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This year, we are celebrating a magnicent milestone: the
bicentennial of Louisianas statehood. Our rich and authen-
tic culture is shaped by the past 200 years and the people
who have called Louisiana home. Throughout 2012, we are
celebrating our past while embracing our future.
It all started more than 3,500 years ago at Poverty Point in
northeast Louisiana, one of the oldest sites on the North
American continent. Visit the historic settlement and see
how Native Americans created a complex society before in-
terstates and the Internet. The people of Cajun Country will
welcome you with traditional Cajun cuisine, zydeco music
and the most beautiful landscapes you will ever experience.
Of course, a trip to Louisiana wouldnt be complete without
a trip to the Crescent City. New Orleans has a fascinating
blend of food, music and fun wrapped in an astounding
historical and architectural package.
Pick Your Passion and make Louisiana your destination this
year. From Louisianas vibrant arts community and world-
class museums to our famous food and outdoor adventures,
we offer experiences for every taste. Please join us! We enjoy
nothing more than having company. Come for a visit, and let
us show you how we celebrate our 200th birthday!
HAPPY 200
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BIRTHDAY,
LOUISIANA!
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT:
New Orleans French Quarter Fest; Lake Bistineau
cypress trees; crawsh at Bartons Fish Market;
trumpet musician; Cajun Coast zydeco.
Jay Dardenne
Lieutenant Governor
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6 INTRODUCTION: AUTHENTIC.
LIVELY. DISTINCT. DELICIOUS!
10 HISTORY/BICENTENNIAL
10 Soaking in the centuries, I sit at
Caf Du Monde
13 200 Years of Louisiana History
13 Louisiana 101: Showing Our
Colors
14 On the Trail of Louisianas Legacy
14 Grand Homes of Yesterday
16 OUTDOORS
16 My imagination ran wild, but this
place was wilder still
18 Louisiana By Boat or By Bike
19 Louisiana 101: Finding Your
Trophy Fish
20 Driven to Explore
22 All You Could Wish FORE!
23 Three New State Parks Open
24 CULINARY
24 Want to go to the fshing camp?
26 All Roads Lead to ... Food
27 Sips We Savor
28 Muffuletta vs. Poboy: Louisianas
best-known sandwiches go
head-to-head
28 Louisiana 101: Making
a Roux
30 MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT
30 What we play is life.
32 A One-Note State? Hardly
33 Louisiana 101: Allons Danser
(Lets dance!)
34 Go All In for Fun
35 Medley of Festivals Highlights
Music Heritage
36 FESTIVALS
36 It was an invitation to the
unforgettable
38 Whenever you arrive, youre right
on time for the party!
38 Louisiana 101: Festivals of
Champions
39 Festivals by the Numbers
40 EVENTS CALENDAR
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CONTRIBUTORS
Contributing writers: Charles E. Richard (history feature), Ian McNulty
(outdoors and festival features), Poppy Tooker (culinary feature), Ben
Sandmel (music feature), Buddy Boe (casinos feature) and Cynthia
Campbell (features on the ve regions of Louisiana).
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48 REGIONS OF LOUISIANA
48 SPORTSMANS PARADISE
52 Shreveport-Bossier City area
59 Monroe-Ruston area
64 CROSSROADS
68 Toledo Bend-Lake Country area
70 Natchitoches-Winnfeld area
72 Alexandria-Vidalia-Marksville area
78 CAJUN COUNTRY
82 Lafayette area
94 New Iberia-Morgan City area
98 Houma-Thibodaux-Grand Isle area
104 Lake Charles area
110 PLANTATION COUNTRY
114 Baton Rouge area
126 Great River Road area
132 GREATER NEW ORLEANS
136 New Orleans area
158 Northshore area
161 INDEX
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Wonderful seafood! Brenda Cushman
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: La Provence, Lacombe; Zydeco musician;
Mardi Gras celebration.
Distinct. Delicious!
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I
t seemed like a funny question: Do I need a passport?
asked the boy making his rst trip from Georgia across the
Mississippi River and into the Bayou State. Of course not,
his parents said. Louisiana is no foreign locale where accents
are, at times, indecipherable; menus need an occasional
translation; the terrain is carved up a little differently; and folks
drive on the wrong side of the road.
Or is it?
Stop by La Table Franaise in Arnaudville and let the lilt of
Cajun-French spoken among breakfastgoers charm you. Sit in
a New Orleans restaurant and hear an out-of-towner inquire,
Oh, waiter, what is roux and remoulade and sauce piquante?
Paddle down a bayou from Minden to Jeanerette and discover
fat-bottomed, moss-covered cypress trees and a wildlife
menagerie unlike anything youve seen.
Welcome to a land
unlike any place else.
Colorful history, natural beauty and its peoples diversity. Jo Bridges Ermel
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Come to think of it,
things are just a little different here, but we do
drive on the right side of the road!
Its fair to say the way we live sets us apart
from the rest of the country.
The distinctions arent manufactured. They
just exist and have for hundreds of years. They
exist in our mix of people; in our celebrations,
food and music; in our resources; and in the
history that we strive to preserve.
Just as we embrace these cultural legacies,
were dening Louisiana in new ways too.
Were nicknamed Hollywood South for the
number of movies lmed here in places such
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Culture! History! Heritage! Food! Lynn Michelle Brown
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Front Street, Natchitoches; see alligators on
a swamp tour; cooking cracklins.
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as Shreveport. A profusion of
microbreweries and vineyards,
from West Monroe to Abita
Springs, is creating a buzz among
beer and wine acionados. And in
the world of sports, our profes-
sional and college teams are
forces to be reckoned with. Truly
the richness of Louisianas yester-
day lives alongside the vibrancy
of Louisiana today.
The good news is were just
as passionate about sharing
this dynamic culture as we are
about savoring it ourselves.
Thats why, in this guide, we bring
together the best of Louisiana.
Flip the pages and discover
great bike and boat rides,
crazy festival contests, music
joints the locals love and
road trips dedicated to our
delicious cuisine.
Youll nd a lot more too, such
as how to join in the fun as we
celebrate 200 years of statehood.
Thats right, 2012 marks our
bicentennial. So, no, you dont
need a passport. It just feels
like you do.
Its fair to say the way
we live sets us apart from
the rest of the country.
Beautiful swamps and majestic skies. The food and music make everyone happy. Sherrie Holliday
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FIND A COMPLETE LIST OF BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION EVENTS AT www.LouisianaBicentennial2012.com
Soaking in the
centuries, I sit at
Caf Du Monde
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By Charles E. Richard
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Family homecoming
on the State Capitol grounds.
APRIL 30
Louisiana Bicentennial
stamp available for purchase.
APRIL 30
Bicentennial Birthday
Bash at the State Capitol.
The smoky aroma of coffee beans,
dark roasted and ground fine, surrounds me.
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t was in another
New Orleans caf,
perhaps not unlike
this one, that territorial
leaders came together
200 years ago to draft
a constitution, which
served as the blueprint
for Louisiana to become
a state. Many doubted
whether early Louisianians,
so utterly foreign to the
rest of the country, could
become good Americans.
Through two centuries,
the people of Louisiana have
indeed proven to be among
the nations most colorful
citizens. The culture of
this place was and is unlike
any other. Far from being
forgotten, history lives and
breathes here even today.
It is alive in the Spanish
songs and celebrations of the
Isleos people in St. Bernard
Parish; in the Creole trail
rides and black cowboys
of prairie country; in the
stately Anglo-American
plantation homes of St.
Francisville; and in the now
silent Civil War battleeld
in Manseld.
History surrounds us.
Even a quiet moment,
sipping cofee in a 150-year-
old caf, summons a sense
of all thats come before,
especially as we commemorate
the bicentennial of this
unique state.
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TOP, LEFT TO RIGHT: St. Francisville
celebrates Audubons stay with a spring
Pilgrimage. See the famous peppers at
Avery Island.
MIDDLE: Louisiana celebrates 200 years of
steamboat travel. Take a ride on the Steam-
boat Natchez along the Mississippi River.
BOTTOM, LEFT TO RIGHT: The Battle
of New Orleans is re-created at Chalmette
Battleeld each year. The Red River is
a popular Shreveport-Bossier tourist
destination and is home to several casinos.
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s we celebrate our bicentennial, we look at 15 events
that have shaped Louisianas identity. Discover our
roots and visit the spots that continue to tell the
stories of our indelible past.
1. First Steamboat Docks (1812) Transforming Ameri-
can commerce and transportation, the rst steamboat to
navigate the Mississippi docked in New Orleans. VISIT: Lake
Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, Madisonville.
2. Louisianas First Constitution Drafted (1812) The rst
step toward modern democracy. VISIT: Our Louisiana:
Celebrating 200 Years of Statehood exhibit at the Capitol Park
Museum.
3. The Battle of New Orleans (1815) Forces led by
General Andrew Jackson triumphed against the British.
VISIT: Chalmette Battleeld at the Jean Latte National
Historical Park and Preserve.
