Top 15 Things To Do In Bogalusa, Louisiana

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Located in Washington Parish in the United States, Bogalusa is a principal metropolitan town covering the major part of Washington and some parts of the greater New Orleans and Metairie. This company town was founded in the year 1900 and earned the name of being called the ‘Magic City’ for its fast development. Irrespective of whether you are a localite or a visitor, the city of Bogalusa has something to offer to everyone. If you are planning a family vacation, then a trip exploring the trails along the Kincaid Lake or a visit to the wildlife, with glowing eyes of alligators at night, can be the most incredible experience of your life. The city of Bogalusa is also famous for its diverse food that is available locally. Ranging from outdoor activities to diverse cultural attractions, there are many things to explore in this amazing city of Louisiana. Let’s have a rundown at the best things to do in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

1. Pay a visit to the First Pentecostal Church

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Pentecost Sunday Service LIVE NOW on our Facebook Page. “Spreading Roomers.” - Pastor H.

Posted by Bogalusa First Church on Sunday, May 23, 2021

First Pentecostal Church located in Louisiana is a perfect place for visitors to attain inner peace and purity through worship and prayers. The church is designed for everyone with multi-cultural background and to help them discover the true purpose of life and their place in God’s kingdom. The entire church creates an amazing atmosphere with music and signing and helps you achieve a closer encounter with the Almighty.

First Pentecostal Church

Address: 14532 LA-21, Bogalusa, LA 70427, USA

Website: First Pentecostal Church

Opening hours: Sun: 10am - 6:30 pm; Wed: 7pm (closed on Mon, Tues, Thu - Sat)

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2. Explore the great collection of books at the Bogalusa Branch Library

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She Persisted: Claudette Colvin by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Author), Chelsea Clinton, Gillian Flint, Alexandra Boiger...

Posted by Bogalusa Branch Library on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

This public library in Bogalusa was brought into existence by the Louisiana Library Commission based on the demonstration conducted between 1925-1968. The library was opened with a mission to provide quality materials and, help individuals in having free access to resources and different information. The Bogalusa branch offers a massive collection of books, video, and audio-books, and also offers a great collection of family histories and newspapers to promote reading among individuals.

Bogalusa Branch Library

Address: 304 Ave F, Bogalusa, LA 70427, USA

Website: Bogalusa Branch Library

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 9am - 6pm; Wed - Fri: 9am - 5pm; Sat: 9am - 1pm (closed on Sat)

Price: 10 USD (one-time fee)

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3. Have a playful time at Avenue B Baseball Park

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Located in Louisiana, this baseball park is a cultural feature in Washington Parish. It’s a great place to experience a good time playing baseball in the park. You can indulge in a variety of playful activities in the field and the kids can enjoy playing in this large park safely. It’s a great way to spend your leisure time in the city.

Avenue B Baseball Park

Address: 202 Arkansas Ave, Bogalusa, LA 70427, USA

Website: Avenue B Baseball Park

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4. Explore the exhibits of the Native Americans at Cassidy Park Museums

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Posted by Cassidy Park Museums on Sunday, May 16, 2010

If you are a lover of creative exhibits and like to explore the rich heritage of the country, then the Cassidy Park Museums is the right place for you. The museum displays the rich heritage of the Native American cultures through the various exhibits in the form of weapons, jewelry, arts and crafts, clothing, pottery specific to the Native Americans. It also boasts interactive displays in the scavenger hunts. The other two museums that include the Pioneer and the Railway museums also showcases exhibits related to the history of Bogalusa, the Civil War, and pioneer living.

Cassidy Park Museums

Address: 625 Willis Ave, Bogalusa, LA 70427, USA

Website: Cassidy Park Museums

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 1pm - 4pm (closed on Mon - Fri)

Price: Free admission

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5. Indulge in Mexican food at Yoyo’s Bar and Grill

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Posted by Yoyo's Bar & Grill on Friday, March 6, 2020

If you have a love for Mexican food, this restaurant is the perfect place to satiate your cravings. It’s a perfect family restaurant with a contemporary setting to indulge in great food. Some of the great dishes that you can try are the enchiladas, tacos, margaritas made of premium Souza tequila and much more.

