Highlight a Location: Things to Do In Houma

MHM Urgent Care in Houma provides a wide range of health services to fit the needs of all of our clients. A team of highly qualified staff, with Dr. John King at the helm, can treat sinus infections, administer flu vaccinations, and so much more. Just as our office provides plenty of services, so, too does the surrounding Houma community. While you’re in the area at our urgent care, schedule some time to experience all the city has to offer with these things to do in Houma:

  • Restored inside and out, Southdown Plantation in Houma retains period-specific details from the 19th century. (Photo courtesy Southdown Plantation & Museum on Facebook)

Dine Locally

No matter your palate, Houma boasts a selection of restaurants highlighting dishes from around the globe. If you prefer Mexican food, try La Casa del Sol. This restaurant emphasizes fresh ingredients used in traditional dishes like fajitas and homemade tamales.

For a lighter meal, try Ichiban. With a focus on traditional Japanese menu items like sashimi and yakisoba, Ichiban delivers bright, balanced flavors.

You also can dine at West Main Pizza & Spaghetti house for all the Italian favorites – spaghetti with meat sauce, deluxe pizzas, and meatball sandwiches.


Southland Mall is directly across the street from our urgent care clinic. You’ll find department stores like Dillard’s and Macy’s in addition to several shops for men, women, kids, and home. The mall also features a nail studio and brow studio to add a bit of beauty to your day.


We think spending time outside is a healthy, restorative activity, and Houma features plenty of things to do al fresco. Head to the Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge for stunning views and the possibility of spotting wildlife like bald eagles and American alligators. Take a swamp tour like Annie Miller’s Son’s Marsh and Swamp Tours for an even closer look at the landscape and wildlife of Houma. For an indoor/outdoor experience, visit the Southdown Plantation House. You’ll experience the beautiful grounds of this former sugar plantation while also viewing restored parts of the home, a library collection, and original furnishings.