Louisiana Top 10 Attractions

Louisiana is more than just New Orleans, although that is a key attraction for any visitor. Whether you visit during Mardi Gras or any other time of the year, you can enjoy fishing, boating, canoeing, or kayaking on one of the many waterways or along the Gulf of Mexico. Bird-watching, camping, biking, and hiking are perfect for those who want to connect with nature, or you can play a relaxing round of golf. Head to New Orleans for traditional Cajun meals and a taste of history or take a water tour to see crocodiles and other wildlife. Enjoy the gorgeous weather while visiting the top Louisiana attractions:

French Quarter
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1: French Quarter

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Address: 600 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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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Mardi Gras World

2: Mardi Gras World

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Address: 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130

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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Avery Island

3: Avery Island

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Address: Hwy 329, Avery Island, Louisiana 70513
Website: www.tabasco.com

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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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

4: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

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Address: 6588 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072

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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Honey Island Swamp Tour

5: Honey Island Swamp Tour

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Address: 41490 Crawford Landing Rd, Slidell, LA 70461

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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