110 Westin Oak Drive
Hammond, LA 70403
Phone: (985) 429-0120
Fax: (985) 429-0015
Provides adult literacy materials, programs and tutoring for the non-reader are provided through UPGRADE TANGIPAHOA. Tax materials are provided for all patrons. Senior citizens use the library for preparation of taxes. Copy and fax machines are available at all branches. A small fee is charged for these services. Display windows may be used by individuals and organizations. Computers with varied databases are conveniently placed in each library for use by patrons. Book sales are held regularly. Professional exhibits of historical and cultural interest are displayed frequently.
The Historic Train Depot, built in 1854 and remodeled in 1920, became the Country Market in 1973. Today 25 local artists exhibit and sell their work.
Only 50 miles from the bright lights and wild nightlife of Bourbon Street lies one of the best kept secrets in Southeast Louisiana. The Global Wildlife Center is this country's largest completely free-roaming wildlife preserve. It's an African safari in New Orleans' backyard. Visitors can take a short trip across Lake Pontchartrain for a guided wagon tour that gets up close and personal with some of the most exotic animals in the world, more than 900 of which call this preserve home. Kids and kids at heart can feed giraffes, bison, zebras, and camels in an experience of a lifetime.
LIGO Livingston Observatory is a gravitational wave observatory since 1999. Its focus is to detect gravitational waves from the cosmos. It has more than 40 interactive exhibits that gives an insight on this science. Since it is a working observatory, visitors get a chance to interact with the engineers and scientists as well. Public tours are offered and appointments are required for that.
Scattered throughout the park beneath a canopy of huge oak trees, you will find numerous picnic tables, as well as a group pavilion, a playground, and comfort stations. Spend a relaxing afternoon on the river or venture out into the water for lively outdoor recreation.
The Otis House was originally built as the family home for sawmill owner William Theodore Jay. It was later purchased and renovated in the 1930s by Frank Otis, serving as his summer home until his death in 1962. Mr. Otis left the property to the State of Louisiana to be developed into a recreational site for visitors. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. The Otis House Museum is open for tours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.
This large library features a large selection of books and periodicals, plus artwork, children's activities and special events.
A live oak alley becomes the entrance to the 2,700 acre state park on Lake Ponchartrain. The ruins of a plantation brickyard and sugar mill are on the grounds.
Owner and brewmaster, Henryk "Heiner" Orlik, is one of a select few German brew masters in the United States. In 1972, at the age of 16, Henryk began his brewing career in Germany.
Located in downtown Covington, and at the start of the Tammany Trail, there is a lot to explore at the Covington Trailhead. The structure of this trailhead pays homage to the design of the old railroad stations that are still present in countryside towns. Its complex comprises numerous attractions like the visitor center which also doubles up as a museum, an amphitheater which is used for hosting concerts, a movie theater, a huge clock tower, water fountains, a covered marketplace and a bandstand. The weekly Covington Farmers Market held on Wednesdays is one of the regular features of the trailhead that attracts not just the locals but also tourists. Walk in here before you embark for the 31-mile (50-kilometer) trail.
Situated along the banks of the Bogue Falaya, this park is a scenic spot that makes for a wonderfully refreshing outing. Bogue Falaya Park affords some lovely views of the river, and is a great place to visit with the family. There is a large playground complete with wooden toys and all the swings the little ones love. This beautiful park plays host to the occasional concert, and the pavilion can be hired for private events. Check the website for complete details.