LaPlace Louisiana Travel and Attractions


LaPlace is located in south Louisiana between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, on the East Bank of the Mississippi River in St. John the Baptist Parish.

Located on U.S. Highway 61 and Interstate Highway I-10, its population is about 28,000.

Nearby towns include Norco, Reserve, Garyville, Lutcher, Taft and Luling.

LaPlace Area Attractions

Andouille Festival
St. John Community Center
Thomas F. Daley Park
LaPlace, Louisiana
October 20-22, 2017

LaPlace is located in the heart of Plantation Country, with historic structures such as San Francisco Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation, Ormand Plantation, Destrehan Plantation and others within easy driving distance.

San Francisco Plantation on the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana
San Francisco Plantation on the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana
(Photograph courtesy of the LA Office of Tourism)

 

A number of swamp tours are also available, as are a number of other area attractions.

It is known as the "Andouille Capital of the World," with the annual Andouille Festival held in LaPlace each October. The next festival is scheduled for October 20-22, 2017.

Swamp Tours Near LaPlace, Louisiana

One of the most popular things to do in Louisiana is touring the swamps!

In the greater New Orleans area, there are many swamp tour options in communities such as Marrero, Westwego, Braithwaite, Lafitte, Des Allemands and Laplace.

Swamp tour operators offer a variety of options, boats, tour length and cost. Some use flat bottom boats, others operate airboats. Kayak and canoe tours are also available.

If you are visiting the greater New Orleans area, many of the tour operators offer pickups at French Quarter and downtown hotels.

While some operators offer online reservations, others require phone reservations. Some accept credit cards and others require cash, so plan accordingly.

Read more about Swamp Tours in the Greater New Orleans Area.

Earlier travel times at the LaPlace Tourist Court, LaPlace, Louisiana

Earlier travel times at the LaPlace Tourist Court, LaPlace, Louisiana

Houmas House, on the River Road between Baton Rouge and New Orleans ... a favorite vacation destination in South Louisiana

Houmas House, on the River Road between Baton Rouge and New Orleans ... a favorite vacation destination in South Louisiana

Oak Alley Plantation along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge ... a top tourist attraction in South Louisiana!

Oak Alley Plantation along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge ... a top tourist attraction in South Louisiana!