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Fun things to do in mandeville

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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  • Fontainebleau State Park

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    (1 miles)Mandeville

    The crumbling brick ruins of a sugar mill built in 1829 by Bernard de Marigny de Mandeville, founder of the nearby town of Mandeville, suggest an interesting history for this site, and indeed there ...

  • Fairview-Riverside State Park

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    (6 miles)Madisonville

    Scattered throughout the park beneath a canopy of huge oak trees, you will find numerous picnic tables, as well as a group pavilion, a playground, and comfort stations. Spend a relaxing afternoon on ...

  • UCM Museum Louisiana's Most Eccentric Museum

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    (8 miles)Abita Springs

    This roadside attraction near New Orleans is a folk art environment with 1000s of found objects, and home made inventions. See a miniature Southern town with push-buttons that activate animated ...

  • Global Wildlife Center

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    (23 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 ...

  • New Orleans City Park

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    (25 miles)New Orleans

    City Park offers 1300 acres of year-round family fun. Located in the heart of New Orleans, City Park offers a wide menu of natural attractions, attractions for kids, sports and recreational activity ...

  • Carousel Gardens

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    (25 miles)New Orleans

    Over 150 years old, 1300-acre New Orleans City Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States and, according to a recent Times-Picayune editorial, "one of the brightest spots in [the ...

  • New Orleans Museum of Art

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    (26 miles)New Orleans

    We welcome you to your New Orleans Museum of Art to celebrate art and culture... and life! The New Orleans Museum of Art, the city's oldest fine arts institution, has a magnificent permanent ...

  • Kids Party Adventures

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    (27 miles)Metairie

    Kids Party Adventures houses the only Popnoggins Singing Video in the State! Create great memories with your friends, great gifts for family or friends, and have tons of fun doing it!

  • Stennis Space Center

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    (27 miles)Mississippi

    StenniSphere, Stennis Space Center\'s award winning visitors center, offers exciting new exhibits and stage shows. Test a space shuttle main engine! Land the space shuttle! Go aboard the ...

  • Audubon Nature Institute

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    (27 miles)New Orleans

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

  • Muse Conti Wax Museum

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    (27 miles)New Orleans

    - the story of New Orleans from founding to the present day. Experience over 300 years of History, Legend and Scandal with 150+ figures displayed in historically accurate settings. One of the many ...

  • Rivertown

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    (28 miles)Kenner

    Located along the shores of the mighty Mississippi River, just minutes from downtown New Orleans, Rivertown in Kenner, Louisiana, offers a host of cultural and family attractions, including eight ...

  • Audubon Insectarium

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    (28 miles)New Orleans

    Within the Insectarium you will shrink to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in ...

  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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    (28 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.

  • Big Easy Harbour Paddleboat Tour

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    (28 miles)New Orleans

    When time is short, take advantage of our One and one-half hour Big Easy Harbor Cruise aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen. Enjoy the Captain\'s narration as you cruise down the Mighty Mississippi ...

  • Mardi Gras World

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    (29 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 ...

  • Audubon Zoo

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    (30 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 ...

  • Bayou Segnette State Park

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    (32 miles)Westwego

    Bayou Segnette State Park offers the best of everything. Just a thirty-minute drive across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, a multitude of recreational opportunities awaits visitors of all ...

  • Cajun Critters Swamp Tours

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    (32 miles)Westwego

    New Orleans is a creation of the mighty Mississippi. Mysterious and complex, sensual yet spiritual, it overwhelms and beckons simultaneously. To understand its rhythm requires more than a saunter ...

  • Mrs Heathers Strawberry Patch

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    (33 miles)Albany

    Between Face and Hand Painting, the Petting Farm, the Zipline and the Tractor Races you'll be hard pressed to find the time to pick the strawberries! A surprisingly entertaining day out.

  • Tickfaw State Park

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    (34 miles)Springfield

    Strolling through four ecosystems on over a mile of boardwalks through Tickfaw State Park, visitors can experience the sights and sounds of a cypress/tupelo swamp, a bottomland hardwood forest, a ...

  • St Bernard State Park

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    (35 miles)Braithwaite

    St. Bernard State Park is the ideal spot for visitors who are seeking a family atmosphere and natural experience, as well as for campers who don't want to or cannot stray far from civilization. Many ...

  • Bay Hideaway RV Park

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    (37 miles)St Louis

    Wonderful campground setting, secluded and serene, yet close to all major Gulf Coast attractions and New Orleans! Shaded and sunny sites, most pull thru, full hook up, spacious and level site pads, ...

  • Jean Lafitte National Park

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    (39 miles)Marrero

    Comprises 6 adjoining sites which each boast, visitor centres, natural pleasures and wildlife to observe.

  • Barnacle Bills Waterpark and Mini Golf

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    (41 miles)Waveland

    What’s wet, fun, and has a pirate ship? Barnacle Bills Water Park!