Introduction to Thibodaux, Louisiana
Thibodaux, Louisiana, in Lafourche county, is 37 miles W of Kenner, Louisiana and 46 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the Houma metropolitan area. Thibodaux has a population of 14,431.
The city of Thibodaux is the parish seat of Lafourche Parish, and is located in the Houma-Bayou Cane metro area. The city was named after one of its settlers, Henry Thibodaux. The city was incorporated as a town in 1830 and as a city in 1838.
Thibodaux and nearby Attractions
- Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum
- Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
- Tickfaw State Park
- Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
- Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site
Things To Do In Thibodaux
Tourists can visit the Tickfaw State Park, which offers facilities for swimming, fishing and camping. The Jean National Historic Park and Preserve is popular due to its historical significance. One can also visit the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum. In addition, the city hosts numerous recreational events throughout the year.
Air transportation is available from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Thibodaux Higher Education
Louisiana State University, Louisiana Technical College and Nicholls State University offer courses for higher studies.