Attractions

Houma was named after a small tribe of Native Americans which originally lived in the area, and whose name meant “red” in their now-forgotten language. The first non-native settlement occurred here before 1803, and Terrebonne Parish (French for “Good Earth”) was established in 1822.

Houma is Located in Terrebonne Parish … The Second Largest Parish in the State of Louisiana.

 

Area Attractions

HOUMA-AREA CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

114 TOURIST DRIVE | GRAY, LOUISIANA | 70359
PHONE: 985.868.2732 | FAX: 985.688.2732

VISITOR CENTER HOURS:
MONDAY – FRIDAY 9:00AM – 5:00PM
SATURDAY – SUNDAY 9:30AM – 3:30PM

 

SWAMP & ECO TOURS

A CAJUN MAN’S SWAMP CRUISE, INC.

Phone: 985.868.4625
Located: 251 Marina Drive | Gibson, Louisiana 70356
Open Monday – Saturday / Tour Times Vary
Captain Billy Gaston conducts each tour through scenic bayous, showing birds, turtles and alligators. Call for reservations.

 

ANNIE MILLER’S SON’S MARSH AND SWAMP TOURS

Phone: 985.868.4758
Located: 4028 Bayou Black Drive | Houma, Louisiana 70360
Website: www.annie-miller.com
Open Daily: Enjoy Mandalay Wildlife Refuge, marsh, swamps, bayous and wildlife as you learn about Alligator Annie. No Credit Cards.

 

ATCHAFALAYA BASIN BACKWATER TOURS

Phone: 985.804.4543
Located: 6302 Bayou Black Drive | Gibson, Louisiana 70356
Three-hour boat tour covering 15,000 years of history and ecology. No Credit Cards.

 

BAYOU BLACK AIRBOAT SERVICE

Phone: 985.665.8571
Located: 251 Marina Drive | Gibson, Louisiana 70356
Website: www.bayoublackairboattours.com
Open Daily / Hours Vary by Season
Customized tour going deep into swamps and marshes where no boats can go. No Credit Cards.

 

MAGNOLIA TOURS

Phone: 985.872.9116
Located: 211 Kellie Drive | Houma, Louisiana 70360
Open Daily / Hours Vary By Season

 

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HOUMA WALKING TOUR

Phone: 985.873.6408
Located: Downtown Houma, Louisiana 70361
Walking tour of historic sites, downtown marina, parks, public art and art gallery, museums, restaurants, nightlight, shops, theatre and points of interest.

 

HAMMOND CAJUN AIR TOURS

Phone: 985.876.0584
Located: 194 Aviation Road | Houma, Louisiana 70363
Open Daily: Located at Houma-Terrebonne Airport. Take off using swamps and bayous as your runway. See birds, alligators, deer, shrimp boats, oil rigs and Indian mounds. Open daily. Credit cards accepted.

 

WETLAND TOURS AND GUIDE SERVICE

Phone: 985.851.7578
Located: 1868 Dr. Beatrous Road | Theriot, Louisiana 70397
Website: www.wetlandtours.com
Captain Wendy will take you through a cypress swamp, across lakes and down bayous. Along the way you will see wading birds, water fowl, alligators and vibrant flora. No Credit Cards.

 

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HOUMA WALKING TOUR

Phone: 985.873.6408
Located: Downtown Houma, Louisiana 70361
Walking tour of historic sites, downtown marina, parks, public art and art gallery, museums, restaurants, nightlight, shops, theatre and points of interest.

 

WILDLIFE

GREENWOOD GATOR FARM AND TOURS

Phone: 985.575.2133
Located: 125 Gator Court | Gibson, Louisiana 70356
Website: www.greenwoodgatorfarm.com
Open Daily / Call for Reservations
See large alligators at a live show. Catch and hold baby alligators and learn about the art of alligator hunting. Open 7 days a week. Tour times at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Call for reservations. Credit cards accepted.

 

MANDALAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Phone: 985.853.1078
Located: 3599 Bayou Black Drive | Houma, Louisiana 70350
Website: www.fws.gov/mandalay
A 4,212 acre refuge composed of freshwater marsh and cypress-tupelo swamp. The refuge provides excellent habitat for waterfowl, wading birds and Neotropical songbirds. A one-mile walking trail through the refuge can be accessed off Bayou Black Drive in Gibson.

