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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: 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....
    City: Gray
    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...
    City: Mansura
    8592 Hwy. 1, Ste. 3 Mansura, LA 71350
    Historic home tours, museums, French Acadian culture, festivals, casinos, hunting and fishing.
    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: Hammond
    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...
    City: New Orleans
    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...
    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: White Castle
    31025 Louisiana Hwy. 1 White Castle, LA 70788
    Nottoway, the South's largest remaining antebellum mansion, is a stunning restored plantation that lies between Baton Rouge & New Orleans, Louisiana.  It offers deluxe...
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