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With year-round hunting, fishing, golf and countless other opportunities for outdoor recreation, it is easy to see why Louisiana's nickname is "Sportsman's Paradise.” Sure, that’s a lot to live up to. But with thousands of hiking and biking trails, beautiful State Parks, and one of the largest game preserves in the United States, Louisiana is the ultimate playground for all outdoorsmen. Our vast expanse of coastal wetlands and countless birding trails make our state a habitat for many rare and endangered species and a natural paradise for bird watchers as well. Come step into the wild outdoors of Louisiana.
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.