4. Audubon Paints Louisianas
Birds (1821) John James Audubon
documented wildlife while living on a
Louisiana plantation. VISIT: Audubon
State Historic Site, St. Francisville.
5. Opening the Red River (1834)
Using specially rigged steamboats, Captain Henry
Shreve began clearing the 160-mile logjam blocking
navigation. VISIT: J. Bennett Johnston Regional Visitor
Center, Shreveport.
6. The Battle of Port Hudson (1863) This Civil War battle
saw the rst major deployment of black soldiers in the U.S.
Army. VISIT: Port Hudson State Historic Site near Zachary.
7. Tabasco Founded (1868) Edmund McIlhenny rst
planted the peppers for his famous sauce. VISIT: Avery
Island, near New Iberia.
8. The Discovery of Oil (1901) A gusher in Jennings trans-
formed our industry and commerce. VISIT: Louisiana Oil
and Gas Park, Jennings.
9. Huey Long Elected Governor (1928) Louisiana becomes
known for one of the most galvanizing political gures in
American history. VISIT: Louisiana Political Museum and
Hall of Fame, Winneld.
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history.
From the French Fleur-de-Lis
and the Spanish Bourbon banner
to the British Union Jack and
the American Stars and Stripes,
Louisianas varied cultures are
refected in the fags that have
fown over the territory.
Journey to
Natchitoches, the
oldest settlement
in Louisiana,
and tour Fort St.
Jean Baptiste State Historic
Site, which offers living history
demonstrations.
Enjoy a taste
of Spanish favor
at the Museo
de los Isleos
in St. Bernard
Parish, which showcases Spains
contribution to Louisiana history.
In New
Richmond,
now Baton
Rouge, Spanish
Louisianians
fought against the British fag in
the only battle of the American
Revolution outside the 13
original colonies. A marker on
the grounds of the State Capitol
commemorates the event.
Visit the
Cabildo in New
Orleans, the
site where the
American fag
was frst raised following the
Louisiana Purchase.
Showing
Our Colors
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Grand Homes
of Yesterday
Louisianas plantation homes
recall a bygone era of sugar
barons and hoop-skirted ladies
but also of slave labor.
Built more than 150 years ago,
these homes still exude Southern
charm. From the famous River
Road mansions, such as the
Greek Revival Houmas House,
to Alexandrias Creole Kent
Plantation House, they stand in
10. Coach Eddie G. Robinson Hired at Grambling
(1941) In 55 seasons at Grambling State University,
Robinson set a record as the winningest coach in
NCAA Division I football with 408 victories.
VISIT: Eddie G. Robinson Museum, Grambling.
11. German U-Boats Prowl Louisiana Coast (1942)
Enemy submarines sank more than 30 freighters and
tankers off the mouth of the Mississippi.
VISIT: National World War II Museum, New Orleans.
12. Dewey Balfa Plays Newport Folk Festival (1964)
Sharing a stage with Bob Dylan, ddler Dewey Balfa
brought Cajun music to the national consciousness.
VISIT: Rendez-vous des Cajuns radio show, Liberty
Theater, Eunice.
13. Discovery of the Tunica Treasure (1968)
Thousands of artifacts are uncovered, giving a glimpse
into the lives and trading history of the Tunica tribe.
VISIT: Tunica-Biloxi Museum, Marksville.
14. Toledo Bend Completed (1969) On the border
between Texas and Louisiana, work was completed
on the largest man-made body of water in the South.
VISIT: North and South Toledo Bend
State Parks, Zwolle and Anacoco.
15. Poverty Point Designated
U.S. National Monument
(1988) More than 3,500 years
old, the massive earthworks
at Poverty Point are reminders
of Louisianas original inhabit-
ants. VISIT: Poverty Point State
Historic Site, Pioneer.
Plantation Pit Stops: Magnolia Ridge Plantation, Washington Stroll the free public gardens.
Two special heritage trails allow travelers
to experience Louisianas legacy
of heroes and history. The African
American Heritage Trail celebrates black
Louisianians story of triumph over
adversity and achievements throughout
history. Destinations include (A) St.
Augustine Church, Melrose, the frst
Catholic church in the country founded
by African Americans; (B) Tangipahoa
African American Heritage Museum,
Hammond; and (C) Hermione Museum,
Tallulah, which includes an exhibit on
Madam C.J. Walker, the countrys frst
female self-made millionaire.
The Heroes and Heritage Trail links
together 17 fascinating museums
throughout the state, showcasing topics
such as military history, industry, music
and sports. A sampling of museums
along this trail includes the (D) Louisiana
Military Museum, the (E) Louisiana State
Oil and Gas Museum, and the (F) Old
Arsenal Museum. Before traveling this
trail, download the Heroes and Heritage
Trail Passport to Adventure. Acquire 11
stamps and qualify for an overnight stay
at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge.
Blaze a trail online at
www.AStoryLikeNoOther.com
and www.sos.la.gov/hht.
(A)
(B)
(C)
(D) (E)
(F)
On the Trail of
Louisianas Legacy
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Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie Chat with Colonel about the Civil War.
Oakland Plantation, Natchitoches Tour this National Park site.
TOP, LEFT TO RIGHT: Hear Cajun music at
Rendez-vous des Cajuns at the Liberty Theater.
Poverty Point displays artifacts of an ancient culture.
BOTTOM, LEFT TO RIGHT: Jennings is known as the
Cradle of Louisiana Oil. The National WWII Museum
draws tourists from around the world.
graceful splendor. Docents and
costumed interpreters eagerly
share their stories.
As you stroll the grounds
of Melrose Plantation near
Natchitoches, discover its
owner was a female former
slave. In St. Francisville, look
out from the veranda of The
Myrtles Plantation and catch
a glimpse of the propertys
ghosts, or admire the historic
gardens of Rosedown. Get
lost among the artifacts at
New Iberias Shadows-on-
the-Teche, or learn about the
culture of the Mississippi River
delta touring Plaquemines
Parishs Woodland Plantation.
Whether enjoying an afternoon
or booking an overnight
stay, a plantation visit allows
you to hear the whispers of
generations past.
For more about
Louisiana plantations, visit
www.LouisianaTravel.com/
plantations.
Rosedown Plantation
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Canoeing along the
Atchafalaya Basin
CHEMIN-A-HAUT
STATE PARK
Bastrop
JIMMIE DAVIS
STATE PARK
Chatham
LAKE BISTINEAU
STATE PARK
Doyline
LAKE BRUIN
STATE PARK
St. Joseph
LAKE CLAIBORNE
STATE PARK
Homer
STATE PARKS
Color denoes region .
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journey through the Atchafalaya.
adventure and inspiration on this
LAKE DARBONNE
STATE PARK
Farmerville
POVERTY POINT RESERVOIR
STATE PARK
Delhi
HODGES GARDENS
STATE PARK
Florien
NORTH TOLEDO BEND
STATE PARK
Zwolle
SOUTH TOLEDO BEND
STATE PARK
Anacoco
Around each bend, I found
CHICOT
STATE PARK
Ville Platte
Plan your own Atchafalaya adventure at www.Atchafalaya.org.
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Where To Go:
Each region of Louisiana has
its own distinctive paddling
and bike trails. Many are part
of our world-class state parks,
like the pristine waters of
North Toledo Bend State Park
in Sabine Parish. Others are
embedded within the fabric
of historic communities. The
Tammany Trace, a rails-to-
trails success story, links
charming St. Tammany Parish
villages by paved bike paths.
Plan your adventure and
search bike and paddling trails
by type and skill level at
www.BikeLouisiana.com and
www.LouisianaPaddle.com.
View From Here:
Gorgeous settings abound
in Louisiana, and when you
meet them from the waterline
or behind the handlebars,
the experience is even more
personal and invigorating.
Cyclists at the Lincoln Parish
Park Trail near Ruston swoop
and dive through wooded
paths on this mountain bike
course, considered by many
to be among the nations
best. Those up for a leisure
day can pedal around the
famous Garden District in New
Orleans to marvel at historic
architecture and stop at the
inviting shops along the way.
On the water, a trip along
the Bayou Teche Paddling
Trail, a slow-moving waterway
suited for novice paddlers,
the legendary splendor of Louisiana.
Pick your pace to experience
SAM HOUSTON JONES
STATE PARK
Lake Charles
CYPREMORT POINT
STATE PARK
Cypremort Point
GRAND ISLE
STATE PARK
Grand Isle
TICKFAW
STATE PARK
Springeld
LAKE FAUSSE POINTE
STATE PARK
St. Martinville
PALMETTO ISLAND
STATE PARK
Abbeville
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GET MORE!
Visit www.LouisianaTravel.com/
shing and www.VisitLouisiana
Coast.com for more information.
LOUISIANA 101
Theres a reason were known
as a Sportsmans Paradise.
No place has better fshing.
From Plaquemines to Cameron
parishes, our saltwater fshing is
unparalleled. Avid outdoorsmen
also fock to freshwater
destinations such as Shreveports
Red River, home of the 2012
Bassmaster Classic (the sixth
Classic held in Louisiana).
