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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.

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German-American Cultural Center
  • 519 Huey P. Long Avenue
  • Gretna, LA 70053
  • Phone: 504-363-4202
  • Region: Gretna

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, MORE >>

Gretna Office of Tourism
  • 337 Huey P. Long Avenue
  • Gretna, LA 70054
  • Phone: 504-363-1580
  • Region: Gretna

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 MORE >>

Jefferson Parish Library
  • 4747 West Napoleon Avenue
  • Metairie, LA 70001
  • Phone: 504-838-1190
  • Region: Metairie

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 MORE >>

Louisiana Children's Museum
  • 420 Julia Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: 504-523-1357
  • Region: New Orleans

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 MORE >>

Rivertown Museums & Kenner Planetarium
  • 2020 Fourth Street
  • Kenner, LA 70062
  • Phone: (504) 468-7231
  • Region: Kenner

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 MORE >>

The National World War II Museum
  • 945 Magazine Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: (504) 528-1944
  • Region: New Orleans

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 MORE >>

Westwego Historical Museum
  • 275 Sala Avenue
  • Westwego, LA 70094
  • Phone: 504-341-3161
  • Region: Westwego

Experience this hidden treasure housed in the original General Merchandise Store owned and operated by Durac Terrebonne as the Fisherman's Exchange. Visit our 12-ft. mounted alligator named MORE >>

Westwego Tourist Information Center
  • 10 Westbank Expressway
  • Westwego, LA 70094
  • Phone: 504-436-0812
  • Region: Westwego

Information on the historic district and the city of Westwego. MORE >>

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Upcoming Events

Gretna Heritage Festival

3 day festival with performances by national and Louisiana favorites. 
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Bridge City Gumbo Festival

Bridge City's "world famous" Gumbo is cooked daily at the festival gro
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Uncle Sam Jam Lafreniere Park Music & Fireworks

Bring your blankets and chairs.  Food & beverage vendors available (NO
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