Kentwood Welcome Center

Beautifully landscaped with a compelling design on the broad front plaza entry area, old-fashioned Louisiana concrete sign for picture taking. Inside you can enjoy our sitting room and learn more about the West Florida Republic, a brief, but important chapter in American history.

77479 I-55 South
Kentwood, Louisiana, 70444
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30.9827304, -90.5127152

After crossing the state line from the North, bear right to the entrance ramp. The center entrance is about one mile from the state line. Passenger vehicle parking in front.

(985) 229-8338

Hours of Operation:
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily
  • Closed for New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

24/7 Services Available:
  • Restrooms, including handicapped facilities inside the building.

Amenities During Business Hours:
  • Free coffee
  • Dog walk
  • Indoor handicapped accessible restroom
  • Picnic table
  • Louisiana Highway Maps
  • Local Attractions and Destinations brochures

Rental Facilities Available:
Small conference/meeting facility holds up to 25 classroom style.

Nearby Attractions:
Tickfaw State Park
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
Global Wildlife Center
LIGO gravitational wave observatory
art galleries and theaters
AMTRAK service through Hammond
fall Renaissance Festival.

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