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The festival games are taken seriously at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.
Festive holiday crowds gather to watch the grand fireworks display over Cane River during the Natchitoches Christmas Festival
Cajun Dance session at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.
Experience a Cajun Jam session at the Joie De Vivre Cafe in Breaux Bridge.
Live music, delicious foods, competitions and more await festival goers at the International Rice Festival in Crowley.
Cajun music jam session at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.
The State Fair of Louisiana's carnival grounds in Shreveport.
View Mardi Gras floats at Mardi Gras World museum in New Orleans.
The grandeur of the stage in the Grand Opera House of the South was restored in the renovation. Located in Crowley, Louisiana.
The Strand Theatre in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
Gardens at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery
Audubon Insectarium ©Audubon Institute
Your taste buds will sing at the Sweet Dough Pie Festival in Grand Coteau, Louisiana
Inmates participate in "convict poker" at the Angola Prison Rodeo.
See the beauty of Delcambre's shrimp boats when you drive along the Cajun Corridor Byway in Louisiana.
Historic Front Street in Natchitoches
Commemorative red stick statue at Southern University in Baton Rouge.
Red River Revel Festival in Shreveport
The amazing fields of sunflowers will brighten your day as you head into Gilliam for the Sunflower Trail and Festival in the spring.
Take a safari tour to see zebras and other exotic animals at Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, Louisiana
Feeding Animals at Leaning Oak Farm ©Leaning Oak Farm
Explore the Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches.
Take the family to experience the magic of the underwater worlds at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. ©Jeff Strout; Audubon Aquarium of Americas
Bring your dancing shoes to the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival in Opelousas.
The National WWII Museum's Freedom Pavilion at dusk, located in New Orleans. ©National WWII Museum
Experience the Cajun version of Mardi Gras at the Courir de Mardi Gras in Eunice, Louisiana.
Head to the historic Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley, Louisiana
Explore the beautiful art at the Shreveport Multicultural Center of the South.
Get lost in the gems, sequins and feathers that make these Mardi Gras costumes so incredible at Mardi Gras Museum Imperial Calcasieu in Lake Charles.
Jungle Gardens in Iberia Parish ©Jungle Gardens
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
So much fun and sweet tastes to be had at the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival held each spring..
Take a ride on one of New Orleans streetcars.
Admire the amazing gardens in the Afton Villa Gardens in St. Francisville, LA
Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building in Thibodaux showcases traditional Cajun boats.
The beautiful Wingate House in the Historic District in Leesville.
Stroll through the gardens at Houmas House and enjoy the fountains.
Visit the Abita Mystery House to see strange collections, inventions and odd memorabilia.
Visit the Biedenharn Coke Museum in Monroe, Louisiana
Watch horse racing at the Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel in Vinton.
Stop and smell the roses at the American Rose Center in Shreveport. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
The Chimes restaurant's large decks overlooking the Bogue Falaya River offer a great spot for happy hour - in Covington Louisiana ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Visit New Orleans City Park and the Botanical Gardens
San Francisco Plantation recently reopened after more than $1 million in renovations.
Tour San Francisco Plantation along the River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
SudioBe in New Orleans ©SudioBe, Brandan Odums
Go tubing in Bogue Chitto State Park Louisiana
Experience Buck and Johnny's Zydeco Breakfast in Breaux Bridge.
Get ready to dance at the Jolly Inn Cajun Dance Hall in Houma.
Acadian Cultural Center Exhibit
The Steamboat Natchez in New Orleans has a variety of cruises such as history tours, and jazz brunches.
Watch a speeding Ferrari and other sports cars race at the NOLA Motorsports Park.
Shrimp Boats at The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival ©Cajun Coast CVB
Touch an alligator at the Gator & Friends Alligator Park and Exotic Zoo
Sip craft brews at Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville, Louisiana
River Road African American Museum
Kids playing at Jackson Square in New Orleans.
A visitor takes in the sights at the Abita Mystery House.
Kayak fishing on Cypress Black Bayou in Shreveport. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Experience the Cajun version of Mardi Gras at a Courir De Mardi Gras.
Tour Landry Vineyards in Monroe to experience some of Louisiana's wine country.
Don't miss the annual French Quarter Festival in New Orleans - it's one of the largest (and most fun) free festivals in the South!
Head to DeRidder for the Beauregard Watermelon Festival.
Harrah's Louisiana Downs has many game options including slot machines.
Explore the beauty of Louisiana's pine forests via horseback in the Kisatchie National Forest.
Enjoy a Louisiana crafted beverage at the tasting room at Donner-Peltier Distillers in Thibodaux, Louisiana