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