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See Alligators on Louisiana Swamp Tours See Alligators on Louisiana Swamp Tours
Louisiana's alligator population tops that of all other...
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
See what Cajun Country’s all about at this Atchafalaya...
Cajun vs. Creole Food - What is the... Cajun vs. Creole Food - What is the...
Louisiana's food is steeped with historical influences...
Fishing Freshwater Louisiana – Lakes,... Fishing Freshwater Louisiana – Lakes,...
'For a traveler who wants to fish in 50-degree weather in...
Birding Atchafalaya Basin Birding Atchafalaya Basin
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    City: La Place
    110 Frenier (I-10 Exit 209) La Place, LA 70068
    Memorable tour in privately owned swamp with abundant wildlife. Experienced, local guides offer exciting tour of the Manchac Swamp. Leave with Extraordinary Memories! 27 Miles from Downtown New...
    City: Jennings
    100 Rue de l'Acadie Jennings, LA 70546
    Resue, Educate and Release! The Gator Chateau is home to rescued baby alligators as well as mature alligators. We foster the gators until they are able to be released back to their natural habitat....
    City: Breaux Bridge
    2280 Rees St., Ext. Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
    Microtel Inn & Suites of Breaux Bridge is a quaint little inn quietly situated just north of I-10 in the Crawfish Capital of the World.  Opened in 2009, the inn boasts beautiful guest...
    City: New Orleans
    1 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70130
    One of the top 5 aquariums featuring the largest collection of sharks and jellyfish. Don't miss our rare white gator, penguins, otters and a changing exhibits gallery. Steps away from the French...
    City: Mansura
    8592 Hwy. 1, Ste. 3 Mansura, LA 71350
    Bienvenue aux Avoyelles, noted for our French Creole Heritage and Native American Heritage.  Located in Central LA, Avoyelles Parish, takes its name from Avoyels Indians. Abundant wildlife and many...
    City: Monroe
    2000 Riverside Dr. Monroe, LA 71201
    Features the Biedenharn home, built. by Joseph Biedenharn, 1st bottler of Coca-Cola; Bible Museum, ELsong Garden & Conservatory. 
    City: Marksville
    711 Paragon Pl. Marksville, LA 71351
    Something for everyone. Paragon Casino Resort offers the best of all worlds. Las Vegas-style casino with the hottest slots and table games. And that's not all. Lavish hotel accommodations with more...
    City: New Orleans
    717 Conti St. New Orleans, LA 70130
    A contemporary boutique hotel, this luxury property will soon be your favorite. With heated courtyard pool, fitness center and business center, this hotel offers all the amenities you'd expect, and...
    City: Baton Rouge
    7000 Bluebonnet Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70810
    Renaissance is Baton Rouge's most spectacular full-service, luxury hotel; offering 256 deluxe guestrooms, including 63 luxury suites. Additional amenities include Tallulah Crafted Food & Wine Bar,...

The Atchafalaya Basin stretches from the Baton Rouge area 140 miles south to the coast of Louisiana. It is the nation's largest river swamp, containing almost one million acres of vibrant bottomland hardwoods, swamps, bayous, and backwater lakes. In this ecologically significant area, estimates show that close to 22 million pounds of crawfish is commercially harvested annually from the basin. “Atchafalaya” (Think of a sneeze: uh-CHA-fuh-lie-uh) is an American-Indian word meaning long river. Established in 2006, the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area stretches across 14 parishes in south-central Louisiana. It is among the most culturally rich and ecologically varied regions in the United States, home to the widely recognized Cajun culture as well as a diverse population of European, African, Caribbean and Native-American descent. With a story around every bend in the river and music from every corner, the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area is an ever-changing landscape. Learn more about the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area.

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