Shop & Swamp Tour

Explore the meandering bayous of Louisiana’s back country aboard the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour, located 25 minutes from New Orleans. Trained navigators will escort you on an unforgettable swampland journey into the murky waters, as you capture rare photos of exotic wildlife and plants. Also explore over 120 stores and boutiques at Lakeside Shopping Center, one of Louisiana’s most exciting retail malls.

Know Before You Go:
  • Present your printed or smart phone voucher with your Photo ID to redeem your package.

Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours

  • Daily Tours at 10 AM and 2 PM; weather permitting and excluding holidays.
  • Tour Duration – 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Advance Reservations Required by calling 504-587-1719 or 800-445-4109
  • Cancellations require 24 hours notice
  • Bring a camera
  • Located 25 miles from New Orleans in the Jean Lafitte National Park

Lakeside Shopping Center

  • Open Monday – Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM, Sundays 12 – 6 PM
  • Call 504-835-8000 for Holiday HoursCall 504-835-8000 for Holiday Hours
  • Visit

Insider’s Tip:
International Visitors can take advantage of Louisiana Tax Free Shopping at Lakeside Shopping Center – including the convenience of an International Visitors Refund Center. The Refund Center is located inside Macy’s on the third floor, near the gift wrapping counter.
For more information about Tax Free Shopping please visit


Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours
6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway
Marrero, Louisiana 70072

Lakeside Shopping Center
3301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Metairie, Louisiana 70002