Fifty Places to Visit in Louisiana

50 things to do in Louisiana (besides eat and party on Bourbon Street)

In no particular order:

1. Take a carriage ride through the French Quarter (New Orleans)
2. Visit the The National D-Day Museum (New Orleans)
3. Visit the New Orleans Museum of Art (New Orleans)
4. Take a streetcar ride
5. Take a walk down the oak lined St. Charles Ave (New Orleans)
6. Take a walking tour of the Garden District (New Orleans)
7. Take a ride on the paddlewheels down the Mississippi river (New Orleans)
8. Tour the uptown campuses of Loyola (New Orleans)
9. Tour the uptown campus of Tulane (and catch a football or baseball game while you’re there) Tulane (New Orleans)
10. Take a tour of the superdome (New Orleans)
11. Visit Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World (New Orleans)
12. Watch how beignets are made at Caf�© du Monde (New Orleans)
13. Shop at the French Market (New Orleans)
14. Visit the Audubon Zoo, One of the top 5 zoos in U.S: (New Orleans)
15. Take a haunted City Tour
16. Eat a sno-ball and a praline
17. Visit the art galleries and specialty shops in the French Quarter
18. Visit the Aquarium of the Americas and IMAX ,One of the top 5 aquariums in the US (New Orleans)
19. Louisiana Children’s Museum (New Orleans)
20. Shop Magazine Street – comprised of six miles of antique shops, art galleries, restaurants & specialty shops (New Orleans)
21. Enjoy City Park, Storyland, and Carousel Gardens (New Orleans)
22. Go to Spanish Plaza (outside of the Riverwalk) and watch boats and barges make their way down the Mississippi River (New Orleans)
23. Louisiana State Museum comprised of 5 national historic landmarks, including the Cabildo, Presbytere, 1850 House, Old US Mint, Arsenal & Madame John’s Legacy http://lsm.crt.state.la.us (New Orleans)
24. Musee Conti Historical Wax Museum has 165 life-sized figures plus a haunted dungeon. “Over 300 years of history, legend & scandal” (New Orleans)
25. Visit one of our cemeteries (We bury our dead above ground!) (Metairie)
26. Take a swamp tour (Crown Point)
27. Tour the wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Reserve (Abbeville)
28. Visit TABASCO Country Store & Visitor Center. See how the hot stuff is made! (Avery Island)
29. See an LSU game (baton rouge)
30. Louisiana Art & Science Museum (Baton Rouge)
31. See the capitol (Baton Rouge)
32. Visit the Governor’s mansion (Baton Rouge)
33. Hold a live alligator and learn all about gators at Insta-Gator Alligator Ranch & Hatchery (Covington)
34. Visit the Houmas House Plantation & Gardens (Darrow)
35. Tour Destrehan Plantation (Destrehan, 8 miles from N.O. Airport.)
36. Evergreen Plantation & Swamp Tour a national landmark with 37 buildings (Edgard)
37. Global Wildlife Center -see more than 3,000 free-roaming animals on 900 acre preserve. (Folsom)
38. Acadian Village see authentic Acadian houses and art gallery displays (Lafayette)
39. Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium (Lafayette)
40. Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge (Monroe)
41. Louisiana State Museum, Old Courthouse Museum is a 1896 structure that houses changing exhibits on LA history and culture. (Natchitoches)
42. Conrad Rice Mill/KONRIKO is the Oldest rice mill in America. Tour the mill, browse through Cajun crafts, foods & folklore (New Iberia)
43. Audubon State Historic Site Oakley House, West Indies-style home where John James Audubon painted 32 of his famous “Birds of America.” Formal garden, outbuildings, trail (St Francisville)
44. Visit the Myrtle Plantation (one of the most haunted houses in America) (St. Francisville)
45. Rosedown Plantation holds the earliest 19th century gardens in America with 13 historic buildings and the Mansion house (St. Francisville)
46. LAURA: A Creole Plantation (Vacherie)
47. Oak Alley Plantation .1839, famous for alley of 300 yr. old oaks Cajun/Creole rest, gift shop, cafe/ice cream parlor, B&B cottages (Vacherie)
48. Nottoway Plantation Home the South’s largest plantation home, c.1859 (White Castle)
49. Abita Brewing Company. Watch how Abita beer is made! (Abita Springs)
50. Have fun at Six Flags New Orleans (New Orleans East)

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