Morgan City is located in St. Mary Parish and is home to more than 12,000 people. Morgan City was incorporated in the 1860s and was formerly called Tiger Island and Brashear City. Discover the attractions in the city when you explore it with a bus rental in Morgan City, Louisiana.
A bus rental in Morgan City, Louisiana can take you and a group of 60 people around in utmost comfort and luxury. Some of the best places to go to in the city include:
Visit the Everett Street Gallery, which displays the artworks created by regional and local artists. Then drop by the International Petroleum Museum and Exposition, where you can go on an authentic offshore drilling rig named Mr. Charlie, along with other exhibits and displays. You could learn more about the history and present of the oil industry, as well as how the industry started and contributed to the growth and development Morgan City.
You should also join the city's Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival which happens on Labor Day weekend and pays tribute to the city's top industries.
Be sure to tour the Morgan City Historic District where you could check out retailers and restaurants and several other attractions. Eat only at the best restaurants on your visit to Morgan City. You have Latin Corner for Latin American flavors, the Atchafalaya Café Seafood & More! for those great Louisianian dishes, and East Gate BBQ for the best barbeques. You can also go to Tampico Restaurant, Susie's Seafood and Parrie's Louisiana Grill.
Be sure to explore the various churches in the historic downtown area as well as other historic structures nearby. Aside from the historic district, you can also go to Atkinson Memorial Presbyterian Church, which was built in the 1910s and features gothic revival and bungalow architecture. Other sites on the National Register of Historic Places include Brubaker House, Morgan City Hall and Courthouse, and the US Post Office - Morgan City.
Visit the Brownell Memorial Park & Carillon Tower, where you could find a carillon tower that stands 106 feet and has more than five dozen bronze bells cast in Holland. The bells still play every half and hour. You can also go bird watching at this site and is an ideal site for photography buffs and nature lovers.
You should also go to the Great Wall, which is located on the banks of Atchafalaya River. The wall is 21 feet tall and provides a good vantage point of the river and the water traffic.
Get to know alligators and black bears, as well as other animals native to the area when you pay a visit to Swamp Gardens & Wildlife Zoo. You can go through 3.5 acres on foot and learn more about the Atchafalaya Swamp and its wildlife.
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