Yoyo’s Bar and Grill

Address: 210 Louisiana Ave, Bogalusa, LA 70427, USA

Website: Yoyo’s Bar and Grill

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10:30am - 9pm; Fri: 10:30am - 10pm; Sat: 4pm - 10pm (closed on Sun)

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6. Buy affordable treasures at the Tinsel Pig Flea market

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If you are a shopaholic, then Tinsel Pig Flea Market can let you have the best shopping experience of your life with a variety of things to choose from. This flea market is one of the popular markets in Bogalusa and is definitely worth a drive. This clean and friendly market allows you to choose from an array of items ranging from antiques, collectibles, furniture to home décor, artworks, rustic crafts and many more. It is a perfect place to buy souvenirs or giveaway for your family and friends. Alongside this, you can enjoy great discounts on different items throughout the year on various occasions.

The Tinsel Pig Flea Market

Address: 15273 LA-21, Bogalusa, LA 70427, USA

Website: The Tinsel Pig Flea Market

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 9am - 5pm (closed on Mon - Tue &Sun)

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7. Have a PoBoy at Glynn's Drive-In

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Your fuel for this three-day weekend.

Posted by Glynn's Drive-In of Franklinton on Friday, May 26, 2017

This traditional American restaurant is located in Bogalusa known for its great American cuisines. This small American food joint offers a different variety of PoBoy Cheese Burger, BBQ PoBoy, Hamburger PoBoy, and many more options apart from a large variety of burgers and sandwiches coupled with drinks. This a popular food joint to indulge in great food at a reasonable price.

Glynn's Drive-In

Address: 945 Ave F, Bogalusa, LA 70427, USA

Website: Glynn’s Drive-In

Opening hours: 10am - 8pm (daily)

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8. Try the seafood at Bino's Seafood Restaurant

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This seafood restaurant in Bogalusa is known for serving the best seafood in town. The restaurant has a very warm and cozy ambiance with great staff. All their dishes are great in taste with a burst of flavors. Some of the popular house specialties that you can try are redfish Ranatza, fried eggplant, catfish Annie, and creamy crabby chicken.

Bino's Seafood Restaurant

Address: 1101 S Columbia St, Bogalusa, LA 70427, USA

Website: Bino’s Seafood Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 9pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

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9. Get some sushi at the Dragon Palace Restaurant & Sushi Bar

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Posted by Dragon Palace Restaurant & Sushi Bar on Sunday, December 22, 2019

Located in Bogalusa, this restaurant is known for serving the best sushi in town. The restaurant gives great emphasis on creating every dish with fresh ingredients and is cooked to perfection to ensure that the customers have a great dining experience. Some of the popular dishes are hibachi combination of shrimp and chicken, hibachi scallop, house special sushi, rolls, etc.

Dragon Palace Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Address: 220 Lousiana Ave., Bogalusa, Louisiana 70427

Website: Dragon Palace Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Opening hours: 10:30 am - 9pm (daily)

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10. Try some comfort food at the Golden Pear

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Tonight's Supper special Eggplant Monica with garlic bread. Also available Meatballs and Spaghetti, full menu, kids menu and desserts. Dine-in and takeout available. Call 735-1199 to order

Posted by Golden Pear, LLC on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

This family-owned American restaurant was opened in the year 2001 with the purpose of serving delicious food made of fresh ingredients. The restaurant gives a feeling of comfort and offers a warm reception in welcoming their guests. The restaurant gives emphasis on high-quality ingredients and their food is an ultimate reflection of that. You can explore from a vast selection of salads, wraps, pitas, sandwiches, combos, soups, and house special recipes.

