Louisiana Top 10 Attractions

6: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol

When it comes to historical buildings, there are a few you can explore in Louisiana and one of the hugely popular ones is the Louisiana Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge. With its incredible castle structure, this is a building that really stands out in terms of architecture. It is also now a museum, making it a great place to head if you consider yourself not only a fan of unusual architecture but also something of a history buff. You can explore political history as you take in the exhibits at the museum and you can even take in a production known as ‘The Ghost of the Castle’.

Address: 100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

7: R. W. Norton Art Gallery

R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/shreveportbossier

For fans of culture and the arts, a visit to Louisiana would not be complete without a visit to the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport. This is a place where you will find an impressive display of both American and European artwork including paintings, sculptures and decorative pieces. You can enjoy exploring more than four hundred years of artwork when you take in the exhibits and displays at this gallery and many people have flocked here to take in the artwork since the gallery opened in the mid-1960s.

Address: 4747 Creswell Ave, Shreveport, LA 71106
Website: www.rwnaf.org

8: USS Kidd and Veterans Memorial

USS Kidd and Veterans Memorial
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Isaac Wedin

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.

Address: 305 S River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Website: www.usskidd.com

9: Laura Plantation, Vacherie

Laura Plantation, Vacherie

Dating back to the early 1800s, the Laura Plantation is a historical sugar plantation in Louisiana and today has become a very popular and important educational attraction in the area. This is a great place to visit if you want to step back into the past and learn about the Creole through to plantation slavery during that period. You can find out more about the Creole family business and you can benefit from a guided tour from an expert so that you can really make the most of your visit. There is even a shop onsite so that you can pick up a reminder of your experience at the plantation.

Address: 2247 LA-18, Vacherie, LA 70090

10: Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge
Photo Courtesy: CNN

There are a number of reasons to visit the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge. For one, it’s composed of two parallel bridges, one of which is the longest overwater bridge in the World. The Causeway is a magnificent feat in engineering. It’s nearly 24 miles long and is supported by 9,000 concrete pilings. The Causeway is not only thrilling but also historic. The American Society of Civil Engineer lists it as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The Causeway is also located on the scenic Lake Pontchartrain. It’s home to pristine waters and a number of fish and wildlife species.

Address: N Causeway Blvd, Metairie, LA 70002

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