Introduction to Slidell, Louisiana
Slidell, Louisiana, in St Tammany county, is 28 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the New Orleans metropolitan area. Slidell has a population of 25,695.
The city of Slidell is in Saint Tammany Parish. It is a part of the New Orleans metro area. Slidell was founded in 1882 after the New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad arrived in the area. Slidell was formally incorporated as a city in 1888. It was named after John Slidell, an American politician. Business in the city began to develop in the early twentieth century.
Slidell and nearby Attractions
- New Orleans Museum of Art
- Fort Pike State Historic Site
- Fontainebleau State Park
- De Soto National Forest
- Bienville National Forest
Things To Do In Slidell
Tourists can visit the Fort Pike State Historic Site, which has a fort, a museum and a picnic area. The structure was built between 1819 and 1826. The Fontainebleau Site Park is another tourist attraction where one can enjoy swimming, camping and wind surfing.
Air transportation facilities are available at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Slidell Higher Education
Higher education is available from Delgado Community College, Dillard University, Orleans Parish, Louisiana Technical College, Loyola University New Orleans and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.