THE REEL DEAL:
Freshwater anglers are most likely
to reel in bass, sac au lait and
catfsh. Trips among the marshes
bring catches of speckled trout,
redfsh and founder. Offshore, fsh
for snapper, grouper and more.
GO WITH A PRO:
Choose a guide or charter
captain and beneft from a pro
who knows the waters by heart.
Find one at www.fshlcba.com.
GET LICENSED,
FISH THE LIMIT:
Louisiana offers anglers the most
generous catch limits. Learn
whats in season, check limits and
get your fshing license at
www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fshing.
WHERE TO CAST AWAY:
Many state parks offer
opportunities for fshermen. Near
Monroe, the Ouachita River is a
hot spot for bass. Test your skills
at a fshing rodeo, like those in
Grand Isle, Empire, Cocodrie
and Houma. In Toledo Bend lake
country, freshwater tournaments
are held year-round.
Finding Your
Trophy Fish
takes you through Cajun
Country under the sheltering
arms of oaks and magnolias.
To the north, Bayou Dorcheat
also offers paddling, while
Toro Bayous swift currents
and rocky falls offer a bit
of a challenge. Not so on
the blue waters of Lake
Claiborne, where you can
rent a canoe or kayak and
bask in cool breezes scented
by the piney woods.
Memory-Maker:
Biking out from historic
St. Francisville, the rolling
landscape led me past one
storied plantation property
after another. When I stopped
to explore the gardens of
Rosedown Plantation State
Historic Site some 15 miles
later, it suddenly came to me:
This wasnt just another bike
ride. It was a journey though
the natural heritage and rich
history of a place like no other.
Left to right: Cycling
along St. Johns Bayou;
Canoeing in
Webster Parish;
Mountain biking in
Lincoln Parish
BAYOU SEGNETTE
STATE PARK
Westwego
BOGUE CHITTO
STATE PARK
Franklinton
Call out Area
it suddenly came to me:
This wasnt just anoher
bike ride.
FAIRVIEW-RIVERSIDE
STATE PARK
Madisonville
FONTAINEBLEAU
STATE PARK
Mandeville
ST. BERNARD
STATE PARK
Braithwaite
Boom Or Bust
Great River Road
Cane River
Longleaf
Dixie Overland
Toledo Bend Forest
Myths & Legends
Zydeco Prairie
San Bernardo
Creole Nature
Flyway
Tunica Trace
Southern Swamps
Wetlands Cultural
Bayou Teche
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ometimes the greatest
adventures are found
along the roads
less traveled, so exit the
interstate and explore
the stories of Louisiana.
Along the way, experience
the states diverse culture,
heritage and beauty.
Two of Louisianas Trails
and Byways carry national
distinction as Americas
Byways. One, the 717-mile
Louisiana Great River
National Scenic Byway,
along Louisianas Scenic Byways.
Steer a course for culture and nature
Visit www.LouisianaTravel.com/byways for more information.
DRIVEN TO
EXPLORE
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follows the course of the
mighty Mississippi River
from the Louisiana/Arkansas
line, past antebellum
plantations, through the Big
Easy and ultimately ends
in the Gulf Coast town of
Venice. This trip provides one
of the best perspectives of
Louisiana life then and now.
Across the state, the
180-mile Creole Nature
Trail loops from Lake
Charles to the Gulf Coast,
taking in four National
Wildlife Refuge sites along the
way. This trail has earned top-
tier recognition as an
All-American Road,and
now visitors can travel with
a personal tour guide by
downloading the Creole
Nature Trail App or picking up
a GPS Ranger unit available
at the Lake Charles/Southwest
Louisiana Convention &
Visitors Bureau.
When it comes to traveling
throughout Louisiana, getting
there is part of the adventure!
Top to bottom: Trail at
Jean Latte National
Historical Park; Oak Alley
Plantation in Vacherie
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WE ASKED OUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS: Whats your favorite way to enjoy Louisianas great outdoors?
Bike ride on the levee! Picnic in City Park! Sunbathing on the Fly at Audubon. Jenna Addis
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Louisianas Bicentennial:
200 Years of Louisiana Outdoors
During his time in
Louisiana in the1820s
and 1830s, naturalist
John James Audubon was so taken by the
birds he began more than 100 of his famous
paintings here. Pack your binoculars for a bird-
watching adventure of your own.
www.LouisianaTravel.com/birding
Find out more about Louisianas 200-year history at
www.LouisianaBicentennial2012.com.
BAYOU TECHE
BYWAY (184 mi.):
Follow the gentle
course of Bayou
Teche through Cajun
sugar country.
BOOM OR BUST
BYWAY (136 mi.):
A legacy of lumber
fortunes, oil barons and
country music lls the
piney hills.
CAJUN CORRIDOR
(33 mi.):
Cajun cooking and
traditional music await
beyond vistas of golden
rice and waving sugar
cane.
CANE RIVER
NATIONAL HERITAGE
TRAIL (35 mi.):
Amid the setting for
Steel Magnolias, take a
captivating tour of old
Creole Louisiana.
DIXIE OVERLAND
BYWAY (105 mi.):
Known as the Main
Street of north
Louisiana, travel
Sportsmans Paradise
through cities, verdant
farmland and forests.
FLYWAY BYWAY
(54 mi.):
A bird watchers delight,
it mirrors the migratory
path taken by count-
less feathered friends.
LONGLEAF TRAIL
BYWAY (17 mi.):
Threads through the
most beautiful areas of
the sprawling Kisatchie
National Forest.
MYTHS AND
LEGENDS BYWAY
(88 mi.):
A blend of tall tales
and true stories bind
this drive into what
was once called No
Mans Land.
SAN BERNARDO
BYWAY (38 mi.):
Home to the Battle
of New Orleans and
shing villages
where Canary Island
culture endures.
SOUTHERN SWAMPS
BYWAY (67 mi.):
Slip between two
mighty lakes and then
through a chain of
riverside towns deep in
cypress country.
TOLEDO BEND FOREST
SCENIC BYWAY
(78 mi.):
Follow the blue
waters of the Toledo
Bend Reservoir, and
watch for eagles
soaring above.
TUNICA TRACE
BYWAY
(20 mi.):
A winding, rolling route
through the hills of
English Louisiana.
WETLANDS
CULTURAL BYWAY
(204 mi.):
Wetland scenes and
seafood stops abound
where roads end at
the Gulf.
ZYDECO CAJUN
PRAIRIE BYWAY
(231 mi.):
Explore the heartland
of zydeco music
in captivating towns
where the good
times roll.
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ALL YOU
COULD
WISH FORE!
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AUDUBON GOLF TRAIL AND LOUISIANA GOLFING: www.LouisianaTravel.com/golf
A journey along the Audubon Golf Trail
includes pro-designed courses and only-in-Louisiana landscapes.
THE ATCHAFALAYA AT
IDLEWILD, PATTERSON:
Take in the beauty of the
wetlands surrounding this
course designed by Robert
von Hagge.
AUDUBON PARK
EXECUTIVE, NEW
ORLEANS:
This Denis Grifths-designed
course received 4.5 out of
5 stars in Golf Digests Best
Places to Play.
BLACK BEAR, DELHI:
Prepare for varied topography
with both tree-lined and open
holes on this course designed
by Bechtol-Russell.
CARTER PLANTATION,
SPRINGFIELD:
Designed by PGA champion
and LSU alumnus David Toms.
CYPRESS BEND
RESORT, MANY:
Take advantage of the stay-
and-play golf packages that
include one-day unlimited
golf, breakfast and even
spa services.
GRAY PLANTATION,
LAKE CHARLES:
Artfully designed and highly
recommended by Golf Digest
and Golf Magazine, this course
challenges pros and
amateurs alike.
THE ISLAND,
PLAQUEMINE:
This championship TifEagle
course showcased on the
Golf Channel and in Golf
Magazine features nine man-
made lakes.
OAKWING,
ALEXANDRIA:
Once a historic airbase; now
a course designed by Jim Lipe.
OLDE OAKS,
HAUGHTON:
2004 PGA Ryder Cup
captain Hal Suttons rst
signature course.
TAMAHKA TRAILS,
MARKSVILLE:
Complete with numerous and
massive bunkers, strategy is a
must here; take advantage of
the 50,000-square-foot hitting
area and the 10,000-square-
foot putting green.
TPC LOUISIANA,
NEW ORLEANS:
Play where the pros compete
on this PGA TOUR course.
THE WETLANDS,
LAFAYETTE:
The water features of this links-
style course add beauty and
challenge.
Color denoes region. Refer to map on page 3.
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Three New State Parks Open
Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton
Canoe, kayak or tube down the Bogue Chitto River, explore 7 miles of trails or relax in the lodge overlooking
a 90-foot bluff.
Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville
Located in the heart of Cajun Country, the park offers a water playground as well as great fshing and canoeing on
lagoons and the Vermilion River.
Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville
Walk on a boardwalk to view the forts, built by slave labor in 1864 to protect northwest Louisiana from
attacks during the Civil War.
Find information on all of Louisianas offcial state parks and historic sites at www.LaStateParks.com.

WE ASKED OUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS: Whats your favorite way to enjoy Louisianas great outdoors?
Birding on Lake Martin in the fall. - Patrick Burke
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FIND POPPY TOOKERS RECIPE FOR SEAFOOD GUMBO (THE ONE SHE BEAT BOBBY FLAY WITH)
at www.LouisianaTravel.com/poppy-tookers-seafood-gumbo-recipe
WANT TO GO
TO THE
FISHING CAMP?
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FOR INFORMATION ON WHERE TO BUY LOUISIANA SEAFOOD,
check out the Seafood Finder at www.louisianaseafood.com
By Poppy Tooker
MY LIFES MOST
EXCITING ADVENTURES
BEGAN WITH THAT
SIMPLE INVITATION
Fam
ily Dinner at Lasyones
Meat Pie Restaurant
PRAIRIE
HOME COOKING
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Louisianas Bicentennial:
200 Years of Louisiana Food
Savory Louisiana meat pies owe their popularity
to James Lasyone, who opened Lasyones Meat
Pie Restaurant in Natchitoches in 1967. Today, his
daughters run the place and closely guard his delicious
secret recipe.
Find out more about Louisianas 200-year history at
www.LouisianaBicentennial2012.com.
All Roads Lead
to...FOOD
DIG INTO MORE OF OUR TRAILS AT www.LouisianaTravel.com/culinary-trails
Follow Louisiana Culinary Trails to
the states most delectable favors.
S
even Culinary Trails lead you through every corner
of the state highlighting quintessential avors and
locals favorite restaurants. Begin your journey with
an open mind and an empty stomach and end with a
satised smile!
The Red River Riches and Delta Delights trails span
north Louisiana and serve up Southern staples with a
few surprises. Stop by Big Os in Bossier City for the fried
seafood and unique tartar sauce that came to owner Odis
Big O Johnson in a dream. In Monroe, visit Restaurant
Sage, where one bite of the Tuna Tower reveals
why chef Cory Bahr was named 2011 King of
Louisiana Seafood.
Alexandrias Bistro on the Bayou offers
upscale fare at the Parc England Hotel. For
a more casual dinner, nd heaven at
Paradise Catsh Kitchen in Pineville.
Moving south, discover charcuterie
and rice-and-gravy meals in
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SIPS WE
SAVOR
When it comes to great
drinks, weve raised
the bar.
W
hatever youre thirsty for, we make or mix it.
Whether or not the worlds frst cocktail was
New Orleans apothecary Antoine Peychauds
concoction of bitters and brandy, the Sazerac is the
citys offcial cocktail. The Crescent City is known
for its cocktail culture, and Tales of the Cocktail, the
worlds premier cocktail festival, celebrates its 10th
anniversary in July 2012.
Locally made beers and wines are found around
the state. In Abita Springs, Abita Brewery is
known for using local favors like satsumas and
strawberries. Tin Roof Brewing Companys Voodoo
Bengal Pale Ale cheers for the Tigers from Baton
Rouge. In Arnaudville, Bayou Teche Brewings Karlos
Knott creates craft beers designed to accompany
Louisiana foods.
Prefer wine? In Bush, Pontchartrain Vineyards
cultivates heirloom varietals into fne wines, and in
West Monroe, Landry Vineyards produces complex
dry wines and fruit-forward semi-sweets with grapes
cultivated on-site.
Grilled entre from the Viking Cooking School
Opelousas,
Washington
and Marksville
along the
Prairie Home
Cooking Trail.
Caf Breen, in
Opelousas, innovates
Cajun food with dishes
such as fried crawsh
cakes topped with fried crawsh
tails and a cheesy crawsh sauce. In
Washington, sample the gumbo or touffe at
Steamboat Warehouse.
Cajun fare and fresh seafood are served
along the Bayou Bounty and Seafood Sensation
trails. Lafayette, named Rand McNallys Best
Food Town, has great locally owned restaurants
such as Prejeans and Blue Dog Caf. Allow time
for a trip to Avery Island to tour the famous
Tabasco factory. In Morgan City, order up the
crab cakes at Caf JoJos. Pass a good time at
Steamboat Bills in Lake Charles, dine on the
water at Regatta in Lake Arthur and try the
amazing oysters at Shucks! in Abbeville. For an
experience that goes beyond the table, take a
crawsh and rice farm tour that ends with a
feast at Kellys Landing in Crowley.
Baton Rouge combines down-home country
good with rened city food youd expect from
the Capital Cuisine Trail. Jubans sets the bar
for ne dining with an emphasis on locally
grown ingredients. On Government Street, nd
a treasure at Yvette Maries Caf. Latils Landing
at Houmas House Plantation offers ne dining
with divine creations from chef Jeremy Langlois.
The Creole Fusion Trail explores where tradi-
tional European techniques combined with the
knowing hands of African slaves to create New
Orleans famous cuisine. In the French Quarter,
Antoines and Galatoires maintain culinary
standards set more than a century ago while
Uptown New Orleans boasts new favorites such
as Lilette. On the Northshore, dine at favorites
like Slidells Bistro de la Reine and Mandevilles
Louie and the Redhead Lady. In Chalmette,
Rocky & Carlos is famous for American and
Italian fare.
Try These Culinary Experiences
Grill out at the new Viking Cooking School Outdoors,
Baton Rouge.
Stomp grapes during the harvest at Landry Vineyards,
West Monroe.
Explore the Boudin Trails around Lake Charles
and Lafayette.
Learn more about the shing heritage of Plaquemines
Parish during the Seafood Festival.
Feast like a Cajun at the French Food Festival, Larose.
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WE POLLED OUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS: POBOY VS. MUFFULETTA
VS.
Muffuletta
Origin: Early 1900s. Often credited to Central
Grocerys Salvatore Lupo, who served
local workers.
Bread Basics: Round, sesame-seed-dotted,
traditional Italian loaf cut into quarters.
In the Middle: Olive salad made with green and
black olives, pimentos, capers, celery, cocktail
onions, carrots, caulifower, red wine vinegar and
olive oil. Ham, salami, mortadella, Swiss cheese
and provolone.
Ordering Advice: The original at Central Grocery
is only offered cold, but take it home and heat it
or order elsewhere hot.
First you make a roux and
then you add your seasonings.
Every classic Louisiana dish
begins with this instruction.
A roux is a blend of oil and
four, stirred constantly until
browned. With the addition of
our trinityonions, celery and
bell pepperthe foundation is
laid. Combined with seafood
and okra and thinned with
stock, its gumbo. Juicy
chicken pieces and a roux
base become a tender stew.
Add a touch of tomato and
shrimp or crawfsh tails and
thats touffe.
Leah Chase is a roux master,
stirring up Creole-style gumbo
at Dooky Chase in New
Orleans. In Breaux Bridge,
have crawfsh touffe over
a biscuit at Caf Des Amis.
Its a hard choice between
hen and sausage gumbo or
crawfsh bisque at Soileaus
Dinner Club in Opelousas.
In Boyce, Miss Maymes
seafood gumbo at Tunks
Cypress Inn begins with
her family recipe. Sample
a range of roux at New Iberias
World Championship Gumbo
Cook-Off.
No matter
where in
Louisiana you
dine, it
all starts:
First you
make a roux!
Making
a Roux
Louisianas beloved sandwiches go head-to-head.
WHERE CAN I TRY A MUFFULETTA?
Central Grocery, Napoleon House, New
Orleans; Fertittas Delicatessen, Shreveport;
Johnnys Pizza, Monroe; The Little Easy
Muffuletta Co., Leesville.
LOUISIANA 101
Poboy
Origin: 1929. Created by John Gendusa for
grocers Bennie and Clovis Martin, who fed
striking streetcar conductors.
Bread Basics: New Orleans-style French
baguette with wide, blunt ends to ensure
equally sized sandwiches.
In the Middle: Any combo of cold or hot
meats, gravy, fried seafood or even fried
potatoes, cheeses, mayonnaise, mustard,
shredded iceberg lettuce, tomatoes
and pickles.
Ordering Advice: Roast gravy can be added
and is a favorite on poboys.
HOW ABOUT A POBOY?
Parkway Bakery, New Orleans; Sammys
Grill, Baton Rouge; Darrells, Lake Charles;
Ponchatoulas, Ruston; Lisas Po-Boy
Shop, Morgan City; Boudreau and
Thibodeaus, Houma.
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What we play
is life.
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WE ASKED OUR FACEBOOK & TWITTER FRIENDS: What songs would you want to hear during a Louisiana road trip?
Im pretty sure its an obvious choice but my vote would be for Walkin to New Orleans by Fats Domino. - Anitkat
So said the late, great
Louis Armstrong,
explaining the primal
importance of music in
Louisiana. My whole life,
my whole soul, my whole
spirit, he said,
is to blow that horn.
