The St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention Commission and Visitor Center, located in Mandeville on Highway 59 just north of Interstate 12 (Exit 65), is home to the offices of the St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission. We invite you to stop by, stretch your legs on the covered boardwalk and pick up information about places to see, play and stay in St. Tammany Parish and across Louisiana. Be sure to pick up our award winning visitor guide, Explore the Northshore, for in-depth articles about things to do when you visit, profiles of local chefs and shop owners, and beautiful photography that takes you out on the water, onto the trails and into the food and music festivals.
The Visitor Center is a unique, elevated structure built in and among the lush trees and plants of a native swamp, giving you a glimpse of the bounty waiting to be explored in the 80,000 acres of green spaces and scenic waterways of the Louisiana Northshore. A long boardwalk wraps the building and continues to the grounds of the St. Tammany Parish Administrative Complex on Koop Drive, whose parking lots terminate at the Kids Konnection Playground and caboose, Children's Museum of St. Tammany, a small performance amphitheater, and the Tammany Trace, a 31-mile, rails-to-trails path for biking and walking (no motorized vehicles).
The St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission and Visitor Center is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays and major holidays. Parking is open to most vehicles; there is no turnaround space for 18-wheel trucks, trailers, boats, etc.