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From fine art to unique hand crafted jewelry, the local artisans will dazzle you at art markets held throughout the year in Gretna, Westwego and at festivals celebrating everything from gumbo to pecans. History is brought to life in quaint historic districts and museums chronicling the origin of Jefferson and its people.

Interprets the German immigrant contribution to Louisiana, 1720's to present. The GACC interprets the unique German immigrant contribution to Louisiana's history through exhibits, lectures, programs, and other educational activities. Exhibits depict the colonial experience, immigration, world of... more
519 Huey P. Long Avenue
Gretna , LA 70053
Phone: 504-363-4202
Gretna is a charming city with a small town atmosphere in the middle of a major metropolitan area. Settled by German immigrants in 1836, Gretna was declared a village on May 19, 1913. Four months later on August 20, 1913, Gretna was incorporated. Come stroll through one of Louisiana's largest... more
337 Huey P. Long Avenue
Gretna , LA 70054
Phone: 504-363-1580
Toll Free: 888-447-3862
Whether you are on the east or west banks, a Jefferson Parish library branch can be found in the area. We specialize in fun resources for ALL ages, including young readers, teens, and adults. All 16 libraries include computers, Wi-Fi access, books, movies and more! No matter what your age is we... more
4747 West Napoleon Avenue
Metairie , LA 70001
Phone: 504-838-1190
Come Play With Us Today! Find something new and fun to do each time you visit the Louisiana Children’s Museum. Explore and experience 30,000 square feet of hands-on fun, engaging exhibits and exciting programs - all designed with curious kids (and grown-ups) in mind. Pilot a towboat down the Mighty... more
420 Julia Street
New Orleans , LA 70130
Phone: 504-523-1357
Are you ready for a fun, new experience? Painting with a Twist is the answer! Painting with a Twist is a great place to have fun with your friends, meet new friends, relax and discover your inner artist. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint along with our artist to create your... more
4931 West Esplanade Ave
Metairie , LA 70006
Phone: (504) 832-5536
Open 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday by appointment ONLY for groups, schools or camps. Open to the public on Saturdays only - tickets available at the Planetarium Box Office located at 2020 Fourth Street, 10:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m. A 16 block historic district; Museums, Heritage Park, MegaDome... more
2020 Fourth Street
Kenner , LA 70062
Phone: (504) 468-7231
Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America's official World War II Museum, this remarkable attraction illuminates the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts, soaring aircraft and powerful interactive... more
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans , LA 70130
Phone: (504) 528-1944
Toll Free: 1-877-813-3329
Experience this hidden treasure housed in the original General Store owned and operated by Durac Terrebonne as the Fisherman's Exchange. Visit our 12-ft. mounted alligator named Salagator. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the City of Westwego. Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.-... more
275 Sala Avenue
Westwego , LA 70094
Phone: 504-341-3161
Information on the historic district and the city of Westwego.
10 Westbank Expressway
Westwego , LA 70094
Phone: 504-436-0812