Golden Pear

Address: 225 Louisiana Ave, Bogalusa, LA 70427, USA

Website: Golden Pear

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10:30am - 2pm; Sat: 6am - 2pm; Sun: 11am - 2pm

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11. Have a slice of pizza at Napoli's Italian Restaurant

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Shrimp Tuscan

Posted by Napoli's Italian Restaurant Bogalusa on Friday, February 12, 2021

This Italian restaurant in Bogalusa is known for making great Italian food in town at a reasonable price. The restaurant is a perfect destination to satiate hunger with mouthwatering Italian meatballs, spaghetti, a variety of specialty pizzas, and variety of pastas. Alongside, you can also explore the diverse options of salads, hot sandwiches, cold sandwiches, and soups.

Napoli's Italian Restaurant

Address: 209 Louisiana Ave, Bogalusa, LA 70427, USA

Website: Napoli’s Italian Restaurant

Opening hours: Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 2pm; Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - 11am - 10pm

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12. Workout at the Snap Fitness center

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This health club in Louisiana is one of the world’s premier health clubs dedicated to offering quality training to its members to ensure maximum fitness of body and mind. In the last 15 years, snap fitness has evolved to become an international brand boasting more than millions of members across the world and continually inspiring people toward fitness.

Snap Fitness center

Address: 109 Rue Centre suite 3, Abbeville, LA 70510, USA

Website: Snap Fitness center

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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13. Shop antiques at the Community Thrift and Collectibles

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Wall of purses!

Posted by Community Thrift & Collectables on Friday, August 17, 2012

This locally owned thrift store in Bogalusa is a one-stop store for selling a host of things under one roof. Here you can find everything starting from the latest fashion clothes, vintage clothing, accessories, antiques, souvenirs, handicrafts below retail price. The shop offers a great atmosphere where you can explore from a host of things to buy for yourself and your family at a great bargain price.

Community Thrift and Collectibles

Address: 723 Ave F, Bogalusa, LA 70427, USA

Website: Community Thrift and Collectibles

Opening hours: Sat : 10am - 3pm; Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm (closed on Sun)

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14. Experience kayaking in the Bogue Chitto River

Bogue Chitto River
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user mcandrus used under CC BY 2.0

This river in Louisiana is a tributary of the Pearl River passing through the Bogue Chitto State Park. Visitors can experience great natural diversity and enjoy the scenic beauty of this river. For all nature enthusiasts, kayaking and canoeing are the best ways to explore nature’s beauty. The entire site is full of small streams, hardwood forests, upland forests, and rolling landscapes making it a great hiking trip.

Bogue Chitto River

Address: 10237 South Choctaw Road, Bogalusa, LA 70427, United States

Website: Bogue Chitto River

Opening hours: 7am - 7pm (daily)

Price: 25 USD

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15. Try out the smoked barbecue at the Mill Town BBQ

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Posted by Mill Town BBQ "The Smoking Bull" on Thursday, July 1, 2021

This barbecue restaurant in Bogalusa is known for serving great barbecue and tasty seafood at an affordable price. The restaurant offers a warm ambiance with friendly staff and great food. Some of the popular recipes that you can explore are the smoke chicken, smoked baby back ribs, The Works platter, and the boiled shrimp platter apart from the diverse delicacies available in the house.

Mill Town BBQ

Address: 308 Sullivan Dr, Bogalusa, LA 70427, USA

Website: Mill Town BBQ

Opening hours: Thu - Sun: 10:30am - 3pm (closed on Mon - Wed)

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Bogalusa – the Magic City of Louisiana

Bogalusa Station rear
Source: Photo by user Z28scrambler used under CC BY-SA 4.0

The Magic City of Bogalusa is a perfect holiday destination for families and couples to enjoy a long vacation. Ranging from adventure hotspots, cultural attractions, to mouthwatering local eateries, the city of Bogalusa has it all to let you have a memorable time. Make sure you explore all the recommended places and activities to have a marvelous time in this beautiful city.

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