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Louisiana factories to visit and tour

Louisiana has factories to visit and tour. Below, first are the active, working factories. The next section has historical operations which often have demonstrations or renactments. These incluse both large and small operations, from several person chocolate factories and cheesemakers to large manufacturers making paper towels, wood products, beverage cans and bottles, are open to the public with real tours, exhibitions and fun education.

In some cases, such as a manufacturing process that is no longer in use, the only way to see it and learn about it is a museum or living history center. So, we also provide information about engineering facilities and museums, dinosaur digs, even government facilities, like NASA, astronomy oberservatories and more that are open to the public on certain days and times. And if there is some place that is just plain fun to visit, we add that, too!

These are perfect for homeschooling, for STEM and for fun! Kids love visiting these places! They're learning and getting an education without even realizing it. And most of these are either free or under $10! What's better then fun, entertaining, good for children and families, educational and free?

Here are some of the top factory tours in Louisiana and contact information and tips about visiting them.

Factories, Engineering, Museums and other fun demonstrations and exhibits to visit in Louisiana

  • Tabasco Factory & Museum -  food condiment manufacturer
    32 Wisteria Rd (Hwy 329, Avery Island, LA 70513. Phone: (337) 373-6139 Phone: (800) 634-9599. Open: Daily Hours are 9 am-4 pm (CST). This is a self-guided tour, which includes the Tabasco Museum, Pepper Greenhouse, Barrel Warehouse, and Blending and Bottling.   Experience the history and production of our world-famous hot sauce on Avery Island, Louisiana. The Avery Island Fan Experience includes a self-guided tour of the TABASCO® Museum, Pepper Greenhouse, Barrel Warehouse, Avery Island Conservation, Salt Mine diorama, TABASCO Country Store®, TABASCO® Restaurant 1868! and the 170-acre natural beauty of Jungle Gardens. Avery Island Fan Experience (reservations recommended)
    In 2023: $15.50 Adults, $12.50 Children (4 and under are free), $13.95 Seniors & Veterans, Cash is not currently accepted.

Louisiana Historical Forts and Sites, Famous buildings, Active Federal facilities to tour, Geology: like fossils and volcanic areas


  1. Cane River Creole National Historical Park:, cotton plantations
    Natchez, LA. 

    The Cane River region is home to a unique culture; the Creoles. Generations of the same families of owners and workers, enslaved and tenant, lived on these lands for over 200 years. The park tells their stories and preserves the cultural landscape of Oakland and Magnolia Plantations, two of the most intact Creole cotton plantations in the United States.

    Courtesy of Charles Ward
  2. New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park:, music history, jazz
    New Orleans, LA.

    Only in New Orleans could there be a National Park for jazz! Drop by our visitor center temporary location at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve French Quarter Visitor Center at 419 Decatur Street to inquire about musical events around town. In the mood for a world class musical experience?

    Wendell Brunious and band perform at the Old U.S. Mint
  3. Poverty Point National Monument, Trading historic location
    Epps, LA.

    Now a nearly forgotten culture, Poverty Point at its peak 3,000 years ago was part of an enormous trading network that stretched for hundreds of miles across the continent. It was - and is - also an engineering marvel, the product of five million hours of labor. Explore the culture of a highly sophisticated people who left behind one of North America’s most important archeological sites.

    Poverty Point Mound

Louisiana State historic sites and parks

These are state-run parks, museums and historic sites that present the history of some manufacturing process, industry, or living settlement

Louisiana Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

Hot and humid in the summer, bugs are fierce.  Late August is the time hurricanes start (Katrina and again in 2021), so check the weather forecast and bring Deet.  Winters are mild!

Camping in Louisiana

If you're looking to save money on your trip, camping may be a fun alternative to hotels and motels, especially, if you already have the gear, or are looking to get some. BTW, this websites ( ) explains everything you need to know about camping gear and where to the best gear at the lowest prices.

Stay in a Louisiana State Park. Overnight reservations maybe made for cabins, lodges, group camps and campsites.

Louisiana Parks Campgrounds - Make a Reservation

There are both state parks and private campgrounds in Louisiana.