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Such a Night by Dr. John. Cyndee Stewart Carroll
By Ben Sandmel
T
hat level of intensity
and devotion
describes how we
Louisianians feel
about the wealth of music
we enjoy here. Throughout
the state, Louisianas musical
moments are like nowhere
else on earth. One of my
favorite memories involves
Fats Domino, whose rst
single, The Fat Man, includes
the lines I was standin, I
was standin on the corner
of Rampart and Canal/I was
watchin, watchin, watchin all
those Creole gals
The rst time I heard it, I
was stopped for a light at that
very corner in New Orleans,
and gorgeous women were
indeed sashaying by. It was a
cosmic coincidence.
Ive felt similar thrills
when West Monroe-born
honky tonker Webb Pierces
Wondering came on the radio
as I drove past Shreveports
Municipal Auditorium,
once home of the Louisiana
Hayride; the rst time I heard
Clifton Chenier playing live
Zydeco in St. Martinville;
and when I visited the Delta
Music Museum in Ferriday,
which tells the story of
cousins Jerry Lee Lewis,
Mickey Gilley and Jimmy
Swaggart and also spotlights
the role of the Mississippi
River on Southern music.
And thats just a few
examples. With artists such as
Tab Benoit, Trombone Shorty,
Wynton Marsalis, Lucinda
Williams, Irma Thomas
and many more with roots
in the Bayou State, dont be
surprised to nd your own
musical magic waiting around
the next bend.
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The roots of some of the countrys most distinctive musical
genres were born on our bayous, street corners and stages.
Here, we dene a few of these signature sounds and tell you
where to go to hear them live.
Blues
Of Note: Louisiana is
drenched in the blues,
from Lil Buck Sinegal in
Lafayette and Rufus Rip
Wimberly in Tallulah
to Walter Wolfman
Washington in New
Orleans. Electric guitar,
piano, saxophone and
harmonica are
all prominent.
Icons for your iPod:
Huddie Lead Belly
Ledbetter, Chris
Thomas King.
Hear it Live: Teddys Juke
Joint, Zachary; BJs Lounge,
New Orleans; Baton Rouge
Blues Festival.

Cajun
Of Note: Cajun music,
which has roots in
medieval France via
present-day Nova Scotia,
later interacted with
country music and
blues and adopted the
accordion as its signature
instrument.
Icons for your iPod:
Dewey Balfa, Feufollet.
Hear it Live: Savoy
Music Center, Eunice;
Blue Moon, Lafayette;
Cajun Squeezebox
Shootout, Jennings.
Country

Of Note: Louisiana
has made crucial
contributions to country
music, especially via
national radio broadcasts
of the Louisiana Hayride
from Shreveports
Municipal Auditorium.
Icons for your iPod:
Webb Pierce, Tim
McGraw, Trace Adkins.
Hear it Live: Louisiana
Delta Music Opry,
Ferriday; Horseshoe
Casino, Bossier City;
Bayou Country Superfest,
Baton Rouge.
Jazz
Of Note: Jazz took giant
evolutionary steps in
New Orleans, combining
African, Caribbean and
European concepts.
Trumpets, trombones,
and saxophones dene
the traditional sound
propelled by second-
line drumming.
Icons for your iPod:
Louis Armstrong,
Donald Harrison.
Hear it Live: Palm
Court Jazz Caf, New
Orleans; Jazz on the River,
Alexandria; Dew Drop
Jazz & Social
Hall, Mandeville.
Zydeco
Of Note: Zydeco is
the dance music
of southwest Louisianas
black, French-speaking
community. Its signature
instrument is the
accordion; with Afro-
Caribbean roots, it has
elements of blues,
country and Cajun.
Icons for your iPod:
Clifton Chenier, Lil
Nathan, Chubby Carrier.
Hear it Live: El Sidos,
Lafayette; Slims Y-Ki-Ki,
Opelousas; Southwest
Louisiana Zydeco
Festival, Plaisance.
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I
n 1949, Fats Domino had
his rst recording session
at Cosimo Matassas J&M
Studios in New Orleans. With the exception of Elvis,
the rock n roll pioneer Domino sold more records than any
other rocker during the 50s.
Find out more about Louisianas 200-year history at
www.LouisianaBicentennial2012.com.
Is there a diference between
Cajun and Zydeco music?
Get the answer:
www.LouisianaTravel.com/our-
own-music-cajun-and-zydeco.
If you drop your silverware
at dinner, Louisianans may
start dancing to the clatter.
People here dance any and
everywhereeven at jazz
funerals, where youll fnd
second lining and buck
jumping. Such steps are local
creations, as was the Popeye.
Originating in the 60s, it rivaled
the Twist in popularity.
In Cajun and Zydeco circles, its
common to see grandparents
and grandchildren waltzing and
two-stepping together. What
generation gap? Kick
up your heels while a live
band plays at Angelles
Whiskey River Landing in
Henderson. Need lessons?
Learn from a local during the
Saturday music programs at
the Prairie Acadian Cultural
Center-Eunice.
Dancing is a key component
at festivals too, and some,
such as Mansuras Cochon de
Lait Festival, host fais-do-dos
or street dances. Sign up for
the dance contest during the
Cane River Zydeco Festival in
Natchitoches or shimmy across
the foor during Shreveports
Mudbug Madness.
From the Jolly Inn in Houma to
The Boondocks in Newellton,
Louisianians cant stand still
once the band starts.
Allons Danser
(Lets dance!)
LOUISIANA 101
Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, Wayne Toups & ZyDeCajun, Rosie Ledet, Zachary
Richard, BeauSoleil, Mystikal, Zydepunks! - 3rdCoastChick
LOUISIANAS BICENTENNIAL
200 Years of Louisiana Music
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Casinos & Resorts
W
here can you nd great music, food and
entertainment all in one awesome spot? At
a Louisiana casino and resort!
Of course our casinos offer gamblers
exciting table games, slots and poker, but
theyve also upped the ante, so to speak,
and bring much more to the table. Youll
nd Cajun food, kid-friendly games, golf-
ing, horse racing, spas, headliner shows
and even an alligator petting zoo among
the destinations.
Float down the lazy river or sip a
cocktail under one of the cabanas at
LAuberge in Lake Charles. Don your
collared shirt and soft spikes and play a
round at Tamahka Trails Golf Course at
Marksvilles Paragon Casino Resort, or
choose from six mouth-watering restau-
rants at Coushatta Casino Resort in
Kinder. Nights are lively at Horseshoe
Bossier City, where you can catch a
concert at The Riverdome and relax with
friends at the CMT Crossroads Bar.
Also in Shreveport-Bossier, try your
luck at one of the other casinos bordering
the Red River, such as Sams Town, Dia-
mondJacks, Boomtown and the Eldorado.
In southeast Louisiana, stop by the Hol-
lywood or Belle of Baton Rouge casinos
beside the mighty Mississippi. Take a
timeout from the ringing slot machines
Go All- In for
fun at Louisianas
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Find a soundtrack for your trip with our Pandora station: Louisiana Music Channel.
to stroll through the historic capital city. Still not
convinced to try your luck? Maybe the possibility
of a parade passing by during your craps game at
Harrahs New Orleans will seal the deal.
If you like the thrill of a live horse race,
youll nd tracks in nearly every corner of the
state. At the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
in New Orleans, catch the competition while
enjoying a meal in the glass-enclosed Club-
house Dining Room. After a day of watching the
thoroughbreds, celebrate your winnings with a
concert in the Gator Lounge at Delta Downs in
Vinton or in Opelousas at The Event Center at
Evangeline Downs.
Youll discover were not blufngthese
getaways really have something for everyone.
Whether youre planning a trip for a weekend or
a week, check out one of our casinos and resorts
and itll be your lucky day.
MEDLEY OF
FESTIVALS HIGHLIGHTS
MUSIC HERITAGE
You dont have to turn on the radio
to hear Grammy-nominated artists
or living music legends. Listen
live during one of our many music
festivals. The New Orleans Jazz &
Heritage Festival and the Essence
Music Festival each bring enviable
lineups. Gonzales Swamp
Pop Music Festival showcases
a blend of rock, R&B, Cajun
music and zydeco with soulful,
heartfelt vocals. In St. Martinville,
the Cajun French Music Festival
features award-winning bands.
Celebrate the blues at Ferridays
Soul Survivors Festival or hear a
mix of genres during Louisiana
DeltaFest in Monroe. Plus, dont
miss the amazing variety of music
at Lafayettes Festival International
de Louisiane and Houmas Voice
of the Wetlands Festival, hosted
by blues artist Tab Benoit.
Take note of New Orleans
legendary jazz scene in
this video preview.
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Zachary Richard performs at the New
Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
WHATS NEW
LAuberge Casino & Hotel
Baton Rouge is scheduled
to open with a Southern
river lodge theme in fall
2012. Plans include a
74,000-square-foot casino,
a Mississippi River-view bar
and outdoor festival grounds.
