5 Top Attractions in Louisiana

By | May 31, 2012

1. The Louisiana Art and Science Museum.

The Louisiana Art and Science Museum is located in downtown Baton Rouge. Historically set on the banks of the Mississippi, this railroad depot turned museum is a delightful educational experience for patron of all ages. The LASM offers frequent classes, lectures, and activities which relate to history, art, and science. The art gallery offers many permanent and rotating exhibits and activities. The many wonders of the museum include:

  • The Ancient Egypt Gallery. Here visitors can see many Ptolemaic Era artifacts and a mummy in his tomb.
  • The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium has sky shows, films, visual music concerts, and shows about space science.
  • The Museum gift shop offers many hand-crafted wonders and excellent souvenirs to commemorate your trip to the Louisiana Art and Science Museum.

2. Bourbon Street

This historic street runs the length of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans was founded in 1718 and revolved around the French Quarter which still is the hub of economic growth for the city. Upper Bourbon Street is loaded with tourist attractions including bars, restaurants, strip clubs, and souvenir shops. Bourbon Street is also home to a thriving gay community and a residential area.
The French Quarter is the most tourist-heavy area of Louisiana. They host many festivals which draw crowds into the hundreds of thousands; the most popular being Mardi gras. Some of the other festivals include Southern Decadence, and the French Quarter Festival.

3. Red River Entertainment District

Downtown Shreveport is the place to be if you are looking for wild times and a great vacation. The Red River District in Shreveport, Louisiana is 60,000 square feet of restaurants and entertainment complexes. The Louisiana Bicentennial Purchase Plaza is located here as well as Nicky’s Mexican Restaurant and Fatty Arbuckle’s. Besides the mouthwatering local cuisine, the Red River Entertainment District offers sidewalk shopping, games, and attractions of all kinds to make for a unique vacation.

4. Swamp Tours

Taking one of the many adventurous Louisiana swamp tours is a great way to acclimate yourself to the area, so well-known for its swamp culture. One local tour facility is the Louisiana Tour Company. Not only can tourists take swamp tours on luxury tour boats, they can take a “haunted” walking tour of the French Quarter, Katrina Tours, Airboat Tours, and Plantation Tours. No matter which tour you choose to take, you won’t be disappointed by the sights, sounds, and tales of the swamp!

5. Nottoway Plantation and Resort

The Nottoway Plantation is an enormous antebellum plantation located in White Castle, Louisiana. This sprawling Southern Estate has just undergone a multi-million dollar expansion project which has added even more glamour to the estate and posh services they offer. Some of the elaborate services offered by the plantation include ritzy weddings, fine dining, corporate events, business meetings, social gatherings, and group retreats. The Nottoway Plantation offers guided tours every day and have luxurious amenities to make your stay unforgettable.

  • Overnight Rooms and cottages
  • 2 Honeymoon Suites
  • Posh Restaurant
  • Pool and Cabana
  • 2 Ballrooms for special events
  • Meeting Rooms for Corporate Events
  • Game Room and Fitness Center
  • The Grande Pavilion
  • 3 Bridal Rooms
  • Full service Hair Salon
  • Full service Nail Salon
  • Tennis Courts

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