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Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser with members of the Tarpon Rodeo team at the 90th annual International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo in 2018 ©TarponRodeo.org
Red River Balloon Rally in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Ride bikes on the Tammany Trace. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Explore the Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches.
Grosse Savanne Eco-tour ©www.parkerbrandcreative.com
Explore the Shreveport Aquarium
The amazing fields of sunflowers will brighten your day as you head into Gilliam for the Sunflower Trail and Festival in the spring.
Shrimp Boats at The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival ©Cajun Coast CVB
Fishing for the big Redfish in the brackish waters in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana.
Head our for a day of shopping in Ponchatoula, America's Antique City.
Explore the grounds of Whitney Plantation in Louisiana. ©Elsa Hahne
Experience the Cajun version of Mardi Gras at the Courir de Mardi Gras in Eunice, Louisiana.
Creole Queen Paddlewheeler New Orleans
Visit the USS Kidd Veterans Museum in Baton Rouge.
Creole Nature Trail in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Azaleas in bloom at R.W. Norton Gardens in Shreveport.
Uncle Sam Jam - Jefferson Parish ©Uncle Same Jam - Facebook
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!
Enjoy Festival Acadiens et Creoles in Lafayette every October.
Students playing cornhole at Southeastern Louisiana University ©Southeastern Louisiana University
Mitcham Farms Peaches ©Mitcham Farms
Bring your dancing shoes to the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival in Opelousas.
Shadows on the Teche Museum ©Shadows on the Teche
Dixie Center for the Arts ©Dixie Center for the Arts
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
Cabins for rent at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park near Monroe, Louisiana
In Shreveport, visit the Huddie Ledbetter - he was the talented bluesman more popularly known as "Leadbelly."
Head to DeRidder for the Beauregard Watermelon Festival.
Visiting NOLA? Practice yoga in one of the most historic buildings in the city.
Visit Mike the Tiger at the Louisiana State University Campus in Baton Rouge.
View amazing numbers of birds like the Egret on the Grand Isle Loop of the America's Wetland Birding Trail.
Herby K's famous shrimp buster po'boy sandwich. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Gorgeous sunsets can accompany your fishing trip on Poverty Point Reservoir State Park.
Take in the beautiful fish and marine life at the Shreveport Aquarium in Shreveport, Louisiana ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Southeastern Louisiana University Band and Drill Team pre-game ©Southeastern Louisiana University
Champ the Louisiana Tech University Bulldog Mascot at a pre-game pep rally
Head to the Mudbug Madness Festival in Shreveport for amazing music and all the crawfish you can eat!
Conrad Rice Mill Pecan Rice ©Conrad Rice Mill & Konriko Company Store
Tour San Francisco Plantation along the River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Gardens at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery
Visit New Orleans City Park and the Botanical Gardens.
Visit Landry Vineyards for wine tasting and concerts in Monroe, Louisiana
Red River Balloon Rally in Shreveport ©Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Visitors Bureau
Enjoy lakeside camping at Lake Bistineau State Park. Don't forget your kayak!
Get ready to dance at the Jolly Inn Cajun Dance Hall in Houma.
Kayaking on Cane Bayou ©Leigh Wright
Your taste buds will sing at the Sweet Dough Pie Festival in Grand Coteau, Louisiana
Red River Revel Festival in Shreveport
There are plenty of inshore and offshore Louisiana fishing opportunities.
Catch some throws at a family-friendly Mardi Gras parade in Shreveport.
Experience Buck and Johnny's Zydeco Breakfast in Breaux Bridge.
Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge
Spend a day enjoying nature on Fontainbleau State Park Beach.
Barataria Preserve ©LouisianaTravel.com
Tour Landry Vineyards in Monroe to experience some of Louisiana's wine country.
Bayou Segnette State Park ©LouisianaTravel.com
Head to the historic Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley, Louisiana
Live Cajun Music in Breaux Bridge Louisiana
Kayak around Arnaudville and swing by the Little Big Cup for a treat in between adventures!
Houseboating with Miss Sandi Houseboat Rentals. Photo: Miss Sandi Houseboat Rentals ©Miss Sandi Houseboat Rentals
Holly Beach near Lake Charles, Louisiana
July 4th Fireworks at L'Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge
Drop by Herby K's restaurant in Shreveport, Louisiana for their famous food! ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp in Baton Rouge
The State Fair of Louisiana's carnival grounds in Shreveport.
Jungle Gardens ©Jungle Gardens
Explore the beautiful art at the Shreveport Multicultural Center of the South.
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.
Admire the amazing gardens in the Afton Villa Gardens in St. Francisville, LA
Finishers of The Louisiana Marathon in Baton Rouge.
Take a tour of Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium, former home of the Louisiana Hayride.
Tap room at Great Raft Brewing
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
Go Stand Up Paddleboarding on the Tchefuncte River in the Northshore area of Louisiana. ©Bayou Paddle Co.
"Muffy" sandwich at Fertitta's in Shreveport.
The National WWII Museum's Freedom Pavilion at dusk, located in New Orleans. ©National WWII Museum
McGees Swamp Tour - Airboat through the swamp!
Landry Vineyards Behind the Scenes
Visit the Alexandria Zoo to see Louisiana's native black bears.
Shrimp and Petroleum Festival ©Cajun Coast CVB
The festival games are taken seriously at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.
Gulf Pig Underground Dinner Club offers contemporary-Southern cuisine. ©Gulf Pig Underground Dinner Club
Bayou Adventure Kayaking
Joseph Jefferson House at Rip Van Winkle Gardens ©Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Sunset over downtown Shreveport, Louisiana.
Jungle Gardens in Iberia Parish ©Jungle Gardens
Photo ©Philip Gould
Dine in the Pines event in downtown Ruston.
San Francisco Plantation recently reopened after more than $1 million in renovations.
Explore the beauty of Louisiana's pine forests via horseback in the Kisatchie National Forest.
Thrill seekers enjoy rides at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport
Hike the trails at Tunica Hills Wildlife Area just a short drive outside Baton Rouge.
Visit the Alexandria Zoo to have an afternoon of fun with the whole family.
SudioBe in New Orleans ©SudioBe, Brandan Odums
Red River Balloon Rally in Shreveport-Bossier
Rent canoes and paddle Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
Audubon Insectarium ©Audubon Institute
Fishing dock at the Poverty Point Reservoir State Park in Delhi, Louisiana
Hit the trails on horseback in Kisatchie National Forest.
Christmas bonfires on the Mississippi River levee
Feeding Animals at Leaning Oak Farm ©Leaning Oak Farm
Tap room at Parish Brewing Co.
Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette, Louisiana ©Festival International de Louisiane
Stop and smell the roses at the American Rose Center in Shreveport. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Jump aboard the Steamboat Natchez Paddlewheeler for incredible sights of city of New Orleans.
Spectacular fishing in Cocodrie, Louisiana
Take a swamp tour to see some of Louisiana's alligators. ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Nightlife in Shreveport
Strolling the Louisiana boardwalk in Shreveport, Louisiana
Visit Landry Vineyards in Monroe for their Summer Concert Series.
Strawn's Eat Shop ice box strawberry pies
Creole Stuffed Shrimp from Wine Country Bistro. Photo: Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine, Joe Noetzel. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine, Joe Noetzel
The Strand Theatre in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
Dancing at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.
Get ready for the big football game with an epic LSU tailgating scene!