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Fun things to do in lafayette

The land of gumbo, bayous and incredible festivals is waiting to show families what else they have to offer for kids (and trust us, it’s a LOT!)

To start with, yes, those classic parts of Louisiana should be embraced and experienced! Attractions such as the snappy Alligator Park, Cajun Critters Swamp Tours and Big Easy Harbour Paddleboat Tours all capture the incredible and unique vibrancy of this state. Don’t forget to recharge those batteries with Cajun Food Tours!

But did you ever think Louisiana would have incredibly diverse museums, such as the New Orleans Museum of Art, or the very wacky UCM Museum which has to be the state’s most eccentric museum! (We’ll leave it as a surprise exactly what it is!)

History is literally right under your feet everywhere you turn, and kids will love exploring the past with places like the Kent Plantation House, and the 19th centre Acadian Village. Louisiana is filled with incredible natural wonders too, so get out and take in the wildness with the numerous reserves and parks, including the BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center and Jean Lafitte National Park.

You certainly won’t be short of places to visit with kids in this crawfish capital of the world….it really is one of a kind!

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  • Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum

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    (89 miles) Houma

    The Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum preserves and promotes the area's long, colorful and historically important connection with the seafood and water transportation industries, as well as other ...

  • Mardi Gras World

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    (119 miles) New Orleans

    You know this is going to be a fun tour as soon as you arrive. Colorful Mardi Gras props, like a gigantic jovial jester, fiercely realistic alligators, and a gorgeously exciting Marilyn Monroe with ...

  • New Orleans Museum of Art

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    (116 miles) New Orleans

    Take the family to celebrate art, culture...and life! The New Orleans Museum of Art has over 40,000 objects that will excite kids about the world of art. A cultural family day out in Louisiana

  • Vivian Alexander Gallery and Museum

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    (10 miles) Maurice

    Enjoy a free tour behind the scenes and see the technical and artistic processes behind the most elite purses in the world.

  • Stark Museum

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    (103 miles) Orange

    Offers an impressive selection of American Western art and artifacts on permanent display. Other areas of speciality include rare books and manuscripts, plus Decorative and American indian Arts.

  • Childrens Museum Of Acadiana

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    Lafayette

    A hands-on participatory museum providing interactive exhibits, special services, performances, and workshops.

  • The Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium

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    Lafayette

    This museum / planetarium is home to over 1,000 paintings and exhibits of Louisiana artists and the planetarium and educational programs. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for ...

  • Children's Museum of Lake Charles

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    (71 miles) Lake Charles

    The Children Museum offers a unique hands-on atmosphere for children and their parents to interact and have fun while learning. Each month we offer a full list of programs. We host ArtSpace Workshops ...

  • Louisiana Arts and Science Museum

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    (52 miles) Baton Rouge

    From art exhibitions and workshops to hands-on science exhibits and treasures from ancient Egypt, LASM has something to inspire everyone. Learn more about the museum on this site and plan a visit ...

  • LSU Museum of Natural Science

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    (55 miles) Baton Rouge

    The LSU Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1936, when its first director, George H. Lowery, Jr., assembled a few study specimens of birds in a classroom in Audubon Hall. Since its move to ...

  • UCM Museum

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    (119 miles) Abita Springs

    A unique roadside attraction right near New Orleans with 1000s of amazing objects, as well as home made inventions. Only in America! A fun and quirky experience for the family.

  • The Lois Loftin Doll Museum

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    (87 miles) DeRidder

    Lois and Albert \"Dutch\" Loftin devoted over 48 years to collecting the the over 3,000 dolls on display at the old Kansas City Southern Depot. The collection includes rare antiques and collectables ...

  • Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame

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    (123 miles) Winfield

    The Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame contains memorabilia of political figures throughout the state's history. The Hall of Fame includes governors, senators, congressman and ...

  • Spar Water Park

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    (82 miles) Sulphur

    Municipal water park with lots of rides for kids of all ages.

  • Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin

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    (60 miles) Baton Rouge

    Located on 80 acres at I-10 and Highland Road in Baton Rouge, LA right next to Blue Bayou Water Park, Dixie Landin is an Amusement Park designed for the entire family!

  • Liberty Lagoon

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    (56 miles) Baton Rouge

    Elevated slides, a lazy river and a ton of pools! Kids can cool down in the Louisiana heat with Liberty Lagoon Waterpark!

  • Bogue Chitto Water Park

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    (122 miles) McComb

    Offers a calm and gentle river ride with small rapids by your choice of canoe or inflatable tube ring.

  • Audubon Zoo

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    (115 miles) New Orleans

    One of the country's top-ranked zoos, Audubon Zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging natural habitats, lush gardens and resting spots, the mystical Louisiana swamp and ...

  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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    (118 miles) New Orleans

    Walk beneath the vivid Caribbean Reef, marvel at the lush beauty of the Amazon Rainforest and journey the Mississippi River at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

  • Audubon Nature Institute

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    (115 miles) New Orleans

    Audubon Nature Institute is a family of nine museums and parks dedicated to nature.

  • Baton Rouge Zoo

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    (56 miles) Baton Rouge

    Over the past almost thirty-five years, the Zoo has grown to become the #1 year around family attraction in Baton Rouge. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do ...

  • Global Wildlife Center

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    (107 miles) Folsom

    Feed the animals on a wild adventure at the largest totally free-roaming wildlife preserve of its kind the country, home to over 4,000 exotic, endangered, and threatened animals from all over the ...

  • The Alexandria Zoo

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    (78 miles) Alexandria

    Encompasses 33 shady acres, and is home to more than 600 animals. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Louisiana

  • Gone Wild Safari

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    (88 miles) Pineville

    A beautiful place for kids to enjoy animals out in the pastures and not in cages.

  • Bayou Pierre Alligator Park

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    (130 miles) Natchitoches

    Explore that mysterious and wonderful world of the American Alligator! 5 acres of authentic Cajun countryside with music, food, and education for the kids! A true Louisiana family day out!

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