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Laura Plantation Tour from New Orleans
"On this 5.5 hour tour you will get to view and enter the slave quarters as part of your experience. You'll start off with a 1 hour and 15 minute drive out to the plantation. On this tour you will hear stories of all aspects of the plantation life. The book “Br'er Rabbit” was written here. The Plantation house was nearly destroyed by fire back in 2003 but it was rebuilt to the original design using building materials from antique homes that were disassembled and sold off in pieces. The rebuilding process is a story all in itself.""""The Laura Plantation Tour is considered by many in the tour industry as the best historical plantation tour in the Mississippi Valley. The plantation was run by four Creole women most notable
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New Orleans City Tour with Swamp Tour Options
"This tour will be educational and enlightening so that you can revisit and explore New Orleans’ attractions and points of interest. This is a must for anyone coming to the City. Your driver is a licensed city tour guide that will narrate your journey alo traffic or road restrictions. The tour is conducted on a minibus and the you may stay aboard the vehicle for the duration of the tour. The only stops will be during the rest stop and at the cemetery.The small or large air boat portion allows you real close. So close that you will be able to look into their reptilian eyes in awe.If you choose to go by our swamp tour boats you will experience a fully narrated tour from captains that are natives of the Barataria Swamps with a backgrounds in fishing and trapping. They will entertain and amaze you with the ecology of the swampland as they have lived the life. Your comfort is guaranteed on our tour boats. They have a roof restroom facilities cushioned seats and windows that can be raised or lowered during cold or rainy weather. There is also plenty of standing and walking room on the boats. These tours are an entertaining
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Combo: Oak Alley Plantation and Swamp Boat Tour
"Oak Alley Plantation Tour: The Greek revival home dates back to 1837. Located on the grounds is a restaurant blacksmith shop souvenir shop and antique farm equipment. It is a comprehensive plantation experience. The tour of the Oak Alley’s house is conducted by guides in authentic plantation style apparel. Walking is required for this tour. Plantation house to the restaurant a shaded by the Oaks.Swamp and Wetlands Adventure: The New Orleans swamp tour boats are fully narrated and our captains are natives of the Barataria Swamps with a background of gator hunting fishing and trapping. They will entertain you and amaze you with the ecology of the swampland. They have lived the life! Here birds
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More Things to Do in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Reserve

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Acadian Culture

By far the best known example of Acadian Culture is Mardi Gras the celebration of "Fat Tuesday" before "Lent". Other get togethers (Les Visites) occur year round. Many of these are helping hand visits...
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The Acadian Cultural Center

The Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette tells stories of the origins, migration, settlement, and contemporary culture of the Acadians (Cajuns) and other area groups. Ranger programs, films, exhibits,...
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swamp trails

the jean lafitte national park and the barataria preserve has a number of walking trails where the visitor can get a good look at the various ecosystems of a southern louisiana swamp. the following...
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high spot

pictured is an oak tree on a high spot of land in the swamp. these high spots were made by native americans thousands of years ago. jean lafitte and his pirates used these high spots to hide from...
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Kids Corner

There is a portion of the Acadian Cultural Center set aside for kids to experience some hands-on activities.
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Acadian Music

In addition to food another strong love for most Acadians is music. One Acadian friend of mine said music is in their blood and a song in their hearts.
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Acadian Homes

Acadian homes reflect the various styles of architecture wher they came from. Although the style may change some according to region, some aspects remain constant.
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Acadian Food

Acadians also love that Cajun and Creole cooking. Food is a very important part of the culture and their lives. In my opinion this is some of the best cooking you can eat!
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Beaver Park

When plans were made to build the Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette it was decided to locate it in Beaver Park. Nice choice as it is a beautiful setting.
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fresh water marsh

located at the end of the bayou coquille trail is the marsh overlook. this is one of a number of ecosystems that you can see in the jean lafitte national park.
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bayou

pictured is a typical bayou in the jean lafitte national park. the green "scum" on the water is duck weed which is a very common aquatic plant in the swampy areas of louisiana.
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alligator

located on the bayou coquille trail is the kenta canal. the kenta canal is a alligator habitat. if you look closely at the center of the picture there is a small alligator.
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