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.
Lockport was originally named Longueville, which itself was named for the long strip of land that the city was planned to be developed on. The name Lockport came about in 1899, about 50 years after a canal was constructed linking the village with the Mississippi River. Lockport's name refers to the series of locks on the canal that allowed riverboats to move between Bayou Lafourche and the Mississippi.
Being a fishing village that was named for its connection to the water, it's natural that the Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building would be located in Lockport. At the museum, visitors learn how traditional Cajun boats were constructed, including the iconic pirogue boats and flat-bottomed vessels (called putt-putts) that long ago were found throughout the waters of Cajun Country bayous.