 

MARGUERITE MOFFETT AUDUBON SANCTUARY

Phone: 985.863.8516
Located: Highway 56 | Chauvin, Louisiana 70344
Website: www.jjaudubon.net/mmoffett
Consists of 108 acres of intermediate to brackish marsh on the west side of Highway 56. With its 700-foot long boardwalk, this birding sanctuary allows visitors an intimate glimpse into the lush exotic birding habitat of countless species of birds.

 

WILDLIFE GARDENS

Phone: 985.575.3676
Located: 5306 N. Bayou Black Drive | Gibson, Louisiana 70356
Website: www.wildlifegardens.com
Open Tuesday – Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm
Walk through a live cypress swamp. Small alligator farm with small to large alligators and 110-pound loggerhead turtle. Nature trails. Bed & Breakfast cabins available in the swamp.
French-speaking host. No Credit Cards.

 

GREENWOOD GATOR FARM AND TOURS

Phone: 985.575.2133
Located: 125 Gator Court | Gibson, Louisiana 70356
Website: www.greenwoodgatorfarm.com
Open Daily / Call for Reservations
See large alligators at a live show. Catch and hold baby alligators and learn about the art of alligator hunting. Open 7 days a week. Tour times at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Call for reservations. Credit cards accepted.

 

ART & MUSEUMS

ACADIAN DEPORTATION CROSS MONUMENT

Located: 7910 Park Avenue | Houma, Louisiana 70364
The Acadian Deportation Cross Monument was created by the Societe Nationale de l’Acadie. There are ten monuments in all marketing the journey of the expelled Acadians. Houma’s monument is the first in the United States. Panels in English and French tell the story of the Acadians’ journey and the settlement in Terrebonne Parish. A map shows the many routes taken by the Acadians following deportation. A cross adorns the top of the monument – a replica of the Grand Pre’ deportation cross.

 

ARDOYNE PLANTATION

Phone: 985.804.2271
Located: 2678 LA Highway 311 | Schriever, Louisiana 70396
Tuesday – Saturday 9:30am, 11:30am and 2:00pm
Step back in time with this historic tour of a grand scale Victorian gothic Sugarcane plantation.

 

BAYOU TERREBONNE WATERLIFE MUSEUM

Phone: 985.580.7200
Located: 7910 Park Avenue | Houma, Louisiana 70364
Tuesday – Friday 10:00am-5:00pm / Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm
Museum honoring the economic, social and historical culture of Terrebonne Parish through exciting interactive displays. Visit the gallery and gift shop.

 

CHAUVIN SCULPTURE GARDEN

Phone: 985.594.2546
Located: 5337 Bayou Side Drive | Chauvin, Louisiana 70377
NSU Folk Art Studio Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00pm-3:00pm
Museum honoring the economic, social and historical culture of Terrebonne Parish through exciting interactive displays. Visit the gallery and gift shop.

 

LOUISIANA UNIVERSITIES MARINE CONSORTIUM (LUMCON)

Phone: 985.851.2801
Located: 8124 Highway 56 | Chauvin, Louisiana 70344
Website: www.lumcon.edu
Open Daily 8:00am-4:00pm
LUMCON operates from the DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, Louisiana. It has many educations exhibits, including displays and aquaria focusing on Louisiana’s coastal resources.

 

MAGNOLIA TOURS

Phone: 985.872.9116
Located: 211 Kellie Drive | Houma, Louisiana 70360
Open Daily / Hours Vary By Season

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HOUMA WALKING TOUR
Phone: 985.873.6408
Located: Downtown Houma, Louisiana 70361

Walking tour of historic sites, downtown marina, parks, public art and art gallery, museums, restaurants, nightlight, shops, theatre and points of interest.

 

GOLF COURSES

COLONIAL ACRES GOLF CLUB

Phone: 985.868.5051
Located: 6433 Alma Street | Houma, Louisiana 70364
Open Daily / 7:30am until Dark / Hours Vary by Season
Walking Player $9/Person per 9
Riding Player $15/Person per 9
Nine-hole golf course. Call for tee times on weekends.

