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