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Experience a Cajun Jam session at the Joie De Vivre Cafe 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!
Inmates participate in "convict poker" at the Angola Prison Rodeo.
Gardens at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery
Acadian Cultural Center Exhibit
Admire the amazing gardens in the Afton Villa Gardens in St. Francisville, LA
The National WWII Museum's Freedom Pavilion at dusk, located in New Orleans. ©National WWII Museum
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.
Visit New Orleans City Park and the Botanical Gardens
A visitor takes in the sights at the Abita Mystery House.
Azaleas in bloom at R.W. Norton Gardens in Shreveport.
Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building in Thibodaux showcases traditional Cajun boats.
Cajun Dance session at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.
Red River Revel Festival in Shreveport
Enjoy a Louisiana crafted beverage at the tasting room at Donner-Peltier Distillers in Thibodaux, Louisiana
Live music, delicious foods, competitions and more await festival goers at the International Rice Festival in Crowley.
Gulf Pig Underground Dinner Club offers contemporary-Southern cuisine. ©Gulf Pig Underground Dinner Club
Sip craft brews at Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville, Louisiana
Take in the beautiful fish and marine life at the Shreveport Aquarium in Shreveport, Louisiana ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Head to the historic Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley, Louisiana
The amazing fields of sunflowers will brighten your day as you head into Gilliam for the Sunflower Trail and Festival in the spring.
Herby K's famous shrimp buster po'boy sandwich. ©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.
Feeding Animals at Leaning Oak Farm ©Leaning Oak Farm
Touch an alligator at the Gator & Friends Alligator Park and Exotic Zoo
SudioBe in New Orleans ©SudioBe, Brandan Odums
Head to the Mudbug Madness Festival in Shreveport for amazing music and all the crawfish you can eat!
San Francisco Plantation recently reopened after more than $1 million in renovations.
Harrah's Louisiana Downs has many game options including slot machines.
Bring your dancing shoes to the Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival in Opelousas.
Nightlife in Shreveport
Creole Stuffed Shrimp from Wine Country Bistro. Photo: Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine, Joe Noetzel. ©Louisiana Kitchen and Culture Magazine, Joe Noetzel
Experience the Cajun version of Mardi Gras at a Courir De Mardi Gras.
Kayak fishing on Cypress Black Bayou in Shreveport. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Watch horse racing at the Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel in Vinton.
The Chimes restaurant's large decks overlooking the Bogue Falaya River offer a great spot for happy hour - in Covington Louisiana ©LouisianaNorthshore.com
Strolling the Louisiana boardwalk in Shreveport, Louisiana
Visit the Abita Mystery House to see strange collections, inventions and odd memorabilia.
River Road African American Museum
Take the family to experience the magic of the underwater worlds at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. ©Jeff Strout; Audubon Aquarium of Americas
"Muffy" sandwich at Fertitta's in Shreveport.
Thrill seekers enjoy rides at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport
Sunset over downtown Shreveport, Louisiana.
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.
The Steamboat Natchez in New Orleans has a variety of cruises such as history tours, and jazz brunches.
Take a ride on one of New Orleans streetcars.
Stop and smell the roses at the American Rose Center in Shreveport. ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Experience the Cajun version of Mardi Gras at the Courir de Mardi Gras in Eunice, Louisiana.
In Shreveport, visit the Huddie Ledbetter - he was the talented bluesman more popularly known as "Leadbelly."
The Strand Theatre in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
Drop by Herby K's restaurant in Shreveport, Louisiana for their famous food! ©Shreveport-Bossier CVB
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Tap room at Great Raft Brewing
The festival games are taken seriously at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.
Stroll through the gardens at Houmas House and enjoy the fountains.
The State Fair of Louisiana's carnival grounds in Shreveport.
Head to DeRidder for the Beauregard Watermelon Festival.
Catch some throws at a family-friendly Mardi Gras parade in Shreveport.
Tour San Francisco Plantation along the River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
Your taste buds will sing at the Sweet Dough Pie Festival in Grand Coteau, Louisiana
Visit the Biedenharn Coke Museum in Monroe, Louisiana
See the beauty of Delcambre's shrimp boats when you drive along the Cajun Corridor Byway in Louisiana.
Strawn's Eat Shop ice box strawberry pies
Shrimp Boats at The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival ©Cajun Coast CVB
Explore the beauty of Louisiana's pine forests via horseback in the Kisatchie National Forest.
Audubon Insectarium ©Audubon Institute
Festive holiday crowds gather to watch the grand fireworks display over Cane River during the Natchitoches Christmas Festival
Historic Front Street in Natchitoches
Get ready to dance at the Jolly Inn Cajun Dance Hall in Houma.
View Mardi Gras floats at Mardi Gras World museum in New Orleans.
Take a safari tour to see zebras and other exotic animals at Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, Louisiana
Take a tour of Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium, former home of the Louisiana Hayride.
Tour Landry Vineyards in Monroe to experience some of Louisiana's wine country.
Go tubing in Bogue Chitto State Park Louisiana
Experience Buck and Johnny's Zydeco Breakfast in Breaux Bridge.
Jungle Gardens in Iberia Parish ©Jungle Gardens
So much fun and sweet tastes to be had at the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival held each spring..
Commemorative red stick statue at Southern University in Baton Rouge.
Explore the Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches.
Kids playing at Jackson Square in New Orleans.
The beautiful Wingate House in the Historic District in Leesville.
Cajun music jam session at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux.