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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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    City: New Orleans
    1221 Elmwood Park Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70123
    Bordered by the lake and river, Kenner offers an array of experiences. From boat launches to casino betting, there's fun for all ages. In Rivertown, experience the Kenner Planetarium for an "out ...
    City: New Iberia
    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...
    City: Mandeville
    68099 Hwy. 59 Mandeville, LA 70471
    The Northshore offers scenic beauty and memory-making experiences.  Just an hour from New Orleans, Baton Rouge or the Mississippi Gulf Coast, you’ll find picturesque green spaces such as...
    City: Arabi
    409 Aycock St. Arabi, LA 70032
    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...
    City: Grosse Tete
    17525 Hwy. 77 Grosse Tete, LA 70740
    As the gateway to the Atchafalaya Heritage Area and at the heart of Louisiana’s Plantation Country, Iberville Parish is a wealth of discovery
    City: New Orleans
    1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Ste. 411 New Orleans, LA 70123
    Discover a place steeped in history and culture, mouth watering cuisine, festivals and family entertainment. Experience a world that gives a whole new meaning to what you know as New Orleans....
    City: Jennings
    311 N. Main St. Jennings, LA 70546
    Step back in time to a country store open from 1910-1949. View the original contents left in the store in 1949 of toys, clothes, hardware items, elixirs and much more. See the largest known...
    City: Vacherie
    3645 Hwy. 18, River Rd. Vacherie, LA 70090
    Located within an hour's drive of New Orleans & Baton Rouge, Oak Alley has been crowned the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road". Visit the reconstructed slave quarters & explore the "Slavery at...
    City: Morgan City
    900 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Morgan City, LA 70380
    Drive along the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway into the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. Enjoy a swamp tour. Bird-watch or paddle in the Atchafalaya Swamp Basin, the largest overflow swamp in the US....
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