Marrero, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, is home to the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve. This beautiful area offers bayous, swamps, marshes and forests with eight miles of boardwalks and hard trails to explore! See beautiful marsh plants like lilies and orchids. It is the perfect spot for viewing wetland wildlife like turtles, alligators, herons and more. Marrero also boasts one of the most unique venues in Louisiana, Bayou Barn, an open-air rustic barn and dance hall. And, you can even catch a NOLA Gold Rugby game at Shaw Stadium!
In addition to Marrero’s scenic side, it is a vibrant residential and commercial community featuring hotels, restaurants, and venues hosting corporate and leisure visitors.
New Orleans’ Playful Neighbor
Nestled next to our famous neighbor, New Orleans, Jefferson offers a vibrant night life, as well as the quiet serenity of a nature walk. Our communities are comprised historic homes, fishing piers,... See More
Location: Gretna, Kenner, Westwego
Go beyond the history of the city of New Orleans and take a more in depth look at the history of the Mississippi River region. Jefferson hugs both the east and west banks of the Mississippi and plays... See More
A Culinary Craze
Jefferson Parish restaurants are among Louisiana’s best, offering the freshest ingredients, specialty dishes and friendly staff. Louisiana is known as a culinary epicenter offering a variety of... See More
The Beautiful Bayou
Location: Jean Lafitte
Discover the natural wonders of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. With a unique ecosystem the preserve is a representative example of the delta's environment, containing natural... See More
Louisiana's Only Inhabited Barrier Island
Location: Grand Isle
The State of Louisiana maintains a mile of beach front at Grand Isle State Park on the easternmost staying e park looks out toward nearby Grand Terre island, once the lair of the legendary pirate (or... See More