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Louisiana is American History's Ultimate Melting Pot

Louisiana is located in the southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico. Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana. Whether you visit during Mardi gras carnival or any other time of the year, it is a key attraction for the visitors. You can enjoy boating, fishing, canoeing, or kayaking on one of the many waterways along the Gulf of Mexico. If you are a nature lover and want to connect with nature then bird watching, camping, biking, and hiking are perfect for you. Just relax and play a round of golf. Louisiana has its history as a melting pot of French, African, American and French-Canadian culture,  is reflected in its Creole and Cajun culture. You can enjoy traditional Cajun meals and a taste of history, the pleasant weather and take a water tour to see crocodiles and other wildlife.

The Vieux Carré

The French Quarter, or the Vieux Carré, is New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood. In this quaint neighborhood, you can enjoy live music, shopping, dancing, exquisite dining adventures and much more. You will also have the experience of different cultures coming together. Take the French Quarter Tours du jour and get to know more about its history. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride along charming pathways and enjoy the scenery.

Mardi Gras World

Mardi Gras World is one of the biggest tourist’s attractions, most widely known for its grandest parade called Mardi Gras.  A celebration of the parade is concentrated for about two weeks before and through Shrove Tuesday. During the festival, you will learn about the history and will discover how meticulously each aspect of this unique festival is prepared for the grand celebration. The largest parade takes place in the last fifty days of the season and the festival concluded by many events such as parades and balls, occur throughout the New Orleans and surrounding communities

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve

You can take an adventure to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve and learn Louisiana’s living history, culture, and communities. The park sites are scattered across South Louisiana and each one is unique in its focus and reflects a place where traditions can be old but ground under your feet can change with the weather.

Vermilionville

Vermilionville is a living history museum and folklife park in Lafayette opened in 1990 for the promotion and propagation of the cultural resources of the Native American, Acadian and Creole people. The park covers almost 23-acres and this is a place where people of all ages can step back in time and enjoy the fascinating historical experience with a range of great attractions. You can enjoy live historical demonstrations and even explore seven restored homes from the past as this is an excellent way to enjoy a truly hands-on experience that provides demonstrations on a variety of essential crafts performed by the early settlers.

Honey Island Swamp Tour

Honey Island Swamp Tour is one of the least-altered river swamps in the United States. The boat ride is definitely the most exciting features of your trip so be ready with your camera to click the pictures of different wild animals such as alligators, wolves, dear and much more. Visit Louisiana would not be complete without a visit to the Louisiana Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge, R. W. Norton Art Gallery, R.W. USS Kidd & Veterans Memorial and much more.

 

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