Theme Parks in NEW ORLEANS with kids

Get ready to spin, scream, laugh, drop and soar because it’s Theme Park time in New Orleans, Louisiana! Theme Parks are a great way to spend the day with the family - no matter what age.


From the fastest and loudest theme parks, to those family friendly amusement parks, The Pelican State offers you the perfect places to go for that family fun. 

The smallest dare devils in the family will always find age appropriate rides perfect for them, and often in the same park that those older thrill seekers can close their eyes and brave the tallest and fastest thrill rides! 

There is ALWAYS plenty of kids fun at the many theme parks you can find across this great city.

Hold on tight…because New Orleans is ready to give your family a host of fun things to do with kids all year round - Theme Park style!

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  • 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!

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  • Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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    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 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 ...

  • Global Wildlife Center

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    (48 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 ...

  • Baton Rouge Zoo

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    (77 miles) Baton Rouge

    Visit one of the most popular family attractions in Baton Rouge, with animals from all over the world and fun seasonal events too!

  • Lil Bambinos Playtorium

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    (57 miles) Gonzales

    It's indoor playtime at this super fun and colorful playspace, with open play and birthday parties!

  • Jump n Jive

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    (60 miles) Prairieville

    Offers great fun and a good cardiosvascular workout too with giant inflatable entertainments inculding obstacle courses, huge slides, classic bounce houses and more.

  • Acme Fun Center

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    (61 miles) Long beach

    Unique large UFO bounce house, GIANT outdoor tiger slide, 18 hole indoor glow in the dark golf course, skeeball, bastketball games, Coasts' only commercial slot car track, toddler attractions include ...

  • Pretend Play Party

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    (64 miles) Denham Springs

    4,000 sq ft of interactive, educational fun, with separate toddler area. All inclusive price.

  • It's My Party Indoor Inflatable Playground

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    (69 miles) Baton Rouge

    HUGE inflatable fun for kids at this Baton Rouge indoor playground, with slides, obstacles and birthday parties!

  • 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!

  • Audubon Nature Institute Park

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    (3 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!

  • Bayou Segnette State Park

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    (6 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 ...

  • Jean Lafitte National Park

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    (10 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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    (11 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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    (29 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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    (32 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 ...

  • Tickfaw State Park

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    (45 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 ...

  • Buccaneer State Park

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    (48 miles) Waveland

    On the beach of the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles from New Orleans, Buccaneer State Park is a great vacation with real coastal beauty and lots of fun things to do.

  • BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

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    (68 miles) Baton Rouge

    103 acres of incredible swamp and nature park where kids can connect with nature, and enjoy up-close experiences with snakes, turtles and alligators!

  • Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

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    (91 miles) St Martinville

    6,000 acres of state park filled with history that kids can learn about, as well as outdoor adventures to be had - from fishing, canoeing, to boating.

  • Barnacle Bills Waterpark and Mini Golf

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    (48 miles) Waveland

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

  • Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin

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    (63 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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    (65 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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    (71 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!

  • Big Easy Paddlewheeler Tour

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    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 ...

  • Acadian Swamp Tours

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    (68 miles) White Castle

    Explore Louisiana's natural swamplands with 90 minute guided tours, and lots of wildlife spotting!

  • Audubon Insectarium

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    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 ...

  • Louisiana Children's Museum

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    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!

  • National WWII Museum

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    (1 miles) New Orleans

    A fascinating museum in New Orleans all about "the war that changed the world", with exhibits on world leaders, the everyday men and women, and actual fighter jets!

  • Southern Food and Beverage Museum

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    (1 miles) New Orleans

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

  • Mardi Gras World

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    (1 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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    (3 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

  • UCM Museum

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    (36 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.