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Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tours
Two-hour narrated boat tour of one of America's most pristine cypress river swamps, led by Dr. Paul Wagner, PhD (wetland ecology) and his native naturalist guides. Learn the history, folklore and ecology of the swamp and its inhabitants. 41491 Crawford Landing at the West Pearl River (985) 641-1769

Kickstand Bike Rental
690 Lafitte Street, (985) 626-9300 Located across the street from the Mandeville Trailhead and the Tammany Trace, offers adventurous recreation of the Tammany Trace and the Mandeville Lakefront on Lakeshore Drive. Guided tours, group discounts. Baby seats/strollers. Email:

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum
Feel Louisiana's pride while viewing boat models, highlighted by a video exploring origins and adaptations of these local watercraft. Witness frontier life on the bayou and explore the commercial uses of luggers and schooners through dioramas. 133 Mabel Street, Mon - Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, (985) 845-9200

Minacapelli's Dinner Playhouse Theatre
1540 Lindberg Drive, (I-10 Service Road), Slidell, LA 70458 ph(985)781-6565, Email:

Abita Brewery
Tour the brewery Sat 1 and 2:30 pm, Sun 1 pm; 21084 Hwy 36, Abita Springs, (985) 893-3143

Betsy Meyers-Green Jewelry Studio
2012 Jefferson Street, Mandeville, LA 70448, (504)723-9443

Cajun Encounters Swamp Tours
Venture deep into the untouched bayous and sloughs of the Honey Island Swamp with your native tour guide. See nesting grounds for alligators, raccoons, wild boar, deer, egrets and herons, nutria, bald eagles, owls, snakes, turtles, black bears and much more. Tours at 10 am and 2:30 pm, 55345 Hwy. 90 W., Slidell, LA, 70461 Toll Free 1-866-928-6877 - Fax 985-646-0504

Fontainebleau State Park
Visitors can barbecue, sunbathe on the banks of Lake Pontchartrain, take a dip in the pool or fish in the stocked pond. Beyond the playground is a 1.5 mile nature trail. 67825 Highway 190, (985) 624-4443

Fort Isabel Gallery
Rotating exhibits of artwork by local artists featuring glass sculpture, oil and pastel landscapes, photography, pottery and hand-turned wooden vessels. 222 North Columbia Street, (985) 892-1841

H. J. Smith's Son General Store and Museum
308 N. Columbia Street, (985) 892-0460, free admission Family-owned and operated since 1876, the museum houses hundreds of items from the past, including a 20-foot long cypress dugout boat, cast iron casket, old farming tools, a 1920s gas pump, a hand operated wooden washing machine, and much more!

Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery
More than 2000 alligators of various ages and sizes swimming in crystal clear water. Learn about this unique Louisiana industry….from hatchling to handbag. See the ultra-light plane and airboat used to harvest the eggs. reservations required 23440 Lowe Davis Road (985) 892-3669

Live Oak Driving Range and Family Fun Center
Nine hole, par 3 golf course, driving range, batting cages, go-carts, bumper boats, mini-golf, game room and space walk. 300 Brownswitch Road, (985) 641-5500

The "Maize"
A 6.5 acre corn field with many twists and turns cut through it to form a life-size labyrinth or "maze." 36524 Ed Yates Road open late September to early December, (985) 863-9138

Northlake Nature Center
A nature preserve located on 400 acres of ancient pines and hardwood forest offering spectacular vistas…a bird watchers paradise. Hwy 190, just east of Bayou Castine,

Otis House Museum
Fairview-Riverside State Park, Guided tours of this late 19th-century Queen Anne-style home of a lumber baron. (985) 792-4652,

Mardi Gras MisChief Gallery
2582 Front Street
Slidell LA, 70458, ph(985) 641-0392 see one of a kind whimsical art collectible dolls of Louisiana Artist Connie Born. Artist Born has custom made creations for Universal Studios, Merv Griffin Productions, McIlhenny Company, Coca Cola and many more. Monday - Friday 10:00a.m.- 5p.m., Saturday 10a.m. to 4p.m.

Pearl River Eco-Tours
Experience a journey like no other into one of the least altered river swamps in the country with a professional native ecological tour guide. 55050 Hwy 90 - ph(985) 649-4200

Pontchartrain Vineyards and Winery
Located just north of Covington, Pontchartrain Vineyards produces fine wines in the classic French tradition. Taste wines in an old-world, French provincial tasting room W – F 10 to 5, Sat. 10 to 4, Sun. Noon to 4. 81250 Highway 1082, (985) 892-9742

Skydive N'Awlins Slidell
Slidell Municipal Airport, Slidell LA, 70460, ph(228) 623-1080 We offer entertainment Tandem Skydives. You can be doing freefall skydives within a half hour of arrival while you are attached to a professional skydive instructor who takes you for the thrill of your life! Email:

Slidell Cultural Center
fosters the arts, humanities, cultural events and specific civic events in the City of Slidell, Louisiana. 444 Erlanger Street, Slidell, LA 70458, Ph: 985-646-4375, F: 985-646-4231

Slidell Little Theatre Slidell Little Theatre
has enjoyed continuous steady growth with increasing maturity over the last 37 years. 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell, Louisiana 70458 Reservations: (985) 641-0324 Theatre: (985) 643-0556

UCM Museum
A very unusual musuem - often called a Southern "believe it or not" museum. The creation of John Preble, this museum is a folk art environment in the historic district of Abita Springs. A vintage gas station serves as entrance and gift shop for this labyrinth of buildings connected by walkways. 22275 Highway 36 (985)-892-2624

Fancy Faces
Ceramic Mardi Gras masks and other decorative objects are designed on site. Group tours may include a decorate-your-own mask workshop.73128 Highway 1077 (985) 893-2652

Fort Pike State Historic Site
Built in the early 1800s to protect the Rigolets and the city of New Orleans from invasion, Fort Pike has enjoyed a long and coloful military history.US Hwy 90, 9 am - 5 pm, (504) 662-5703

Gator Swamp Tours
Learn the legends and lore of the Honey Island Swamp during a guided boat tour of one of the area's most scenic attractions. Swamp walk also provides self-guided nature walks to observe local wildlife.5130 Highway 90, morning and afternoon tours year round by reservation, 800-875-4287

Mandeville Trailhead and Cultural Interpretive Center
Located adjacent to the Tammany Trace in Old Mandeville, the Trailhead features a museum, an interactive fountain in the shape of Lake Pontchartrain, an amphitheatre and a lookout tower. 675 Lafitte Street, (985) 624-3147

Metal Orchids & Wildlife
is a fine arts gallery dedicated to original wildlife art by both internationally reknowned and emerging artists. Located in the historic downtown area of Covington - 222 N. Columbia St. Covington, Louisiana 70433, (985) 898-0010

Mr. Denny's Voyageur Swamp Tour
While knowledgeable guides highlight the area's culture and history, these stable, paddle-powered boats glide through the water, bringing visitors face to face with the swamp's flora and fauna. 55344 Highway 90, Slidell

St. Tammany Art Association Art House
Rotating juried exhibits change the second Saturday of each month and highlight the specialty art forms of STAA's member artists. 129 North New Hampshire St., (985) 892-8650

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