Sightseeing in Denham Springs

Up to 51% Off a Reptile-Farm Tour or Party

Hammond

$24 $12

One-hour tours or two-hour parties at a turtle and alligator farm where visitors hold exotic animals, observe feedings, and snap pictures

Up to 54% Off a Swamp Tour via Boat

LaPlace

$48 $22

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As a boat drifts through protected swampland, tourists catch glimpses of friendly gators and learn facts about wetlands and Cajun culture

Up to 52% Off a Tour at St. Joseph Plantation

Vacherie

$30 $15

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Tours of sugar-cane plantation, birthplace of architect H.H. Richardson, explore original slave cabins and other historical structures

Up to 58% Off New Orleans Historical Walking Tours

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Tour-goers learn interesting tidbits about the city during guided tours with themes such as "Cemeteries and Voodoo" and "Literary History"

Up to 54% Off from NOLA Beer Tours

French Quarter

$159.98 $79

Taste beer from every craft beer establishment in Louisiana during VIP beer tour led by professional guide that includes small food tastings

Up to 60% Off a Historical Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$25 $11

A walking tour can focus on the Garden District, St. Louis Cemetery, and French Quarter; part of the proceeds goes to local nonprofits

Up to 51% Off Architecture Walking Tour

Jackson Square

$50 $25

Knowledgeable guides explain the history of New Orleans and the French Quarter through the lens of its graceful buildings

Up to Half Off Tours of Beauregard-Keyes House

French Quarter

$20 $10

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Tour of former home of General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard & author Frances Parkinson Keyes highlights Victorian architecture & items

Up to 55% Off Garden District Walking Tour 

New Orleans

$50 $25

Two-hour tours through the Garden District include stops at the Lafayette Cemetery and the childhood home of Peyton and Eli Manning

Up to 53% Off Bike Rentals

French Quarter

$35 $17

Pedal around town with hourly and daily bike rentals

Up to 56% Off Historic New Orleans Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Guides teach tour groups about some of the city's most fascinating women during 2- to 2.5-hour historical walking tours of New Orleans

Up to 53% Off a Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Spanish Plaza - Between Harrah's Casino and the Riverwalk

$28 $14

Double-decker bus rumbles through New Orleans, highlighting famous sights and offering information about each stop in 7 different languages

Up to 54% Off a Historical or Ghost Tour

Corner of Royal and St. Louis

$50 $25

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Walk among the graves at St. Louis Cemetery, historic mansions in the Garden District or French Quarter, or markers of the city's dark past

Up to 51% Off from Witches Brew Tours

New Orleans

$50 $25

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Walking tour travels through historic haunts, including the French Quarter, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and Congo Square

52% Off New Orleans Architecture Tour

Jackson Square

$60 $29

Architecture tours stroll through the French Quarter and discuss French and Spanish styles, with historic homes and landmarks as examples

Up to 60% Off Tour from French Quarter Phantoms

GrandPre's

$44 $18

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In a neighborhood rich with African-American and jazz history, guides explore the sites of civil-rights events and musical inspiration

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16950 Strain Rd
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

West Baton Rouge Museum houses a chronological arsenal of artifacts and exhibits that represent Louisiana's rich history. In the Interest of Our Parish: Three Hundred Years of History in West Baton Rouge visually outlines the city's beginnings, from the building of river levees to a discussion of how the crawfish came to be the state bird. An outdoor neighborhood of six antique structures showcases historically decorated slave cabins plucked from the 19th-century Allendale Plantation, and the Reed Shotgun House opens its doors to provide patrons a peek at life as a 1938 migrant worker. The remainder of the museum's cache includes a model of a 1904 sugar mill and regular rotating exhibits, as well as a cash-crop garden and photogenic courtyard. Visiting families can opt to shuttle through the grounds with the informative lead of a museum tour guide or by following a careful trail of beignets from sight to sight.

845 N Jefferson Ave
Port Allen,
LA
US

Offering BYOB art classes in a welcoming, instructor-assisted atmosphere, Corks N Canvas provides a laidback setting for self-expression. Participants will receive step-by-step instruction to craft striking artwork they can take home at the end of the session and place above their mantle, secret trap-door bookcase, or army-men-figurine reenactment of the battle of Pork Chop Hill. Choose among several sessions (click on the address of your chosen location to see a calendar of events) that teach budding strokesters to paint vibrant doggie portraits, landscapes, or abstract-expressionist renditions of the DMV. The creative paintventure may finally spark the dormant artist within that’s been reclusively hiding like Boo Radley since the finger-painting period.

711 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

Having given residential refuge to nine governors and their families, the Old Governor’s Mansion stands as one of the state’s foremost historical structures. Amble across floors once trampled by the feet of such men as governor and country-music legend Jimmie Davis, Governor O.K. Allen, and Governor Huey P. Long, the “Kingfish,” feared for his shrewd political skills and mighty mackerel militia. Some of the mansion’s most majestic spaces include the terrazzo-floored and crystal-chandeliered East Ballroom, once used to host visiting VIPs, and an opulent marble staircase, the site of marathon slinky races used to set tax policy. The library, completely coated in dark-wood paneling and a hard candy shell, features an enormous fireplace, as well as secret doors that lead to North Dakota.

502 North Blvd
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

The Enchanted Mansion whisks guests away to a storybook land of diminutive proportions, where fairies and first ladies alike commingle in a series of themed display rooms. Tucked into a picturesque Southern setting, the quaint mansion houses a diverse collection of hundreds of dolls dating back to the pre-Revolutionary era. The building’s deceptive three-story façade gives way to a single floor filled with oversized furnishings to promote tolerance for persecuted porcelain by making guests feel doll-sized themselves. Presidential dolls hold forth on foreign policy and puppet regimes in the White House room, and childlike figurines develop literacy in the storybook room as an antique collection watches proudly nearby.

190 Lee Dr
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

With its imposing, slate-gray façade, the 170-year-old U.S. Custom House may be the last building in which you’d expect to hear the delighted squeals of children. But behind the steely columns, the building erupts into 23,000 square feet of colorful displays and fluttering, scuttling insects, courtesy of the Audubon Society and Insectarium. In the Asian garden, hundreds of butterflies dodge shafts of sunlight to alight on tropical ferns and the shoulders of young visitors. And at the Insects of New Orleans gallery, visitors can ogle the pink katydids, cockroaches, and lovebugs that contribute to the city’s heritage.

These bug-filled displays are all part of the insectarium’s mission to conserve Louisiana’s indigenous species and inspire stewardship in its visitors. While adults can sate their curiosity with the vast array of exotic species, curators gear many displays toward young guests by making them lighthearted and interactive: the Field Camp’s entomologist answers questions about how to collect bugs or break up flea-circus strikes, and at Bug Appétit, chefs dole out insect-filled delicacies to adventurous palates.

423 Canal St
New Orleans,
LA
US