Morgan City Travel Guide

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    Boat parade from the bridge
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  • A boat decorated as an oil rig?
    A boat decorated as an oil rig?
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Morgan City Things to Do

  • Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet

    In 1960, we came over to Morgan City on a Sunday for the Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet. It was the 23rd Blessing of the Fleet that they had in Morgan City. Back then, they had the decorated boats motoring up and down in the river in front of the city docks. I went up on the bridge and walked half way out to take photos. In the early days of...

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  • Morgan City Oil

    Morgan City lays claim to the first offshore oil rig that produced oil out of the sight of land Nov. 14, 1947 -- The oil well was brought in by Kerr-McGee in the Gulf of Mexico about 45 miles south of Morgan City in the Ship Shoal Block 32 Field, marking the birth of the offshore oil and gas industry.This model (which has Christmas lights on it...

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  • The Spirit of Morgan City

    In 1937, Morgan City became known as the "jumbo" shrimp capitol of the world. A "blessing of the fleet" was held each year to insure a safe return and a bountiful harvest. One of the few places we went when we lived in Louisiana in 1960 was to Morgan City for the blessing of the fleet. We walked out on the old bridge and watched the boats parading...

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  • Brownell Memorial Park and Carillon...

    I was interested in hearing the bell tower, and the park was said to be free. It was indeed free, but it had been closed after the hurricanes, and had just recently reopened. According to the visitor's book, we were the first visitors in 2 days, although we met two ladies with big cameras on the way back to the visitor's center. The carillon is in...

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  • Cypress Manor

    Cypress Manor is a two-story house which contains antiques and Mardi Gras costumes from 1928 to the present. Museum HoursOpen Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Admission was $3 and we decided not to go in. It is part of the historic downtown district. Walking tour maps can be obtained from the information center on Myrtle...

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  • Mr. Charlie

    The International Petroleum Museum and Exposition is billed as "The Only Place in the World Where the General Public can Walk Aboard an Authentic Offshore Drilling Rig!"Tour Times Monday - Saturday10:00 AM and 2:00 PMAdults -- $5.00Children under 12 -- $3.50Children under 5 -- FreeSeniors -- $4.00We were here about 1:45, but I wasn't sure that I...

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Morgan City Hotels

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Morgan City

    6365 Highway 182 East, Morgan City, Louisiana, 70380, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Holiday Inn Morgan City

    520 Roderick St, P. O. Box 2060, Morgan City, Louisiana, 70381, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Morgan City

    2018 Allison St, Morgan City, Louisiana, 70380, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

Morgan City Restaurants

  • Unbelievable Cajun Seafood Feast

    On New Year's Eve many restaurants in Morgan City are closed, so I was skeptical when the Holiday Inn desk clerk recommended this little family restaurant on the main drag of town. Little did we know that this would be a homerun for two adventuresome diners. I had to run back to the hotel to retrieve my camera. Susie's Seafood Restaurant is retro...

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  • A Lil Taste of Home

    I found a place called Manny's in the AAA book and decided we should eat lunch there so I wanted to turn off of the I-49/US 90 at the exit, but Bob went past it. We got off and came back across the old bridge (with a sign saying it was the Allen-Long bridge - in the old days all the bridges were Huey Long or O.K. Allen. O.K. Allen was Huey's stooge...

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Morgan City Shopping

  • Seafood straight from the Fisherman

    Go down to the waterfront, which is located on the other side of a seawall at the old town of Morgan City. We were there on New Year's Day, so all we saw were the docked fishing fleet. Elsewhere around town are various places where crawfish, frog legs, and catfish are sold at bargain prices. Shrimp at $3- per pound from what we were told at...

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  • Seafood strait from the Fisherman

    Go down to the waterfront, which is located on the other side of a seawall at the old town of Morgan City. We were there on New Year's Day, so all we saw were the docked fishing fleet. Elsewhere around town are various places where crawfish, frog legs, and catfish are sold at bargain prices. Shrimp at $3- per pound from what we were told at...

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    by lisahebert Updated Sep 17, 2006

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    The hottest new trend today is shopping at secondhand stores .If you ever watch The Look for Less you will see you can get Runway fashion looks for less shopping at Secondhand stores !!! Great deals on everything from household goods to designer clothing! One family found clothing for the family for less than what it would've cost to buy clothign for one family member! so people be sure when you come to Morgan City to stop by
    Bloomingdeals Clothes-N-Stuff on the corner of Fourth & Brahsear Ave (the main drag in MC) for some money saving bargains of all kinds ! New stuff, gently used stuff, retro stuff,home decor stuff ,accessory stuff, Gold stuff yes real gold stuff,Music stuff,game stuff ,and all sorts of fun stuff,Sword stuff ,gift stuff, money saving STUFF!!! and you will love the fun you have shopping in a family owned business run by a mom and her teenage daughter !!!

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