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