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