Abita Mystery House

Tourist Info

Abita Springs
New Orleans is less than a hour away.  To find links for New Orleans and other areas of Louisiana go to our SeeLouisiana.com site. 

  Abita Springs Scrap Book
Abita Springs is an old resort town and you can see some great old pictures at this site. 

  Abita Springs - Home of the Abita Mystery House
Here are some recent photos of Abita Springs and the surrounding area. 

  St. Tammany Eco Tourism
Area Eco-Tourism links, including:- Swamp Tours, Nature Walks, State Parks, Clear Rivers, and Bike Trails for people interested in the outdoor aspect of the area.

  Explore St. Tammany
A co-op of local tourist professionals in our area.  Their main goal is to promote tourism in the St. Tammany Parish area.

 Dan Rather
One of the most recognizable American news journalists, Dan Rather has reported news stories all over the world, including in Louisiana.  If you want to find out more about Dan Rather, and search for his news stories on Louisiana, check out his online biographies.  Dan Rather has a facebook page and twitter page as well."

  Abita Springs Opry
Old time county m
usic only 1 block from the Abita Mystery House.  A real Louisiana roots version of Austin City Limits production. 

  Tammany Trace 
The 31 mile bikeway that runs next to the Abita Mystery House.  This used to be the old railroad tracks and they were converted to a paved trail for bikes, hikers, and horses,  It goes from Covington to Slidell.  You can rent bikes at the Abita Mystery House, and other places in Abita Springs.  The Trace is one of the biggest attractions in our Parish.  It paroled by special rangers who tell me that they have seen foxes, deer, wild turkeys, swamp rabbits, rattle snakes, water moccasins and other wild animals on the path.  In the 31 miles of the trace, there are also 31 bridges.

  Abita Beer
A popular brewery and a brew pub.  Abita Beer is sold all over the U.S. now.  The brewery offers free tours and are 5 minutes from the Abita Mystery House.

  Abita Springs Golf & Country Club
About 10 minutes from the Abita Mystery House

  Money Hill
A new and very nice golf community about a mile from the Abita Mystery House.  This place is so big that they have set aside land for their own schools.  It used to be a Tung tree farm.  The golf course is new and well maintained.

  The Times Picayune
This large New Orleans paper prints a daily St. Tammany edition.

  Abita Springs Be & Be
A B+B with the slogan "A Quiet Place To Be."  About 10 minutes from the Abita Mystery House.
 

Near Abita Springs
  Ponchartrain Vineyards
Guests are welcome to visit the winery, tasting room, visitors center and vineyards which are located 10 miles from the Abita Mystery House.  Not really in Abita Springs, but near enough. These are friends of ours who (in their words) provide distinctive regional wines to complement the extraordinary cuisine of Louisiana.  Their wines are available at many local markets and make great souvenirs to bring home to your friends.  The road from the Abita Mystery House to the winery is a good looking drive.  Tell them hello for me.

  Mandeville Trailhead
The Trailhead is integral to providing the citizens and visitors of the City of Mandeville, and users of the Tammany Trace, a historical, environmental, and cultural interpretive center.

  Fairview State Park
A small park about 15 miles from the Abita Mystery House.

  Mar Villa Guest House - welcomes you to enjoy Old Mandeville while relaxing on the verandah of a fully restored 1870's guest house.In town for business or pleasure, the Mar Villa is your home away from home. 2013 Claiborne Street Mandeville, Louisiana 70448 Telephone: (985) 626-5975 Toll Free 1-877-650-3930 pin 4023 RECOMMENDED

  Fontainebleau State Park
A nice park on the lake about 15 miles from the Abita Mystery House.  You can ride a bike to it from the Abita Mystery House on The Tammany Trace bikeway.

  Fort Pike
An old fort on the lake.  A nice place to take the kids, it's run by the state and it's never crowded.  About 35 miles from the Abita Mystery House.

  Honey Island Swamp Tour
One of the first swamp tours in Louisiana (since 1982).  This tour company is headed by a wetlands ecologist, Dr. Paul Wagner.  Paul is also Environmental Consultant to the South Louisiana Swamps and Preserve Manager for the Nature Conservancy's White Kitchen Natural Area the premier cypress tupelo gum swamp in Louisiana.  About 35 minutes from the Abita Mystery House.  Tell them hello for me.
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  Global Wildlife Center
Zebras, buffalo, camels, etc. are about 40 minutes from the Abita Mystery House.  It is one of the few tourist attractions on our side of Lake Ponchartrain.  Pay the admission to ride on a covered wagon as they pull you in to the herds of animals.  Be sure to buy the corn that they allow you to feed the animals.  One time a camel stuck his nose into the wagon and tried to snatch my momma's purse.  When we when there during their opening season, the animals were somewhat wild and we had to really try to lure them with the buckets of corn.  Last time we were there many of the animals had figured it out and were all waiting at the opening gate where the wagon pulls in.

  The Causeway
The world's longest bridge has its own site.

  Salmen-Fritchie House
An old home in Slidell, about 30 miles from the Abita Mystery House.

  Garden Guest House
A B&B and Acadian vacation house in a 10 acre woodland sancturay. 34514 Bayou Liberty Rd, Slidell, LA 70460 ph: 985-641-0335 toll free: 888-255-0335 Email: bonnie@gardenbb.com

  Kliebert's Turtle & Alligator Tours
Thousands of alligators and turtles in Hammond, about 30 miles from the Abita Mystery House.

  Best Western Northpark Inn
A dandy motel about 10 minutes from the Abita Mystery House.

  Holiday Inn-Covington
A discount coupon for this motel (about 10 minutes from the Abita Mystery House.)

 Woodridge Bed and Breakfast of Louisiana
Nestled between 100 year old live oak trees, the Woodridge began its' history as a private school. (about 30 minutes East of the Abita Mystery House
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The above links were listed in no special order. 

  Abita Mystery House, 22275 Hwy. 36, Abita Springs, LA 70420, Tel. 985-892-2624

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