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