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 Americas 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.
Haughton is a rural town in Bossier Parish, located about 15 miles east of northern Louisiana's largest metro area, Shreveport and Bossier City. It was founded as a railroad town in the 1880s, and named for a prominent landowning family.
Attractions include Mahaffey Farms, a family operation that supplies numerous Shreveport restaurants with fresh produce. You can visit the farm stand Tuesdays through Saturdays, to see, touch and taste some of the best fresh foods northern Louisiana has to offer.
Also in Haughton: The Touchstone Wildlife & Art Museum. This off-the-beaten-path museum is filled with taxidermied animals, artifacts and art from around the world, and is especially popular with families.