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If you are planning your next travel destination one of the places that you should consider visiting is Louisiana. There are quite a number of things to do and places to see both for the young and the young at heart. Here are the top 10 attractions in Louisiana that you should not miss:
French QuarterFrench Quarter
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1: French Quarter

This neighborhood is a melting pot of different influences such as European, Caribbean, African and American. Here you will experience the celebration of different cultures coming together in the form of lively music, dancing, shopping and exquisite dining adventures. Take the French Quarter Tours du Jour to learn more about its history and go on a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through this neighborhood's charming streets.

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www.frenchquarter.com

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Mardi Gras TourMardi Gras Tour
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2: Mardi Gras Tour

New Orleans is perhaps most widely known all over the world for the grandest parade called the Mardi Gras. At Mardi Gras World you will learn everything that you need to know about this enchanting parade in the most fun and entertaining way possible. You will learn about the history of this unique festival, you will get to see how the floats are made and you will discover how meticulously each aspect of the festival is prepared for the big celebration. Prepare to take tons and tons of photographs here as you will get to experience the Mardi Gras from a whole new perspective.

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www.mardigrasworld.com

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Avery IslandAvery Island
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3: Avery Island

Located about 140 miles west of New Orleans lies Avery Island, home of the world-famous Tabasco sauce. This is a beautiful paradise surrounded by swamps and marshes and this is where the McIlhenny family together with their employees continues to work as they have for the past generations. The entire process of making Tabasco sauce is a marvelous sight to behold so prepare to be amazed as you go through the Avery Island walking tour.

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www.tabasco.com

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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and PreserveJean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
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4: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

The Jean Lafitte Park is where you are going to absorb and enjoy New Orleans rich cultural mix. You are going to learn all about Cajun traditions in their purest form from the people actually lived these traditions. You will also enjoy walking along the same trails where the bravest of men fought at the 1815 Battle of New Orleans. Prepare for a physically challenging yet spiritually and intellectually engaging day here at Jean Lafitte Park.

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www.nationalparks.org

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Honey Island Swamp TourHoney Island Swamp Tour
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5: Honey Island Swamp Tour

If extreme adventure is your thing you will surely enjoy taking a thrilling journey into the swamplands of Louisiana. Honey Island Swamp is known as the least-altered river swamps in the country so you can just imagine the wilderness in this area. This boat ride will definitely be one of the best highlights of your trip. Be ready with your camera as different wild animals such as alligators, wolves and deer just might come into view.

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www.honeyislandswamp.com

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Louisiana State MuseumLouisiana State Museum
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6: Louisiana State Museum

Art lovers and culture vultures will have a wonderful time visiting the Louisiana State Museum. This museum currently houses 450,000 artifacts and works of art that truly embody the unique and diverse Louisiana culture.

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www.crt.state.la.us

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Riverboat Casinos, ShreveportRiverboat Casinos, Shreveport
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7: Riverboat Casinos, Shreveport

Complete your Louisiana nightlife by going to Shreveport's riverboat casinos. Have a grand night of gambling with their wide array of machines and games such as slot machines, black jack, Big Six or the roulette. No matter what your favorite casino game is you will find it here.

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www.shreveport-bossier.org

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USS Kidd and Veterans Memorial, Baton RougeUSS Kidd and Veterans Memorial, Baton Rouge
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8: USS Kidd and Veterans Memorial, Baton Rouge

Take a step back in time and visit the "Pirate of the Pacific" to honor the lives of the men and women of the American Armed Forces. Located at the heart of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this is where you will learn all about the wars that brave American soldiers fought. You will gain a better understanding and appreciation of what they went through many years ago in order for you to have the freedom that you are enjoying today.

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www.usskidd.com

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New Orleans Central Business DistrictNew Orleans Central Business District
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9: New Orleans Central Business District

Spice up your stay in Louisiana by attending one of the free concerts at Lafayette square. The Central Business District stays alive long into the night so visitors can enjoy the most entertaining theater plays and cabaret performances.

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www.neworleansonline.com

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Lake Pontchartrain Causeway BridgeLake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge

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10: Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge

While in Louisiana make sure to visit the World's Longest Bridge and take a souvenir photos. Louisiana is definitely one of the most exciting and most fun-filled places to visit assuring you of one truly memorable trip.

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www.thecauseway.us

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