Sometimes it is hard to keep the kids occupied with fun, unique, and inexpensive adventures during the long summer months. Fortunately for us, we have a lot of great places to see and cool things to do right here in Louisiana!

Louisiana Travel, which is our state tourism department, has some wonderful suggestions to keep the kiddos engaged this summer. If you're up for a road trip, or maybe just looking for something in your own back yard, check out some of the fun places below.

  • Children's Museum of Acadiana - Lafayette
  • Lafayette Science Museum
  • Global Wildlife Center - Folsom
  • Zoosiana - Broussard
  • USS Kidd - Baton Rouge
  • Insta-Gator Ranch and Hatchery - Covington
  • Adventure Cove - Lake Charles
  • Prehistoric Park - Henderson
  • Gator Chateau - Jennings
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve - Marrero
  • Vermilionville - Lafayette
  • Audubon Zoo - New Orleans
  • Bayou Pierre Alligator Park - Natchitoches
  • Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center - Baton Rouge
  • Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium - New Orleans
  • Blue Bayou/ Dixie Landin' - Baton Rouge