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When you make a list of all the unique things Louisiana has to offer visitors, you quickly see the long-lasting influences of our French, Spanish and African ancestry. Our past is well-preserved in our architecture, music, food and lifestyles—which include our amazing festivals—and of course in our museums of history and fine arts.

It is not an accident that Louisiana clings to the phrase "Laissez les bons temps rouler," meaning "Let the good times roll". Let yourself get lost in the traditions passed down through generations. Come visit us during Mardi Gras when costumed riders parade and magnificent balls are thrown from New Orleans and Baton Rouge to Houma, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Shreveport and beyond. Peek back across the centuries, as you walk under lavish ironwork and through the lush courtyard gardens of a meticulous French Quarter hotel. Touch history with a tour of a plantation where the daily activities of the past are recreated. Let nature's mysteries inspire and awe you via a boat tour through a cypress studded bayou.

Here, in Louisiana, history and lore don't merely live in books on a shelf; they're reflected in our everyday lives.

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    30340 Catholic Hall Rd. Hammond, LA 70401
    Welcome to Livingston Parish! Each year, thousands of visitors discover the wonder of southeast Louisiana. From first-class golfing, endless waterways and shopping to strolling through quiet...
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    945 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70130
    The National WWII Museum, an expansive campus of exhibition pavilions exploring the war that changed the world. The epic conflict brought to life with powerful personal stories, the 4-D  "Beyond...
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    317 E. Main St. New Iberia, LA 70560
    Built for a wealthy sugar planter in 1834, Shadows-on-the-Teche was home to four generations before becoming a National Trust Historic Site.  Live Oaks draped with Spanish Moss cast shadows on...
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    114 Tourist Dr. Gray, LA 70359
    Travel less than an hour southwest of New Orleans and you'll enter Louisiana's Bayou Country in Houma. Bordered by the bountiful Gulf of Mexico, surrounded by rich bayous, and shaded by an endless...
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    St. Bernard welcomes you to a place of rich heritage and tradition that embraces a sense of community and small town charm on the edge of a big city. Located just 5 miles from New...
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    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...
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    12855 LA Hwy. 165 Kinder, LA 70648
    Experience  Cajun Culture, food and fun. Visit Coushatta Casino Resort. Available: canoeing, antiques, races, Leatherwood Museum and hunting/fishing.
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