7 Best Theme Parks And Amusement Parks In Louisiana, USA

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The recreational scene in many countries has been transformed considerably by today’s technological advancements. Every day, manufacturers are coming up with innovative ways for kids and adults to interact, have fun, and loosen up. This is also the case in Louisiana, where significant strides are being made to achieve that goal. In this regard, the state has invested a lot in equipping its theme and amusement parks with a variety of amenities that guarantee fun for the whole family. These are amenities such as roller coasters, water slides, zip lines, climbing challenges, and overhead rope courses. If this deal sounds like something you would love to try, scroll down this article to discover the best theme parks and amusement parks in Louisiana, USA.

1. Carousel Gardens Amusement Park

New Orleans City Park
Source: Photo by Flickr user Jeremy Thompson used under CC BY 2.0

Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is a great place to relax and let your kids interact with their peers in games and fun activities. To that end, the park boasts a large playground and different types of rides, among them the ladybug roller coaster, a drop tower, and the Ferris wheel for those looking to fix their adrenaline rush. In addition, you can take leisure strolls under the beautiful oak and moss canopies before stopping by the Botanical Gardens to breathe the freshness of the roses. It is worth noting that besides strolling, the trails of Carousel Park are also suitable for jogging and biking.

Carousel Gardens Amusement Park

Address: 7 Victory Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124, United States

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 6pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11pm

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2. Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin'

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

It’s Mad Moccasin Monday! How many times have you ridden this crazy slide?

Posted by Blue Bayou Dixie Landin' on Monday, February 10, 2020

A premier water park and state-of-the-art amusement park, Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin’ is the perfect family summer getaway. The facility guarantees visitors endless fun with several world-renowned recreational amenities, including a quadruple aqua loop, thrill rides, a combo drop tower, and roller coasters. These amenities, coupled with the white meat combo, fries, and hamburgers at the partner restaurants, make the recreational experience even more magical. Clearly, if you are a thrill-seeker, this is an adventure that should be at the top of your to-do list in Louisiana. So, grab your sunscreen, leather up, and head here for a lifetime treat in the park.

Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin'

Address: 18142 Perkins Rd E, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, United States

Website: Blue Bayou and Dixie Landin’

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3. Epic Family Entertainment Center

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by EPIC Family Entertainment Center on Friday, July 24, 2020

As described by its name, Epic Family Entertainment Center in Scott is a wonderland of fun for the entire family. This entertainment center features an array of amenities, including a thunder roll, which allows participants to slide on artificial snow before being propelled to a considerable height into the air, and finally landing on a cozy airbag. There are also racing slides close to the thunder roll slide, which descend swiftly over synthetic grass. Adults looking for a much more thrilling experience should consider the gyroscope spin, ziplining, or clip n climb facilities. The climbing walls vary in complexity, thereby giving beginners a chance to enjoy the experience too.

Epic Family Entertainment Center

Address: 130 N Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Scott, LA 70583, United States

Website: Epic Family Entertainment Center

Opening hours: Fri: 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 10am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm (closed from Mon - Thu)

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4. Safari Quest Family Fun Center

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Laser Tag- Safari Quest Family Fun Center on Saturday, May 24, 2014

With an area coverage of over 278.7 m2 (3000 sq ft), Safari Quest Family Fun Center is a place you should expect every kind of fun activity. Well, this couldn’t be further from the truth, considering the amusement park has a range of recreational amenities that are suitable for kids as well as adults. For instance, there are human hamster balls, rope courses, and climbing trees for those seeking more daring adventures. Also, with the current technological advancement, everyone, especially kids, has become fond of video games. Safari Quest understands that need, and as such, it provides its guests with a large arcade featuring a vast collection of the latest games.

Safari Quest Family Fun Center

Address: 200 Hewitt Rd, Hammond, LA 70403, United States

Website: Safari Quest Family Fun Center

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 9pm; Fri: 12pm - 10pm; Sat: 10am - 10pm

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5. Celebration Station

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

Celebration Station is an excellent destination for families looking to spend quality time together and to blow off some steam during long holidays. One of the best ways to bond with your kids is through a miniature game of golf. The course is specially designed with moderate complexity to give everybody, even the little ones, a chance to enjoy the game. From miniature golf, more fun awaits at the playground. Here, you will be faced with the dilemma of choosing between the swings and a Miner Mike Coaster. But why choose when you can enjoy both? Adults should not feel neglected. Try air hockey, alley rollers, and driving games at the arcade.

Celebration Station

Address: 10111 Gwenadele Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, United States

Website: Celebration Station

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

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6. Storyland

City Park Storyland Entrance 12 Nov 07
Source: Photo by user Infrogmation of N... used under CC BY 2.0

If you have a toddler in the house, the amenities in Storyland would be an excellent fit. Storyland provides guests with unlimited access to exciting storybook sculptures and exhibits detailing a variety of fairy tales. This is a package of fantasy that brings your heroes, favorite animation characters, and other legends back to life. Such interactions are great for a child’s mental and literal growth. It is also noteworthy that Storyland is conveniently situated in New Orleans City Park, another kids’ paradise. So, from Storyland, you can cross over to the park for extra fun and relaxation, but before that, ensure you grab a bite in the area food stands.


Address: 5 Victory Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124, United States

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 5pm, 6pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 4pm, 5pm - 11pm

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7. Scout Island Scream Park

Posted by Scout Island Scream Park on Friday, 27 September 2019

Nobody likes to be frightened, but on a few occasions such as Halloween, everybody, especially kids, dresses up in scary masks and costumes in commemoration of the Samhain. One of the best places to celebrate such an event in Louisiana is at the Scout Island Scream Park. The park is equipped with terrifying ‘monsters,’ illusions, special effects, costumes, and other scary details in the fright zones. If the experience is too much for kids, consider face painting before embarking on an adventure trip on the pulling hay wagon, which will take you through the picturesque wooded wetlands.

Scout Island Scream Park

Address: 1034 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124, United States

Website: Scout Island Scream Park

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Family-friendly theme parks in Louisiana

The one thing that every tourist dreads most when visiting an amusement park is finding faulty machines, limited amenities, or even outdated facilities. These are safety concerns, which, if left unattended, could cause grave harm to guests. To avoid such inconveniences, consider our list of the best theme parks and amusement parks in Louisiana, USA.

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Josiah Ndung'u is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and a travelling enthusiast who loves networking with new people, learning new cultures, having fun (especially at the beach), and sampling new...Read more

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