Begin your day by driving north on Scenic Hwy 51, through the Manchac swamps, to Tangipahoa Parish.
Your day starts by getting up close and personal with over 4,000 exotic or endangered animals at the Global Wildlife Center in Folsom. Hand-feed giraffes, bison, camels, King David deer, and more during your 1.5 hour wagon tour where the animals roam free, and the people are caged...
Meander through the rolling hills and beautiful backroads to the Parish seat of Amite for an early lunch stop. The Boston, Boot Hill, Coop DeVille, LaCarreta’s, Master Chef, Mike’s, Miss Ann’s, or Murphy’s offer a smorgasbord of affordable options to fuel your bellies and feed your soul…
Louisiana’s fall weather beckons you outdoors again for your next adventure. Learn about the area’s booming agriculture industry while picking a pumpkin at either Liuzza Land or Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch.
Next, take a leisurely stroll down the streets of America’s Antique City in Ponchatoula to discover hidden treasures, bountiful boutiques, and enjoy an afternoon coffee break.
As the afternoon heats up, quench your thirst and put on your boogie shoes at Gnarly Barley, one of the nation’s fastest growing breweries. The beer is always ice cold, but the weekend activities are hot, hot, hot!
Wind up your long and adventurous day in hip and happening Downtown Hammond! One of Louisiana’s newest foodie destinations; this historic district features some of Tangipahoa Parish’s most popular dining options. From gourmet to trendy hot-spots, Hammond’s 46 locally owned restaurants offer everything from steaks to sushi, Italian to Mexican, and all in between. Grab a nightcap or dance the night away at a local watering hole before retiring to your hotel, campground, or B&B.
Schedule your trip to Tangi to coincide with a fall festival: Rise Haunted House, Vintage Market Days, Old Farmer’s Day, Antique Trade Days, Swamp Pop Music Festival, Louisiana Renaissance Fest, Camp Moore Reenactment.
More fun things to do and see:
The Big Red Barn Creative Arts Center, 3-Breweries, Chappapeela Sports Park, Columbia Theater, Covey Rise Hunting Club, Dreamland Skatepark, 4-Farmer’s Markets, Flight lessons at AutoGyro, Florida Parishes Arena events, Hammond Regional Arts Center, Kliebert & Sons Alligator Tours, Louisiana Quilt Trail, 7-Museums, The Party Barn, Ponchatoula Roller Rink, Rise Haunted House (seasonal), River Road Go-Karts, Safari Quest, Tangi Lanes, Tower Trax ATV Park, and the USS Ponchatoula Memorial.
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