10 Things to Do in Luling That You Shouldn't Miss

July 20, 2017 Alice Mieles

Luling in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Architectural Buildings. Discover best things to do in Luling with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Luling

1. Destrehan Plantation

13034 River Rd, Destrehan, LA 70047-5202 +1 504-764-9315
Excellent
58%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 449 reviews

Destrehan Plantation

Built in 1787, this is the oldest plantation house in the Lower Mississippi Valley.

Reviewed By burr6013 - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Destrehan Plantation is a former Louisiana plantation notable for its antebellum mansion. It is located in southeast Louisiana near the town of Destrehan. During the 19th century, the plantation was a major producer of indigo and then sugar cane. Jean-Noël Destréhan (1754-1823), the first United States Senator from Louisiana in 1812, is the owner most commonly associated with the home. Destréhan was influential in transitioning the Orleans Territory into statehood. Construction of the home, built in the French Colonial style, began in 1787 under Charles Pacquet, a mulatto carpenter, and was completed for Robert Antoine Robin de Logny in 1790. For his efforts, Pacquet received one brute negro, a cow and calf, 100 bushels each of corn and rice, and $100 in cash. Destréhan and his wife, Marie-Claude Céleste Eléonore Robin de Logny (daughter of Robert Antoine Robin de Logny) purchased the plantation upon Robin de Logny's death in 1792 and raised 14 children in the home. Areas of the plantation on display include slave cabins, the plantation home, the outdoor kitchen, the field bell, the wash room, the school house, and a trapper’s cabin. Destrehan Plantation was involved in a major slave revolt in 1811. Eighteen rebels, including three of Jean-Noël Destréhan’s former slaves, were trialed and executed at the plantation. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Destrehan Plantation is currently under the care of the River Road Historical Society. The site is open to visitors daily from 9:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $7 for children (7-17). Admission includes a guided tour, demonstrations, and access to the dependency buildings. Parking is free. Destrehan Plantation was used as a location in the 1994 film “Interview with a Vampire” starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt as well as the 2013 film “12 Years a Slave” staring Chiwetel Ejiofor.

2. Swamp Adventures LLC

Hwy 3127, Luling, LA
Excellent
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4.5 based on 194 reviews

Swamp Adventures LLC

Reviewed By MatinicusRock - Pasadena

I was referred to this outfit from another tour company who couldn't accommodate me. I was in an airboat with a family of 5, with Captain Rodney at the helm. Rodney is a fantastic character, whose family roots go back to the late 1600's in the New Orleans area, before that from Canada so a true Cajun. He deftly looks us around the maze of waterways that make up the Bayou, pointing out not only alligators but white Egrets, giant crickets called "Devil's Horsemen," spiders that are harvested for their silk, and kept us laughing by calling his favorite gators to the boat with his heavy Creole accent.

According to Rodney, it is illegal in the State of Louisiana to feed alligators, but because Swamp Adventures sits on their own property, they allow their guests to feed them, which if you can believe it, is highly entertaining. Rodney would put a chicken leg on a hook on the edge of a homemade fishing pole, and dangle it over the edge of the airboat until a gator would swim up and snap it off the hook with it's powerful jaws. He even coaxed a gator up onto the boat a couple of times! I was of two minds about this practice, but as there is no scarcity of gators in these swamps, I ended up deciding it was okay.

I recommend Swam Adventures not only because of Rodney, but also because their boats are small making for a more intimate experience, and fast, which provides for nice breezes on searing hot summer days. We didn't see anyone else on our tour, so it really felt like we had the swamp to ourselves, and the sense of scale is overwhelming - the swamp is huge!

3. Airboat Tours

4262 Highway 90 E, Des Allemands, LA 70030-4651
Excellent
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5 based on 317 reviews

Airboat Tours

Reviewed By Melissa A

Was good to see a number of local crocodiles. We would of preferred more information about area, what makes it special, more about crocodiles and other species and plants in area. Tour is geared towards entertaining visitors so if you go to sea world and zoo's this is tour for you. Was a bit expensive but relative to other tours in area.

4. Lafreniere Park

3000 Downs Blvd, Metairie, LA 70003-3957 +1 504-838-4389
Excellent
65%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 174 reviews

Lafreniere Park

Reviewed By lindaaF4450KV - New Orleans, Louisiana

I love Lafrenier Park. . It is very spacious,there are more than enough areas to feel comfortable. There are Shelters that you can rent for a more private setting. There’s a bike & jogging path, and so much more It also has ponds with ducks!!! Very peaceful and enjoyable play area for the children.

5. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

325 Minor St, Kenner, LA 70062-7543 +1 504-461-9475
Excellent
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

Named 'THEATER OF THE YEAR, Top Musical of the Year' by The Times Picayune. Honored by Gambit as "Entertainers of the Year". Entertaining musicals and comedies for all ages. See our website for what's currently on stage!

Reviewed By harmsenom - New Orleans, Louisiana

Wonderful show, well produced. Intimate theatre. It pays to get there early as seating is GA. Parking is easily accessible. Would see another show here.

6. Airboat Swamp Adventures

I-310 south Exit 10 to Hwy 3127 1 mile turn left, Hahnville, LA
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Airboat Swamp Adventures

Reviewed By Alia G - Las Vegas, Nevada

NOTES: Don't wear white... you can get a bit wet and possibly a little muddy... the water spray isn't exactly clean so suggest wearing something you don't mind getting a little dirty. (Possibly) It depends on where you sit. I was sitting on the end of the row, so I got lightly sprayed occasionally.

I was the first one on the boat... and was NOT expecting to see any gators quite so close nor quite so soon. But... up comes Levi the Gator right up to the boat to check me out. I squealed in fright ... I'm a wimp... but he seemed to know that everyone wanted to take his picture and then he moved onto another boat that was boarding to "give them a show"... or to see if they'd give him a treat. I'm not sure. I got the sense they were sort of like Pets... albeit Dangerous ones.

Rodney was our driver... and he has a wicked sense of humor. I loved it! He scared the bee-jee-sus out of me (just me because I think he realized I was going to be a sport); it was all good fun. Again... I love surprises and pranks that are done safely. No harm, No foul, and it provided fun for the whole boat. (He pulled out an alligator chick while the whole boat was focused on something else and when I turned my head, he had it really close to my head, so I screamed again. Yes, I'm a whimp and afraid of my own shadow.) We were totally safe with Rodney and he took us to all the areas where he knew the gators were. We stopped in a number of areas and Rodney explained the flora, fauna and wild life. He even picked a water lily for us. So sweet.

We did this tour as part of a package deal. I recommend this tour for those that like adventure and want to get off the beaten track and check out the swamp and have a fun air boat ride. The air boat seemed to be going like 60 mph but in reality it was only 35 mph. It was exhilarating. But then I love boats and zooming down the water.

Yes, it's totally Touristy. But sometimes the Touristy stuff is super fun. Go with an open mind, relax and sit back and just enjoy nature.

7. Cajun Pride Swamp Tours

110 Frenier Road, LaPlace, LA 70068
Excellent
73%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Cajun Pride Swamp Tours

Cajun Pride Swamp Tours is a wildlife refuge just 25 miles from New Orleans. Our privately owned swamp ensures that your narrated tour will not be disturbed by other boats. We will take you back to the early days of Louisiana bayou swamp explorations while learning about the life and habits of the American Alligator. Experience up-close, the inhabitants of our swamp and unique history of the Cajun town of Frenier within the Manchac Swamp.

Reviewed By Ellenor U - Waterford, Ireland

Myself and my husband loved every minute of this tour! Captain Brandon was the highlight, he was so knowledgeable about the area, the wildlife and animals. He had us laughing for the entire trip, his stories about the area were so interesting and I cannot stress enough how funny this man was! We got to hold crawfish, snakes, turtles and a baby alligator, which was one of the highlights of our entire trip! His love for these animals is beautiful and getting to hold some of them was really something special!

8. Planet Beach

12715 Highway 90, Suite 110, Luling, LA 70070-2205 +1 985-331-8266

Planet Beach takes pride in offering a variety of automated services and quality products that work together to achieve your beauty, wellness, and fitness goals. Whether you want a full body transformation or more targeted results, our spas provide everything you need for maximum results.

9. Hudson News

900 Airline Dr, Concourse D, Near Gate D05, Kenner, LA 70062-6923
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4 based on 1 reviews

Hudson News

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

A nice representation of the brand. All the typical travel needs, lots of souvenirs and gifts. Prices were standard for the airport. Friendly staff.

10. Jazz Essence

900 Airline Dr, Concourse D, Near Gate D07, Kenner, LA 70062-6923
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3 based on 1 reviews

Jazz Essence

Reviewed By Bernardo F - New York City, New York

Pretty much all the gifts you'd want for mardi gras and the New Orleans and Louisiana area. Lots of nice things. Prices were standard for an airport

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