Expected to open in Lake
Charles in 2013, Mojito
Pointe Casino Resort plans
to feature two hotelsa
four-star and the regions
frst fve-star hotelwith a
Caribbean seaside theme.
Former New Orleans Saints
quarterback Archie Manning
teamed up with Harrahs
New Orleans to launch
Mannings, a restaurant
and bar now open on
Fulton Street.
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IT WAS AN
INVITATION
TO THE
UNFORGETTABLE.
We set out to discover Mardi Gras
in Cajun Country and soon found
ourselves in another world.
MARDI GRAS IS ONE DAY, BUT CARNIVAL SEASON LASTS FOR WEEKS. Learn more at www.LouisianaTravel.com/mardi-gras
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P
eople celebrate
Mardi Gras
or Fat Tuesday,
considered a last
hurrah before Lent
throughout Louisiana,
and every place puts its
own spin on traditions.
But whether its the
dazzlingly theatrical
party in New Orleans,
the tongue-in-cheek
humor of the Krewe
of Push Mow in Abita
Springs, the bayou-
style parades in Houma
or the celebrations in
Shreveport and Bossier
City, Mardi Gras means
fun for the whole family.
Thats what we
discovered during the
Cajun Mardi Gras in
Mamou, a small town
deep in Acadiana
where old-world
customs, such as the
annual courir de Mardi
Gras or Mardi Gras
run, endure. From early
morning, we followed
colorfully costumed
horsemen as they
traveled from farm
to farm collecting
the xings for a
communal gumbo.
The group partied
with traditional Cajun
music at each stop.
Back in town, we joined
thousands in a block
party like no other.
Young and old were
dancing in the street,
each reveling in the true
spirit of a Louisiana
Mardi Gras.
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By lunchtime in Mamou, we had
packed in more partying than some
folks manage over an entire weekend,
and this was just the beginning.
By Ian McNulty
38 LouisianaTravel.com
Festivals of
Champions
Louisiana festivals
have a few hallmarks:
food, music, and
pageants. But many
also feature serious
and not-so-serious
competition.
Test your taste-
buds during the
pepper-eating contest at
St. Martinvilles Pepper
Festival. Find yourself at the
Tennessee Williams/New
Orleans Literary Festival
beneath a French Quarter
balcony in the Stanley and
Stella Shouting Contest,
inspired by A Streetcar
Named Desire.
Lumberjacks compete at
the Louisiana Forest Festival
in Winnfeld, while at the
Rayne Frog Festival anyone
can enter an amphibian in
the crowd-pleasing frog
race. Experience some of the
wildest rodeo contests at the
Angola Prison Rodeo, held at
a maximum security prison.
Sometimes strategy
comes into play. Champs of
the peach-eating contest at
the Louisiana Peach Festival
in Ruston recommend eating
the softest, ripest fruit frst.
Though the key to success in
the crawfsh calling contest
at Shreveports Mudbug
Madness is anyones guess!
W
ith some 400 different
festivals each year, its
no wonder Louisiana
is often called the Festival
Capital of America.
Food is always front and
center, and food-themed fests
focus on Louisianas tastiest
treats. Take the Ponchatoula
Strawberry Festival, which
signals the unofcial start of
spring each April, while in
May the Breaux Bridge
Crawsh Festival coincides
with the peak of crawsh
season. In June, its time for the
Beauregard Parish Watermelon
Festival in DeRidder, and July
brings a fruits-of-the-sea feast
to the Mandeville Seafood
Festival. Falls cooler temps
usher in the International
Rice Festival in Crowley, the
Louisiana Gumbo Festival of
Chackbay and the Swamp
Life Expo in Grosse Tete that
celebrates the culture and
cuisine of the Atchafalaya
National Heritage Area.
When the holidays come
around, the festival circuit lights
upliterally! Natchitoches
has long been famous for its
gorgeous light displays, and now
visitors can nd similar scenes
across a network of north and
central Louisiana cities taking
part in the Holiday Trail of
Lights. Closer to the coast,
watch parades, visit holiday
markets and hear Cajun
Christmas carols during the
Southwest Louisiana Christmas
Lighting Festival in Lake Charles.
In St. James Parish, the
Festival of the Bonres in early
December is only a prelude to
the hundreds of bonres that
blaze along the Mississippi River
on Christmas Eve.
WHENEVER YOU
ARRIVE, YOURE
RIGHT ON TIME
FOR THE PARTY!
The Louisiana Shrim
p
& Petroleum
Festival
in Morgan City began in
1936 and is the states oldest
chartered harvest festival.
DISCOVER MORE TO LOVE ABOUT LOUISIANAS FESTIVALS at www.LouisianaTravel.com/festivals
LOUISIANA 101
From left: Costumed buccaneers
celebrate Contraband Days; Jim
Bowie Festival
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Of course, Louisianas
fascinatingand sometimes
feistyhistory inspires plenty of
festival action too. Each spring,
Lake Charles marks the legacy
of the gentleman pirate Jean
Latte with its Contraband
Days, a festival complete
with costumed buccaneers.
In May, Gibslands Bonnie &
Clyde Festival commemorates
the last day of two infamous
outlaws, while the river town of
Vidalia honors one of Americas
foremost frontiersmen during
the Jim Bowie Festival each
September. Youll nd the party
never stops in Louisiana. It just
keeps moving around!
Festivals
by the Numbers
Why is Louisiana world famous for its amazing
festivals? These numbers help tell the story.
160
Vendors throughout the historic grounds at the
Oak Alley Arts & Crafts Festival
Days of music
and fun at
Shreveports
Red River
Revel Arts
Festival
Number of stages
at the French
Quarter Festival
in New Orleans
20
4,000
6
0
ZIP
8
230
1,790
Pounds of rice cooked
during the 2011 Jambalaya
Festival in Gonzales
300,000
Holiday lights strung
throughout Natchitoches
for its Festival of Lights
Authors, poets and storytellers gathered for
the 2011 Louisiana Book Festival
Price of a ticket
to Festival
International in
Lafayette. Its free!
Pounds of catsh fried
up at the Franklin
Parish Catsh Festival
Weekends of royal
revelry at the
Louisiana Renaissance
Festival
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Use this map to determine the
region of the event.
For a more detailed map, go to page 3.
Regional Color Code
CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2012
Red River Revel Arts Festival in Shreveport.
FIND MORE FESTIVALS AND EVENTS at www.LouisianaTravel.com/events
C SPORTMANS PARADISE
C CROSSROADS
C PLANTATION COUNTRY
C GREATER NEW ORLEANS
C CAJUN COUNTRY
} BICENTENNIAL EVENT (color denotes region)
Region Color Key
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}
Jan. 2012 Jan. 2013
THE BICENTENNIAL OF
THE 1812 NEW ORLEANS
STEAMBOAT VOYAGE
New Orleans
504.523.3939
www.crt.state.la.us/museum/
properties/cabildo.aspx
C
Jan. 3
ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL
New Orleans
www.allstatesugarbowl.org
C
Jan. 13 14
LOUISIANA FUR AND
WILDLIFE FESTIVAL
Cameron
337.370.6416
www.lafurandwildlifefestival.com
C
Jan. 28
FASCHING KARNEVAL AND
PARADE
Minden
www.visitwebster.net
318.371.4258
Celebrating our German Heritage!
Karneval activities 10 a.m. until
dark. Parade at 2 p.m. Enjoy Ger-
man food, music, vendors and fun.
C
Feb. 4 21
BAYOU LAFOURCHE
MARDI GRAS
Raceland
985.537.5800
www.visitlafourche.com
C
Feb. 9 11
EAGLE EXPO
Patterson
985.395.4905
www.cajuncoast.com
C
Feb. 10 12
FAMILY GRAS
Metairie
877.572.7474
www.familygras.com
C
Feb. 10 21
MARDI GRAS
Houma
985.873.6408
www.houmatourism.com
C
Feb. 17 19
COURIR DE MARDI GRAS
Church Point
337.457.7389
www.churchpointmardigras.com
C
Feb. 18
KREWE OF DIONYSUS
MARDI GRAS PARADE
Natchitoches
800.259.1714
www.natchitoches.net
Family-friendly nighttime
parade, super oats, lots
of throws, marching bands
through historic district. Free.
C
Feb. 21
COMMUNITY CENTER CARNI-
VAL & NEW ROADS LIONS CLUB
CARNIVAL PARADES
New Roads
225.638.3998
The Community Center Carnival
Club's Carnival Parade begins at
10 a.m. The New Roads Lions Club
Carnival Parades begin at 1 p.m.
C
Feb. 21
MARDI GRAS
Statewide
www.mardigrasneworleans.
com; www.mardigrasday.com
C
Feb. 24 26
BASSMASTER CLASSIC
Shreveport
877.227.7872
www.bassmaster.com/classic
}
March 2012 March 2013
OUR LOUISIANA: 200 YEARS
OF STATEHOOD
Baton Rouge
225.342.5428
www.crt.state.la.us/museum/
properties/LSMbr.aspx
Celebrating 200 years of
Louisiana statehood.
