Lafourche Parish Family-Friendly Attractions


Head down south and explore Lafourche Parish attractions with your family, including outdoor activities and historical sites

Immerse yourself in the rich history, entertainment, and shopping that Lafourche Parish attractions offer the whole family. Hollywood signs will be the last thing on your mind as you explore the diverse attractions this region boasts.

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Jean Lafitte Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Lafourche Parish

Discover the Jean Lafitte Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, a treasure trove of Acadian (Cajun) history nestled in Lafourche Parish. Recollect on the cultural gumbo that defines the area through cultural artifacts like clothing, musical instruments and home furnishings. The boardwalk outside the center offers a unique view of Bayou Lafourche, and children can even become Jean Lafitte Junior Rangers by completing exciting activities and earning a Junior Ranger Badge.

What’s Going on at the Cultural Center

Laurel Valley Village in Louisiana

Laforche Parish, LA

Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou offers Lafourche Parish attractions like the Laurel Valley Village and Sugar Plantation for experiential experiences.

Step back in time at Laurel Valley Village and Sugar Plantation, the largest surviving 19th and 20th-century sugar plantation in the United States. The site preserves the historical context of that era, featuring original slave cabins, a schoolhouse, and a church. Learn about the history of Laurel Valley, the sugar cane industry, and plantation life on the bayou.

Learn about Laurel Valley

E.D. White Historic Site in Lafourche Parish, LA

Visit the E.D. White Historic Site, a national historic landmark in Lafourche Parish, which was home to two prominent Louisiana political figures. Built in 1825, this site showcases the history of Lafourche Parish with exhibits on the Chitimacha Indians, Acadian Settlers, slavery, plantations, and the White family. Admissions are free for all ages, and organized field trips are available for school groups.

The Historic Home of E.D. White

Laforche Parish, LA

Visit the South Lafourche Veteran’s Memorial to honor fallen heroes.

South Lafourche Veterans Memorial in Louisiana

Pay your respects at the South Lafourche Veterans Memorial in Cut Off, LA, one of the largest memorials in the United States honoring Vietnam veterans. Take a moment of silence in the beautifully manicured grounds, gazebo, and reflection pool. Located in Cut Off, LA, this memorial is one of the largest memorials in the United States to honor Vietnam veterans.

Experience South Lafourche Veterans Memorial

Chine’s Cajun Net Shop in Lafourche Parish

For a glimpse into Cajun heritage, head to Chine’s Cajun Net Shop, a local gem, operating in Golden Meadow since 1966. Gain an appreciation for one of the last remaining net shops still weaving by hand.

Catch a Glimpse of Net Weaving

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