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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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  • Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum

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    (66 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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    (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 ...

  • New Orleans Museum of Art

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    (26 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

  • NASA Infinity Science Center

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    (28 miles) Kiln

    An award winning NASA visitors center which offers exciting new exhibits and stage shows. Kids can test a space shuttle main engine, and land the space shuttle!

  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

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    (61 miles) Gulfport

    The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center expands a child's world by encouraging shared learning experiences to enrich the minds and hearts of children and adults through interactive and entertaining ...

  • Busted Wrench Garage Museum

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    (58 miles) Gulfport

    For the “Classic Car Enthusiast”, a visit to Busted Wrench Garage, Museum, & Gift Shop is an absolute MUST! Classic cars, motorcycles, and even boats displayed in a 6,000 square foot exhibit ...

  • Center for Marine Education

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    (63 miles) Gulfport

    isitors of all ages will be engaged in a fun, hands-on learning experience that will help them understand and appreciate the species that make our Gulf Coast waters unique.

  • Louisiana Arts and Science Museum

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    (67 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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    (64 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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    (8 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.

  • Armed Forces Museum

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    (78 miles) Camp Shelby

    Fascinating exhibits in Mississippi's Armed Forces Museum which tell personal stories of the heroes and heroines that paid the price for freedom.

  • 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!

  • Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin

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    (57 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!

  • Gulf Islands Waterpark

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    (56 miles) Gulfport

    2 uphill water coasters, tube slides, body slides, wave pool, interactive water play structure, and lazy river.

  • Liberty Lagoon

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    (63 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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    (57 miles) McComb

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

  • Grand Paradise Waterpark

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    (93 miles) Collins

    Lazy river, bowl ride, interactive kids' water play area, tube slides, mat-racing slide, and body slides!

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Baton Rouge Zoo

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    (67 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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    (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 ...

  • Hattiesburg Zoo

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    (80 miles) Hattiesburg

    A family fun zoo nestled in 40 acres of park, where kids can get face to face with amazing animals. A fun, entertaining and educational experience in your Mississippi family day out!

  • Cajun Critters Swamp Tours

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    (32 miles) Westwego

    Amazing family tours through the backwaters of Louisiana, where you can float past the places that pirates and Indians once roamed! Spot various wildlife, including alligators, on these fascinating ...

  • Avery Island Tabasco Tour

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    (112 miles) New Iberia

    Incorporating the Tabasco Factory Tour, Jungle Gardens and Bird City, this is a varied Cajun experience for all ages.

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