Explore Jefferson Parish

Provided by Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. (JCVB) As the official marketing organization for Jefferson Parish, the JCVB invites you to explore your own hometown! For information on the attractions below, and more, visit their website or download their app.
Explore Jefferson Parish

Barataria Preserve, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve 

Explore a live gallery of wetland creatures when you tour the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte. Stride along a boardwalk and nature trails through hardwood forest, marsh, and swamp that provide a glimpse of all the wetlands just minutes from New Orleans. Learn how Louisiana’s Cajuns coined the phrase “Acadians,” and enjoy a ranger guided tour. 

 

David Crockett Steam Fire Company No. 1 

Organized in 1841, the David Crockett Steam Fire Company No. 1 is the oldest, continuously active volunteer fire company in the U.S. The museum houses two floors of historical artifacts that educate visitors on the history of firefighting. Nestled in the Gretna historic district, the museum is adjacent to the Gretna Green Blacksmith Shop and historic homes.

 

Rivertown Space Science Complex

Travel beyond earth and discover outer space! Explore a timeline of space explorations of the 20th century aboard a NASA prototype. Discover a science center where you can explore a variety of exhibits relating to weather, minerals, optical illusions and more. Soar to new heights at the Planetarium. From discovering the milky way to experiencing a musical laser display, it’s out of this world! 

 

Lafitte’s Barataria Museum and Wetland Trace

  Lafitte’s Barataria Museum tells the story of the 200-year-old fishing community by showcasing the beauty of the bayou, and its rich heritage. The museum features a multi-media theatre presentation and an animated museum exhibition. Showcasing the life of the infamous pirate Jean Lafitte, the stories and traditions of its residents, and the realities of coastal erosion. Exit the museum to a wetland trace, a mile and a half board walk trail over a Cypress swamp teeming with exotic birds, snakes, gators and other wildlife

 

Bayou Segnette & Grand Isle State Parks

Bayou Segnette State Park offers an array of recreational activities and facilities. Test your wave handling skills when you visit one of Bayou Segnette’s most popular park amenities, the 22,000 square foot wave pool. Cast your line for salt or fresh water fishing or stay overnight in a furnished floating cabin! Grand Isle State Park features 2 miles of sandy beach, an observation tower and lagoon where you can also enjoy deep sea salt water fishing, boating, swimming and crabbing.

 

Nola Motorsports Park 

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Nola Motorsports Park is your go to attraction! Fulfill your need for speed when you visit Nola Motorsports Park, the largest karting facility in North America that is proudly located in Jefferson. Nola Motorsports offers a wide range of activities from go karting, an open track experience to race cars or motorcycles, and an XTREME Xperience where drivers can test drive exotic cars such as a Ferrari or Lamborghini.