}
March 1 4
LOUISIANA HISTORICAL
ASSOCIATION ANNUAL
MEETING
Royal Sonesta Hotel
New Orleans
www.lahistory.org
C
March 2 4
ANTIQUE TRADE DAYS
Ponchatoula
800.542.7520
www.ponchatoulachamber.com
}
March 3
CAJUN CREOLE TALES
STORY & ART TIME
Childrens Museum
of Acadiana
Lafayette
337.232.8500
www.childrensmuseumof
acadiana.com
C
March 3
JONQUIL JUBILEE
Gibsland
318.843.6228
www.jonquiljubilee.com
C
March 9 11
INDEPENDENCE SICILIAN
HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Independence
985.507.1284
www.indysicilianfest.com
C
March 10
BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Lake Charles
337.478.9621
www.bhc.org
}
March 13
A TASTE OF HISTORY WITH
THOMAS JEFFERSON, A
COOKING CLASS
West Baton Rouge Museum
225.336.2422
www.westbatonrouge
museum.com
}
March 13 June 3
SELECT GEORGE
RODRIGUE PAINTINGS
West Baton Rouge Museum
225.336.2422
www.westbatonrouge
museum.com
C
March 15 17
IOWA RABBIT FESTIVAL
Iowa
337.433.8475
www.iowarabbitfestival.org
C
March 16 18
AMITE OYSTER FESTIVAL
Amite
985.748.7156
www.townofamitecity.com
C
March 16 18
ANNUAL AUDUBON
PILGRIMAGE
St. Francisville
225.635.6330
www.audubonpilgrimage.info
C
March 16 18
FAMILY FUN FEST
Larose
985.693.7355
www.bayoucivicclub.org
C
March 16 18
LOUISIANA NURSERY
FESTIVAL
Forest Hill
318.748.6300
www.louisiananurseryfestival.com
C
March 17
3RD ANNUAL NEW ROADS
STREET FESTIVAL AND
CAR SHOW
New Roads
225.638.3998
This is an all-day event and
is held on Main Street, New
Roads. Festivities include:
antique cars, trucks, food,
music, arts, crafts and antiques
shopping.
C
March 17
LOUISIANA REDBUD
FESTIVAL
Vivian
318.426.8151
www.laredbud.com
All-day events, music on
the square, a parade
downtown, food booths and
arts and crafts booths. Fun
for everyone.
C
March 17 18
LOS ISLEOS FESTIVAL
Chalmette
504.523.2245
www.losislenos.org
Celebrating Louisiana's
Spanish heritage featuring
Spanish foods, traditional
Spanish folk music and dance,
local crafts, children's activities
and more.
C
March 18
KIWANIS OF POINTE
COUPEE OPEN BASS
FISHING TOURNAMENT
New Roads
225.638.8628
The Kiwanis of Pointe Coupee
co-sponsors this open bass
tournament on False River,
Morrison Parkway Boat Dock,
New Roads.
C
March 21 25
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS/
NEW ORLEANS LITERARY
FESTIVAL
New Orleans
504.581.1144
www.tennesseewilliams.net
C
March 22 24
11TH ANNUAL
FORDOCHE FAIR
New Roads
225.637.3112
This is a unique country fair
that features live music,
food, carnival rides, jambalaya
cook-off, and lots of fun
for everyone.
C
March 22 25
LOUISIANA CRAWFISH
FESTIVAL/REDFISH CUP
Chalmette
504.329.6411
www.louisianacrawfishfestival.com
}
March 22 31
FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
University of Louisiana at
Lafayette
337.482.1320
www.louisiana.edu
Festival Acadiens
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FEBRUARY
MARCH
JANUARY
42 LouisianaTravel.com
Use this map to determine the
region of the event.
For a more detailed map, go to page 3.
Regional Color Code
C
March 23 April 1
NEW ORLEANS SPRING FIESTA
ASSOCIATION/HOME TOURS
New Orleans
504.581.1367
www.springesta.com
Spring Fiesta is a series of
events designed to entertain,
educate, and allow all to revel
in the cultural heritage that is
uniquely New Orleans.
C
March 24
ART ALONG THE BRICKS
Natchitoches
800.259.1714, 318.352.1626
www.natchitochesartguild.org
Outdoor ne arts and crafts exhibi-
tion, demonstrations and sidewalk
sale; historic district. Free.
C
March 24
BLOOMIN' ON THE BRICKS
Natchitoches
866.941.6246
www.natchitoches.net
Spring event, downtown historic
district, food and garden ven-
dors, entertainment and speak-
ers, children's activities.
C
March 24 25
OAK ALLEY PLANTATION
ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Vacherie
800.442.5539
www.oakalleyplantation.com
C
March 29 31
MERRYVILLE HERITAGE
FESTIVAL
Merryville
337.825.1045
www.beauregardtourism.com
Celebrates the unique heritage
of southwest Louisiana, known
as No Mans Land.
C
March 29 31
SWEET POTATO FESTIVAL
Oak Grove
318.428.8289
www.westcarrollchamber.com
C
March 30 31
NATCHITOCHES JAZZ/R&B
FESTIVAL
Natchitoches
318.352.8072, 800.259.1714
www.natchjazzfest.com
Regional musical event along
Cane River Lake, Historic
District; variety of music from
rock to soul; food vendors.
C
March 30 April 1
CYPRESS SAWMILL
FESTIVAL
Patterson
985.397.6824
www.cypresssawmill.com
}
March 31
HOLI FESTIVAL
Lafayette
www.aialafayette.org
}
March 31
11TH ANNUAL SCOTTISH
TARTAN FESTIVAL
Minden
318.393.2693
www.scottishsocietyla.
typepad.com
Celebrate Scottish culture
and heritage through living
history exhibits, live Celtic
music, Scottish cattle
herding, demonstration
of the Highland games.
}
March 31 April 1
PALM SUNDAY TOUR
OF HOMES
Lake Charles
800.456.SWLA
www.visitlakecharles.org
C
March 31 April 1
KITE FEST LOUISIANE
Port Allen
225.344.2920, 800.654.9701
www.westbatonrouge.net
Family fun, professional kite
ying, free entry.
}
April 2
THE RIFLE EXHIBIT
OPENING
Lafayette Science Museum
337.291.5544
www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org
}
April 2
200 YEARS OF
TECHNOLOGY EXHIBIT
OPENING
Lafayette
337.291.5544
www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org
C
April 6 7
GRANT PARISH DOGWOOD
FESTIVAL
Pollock
318.481.6556
C
April 7
LOUISIANA DOLL
FESTIVAL
DeRidder
337.463.8014
www.cityofderidder.org
}
April 12 13
LOUISIANA CROSSROADS
PRESENTATION
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Lafayette
337.233.7060
www.acadianacenterfor
thearts.org
C
April 12 15
CAJUN HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL
New Iberia
337.685.4257
www.iberiatravel.com
C
April 12 15
FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL
New Orleans
504.522.5730
www.fq.org
New Orleans great restaurants
create the Worlds Largest
Jazz Brunch in Jackson
Square, the Old U.S. Mint and
Woldenberg Riverfront Park.
C
April 13 14
DELTAFEST
Monroe
318.329.4947
www.ladeltafest.com
C
April 13 14
DOWNTOWN CRAWFISH
FESTIVAL
Lake Charles
800.456.7952
www.visitlakecharles.org
C
April 13 15
LOUISIANA RAILROAD
DAYS FESTIVAL
DeQuincy
337.794.2520
www.larailroaddaysfestival.com
The festival has always con-
sisted of food booths, crafts,
carnival rides, free entertain-
ment and a parade.
C
April 13 15
BOGGY BAYOU FESTIVAL
Pine Prairie
337.599.3370
www.evangelinetourism.com
C
April 13 15
GREAT LOUISIANA BIRD FEST
Mandeville
www.northlakenature.org
C
April 13 15
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
Ponchatoula
985.370.1889
www.lastrawberryfest.com
The Ponchatoula Strawberry
Festival is all about family,
fun, food, entertainment and,
most of all, downright Southern
hospitality.
C
April 13 22
HOLIDAY IN DIXIE
Shreveport
318.865.5555
www.holidayindixie.com
}
April 14
HANDS ON MUSIC FESTIVAL
Childrens Museum of Acadiana
Lafayette
337.232.8500
www.childrensmuseumof
acadiana.com
C
April 14
FRANKLIN PARISH
CATFISH FESTIVAL
Winnsboro
318.435.7607
www.franklinparishcatsh
festival.com
Community effort to promote
the catsh industry in the parish
grown to largest one-day festival
in the state.Covers an eight-block
area of downtown Winnsboro.
}
April 14 15
BATTLE OF PLEASANT HILL
Pelican
318.796.2777
www.battleofpleasanthill.com
The Battle of Pleasant Hill marks
the anniversary of a major event
in Louisiana during the Civil War:
the Red River campaign. Festivi-
ties include a re-enactment of the
battle with numerous demonstra-
tions of life during that period.
