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Louisiana offers a wealth of family-friendly and family-centric fun to be had in Louisiana, it's the perfect destination for all ages. Find family attractions and things to do in Louisiana that will keep everyone entertained.
Dive into marine life at the Aquarium of the America or go eye to eye with a jaguar at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. See history brought to life at plantation homes along the Mississippi River. Take the controls of the 'International Space Station' at the Sci-Port Discovery Center in Shreveport, where interactive exhibits bring natural and physical science to life. Kids can learn about the Cajun way of life at Vermilionville in Lafayette, and they can hold a baby alligator at the Alligator Park in Natchitoches. The whole family will have a ball at any of the hundreds of festivals held each year throughout the state. Your kids will never forget the times they had in Louisiana.
Located just a short drive from Baton Rouge, Denham Springs accommodates a wide range of tastes. The city’s Antique Village will leave the refined collector enraptured. The downtown cluster of stores offers low-cost items both down-home and decorative. In a different vein, the local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World will beguile the rugged outdoorsman. The store’s floor area approximates three and a half football fields, featuring a boat showroom, a seafood restaurant and an unfathomably large selection of sporting goods, apparel and outdoor items. For those seeking relaxation, the historic Spring Park recalls the origins of Denham Springs. Within decades of its founding in 1828, the local mineral springs provided the setting for a health resort of the type that was popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The vibrant town center that grew from those origins has earned Denham Springs designation as one of Louisiana’s Main Street communities.