city of Slidell, located in the tranquility of the north shore of
Lake Pontchartrain, is one of Louisiana's fastest growing communities.
It is ideally situated at the intersection of Interstates 10, 12,
and 59. Although only a short drive from the famous attractions
of New Orleans, Slidell has a character and appeal all of its own.
are many reasons for this city's popularity. Even though Slidell
is located close to the French Quarter, the Superdome, the world-famous
Mardi Gras celebrations, and all the other attractions of New Orleans,
it still maintains its own identity. Thanks to Lake Pontchartrain,
which separates these two cities, Slidell has escaped the problems
which trouble many large metropolitan areas without being isolated from
lovers of the great outdoors Slidell is a
virtual paradise. It has plenty
of opportunities for fishing, hunting, shrimping, crabbing, crawfishing,
boating, swimming, and camping, in many cases literally in one's
backyard. East of Slidell is the Honey Island Swamp, a preserved
river swamp full of wildlife and beautiful scenery, which can be
visited through guided boat tours.
also features the parish's largest and busiest public library; the
Slidell Cultural Center, a history, science, and fine art exhibition
gallery; the Slidell Museum, showing exhibits on the city's history;
and the Slidell Little Theater.
ahead and see what Slidell has to offer!