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.
With it's location along the Bayou Des Allemandes, Des Allemandes is commonly referred to as the "Catfish Capital of the Universe." The city sits in St. Charles and Lafourche Parishes. "Des Allemandes" means "the Germans" in French, the town, settled in 1721, was one of the original German settlements. Visitors come from all over to enjoy the Louisiana Catfish Festival each year in June.