What to do and see in Covington, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 21, 2017 Franklyn Hardiman

Covington is a city in, and the parish seat of, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 8,765 at the 2010 census. It is located at a fork of the Bogue Falaya and the Tchefuncte River.
Restaurants in Covington

1. Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery

74645 Allen Rd, Covington, LA 70435-6502 +1 985-892-3669
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 139 reviews

Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery

Things to do in Covington or New Orleans, LA

Reviewed By SjB022016 - Chelmsford, United Kingdom

We expected to be walking around fenced off areas looking for alligators. Instead we were plesantly surprised to receive humorous, informative talks from Joe & Royce. Plus the opportunity for hands on experience (with the alligators). We came away with a different perception of alligators.

2. Abita Brewing Company

21084 Highway 36, Abita Springs, LA
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 314 reviews

Abita Brewing Company

Founded in 1986, Abita was the first craft brewery to open in the Southeast. Today, we produce 160,000 barrels of beer annually in a range of great tasting, unpretentious styles including Abita Amber, Purple Haze, and Wrought Iron IPA. Located just north of New Orleans, we recently completed a three-year, $30 million state-of-the-art expansion of the brewery that will increase our capacity to 400,000 barrels while introducing groundbreaking environmental advancements to the brewing process.

Reviewed By cajuntraveler16 - Louisiana

Chelsea was our guide and she was very sweet and informative. Didn’t realize how massive Abita Brewery had become. Tastings after tour was great. Bartender went above and beyond to make us happy. Bartenders very attentive in bar area. Nice day trip for us!

3. Fontainebleau State Park

67825 Highway 190, Mandeville, LA 70448 +1 985-624-4443
Excellent
46%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 273 reviews

Fontainebleau State Park

Reviewed By Pamela Cazes T - Houston, Texas

My review focuses on the state owned/operated cabins overlooking the lake. We visit Mandeville once a year to bicycle on the Tammany Trace trails which pass through Fountainbleu State Park. We recently noticed the rental cabins and decided to give them a try instead of staying in a hotel in Mandeville.

We found the cabins to be well equipped and comfortable. Each cabin has two bedrooms, 1 bath, a kitchen, a living room and a porch (or two) with rocking chairs. However, it is the location that is most appealing. Watching the sun set from the cabin is a nice way to end the day. It was nice having the kitchen for breakfast preparation. We sampled nearby restaurants on some evening and cooked in on other evenings. Staying in the cabins five nights allowed time to enjoy bicycling and the neighboring communities (Mandeville, Covington, Abita Springs, Lacombe, etc.) was the perfect amount of time. It reminded me of the simple pleasures of my southern childhood. We have already made reservations for another stay.

4. Fairview-Riverside State Park

119 Fairview Dr, Madisonville, LA 70447-9595 +1 888-677-3247
Excellent
53%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Fairview-Riverside State Park

Reviewed By Bonnie C

Our site overlooked the beautiful Tchefuncte River with plenty of shade. We have camped here several times and prefer the back loop because of access to the river, boat launch, short hiking trail, and shade trees. If it's not too hot we will ride bikes into the city of Madisonville or into the nearby neighborhoods. We typically bring our boat and dock within the campground. The dock space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis. Weekends are fairly busy, but we haven't encountered a problem with docking as of this review. We also like to sit on the walkway next to the river and fish. We have never caught anything but it is very peaceful and relaxing. There is a small playground for children in the front loop. The restrooms are clean and the rangers are helpful. Wifi is not very good at all.

5. Global Wildlife Center

26389 Highway 40, Folsom, LA 70437-7777 +1 985-624-9453
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 251 reviews

Global Wildlife Center

Reviewed By Frank Z

Be ready for an adventure like you've never had. Every tour guide is knowledgeable, informative and fun. We favor Nicole, she's extra amazing. Call ahead and book the private tour. Your interaction with the animals is amazing. And even though no two visits are ever the same, they're all memorable beyond belief.

6. Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum

308 N Columbia St, Covington, LA 70433-2918 +1 985-892-0460
Excellent
81%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 55 reviews

Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum

Reviewed By Mark S

The Hardware store is awesome, you can find some really cool stuff you need or didn't know you need. The adjacent museum is the treat, a self-guided experience into old Louisiana and downtown Covington. I've walked thru many times, always see something new.

7. Abita Mystery House

22275 Highway 36, Abita Springs, LA 70420-3854 +1 985-892-2624
Excellent
71%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Abita Mystery House

Reviewed By SLB1510 - Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou, Louisiana

I love this place. Its weird, and quirky! If you like things that make you go, hmmmm, this is the place for you! It's nestled at the edge of Abita Springs town square, in a little old gas station that reminds you of a time gone by. I've been more than a half a dozen times and see something different and new every time that I go. I jump at the opportunity to introduce this place to someone when I find out that they've never been. I love the owner/artists creativity and style and would love to see more. It would be awesome for it to expand with more exhibits!!
The only semi-negative that I have is that its starting to look a little run down. The courtyard area in the back is a little overgrown and losing it's luster. I think it would take very little effort to get this place back to it's former glory.....that, and maybe change the water occasionally for those poor turtles :(
Other than that, this place place is great....and only $3 to visit!

8. Tammany Trace

Covington, LA +1 985-867-9490
Excellent
81%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 42 reviews

Tammany Trace

Reviewed By Nelson T - Mandeville, Louisiana

The Trace is very popular and is a great asset for St. Tammany Parish. Running between Slidell and Covington with access at many points along the way it is available for bicycling, running or walking throughout the day. A great way to experience the natural beauty of the area.

9. The Otis House

119 Fairview Dr, Madisonville, LA 70447-9595 +1 985-792-4652
Excellent
75%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

The Otis House

Reviewed By Emily B - Covington, Louisiana

Beautiful scenery. Located at the Fairview Riverside State Park. The tour guides are very knowledgeable about their history, and they even give school field trip tours. It's only $4 for adults to take the museum tour and kids (under 12) and seniors (62+) get in free. I love touring historical places and hearing about the history-- if you're not interested in this kind of stuff, this destination probably isn't for you.

10. Escapology

3025 Pinnacle Pkwy, Covington, LA 70433-9208 +1 985-520-0570
Excellent
85%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Escapology

Time Travel is a reality. The Time Displacement Institute (“TDI”) was created by the Federal Government to monitor and fix illegal changes to the existing timeline. You and your friends are visiting TDI for a tour of the facility when sirens and alarms are blaring in your ears. With no time to spare, you and your friends are enlisted to travel in time to resolve the situation. We are open extended hours during most holidays.

Reviewed By SuzSweat - Naples, Italy

We were looking to do something different for date night and came across this. We had a great time and will go back soon. Thank goodness were grouped with another couple that had done an escape room before or we would have never figured it out. We may be able to do it by ourselves next time but definitely wouldn't suggest first timers to go it alone. Great adventure and close to home!!

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