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Red River Balloon Rally in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The State Fair of Louisiana's carnival grounds in Shreveport.
Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building in Thibodaux showcases traditional Cajun boats.
San Francisco Plantation recently reopened after more than $1 million in renovations.
A visitor takes in the sights at the Abita Mystery House.
Head to the historic Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley, Louisiana
Take a safari tour to see zebras and other exotic animals at Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, Louisiana
Kids playing at Jackson Square in New Orleans.
View Mardi Gras floats at Mardi Gras World museum in New Orleans.
Stroll through the gardens at Houmas House and enjoy the fountains.
Stop and smell the roses at the American Rose Center in Shreveport. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
The Strand Theatre in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
Touch an alligator at the Gator & Friends Alligator Park and Exotic Zoo
Inmates participate in "convict poker" at the Angola Prison Rodeo.
Go paddling on Lake Kincaid in Kisatchie National Forest.
Watch horse racing at the Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel in Vinton.
Cajun Dance session at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.
Fishing in the marshes near Dulac, Louisiana
Bring your dancing shoes to the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival in Opelousas.
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!
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Historic Front Street in Natchitoches
The festival games are taken seriously at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.
Experience the Cajun version of Mardi Gras at a Courir De Mardi Gras.
Spend a day enjoying nature on Fontainbleau State Park Beach.
Feeding Animals at Leaning Oak Farm ©Leaning Oak Farm
Visit the Biedenharn Coke Museum in Monroe, Louisiana
See the beauty of Delcambre's shrimp boats when you drive along the Cajun Corridor Byway in Louisiana.
Your taste buds will sing at the Sweet Dough Pie Festival in Grand Coteau, Louisiana
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.
Admire the amazing gardens in the Afton Villa Gardens in St. Francisville, LA
SudioBe in New Orleans ©SudioBe, Brandan Odums
Visit New Orleans City Park and the Botanical Gardens.
Visit the Abita Mystery House to see strange collections, inventions and odd memorabilia.
Head to DeRidder for the Beauregard Watermelon Festival.
Tour Landry Vineyards in Monroe to experience some of Louisiana's wine country.
Go tubing in Bogue Chitto State Park Louisiana
Festive holiday crowds gather to watch the grand fireworks display over Cane River during the Natchitoches Christmas Festival.
Commemorative red stick statue at Southern University in Baton Rouge.
Experience a Cajun Jam session at the Joie De Vivre Cafe in Breaux Bridge.
The beautiful Wingate House in the Historic District in Leesville.
Experience the Cajun version of Mardi Gras at the Courir de Mardi Gras in Eunice, Louisiana.
Visit the Alexandria Zoo to have an afternoon of fun with the whole family.
Explore the Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches.
Gardens at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery
The amazing fields of sunflowers will brighten your day as you head into Gilliam for the Sunflower Trail and Festival in the spring.
Audubon Insectarium ©Audubon Institute
Watch a speeding Ferrari and other sports cars race at the NOLA Motorsports Park.
So much fun and sweet tastes to be had at the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival held each spring..
The National WWII Museum's Freedom Pavilion at dusk, located in New Orleans. ©National WWII Museum
Enjoy a Louisiana crafted beverage at the tasting room at Donner-Peltier Distillers in Thibodaux, Louisiana
The Steamboat Natchez in New Orleans has a variety of cruises such as history tours, and jazz brunches.
Explore the beautiful art at the Shreveport Multicultural Center of the South.
Kayak fishing on Cypress Black Bayou in Shreveport. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Acadian Cultural Center Exhibit
Red River Revel Festival in Shreveport
Take a break and wander through the trees at the Kisatchie National Forest outside Alexandria.
Sip craft brews at Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville, Louisiana
Harrah's Louisiana Downs has many game options including slot machines.
Visit the Alexandria Zoo to see Louisiana's native black bears.
Cajun music jam session at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.
Explore the beauty of Louisiana's pine forests via horseback in the Kisatchie National Forest.
River Road African American Museum
Tour San Francisco Plantation along the River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Experience Buck and Johnny's Zydeco Breakfast in Breaux Bridge.
The grandeur of the stage in the Grand Opera House of the South was restored in the renovation. Located in Crowley, Louisiana.
Live music, delicious foods, competitions and more await festival goers at the International Rice Festival in Crowley.
Jungle Gardens in Iberia Parish ©Jungle Gardens
Shrimp Boats at The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival ©Cajun Coast CVB
The Chimes restaurant's large decks overlooking the Bogue Falaya River offer a great spot for happy hour - in Covington Louisiana ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Get ready to dance at the Jolly Inn Cajun Dance Hall in Houma.
Take a ride on one of New Orleans streetcars.
Take the family to experience the magic of the underwater worlds at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. ©Jeff Strout; Audubon Aquarium of Americas