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Gretna Louisiana

Cities and Towns

Belle Chasse
Bridge City
Crown Point
Jean Lafitte
Nine Mile Point

Westbank Businesses

Bed & Breakfast


Fairs & Festivals

Farmers Markets

Gretna Farmers Market
Westwego Farmers Market

Golf Courses




Points Of Interest





Early History Of Gretna:
Gretna was first settled around 1836 by German immigrants. The first name for the town was "Mechanikham." It became a city in 1913. There is a large historic districts with many well-preserved 19th century homes in the traditional Louisiana style. new - The City of Gretna is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River opposite New Orleans. Originally named "Mechanikham" Gretna became a city in 1913. It is home to one of Louisiana's largest historic districts.
The founding of Gretna: 1836
The incorporation date of Gretna: 1913

Gretna Today:
Gretna is the largest city on the Westbank and has a thriving Old Downtown area with a Farmers Market on Saturdays plus several nice restaurants. The new commercial business district is on Manhattan Blvd that runs for several miles. You will find a variety of restaurants on Manhattan Blvd from China Doll, Zeas, Alligator Pete's, xxxx,xxxx,xxxx,xxx. You also have a large movie theatre and a new up scale commercial district with a place that serves benetes and New Orleans coffee. There are also a couple of hotels in the area including a Holiday Inn. If you like to golf you can take in 18 hole round at the Timberlane Country Club on LaPalco Blvd 1/2 mile off of Manhattan Blvd. There is also a driving range. Membership is not needed to take in a round of golf.


Local Government Websites
City of Gretna, Louisiana Homepage


Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus
2500 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, LA 70056
Get Driving Directions 504-392-3131; TDD 504-207-1226

Gretna Business Directory
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Gretna Animal Hospital
Gretna Restaurant Directory
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Gretna Farmers Market

Gretna Farmers' Market located in historic downtown Gretna between 3rd and 4th Streets under a large covered area. The market is open every Saturday - rain or shine.
The Farmers Market takes place under a large covered area.
Buy Fresh, Buy Local!
We offer fresh vegetables, dairy, LA. citrus, fresh roasted coffee, local bakeries, pork cracklins, LA seafood,
seasonal fruits, plants, cut flowers, knife sharpening, smoked meats, salsa & chips, breakfast burritos and mushrooms.
The market has live music each Saturday and monthly cooking demonstrations.

Open from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
Location 739 3rd St. Gretna, LA 70053
For more information Contact Jill and Pete Debroeck 504-339-4676


Gretna Heritage Festival
The annual Gretna Heritage Festival, takes place the 1st weekend in October in The Downtown area of Gretna Louisiana taking up 25 city blocks. The festival celebrates the historic and cultural heritage of this exciting Louisiana community. Plenty of live music, food, arts and crafts, rides and fun for everyone. Stages with live music, famous singers and bands will be set up thru out the 25 square blocks of the festival. Bring the entire family and join us for this award winning 3 day event. This is truly a great festival with over 125,000 in attendance last year making this one of the largest and best festivals in the area.
Plenty of free parking.