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