby Arboretum displays three basic habitats found in this ecosystem among an 104-acre interpretive site and manages 700 acres in seven associated natural areas in Pearl River, Hancock and Lamar Counties.
Founded in 2005 by Mark Henderson and his wife, Leslie, Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company is a monumental brewery in Mississippi, as it was the first to open its doors in the state, following the prohibition. Tours around the brewery give visitors an insight into the brewing process. Beers cannot be directly purchased at the brewery, however, during the tour, guests get an opportunity to sample pints of their brews. Lazy Magnolia beers are available in multiple states across the United States; the award-winning Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale is a must-try.
Slidell is a historic Amtrak station built in 1913, which continues to function even today. However, one one train service is available at the station throughout the day. Owing to its historic nature, the station was heavily refurbished, and now accommodates an art gallery, a restaurant and a cultural center.
A wonderful destination for a family outing, Heritage Park is situated in Old Towne Slidell. Open daily, this is a park every member of the family would like visiting, what with its splash pad, children's playground, jogging path, picnic tables, gazebo and more. It is also possible to book the gazebo for private use. Heritage Park is also well known as the site of the Slidell Heritage Festival, held annually on the 4th of July. The festival features some great food, drink and live entertainment.
Located to the north east of New Orleans, Slidell owes its beginnings to the early 17th Century settler John William Gause who was instrumental in setting up the lumber industry. After 1910, the city showed impressive spurts in growth especially in ship-building, trading and the brickyard industry. As of now, Slidell attracts visitors for its legendary Southern warmth, Christmas parades, street parties and live entertainment which showcase the best of what New Orleans as a whole has to offer. Slide into Slidell; it's worth a visit!
Built by Fritz Salmen, one of the founders of Slidell, the Salmen-Fritchie House is home to Patton's Restaurant and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Louisiana's exclusive cuisine calls for special wines and Pontchartrain Vineyards exactly does that. This winery located close to Covington offers locally-produced wines that represent the flavorful cuisine of its state. Visitors can avail the on-site tours that take you through the entire vineyard and wine-making process. And, its tasting room beckons you to savor the distinctive wine samples; it is also available for private functions like weddings, receptions and similar events. That's not it, Pontchartrain Vineyards hosts live music concerts too on a regular basis. Good food, great wine and cool entertainment makes for a pleasant and memorable experience. For more details and other information, check website.
Founded in 1986, Abita Brewing Company, in its first year, produced 1500 barrels of beer. Today, they brew over 62,000 barrels of beer and 3000 barrels of root beer. Take a tour around this massive brewery and you would be delighted with this unique experience! Tours begin and end in the tasting room, where you can sample every Abita beer you've ever wanted to try.
Founded in 1986, the Abita Brewing Company is nestled in the piney woods 30 miles north of New Orleans. Abita produces five flagship brews. These rich, wonderfully flavored brews are enjoyed year round in restaurants, bars, festivals and get-togethers throughout Louisiana and across the country. Abita also makes five seasonal brews. Visit the brewery and learn how they brew these unique beers.
Features a seasonal wave pool, water slide, wading pool, game room, tennis courts, basketball courts, a nature trail, great Gulf fishing, 50 tent sites, and 149 camping pads.