The City of Morgan City is centrally located between Louisiana's tourist centers of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The Port of Morgan City is known around the world for the many activities available, including deep-sea fishing, hunting, and Cajun culture and cuisine.
The Port of Morgan City has a humid subtropical climate with hot humid summers, mild winters, and plentiful during the summer. The Port of Morgan City is vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical storms. Temperatures range from an average low of 5°C (43°F) in January to a muggy average high of 33°C (91°F) in July and August.
The Port of Morgan City offers the only location in the world where visitors can walk on a real offshore drilling rig. The International Petroleum Museum and Exposition was created to preserve and interpret information and artifacts related to the offshore oil industry and to educate the public about the importance of this industry to the world. Visitors will learn what a real offshore oilfield is like from the view of the people who work there. The one-and-a-half hour tours are offered from Monday through Saturday at 10am and 2pm, and the Admission is $5 for adults.
The Port of Morgan City's annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival is held each Labor Day to celebrate Cajun culture and honor those who work to support the area's economy. Offering lots of great food, music, arts and crafts shows, a 5K run, and a golf tournament, the festival observes how two seemingly disparate industries (shrimping and offshore oil) work together to maintain a strong and vital culture and economy. Time Magazine has called this Port of Morgan City festival one of the best and most unusual down-home parties in the United States.