Barataria Preserve (1)
Barataria Preserve in Marrero, LA, is about an hour's drive south-southwest of New Orleans.
It is one of the six sites of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve,
an oddly amorphous national park, which I explored on my road trip to the region.
These sites are scattered around New Orleans and surrounding Cajun Country.
I also visited Lafitte park's four indoor interpretive centers:
the French Quarter Visitor Center in New Orleans,
the Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette,
the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice, and
the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.
I skipped Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery in Chalmette.
Jean Lafitte National Park is oddly named as well:
Lafitte was a smuggler and pirate on Barataria Bay during the early 1800s.
At each venue, I asked a park ranger how to pronounce that name;
I got about as many renditions.