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