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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: Kenner
    2100-3rd Ste. 10 Kenner, LA 70062
    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: 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: Ferriday
    218 Louisiana Avenue and Ferriday, LA 71334
    Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins and the Delta Music Museum together relate the Who and Why of Delta Cotton Plantations and how those talented few created America's music. ...
    City: DeQuincy
    400 Lake Charles Ave. DeQuincy, LA 70633
    The 1923 Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It has been authentically restored and houses the DeQuincy Railroad Museum.  Thousands...
    Krewe of Harambee Mardi Gras/Martin Luther King Day Parade
    City: Shreveport
    Old Mansfield Rd Shreveport, LA 71118
    The Krewe of Harambee MLK Day Parade features marching bands, dance lines, ornately costumed stilt walkers with throws and lots of beads.  Immediately following the downtown parade, the battle of...
    City: Natchitoches
    310 Rue Jefferson Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Alex Lemee bought the house in 1849. It also housed a branch of the Union Bank of New Orleans. It is owned by the Association for the Preservation of Historical Natchitoches. Open for tours...
    City: Lafayette
    501 Fisher Rd. Lafayette, LA 70508
    The Acadian Cultural Center, a unit of the National Park Service, depicts the story of the Acadians who settled the prairies, bayous & marshes of southern La.Displays and exhibits explain the...
    City: Tallulah
    315 N. Mulberry Tallulah, LA 71282
    Hermione House was built in 1855 and now serves as the headquarters for the Madison Historical Society, Inc., and home to Madison Parish History. The antebellum home was completely restored as a...
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