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.
Springhill's piney woods heritage is not confined to the rolling hills surrounding this northernmost Louisiana city. Pines were the basis for the lumber industry that built Springhill, and that long history is honored each October with the Springhill Lumberjack Festival and its timber-themed competition such as sawing and log-splitting contests. A stroll through the nature trails in Frank Anthony Park leads to a manmade lake and the original steam engine that powered the Pine Woods Lumber Company in the 1890s. Visitors often stop at Springhill City Park for a picnic lunch in the classic Southern-style gazebo after touring the city's antique shops and boutiques in its well-preserved historic downtown, which is part of the state's Main Street Program. The city is also home to the Springhill Rodeo Arena, one of the largest outdoor arenas in Louisiana, where cowboys and cowgirls from across the nation gather each summer for professional-level competition.