Places that are rich in history and creative talent—and are also preservation-minded—are bound to have many sites that display these attritubes for all to see. Louisiana is such a place. The state treasures its long history and values the ongoing artistic contributions of its many talented citizens. The result is an abundance of museums, galleries and historic structures that preserve and exhibit the state's most valued assets for anyone who chooses to see them.
The Louisiana State Penitentiary is home to the Angola Prison Rodeo. Each Sunday in October and the third Saturday and Sunday in April, inmate cowboys entertain thousands with rodeo antics featuring the popular "convict poker." The event also features and arts and crafts fair. While there, explore the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum.