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Fun things to do in METAIRIE

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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  • Kids Party Adventures

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    (1 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!

  • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park

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    (3 miles) New Orleans

    16 rides waiting for kids at this amusement park located within the 1,300 acres of New Orleans City Park! Classic family fun for kids!

  • New Orleans City Park

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    (3 miles) New Orleans

    An amazing 1,300 acres of outdoor oasis, with putt putt golf, a carousel, concerts and nature!

  • New Orleans Museum of Art

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    (4 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

  • Audubon Nature Institute Park

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    (4 miles) New Orleans

    Part of the Audubon Nature Institute, this beautiful park is filled with playgrounds, trails, and even horse riding lessons! All in New Orleans!

  • Audubon Zoo

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    (4 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 ...

  • Muse Conti Wax Museum

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    (5 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 ...

  • Bayou Segnette State Park

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    (5 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 ...

  • Southern Food and Beverage Museum

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    (5 miles) New Orleans

    A tasty family day out in New Orleans at this museum dedicated to the flavors and culture of the South! Yum!

  • Rivertown

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    (5 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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    (6 miles) New Orleans

    Bug FUN where 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 an Asian ...

  • Steamboat Natchez Riverboat

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    (6 miles) New Orleans

    Enjoy the iconic steamboat in New Orleans, with a number of great tours to choose from along the Mississippi River!

  • Louisiana Children's Museum

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    (6 miles) New Orleans

    30,000 square feet of kids fun and interactive with exhibits and programs created to help kids learn and have fun! Great Louisiana fun for those active minds!

  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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    (6 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 Paddlewheeler Tour

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    (6 miles) New Orleans

    Get the family enjoying that iconic New Orleans paddle wheeler as you cruise down the Mighty Mississippi on the Creole Queen! It will give you a side of New Orleans you haven't seen before!

  • Cajun Critters Swamp Tours

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    (6 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 ...

  • Mardi Gras World

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    (7 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 ...

  • Jean Lafitte National Park

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    (11 miles) Marrero

    An incredible national park with six sites scattered across South Louisiana, each with nature and wildlife, and a chance to learn about the Cajun traditions and explore historic sites.

  • St Bernard State Park

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    (17 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 ...

  • Fontainebleau State Park

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    (27 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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    (29 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

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    (35 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.

  • Oak Alley Plantation

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    (38 miles) Vacherie

    Fascinating tours in this historic Antebellum Plantation in Louisiana, with Civil War history, re-enactments and 25 acres to explore!

  • Tickfaw State Park

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    (40 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 ...

  • NASA Infinity Science Center

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    (40 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!

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