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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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public://Jazz-funeral-procession_0.jpg History of Jazz Music: Birthplace New Orleans
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public://SaengerTheatre.jpg Broadway in Louisiana – Big Shows, Glitzy...
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public://SwampPeopleTroy2-1.jpg An Interview With Swamp People's Troy Landry
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public://ShoppingMAGstNO--carr.jpg Famous Streets Across Louisiana
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public://Louisianasportshalloffame_spotlight1_0.jpg Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum Grand...
Visit the brand new Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in...
public://Delta Music Museum.jpg The Three Cousins - Music History in Ferriday
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