Coushatta Casino Resort is home to one of the finer casinos in Louisiana—Kinder, to be exact. And while Kinder itself isn’t the most ideal area for a vacation, Coushatta Casino Resort provides an excellent consolation. But that also doesn’t mean you shouldn’t venture into the area.
If you’re anything like me and you love exploring new areas, large or small, then today’s post is one you will want to read. We will begin by talking about a few cool amenities at Coushatta before we venture into the surrounding area to show you a few activities that await you near the resort.
Are you ready to find some cool, fun things to do? Keep reading.
1 – Amenities and Activities at Coushatta Casino Resort
You will find over a half-dozen activities at Coushatta Casino Resort. So, if nothing else on today’s list sounds appealing, it only goes to show you just how much you can do when you’re finished at the slots and tables for the day.
Hit the dream pool and lazy river when you need time to relax and cool off—especially during those warm, Louisiana summers. At the “best pool in the region,” you will find two water slides, a splash pad, swim-up bar, plus a lazy river.
Koasati Pines Golf Course is the best of its kind among Louisiana casinos. Rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest, you’re in for quite the challenge across the course’s 65 acres of crystal lakes, green fairways, evergreen tree lines, and more.
They also have many sports and recreational opportunities at Coushatta Casino Resort. Come out and play golf, tennis, volleyball, basketball, or fish in their always fully stocked property.
Lucky Paws Dog Park shows you how pet-friendly Coushatta is. You will find leash free areas, plus an obstacle course right on the casino grounds.
And finally, visit the Coushatta Gift Shops in the Seven Clans Hotel Lobby and main gaming floor. You’ll discover more than just your typical souvenirs here, with something for all ages and interest levels. Seek the vast selection if you won big at the slots or tables.
Since Kinder is a small area, the following activities are set at least 15 miles from the casino itself. That said, expect to embark on some driving if you explore the nearby towns. But if you’re into an eclectic set of small-town attractions, keep reading to discover what awaits.
2 – Bayou Rum Distillery
Sure, you’re in the tiny town of Lacassine, at 20909 Frontage Road. But Bayou Rum Distillery is the largest of its kind in the United States when we’re talking about privately-owned facilities featuring only handmade methods.
They combine this tradition with innovation in all four steps of rum making, including the fermentation process, distillation, maturation, and bottling. Come on into the distillery for a tour, rum tasting, and even visit the gift shop.
It’s about 17 miles from Coushatta Casino Resort, so you got some driving to do. However, if rum is your thing coupled with the process behind making it, then this is a trip in which you must embark.
3 – CM Farms
Head over to 252 CM Farms Road, formerly John Broussard Road, and you’ll stumble across CM Farms. You will find this one in little Dry Creek, Louisiana, and it’s almost 20 miles from the casino.
However, taking the mini road trip here will further keep your kids entertained if you brought them, so book a tour under the vast Louisiana skies at this popular local destination.
A few teachers have posted reviews on TripAdvisor citing that CM Farms is also a well-known destination for field trips. They cited their ability to go above and beyond in organizing age-appropriate activities like Easter Egg Hunts in the spring, hayrides, and other fall-based activities around Halloween, and more.
Some have stated the target audience is for kids under 10. However, even if you have an older kid in the group, they too may want to check out the corn maze in the fall. Heck, you may like to give it a go, too.
4 – Gator Chateau
Head over to 100 Rue de L’acadie in Jennings, Louisiana, and you’ll cross Gator Chateau. This is one of the few attractions on today’s list in which you’ll discover other local attractions nearby, those being the Tupper and Zigler Museums.
But before you head to the museums, take time to visit Gator Chateau. Here, you’ll find a park, a pond, and yes, alligators. If you’d like, you can also hold the babies, which will get you up close and personal with one of America’s fiercest predators.
Reviewers have praised the place for its cleanliness, impeccable scenic views, picnic table access, plus the staff’s attentiveness. Like CM Farms, Gator Chateau is another kid-friendly destination.
5 – Cajun Skydiving Center
Also in Jennings, you can go on an adventure like none other at the Cajun Skydiving Center. So, if you don’t like heights but you’re a fear conqueror, then Cajun Skydiving Center is for you. And if you’re into the thrill of jumping out of an airplane, then it’s definitely a top attraction to visit.
And just how well do their credentials bode with the public?
Oh, and remember to get a video of your experience once you’ve finished. Because it’s not every day that you will witness such breathtaking views of the Louisiana landscape from thousands of feet in the air.
6 – Tupper Museum
Head over to 311 N. Main Street in Jennings and you will come across the Tupper Museum. It’s a great spot to visit if you’re heading out to Gator Chateau or the Zilgar Museum, considering its proximity within a two-mile radius to both. So, what does this museum entail?
It’s one of those small-town stops specializing in a variety of collections ranging from vintage signs, machines, merchandise, and more. Think of it as a niche antique museum in the aforementioned categories, and it will give you an idea of what to expect.
One reviewer on TripAdvisor stated the museum loves to put on a scavenger hunt. So if you have time and you’re looking for more adrenaline-pumping gaming outside Coushatta Casino Resort, the Tupper Museum has it.
Oh, and if you’re a phone enthusiast, you will love their group of exhibits that discuss the invention and evolution of the telephone. From its earliest stages of development to the mobile phone you’re carrying in your pocket, you’re in for quite the history lesson.
7 – Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point
If you’re hoping to entwine with nature when you explore the regions near Coushatta Casino Resort, consider doing so at the Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point. A kid-friendly spot at 2740 Ruth St. in Sulphur, Louisiana, this one gives you plenty of opportunity to entwine yourself in the region’s nature scene.
Head inside and explore the collections of photos depicting the majestic scenery that comprises the trail. Then, go outside and see for yourself what makes the trail so special to this day.
Once you’ve finished, head over to the gift shop for yet another unique shopping experience, and even try your hand at playing zydeco music.
Also, if you’re heading to the casino from Sulphur, it also makes a good spot for a rest stop, as it has become a popular one among travelers venturing into the region. Those on TripAdvisor have cited clean restrooms, a vast collection of brochures, plus of course, all the exhibits within the small building mentioned above.
Our Final Thoughts About the Kinder Louisiana Area
Coushatta Casino Resort definitely has more than its fair share of attractions and amenities right on site. But if you’re someone willing to embark on a road trip throughout the area, you’re in luck. No, you won’t find the luxury of big-city attractions that New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and Bossier City hold.
But you’ll discover an eclectic set of small town attractions, featuring niche museums, nature centers, farms, distilleries, and more. You’ll just need to drive a little out of your way to get there, considering the tiny region in which they sit.
Have you visited Coushatta Casino Resort? If so, did you venture out and visit any of the attractions listed in today’s post? Tell us in the comments, and let us know where you went. We are looking forward to reading your stories.