 

ELLENDALE COUNTRY CLUB

Phone: 985.876.4392
Located: 3319 Highway 311 | Houma, Louisiana 70360
Website: www.ellendalecountryclub.net/golfcourse.htm
Open Daily / Hours Vary by Season

 

SOUTHERN OAKS GOLF CLUB

Phone: 985.851.6804
Located: 923 Bayou Black Drive | Houma, Louisiana 70360
Website: www.sogolfclub.com
Open Monday – Friday at 7:30am / Saturday & Sunday at 7:00am
Hours Vary by Season
Beautiful 9-hole golf course built in 1928 featuring magnificent oak-lined fairways.

 

FAMILY FUN

AMC HOUMA PALACE 10

Phone: 985.876.5759
Located: 5737 West Park Avenue | Houma, Louisiana 70364
Website: www.amctheaters.com/HoumaPalace.

 

BLACK STAR RANCH

Phone: 985.580.2106
Located: 61361 Bayou Blue Road | Houma, Louisiana 70364
Website: www.theblackstarranch.com
The Black Star Ranch is available for clinics and hourly lessons given by onsite trainers. Also available for summer camps and trail rides. By appointment only.

 

BOWL SOUTH OF LA

Phone: 985.868.2946
Located: 624 Grand Caillou Road | Houma, Louisiana 70363
Open Monday–Thursday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-12:00am, Sunday 2:00pm-10:00pm
Bowling center, sports bar and snack bar.

 

CREOLE LANES

Phone: 985.872.1203
Located: 1371 W. Tunnel Blvd. | Houma, Louisiana 70360
Open Daily at 10:00am / Open Until 3:00am Friday and Saturday
Forty-four lanes, cosmic bowling, birthday parties, restaurant, game room, lounge, corporate bowling and fundraising tournaments.

 

HOUMA-TERREBONNE CIVIC CENTER

Phone: 985.850.4657
Located: 346 Civic Center Boulevard | Houma, Louisiana 70360
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm / Box Office: 9:00am-5:30pm
Multi-purpose facility plays host to a variety of events for all ages. Includes Broadway and family shows, festivals, exhibits, concerts and more.

 

MAGNOLIA TOURS

Phone: 985.872.9116
Located: 211 Kellie Drive | Houma, Louisiana 70360
Open Daily / Hours Vary By Season

 

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HOUMA WALKING TOUR

Phone: 985.873.6408
Located: Downtown Houma, Louisiana 70361
Walking tour of historic sites, downtown marina, parks, public art and art gallery, museums, restaurants, nightlight, shops, theatre and points of interest.

 

LE PETIT THEATRE DE TERREBONNE

Phone: 985.876.4278
Located: 7829 Main Street | Houma, Louisiana 70360
Located in the Downtown Historic District; Performance season runs July – May.

 

MKL FARMS

Phone: 985.594.5944
Located: 4434 Country Drive | Bourg, Louisiana 70343
Open Daily / Hours Vary by Season
Horseback riding. No credit cards.

 

PINOCCHIO’S PIZZA PLAYHOUSE

Phone: 985.580.2000
Located: 117 Provost Drive | Houma, Louisiana 70364
Website: www.pinocchiospizzaplayhouse.com/
Token Games and Lazer Tag, Great for Private Parties.

 

NIGHTLIFE

AFICIONADOS

Phone: 985.879.2426
Located: 314 Belanger Street | Houma, Louisiana 70360
Website: www.cafemilanohouma.com
Piano bar in downtown Houma.

 

BAR ROUSSEL

Phone: 985.655.7890
Located: 7887 Main Street | Houma, Louisiana 70360
Eclectic, upscale martini bar overlooking the bayou.

 

THE BOXER & THE BARREL

Phone: 985.879.0583
Located: 7817 Main Street | Houma, Louisiana 70360
Open Daily 5:00pm-2:00am
A downtown Houma Indie Rock club.

 

THE BRICK HOUSE TAVERN

Phone: 985.879.2453
Located: 7834 Main Street | Houma, Louisiana 70360
Open SATURDAY-Sunday 5:00pm-2:00am
A downtown Houma Indie Rock club.

 

CAJUN COUNTRY LOUNGE

Phone: 985.868.6173
Located: 8448 Main Street | Houma, Louisiana 70363
Open Daily 5:00pm-2:00am

 

CASINO’S LOUNGE

Phone: 985.851.5110
Located: 1021 W. Tunnel Boulevard | Houma, Louisiana 70363
Website: www.casinos-lounge.com
Open Daily 5:00pm-2:00am