What to do and see in LaPlace, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 28, 2017 Madelene Haan

LaPlace ( /lə ˈplɑːs/) is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, United States, situated along the east bank of the Mississippi River, in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The population was 32,134 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in LaPlace

1. San Francisco Plantation

2646 Hwy. 44, Garyville, LA 70051-0950 +1 985-535-2341
Excellent
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4 based on 217 reviews

San Francisco Plantation

Reviewed By JDSoui - Irving, Texas

This plantation and the surrounding area is not as well kept as other plantations, but is a worthwhile stop. The fee is $20 per person and the ability to walk into the small cabins where showing how much people we bought for was a sight that adds a unique context while walking the grounds. A powerful stop that causes much reflection.

2. Cajun Pride Swamp Tours

110 Frenier Road, LaPlace, LA 70068
Excellent
73%
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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!

3. Airboat Swamp Adventures

I-310 south Exit 10 to Hwy 3127 1 mile turn left, Hahnville, LA
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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.

4. Whitney Plantation

5099 Highway 18, Whitney Plantation Historic District, Edgard, LA 70049-2803 +1 225-265-3300
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5 based on 941 reviews

Whitney Plantation

Reviewed By Robert B - Wilton Manors, Florida

If you have not been to the Whitney Plantation you are missing an absolutely vital educational experience concerning the reality of how enslaved Africans paid an unimaginably brutal price so that Louisiana sugar plantations could be the wealthiest region of the country in the first half of the 19th century. It would be inaccurate to say you will enjoy your tour of the Whitney. It will pain you, deeply so in all likelihood. But it will be fascinating all the same, and powerfully moving. Whatever you thought you knew, whatever peace you thought you've made with the ugliness of America's deep sin, the Whitney Plantation will doubtlessly challenge you to reflect anew.

5. Evergreen Plantation

4677 Hwy. 18, Edgard, LA 70049-2809 +1 985-497-3837
Excellent
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4.5 based on 260 reviews

Evergreen Plantation

Reviewed By webbtj - Abbeville, LA

Beautiful live oak alley, historic home and cabins. Our awesome guide, Robin made the history of Evergreen’s people and culture come alive. We learned about the talents and everyday life of the creole people in the days before Louisiana became a part of the United States.

6. ATV Swamp Tour

10247 Hwy 10, Fluker, LA 70436, LaPlace, LA 70068
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

ATV Swamp Tour

ATV Swamp Tour New Orleans, Louisiana. ATV, Quad, Four wheeler rental & guided tours. Our guests say "It's the best thing to do in New Orleans".A fleet of ATVs leaves a wake of gleeful shouts from riders of all experience levels on private tours of New Orleans' swamplands and bayous. After learning the ropes, pedals, and buttons, mud sprayers traverse a winding knot of paths, defiant with varied, challenging terrain that's home to gators and other swamp beasts.Our shop's crew of grizzled quad wranglers accouters greenhorns with all the required gear, will arrange tours seven days a week, and schedule according to clients' needs.We ride at Tower Trax ATV park in Fluker, LA about an hour from downtown New Orleans. We offer a variety of experiences for riders of all skill levels.

Reviewed By pflovett - Tampa, Florida

We drove to the site that was a garage in the back of another building without a sign. We had paid for a deal so we could not leave but we would have when we saw the offensive rebel flag on the truck that transported us. They required us to pay full price for a kid that was riding. Once on the bike we were guided through back roads and splattered with mud for 1 and1/5 hours.This was not a tour it is a ride through the swamp no tour information provided Then we were brought back to the car where we had to put plastic bags on the seats and floor.

7. Wild Louisiana Tours

New Orleans, LA 70115
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5 based on 217 reviews

Wild Louisiana Tours

Wild Louisiana Tours offers kayak swamp tours outside of New Orleans, LA. Paddle through scenic cypress swamps on your kayak swamp tour and see all of the beautiful sites that make Louisiana famous. Come book your New Orleans kayak swamp tours today.

Reviewed By Jake_Thomson - St Albans

I rarely write reviews but I really want to support Max and Josh, the father and son team behind Wild Louisiana Tours.

We were picked up by Josh in the morning in a very new and comfortable minivan and were taken to the starting point for the tour. When we arrived we met Max who was to be our guide for the day. Max was extremely knowledgeable about the area and all of the nature around us, spotting things that we would never have seen ourselves. We were out for about three hours and if you're worried about being able to keep up then it was an extremely leisurely pace so you have nothing to worry about, the focus was far more on looking around and taking everything in than on racing around. On the tour we saw a snake, alligators and even a couple Bald Eagle's, truly amazing!

After the tour was done Max dropped us back to New Orleans and asked everyone in the minivan where they were going so that he could find the most central location, which was very kind of him.

Overall I'd say that a trip to the Bayou is an absolute must if you've never been to a swamp before and if you're going to do it then you can't go wrong with these guys!

8. Cajun Pride Tours

New Orleans, LA
Excellent
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4.5 based on 303 reviews

Cajun Pride Tours

Reviewed By Lindarentsen - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

We took the swamp tour today and I am so glad that we did! It is January, and the flora and fauna are relatively dormant at this time of year so I didn't expect much, however, Captain Tom managed to point out several interesting sights (including alligators) and taught us about the swamp and bayou history. His passion was inspiring and he expanded my appreciation of his life-long home.

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