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Abita Springs
Abita Creek Flatwoods Preserve
Abita Springs, LA 70420
985-809-1414
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The historic bachelor quarters of the 19th-century Longbranch Hotel was moved to its new location adjacent to the Tammany Trace to house this museum. The museum, part of a larger project that included the old Abita Pavilion, with performance stage, water fountain playground and more, hosts regular historic exhibits, and offers a gift shop and Trace information.
Abita Mystery House at the UCM MuseumAbita Mystery House at the UCM Museum
22275 Hwy. 36
Abita Springs, LA 70420
985-892-2624
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A vintage gas station serves as the entrance and gift shop for this roadside attraction-style labyrinth of buildings connected by walkways. The collection includes interactive vignettes of Southern life as well as more than 50,000 found and recycled objects presented creatively and with humor by artist/impresario John Preble.
Abita Trailhead Museum
22049 Main St.
Abita Springs, LA 70420
985-892-3597
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The historic bachelor quarters of the 19th-century Longbranch Hotel was moved to its new location adjacent to the Tammany Trace to house this museum. The museum, part of a larger project that included the old Abita Pavilion, with performance stage, water fountain playground and more, hosts regular historic exhibits, and offers a gift shop and Trace information.
Bush
Pontchartrain Vineyards and WineryPontchartrain Vineyards and Winery
81250 Old Military Rd., Hwy. 1082
Bush, LA 70431
985-892-9742
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Located just northeast of Covington, Pontchartrain Vineyards produces fine table wines in the classic French tradition, with tastings in an old world tasting room and terrace overlooking the vineyards. The vineyard also hosts the popular Jazz'n the Vines outdoor concert series from March to November. The tasting room is available for group tours, private parties, luncheons, dinners, weddings and other affairs.

Splendor Farms B&B
27329 Mill Creek Rd.
Bush, LA 70431
985-886-3747, 866-543-2767
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Hit the trail for an afternoon of horseback riding, with access to 700 acres of riding trails (riding lessons available), or enjoy the petting zoo, pool, lawn games, and fully equipped picnic areas.
Covington
Abita Brewing Company, L.L.C.
21084 Hwy. 36
Covington, LA 70433
985-898-3546, 800-737-2311
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Pass through the wrought iron gates into the recently expanded visitor center and take a guided or self-guided tour or of the brewery to learn about the Abita brewing process. Sample the lineup of beers or join fellow craft beer lovers in the Tap Room for a fresh pint at the bar.

Guided tours illustrate the history of Abita's brewing process on a new tour format the provides a more intimate and informative experience for guests. Tours are 30 minutes and include four 4-ounce tastings of beers. Tours are $5 and are family-friendly (under 21 is free) and handicap accessible. Closed-toe shoes are required to tour the brew house. If you know the date of your visit, reservations can be made online. We also hold spots for walk-ins on every tour.

Guided Tours are every half hour at 2pm 3pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1pm 3pm Fridays, 10:30am 3pm Saturdays and 2 3pm Sundays.

Self-Guided Tours are free and include access to the mezzanine level that overlooks Abita's brew house tanks. Inside the brewery, you can view videos about the beer and brewing process from a touchscreen device. Self-guided tours do not include beer samples, but you can purchase a pint in the Tap Room after exploring the brewery. Self-guided tours are available when guided tours are not offered. Self-Guided Tour hours are 10am 1pm Sundays, 10am 2pm Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10am 1pm Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Blue Swamp Creek Nature Trail
985-867-3652
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Covington Trailhead Museum and Visitors Center
419 N. New Hampshire St.
Covington, LA 70433
985-892-1873
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H.J. Smith & Sons General Store and MuseumH.J. Smith & Sons General Store and Museum
308 N. Columbia St.
Covington, LA 70433
985-892-0460
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Family owned and operated since 1876, the fifth generation of Smiths runs the family store and museum which houses hundreds of items from 1870 through the early 1900s, including a 20-foot long cypress dugout boat, cast iron casket, a 1920s gas pump, a hand-operated washing machine, receipts for wagon wheels, and farm implements delivered by schooners, which docked at the foot of Columbia Street.

Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery
23440 Lowe Davis Rd.
Covington, LA 70435
985-892-3669, 888-448-1560
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Hold, catch and hatch alligators. Educational fun.
Lake Ramsay Preserve
Horse Branch Road
Covington, LA 70435
985-809-1414
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The Horse Branch Trail at the Lake Ramsay Nature Conservancy features one of the last remaining pine savanna habitats in the Florida Parishes. This savanna is known for its diversity, including several carnivorous plants and a variety of orchids.
Folsom
Folsom Spirits Ghost Walking ToursFolsom Spirits Ghost Walking Tours
80475 North Willie Road
Folsom, LA 70437
985-264-9065
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Take a torchlit evening walking tour through mystical oak groves, and then gather around a campfire with a tour guide who shares photographic evidence of apparitions and accounts of strange occurrences. Reservations required, groups welcome.
Global Wildlife Center
26389 Hwy. 40
Folsom, LA 70437
985-796-3585
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Guided safaris of a 900-acre wildlife preserve.
Lacombe
Bayou AdventureBayou Adventure
27725 Main Street
Lacombe, LA 70445
985-882-9208
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Bike and kayak rentals, fishing and hunting supplies, live bait and outdoor adventure gear, and free Wi-Fi. Located one block from the Tammany Trace, Bayou Adventure has both leisure and fishing trips on Bayous Cane and Castine. Make it a day trip: call ahead to reserve boxed lunches from Slidell's The Passionate Platter.

Bayou Lacombe Rural Museum
61115 Saint Mary St.
Lacombe, LA 70445
985-882-3043
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The museum serves as the cultural center of Lacombe, with demonstrations in Native American folk crafts and art. Historic photos, documents and artifacts of the Choctaw. Call for hours, private tours.
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