5 THINGS TO DO NEAR HENDERSON, LA
AuthorBasin Landing Staff
Located in the heart of St. Martin Parish, Henderson, LA is a tourist destination filled with fun and exciting things for your entire family to do. Whether you are looking to relax and soak up rays, hit a patio for a cold beer, listen to live music, enjoy delicious food, or take the kids somewhere to wear them out, there truly is something for everyone to do near Henderson.
Cajun Fast Track
Our friends at Cajun Fast Track have created a fun family atmosphere where you can spend the day, eat, play games, and enjoy their 68,000 square foot facility. With the fastest go karts available in the area, you are sure to turn up the competitive spirit that every family has at its core. The XD high definition theater is an experience like no other. Take a virtual ride on a roller coaster and enjoy realistic 3D with physical feedback in the form of vibrating and shaking seats, 3D glasses, and more. In addition to laser tag, putt putt and bumper cars, Cajun Fast Track in Henderson also boasts a full menu of delectable Cajun treats and dishes as well as kid’s meals for the pickiest of little eaters.
1145 Barn Rd. Henderson, LA – 337.454.6155
Dinosaur fanatics of all ages will be wowed by Louisiana’s only attraction dedicated exclusively to these prehistoric creatures. With over 23 exhibits to choose from on a 12 acre campus, you can spend an entire afternoon here exploring. Take home some gifts from the Prehistoric Park gift store, dig for bones in the paleontology exhibit, and grab a snack at the concession stand.
1135 North Barn Rd. Henderson, LA – 337-981-DINO
Louisiana Marketshops at the 115
Take exit 115 and you can’t miss Louisiana Marketshops at 115, a colorful and eclectic bohemian style gathering of arts, crafts, wares, jewelry, and more. Over 300 area artists are represented at this living museum of all things Louisiana. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Call 337.501.6022 for more information.
Exit 115, Henderson/I-10
Basin Landing Airboat Swamp Tours
For over 20 years, Captain Tucker Friedman has been regaling guests with stories of the swamp on his action packed 1.5 hour airboat swamp tours. He is passing the business on to the next generation of Friedmans, and they have recently expanded their services to include a 24 person traditional swamp boat that has an onboard bluetooth sound system, retractable floor to ceiling windows, a restroom and vanity, and comfortable bench style seating. These boats can be chartered for private parties and are open to the public by reservation. Book your birthday party, field trip, bachelor/bachelorette party, company Christmas party and more by calling their office at 337.228.7880 and asking about their fully customizable tours.
1377 Henderson Levee Rd. Henderson, LA 70517
Located next door the Basin Landing Airboat Swamp Tours general Store, Turtle’s bar is just about the best time you can have on the swamp. Open Wednesdays through Sundays, this tiny bar packs a big punch of fun. You never know when someone might be cooking a gumbo or frying fish on the patio, and the covered back patio views of the Atchafalaya Basin are breathtaking, especially near sunset. Slip a dollar in the jukebox, put your feet up, and pop a top with Turtle’s world famous bartenders.