Adventures on the Wild Side

From strolling down the sidewalks of a nationally recognized antique city, to taking a ride on the wild side, Tangipahoa Parish has hidden surprises for everyone.


Hammond, the parish seat, is home to the Hammond Depot, the train station where the famous City of New Orleans makes a stop on its daily trip from New Orleans to Chicago.  The old freight station, just a couple of blocks away from the train station, has been converted into a funky flea market and features a great seafood restaurant.


The Vintage Market Days of Southeast Louisiana will be held October 6-8.  It's a cross between an upscale trunk sale and flea market.  The Vintage Market Days has the feel of an outdoor bazaar, but is held in the climate-controlled confines of the Florida Parishes Arena in Amite.  The market features repurposed architectural salvage, original art, and outdoor furnishing.  It also features antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmande treasures, home decor, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings, and more.  Vintage Market days events are so much more than a flea market.  Each Vintage Market Days event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in creative venues.


There is always something fun to do and discover in Tangipahoa Parish.  Visit the Global Wildlife Center in Folsom.  It is more than a zoo, with over 3,000 savanna animals roaming on 900 acres of free range.


Leave the high ground behind and visit the swamp people of Kliebert's (pronounced the Cajun-Style klee-bear) Alligator and Turtle Farm.  Come explore on your guided adventure with a walk through the Swamp People Trail as you learn about the production facilities of our 47,000 turtles of all kinds.  You will also view over 300 alligators in their natural habitat relaxing, sunbathing, or even nesting.


There are many places to go and things to do, such as: Tangi River Kayak Guided Tours, River Road Go-Karts, The Tangipahoa African American Museum, Hammond Dreamland Skatepark, Camp Moore Confederate Museum and Cemetery, and the Liuzza Produce Farm in Amite.


There are always plenty of exotica in Louisiana.  It's just off the country road.

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22 Aug 2017