August 11, 2021

Attractions


Historic Train Depot

Right next to the depot you’ll see our restored Illinois Central Railway baggage Mail Car.  It currently houses a women’s clothing store, Maisie James Boutique. Be sure to stop in and have a look at all of the nice clothing Caitlyn offers!

Louisiana’s largest flying flag

On July 4, 1985, the Ponchatoula Jaycees presented to the city our majestic 30 x 60 foot “Old Glory”.  Atop a 177 foot flagpole, it can be seen from a great distance.

People, Places and Celebrations

Tangipahoa Parish Tourism:  www.tangitourism.com

City of Ponchatoula:  www.cityofponchatoula.com

Tangi Times (weekly newspaper) https://www.tangitimes.com/

Collinswood Museum: located at 101 East Pine Street across the from the Ponchatoula Country Market on the east side of the tracks. Collinswood is a single room school built by the Collins family near Ponchatoula in 1883. Open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Engine #3: previously owned by Louisiana Cypress Lumber Company. This old engine, dating back to the 1880s was put into service hauling cypress lumber from the swamps which was brought to one of the two large lumber mills in Ponchatoula during the 1890s to the late 1940s.

Swamplight Theatre: located at 950 S.W. Railroad Ave. Swamplight Theatre is the home of the Kay Butler Performing Arts Project. Enjoy intimate live theatre, classes, workshops, and artistic opportunities for all ages. https://www.swamplight.org/

Joyce Wildlife Management Area: The swamp walk is just a little over 3 miles south of the Ponchatoula Country Market. The area is comprised of 26,636 acres of wetland which includes a 500 acre freshwater marsh. Enjoy hunting and trapping, fishing, boating, and bird and wildlife watching. Walk in ease on the elevated swamp walk where you will see all types of wildlife including large amphibians. https://www.louisianalandcan.org/local-resources/Joyce-Wildlife-Management-Area/31293