C
April 14 15
CORNEY CREEK GREAT
OUTDOORS FESTIVAL
Bernice
318.368.5300
Parade, arts and crafts, Hall of
Fame, carnival, street dance
and pageant.
}
April 16 19
LOUISIANA STORY TIME
Lafayette Public Library
800.346.1958
www.lafayettepubliclibrary.org
}
April 17
A TASTE OF HISTORY WITH
DOLLY MADISON,
A COOKING CLASS
West Baton Rouge Museum
225.336.2422
www.westbatonrouge
museum.com
}
April 17 23
NOLA NAVY WEEK
Port of New Orleans
202.638.1121
www.nolanavyweek.com
}
April 18 21
ANNUAL SPRING
ARTS FESTIVAL
Minden
318.393.5991
www.artsinminden.com
C
April 19 21
ATCHAFALAYA RIVER
FESTIVAL
Simmesport
318.941.2493
C
April 19 21
LOUISIANA STATE
HOG RALLY
Alexandria
225.925.1180
www.lastatehogrally.com
C
April 20 22
12TH WASHINGTON
CATFISH FESTIVAL
Washington
877.948.8004
www.townofwashingtonla.org
Featuring native crafts, exhibits,
live music, parade, antiques,
food booths and arts and crafts.
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C
April 20 22
BLACK BEAR AND
BIRDING FESTIVAL
Franklin
www.bayoutechebearfest.org
C
April 20 22
LOCKPORT FOOD FESTIVAL
"LA FETE DU MONDE"
Lockport
985.532.3117
www.townoockport.com
C
April 20 22
POTPOURRI FESTIVAL
Westwego
504.669.0160
C
April 20 22
INDEPENDENCE ITALIAN
FESTIVAL
Independence
985.878.6081
www.theitalianfestivalorg.com
}
April 21
EARLY LOUISIANA MUSIC
AND DANCES
Lafayette Public Library
800.346.1958
www.lafayettepubliclibrary.org
C
April 21
JOE WOODS WILDWOOD
EXPRESS SHOWCASE
Ruston
C
April 21 22
ANGOLA SPRING PRISON
RODEO
Angola
225.655.2987
www.angolarodeo.com
C
April 21 22
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
CHURCH FAIR
Lakeland
225.627.5124
C
April 21 22
MELROSE ARTS AND
CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Melrose
800.259.1714
www.natchitoches.net
Fine arts and crafts show on
historic plantation, food, music,
home tour. Premier event for
more than 37 years.
C
April 21 22
SLIDELL ANTIQUE STREET FAIR
Slidell
985.641.6316
www.slidellantiques.com
Furniture, collectibles, toys, jewelry,
crystal, crafts, food and music.
}
April 25 29
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL
DE LOUISIANE
Lafayette
337.232.8086
www.festivalinternational.com
Featuring six music stages, food
and beverage areas, musicians,
animators, boutiques, art galler-
ies and cultural workshops.
C
April 26 28
18TH CHICKENSTOCK
Minden
318.393.5991
www.artsinminden.com
Hands-on art experiences.
C
April 27 28
ASHLAND SPRING
FESTIVAL
Ashland
318.544.0044
www.ashlandspringfestival.
weebly.com
C
April 27 29
ETOUFEE FESTIVAL
Arnaudville
337.754.5912
www.johnfrancisregis.net
C
April 27 29
ST. JOAN OF ARC SPRING
FESTIVAL
LaPlace
504.415.2016
www.sjachurch.com
C
April 27 May 6
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ &
HERITAGE FESTIVAL
New Orleans
504.522.4786
www.nojazzfest.com
}
April 28
BICENTENNIAL FAMILY
HOMECOMING EVENT
Baton Rouge
www.louisianabicentennial
2012.com
}
April 29
BICENTENNIAL DAY
ON OLD UNION PACIFIC
TRAIN ENGINE
New Orleans
}
April 30
LOUISIANA BICENTENNIAL
BIRTHDAY EVENT
Baton Rouge
www.louisianabicentennial
2012.com
}
April 30
BICENTENNIAL BUS TRIP
West Baton Rouge
225.336.2422 ext. 15
www.westbatonrouge
museum.com
On the 200th anniversary of
Louisianas statehood,join West
Baton Rouge Museum and travel
to New Orleans to visit the
historic sites that contributed to
the making of our great state.
Fee per person; registration
required.
}
May 2012 July 2012
LOUISIANA BICENTENNIAL
EXHIBIT: LOUISIANAS TOP 200
West Baton Rouge
225.336.2422
www.westbatonrouge
museum.com
C
May 1 13
CONTRABAND DAYS
Lake Charles
337.436.5508
www.contrabanddays.com
C
May 3 6
FIREMEN'S FAIR &
PARADE
Thibodaux
985.446.FAIR
C
May 4 5
MAYFEST
Leesville
www.venturevernon.com
36th annual music and food festi-
val. Historic Main Street Leesville.
Family-oriented fun for all ages.
C
May 4 6
CRAWFISH FESTIVAL
Breaux Bridge
337.332.6665
www.bbcrawfest.com
Cajun entertainment and hit
parade bands explode on
stage, while many boiled craw-
sh and crawsh dishes tickle
just about everyones palate.
C
May 4 6
LITTLE RED CHURCH FOOD
& FUN FESTIVAL
Destrehan
985.764.6383
C
May 4 6
TOMATO FESTIVAL
Chalmette
504.250.9151
www.olpsschool.org
C
May 5
HERBS & GARDENS
FESTIVAL
Sunset
337.662.3542
www.sunsetherbfestival.com
C
May 5 6
EL CAMINO REAL DE LOS
TEJAS "SALE ON THE TRAIL"
Many
318.256.5880
www.toledobendlakecountry.com
Land owners and businesses
will hold yard sales, ea markets,
festivals, trade shows, sidewalk
sales along this famous trail.
C
May 5 6
FEST FOR ALL
Baton Rouge
225.344.8558
www.artsbr.org
C
May 11 13
PLAQUEMINES HERITAGE &
SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Belle Chasse
504.394.6328
www.plaqueminestourism.com
We invite you to take a
trip to Plaquemines Parish
and experience our wonderful
food, entertainment, contests,
crafts, novelties and hospitality.
}
May 12
STUDENT ARTS EXPO
Lafayette
337.233.7060
www.acadianacenterforthe
arts.org
C
May 12 13
COCHON DE LAIT
Mansura
318.964.2887
www.cochondelaitfestival.com
C
May 12 13
LOGGERS & FORESTRY
FESTIVAL
Zwolle
318.645.4307
www.toledobendlakecountry.com
C
May 17 19
STARKS MAYHAW FESTIVAL
Starks
337.436.9588, 800.456.7952
www.mayhawfest.com
}
May 18 19
FISHER SAWMILL DAYS
Fisher
318.256.5047
www.toledobendlakecountry.com
}
May 19
LOUISIANA BICENTENNIAL
CELEBRATION
Slidell
985.646.4375
C
May 22 26
WINE AND FOOD
EXPERIENCE
New Orleans
www.nowfe.com
C
May 24 26
LOUISIANA FARM
FESTIVAL
Moreauville
318.985.2410
C
May 24 27
JAMBALAYA FESTIVAL
Gonzales
225.931.7709
www.jambalayafestival.org
C
May 24 27
MUDBUG MADNESS
FESTIVAL
Shreveport
318.222.7403
www.mudbugmadness.com
Two stages with national and re-
gional entertainment, children's
area, Creole cuisine, crafts and
raucous contests.
C
May 25 27
LOUISIANA SOUTHERN
FRIED FESTIVAL
West Monroe
318.396.5000
www.lasouthernfriedfestival.
com
C
May 26 27
BAYOU COUNTRY SUPERFEST
Baton Rouge
800.745.3000
www.bayoucountrysuperfest.com
A weekend of performances
from some of country musics
biggest stars.
C
May 26 27
LAKE ARTHUR REGATTA
Lake Arthur
337.774.2211
www.townoakearthur.org
}
May 27
REMEMBERING LOUISIANAS
HEROES CONCERT
Lafayette
337.482.1320
www.louisiana.edu
MAY
AUGUST
44 LouisianaTravel.com
Use this map to determine the
region of the event.
For a more detailed map, go to page 3.
Regional Color Code
C
May 27 July 28
CANE RIVER
GREEN MARKET
Natchitoches
800.259.1714
www.canerivergreenmarket.com
Farmers market. Saturdays
9 a.m. 1 p.m. Fresh produce,
homemade goodies, owers,
coffee, crafts, music and
demonstrations. Free.
C
June 1 2
COOKIN ON THE CANE
Natchitoches
800.259.1714
www.natchitochesjaycees.com
IBCA Bar-b-que Competition on
downtown riverbank. Music, food
vendors, childrens activities. Free
C
June 1 3
BON MANG FESTIVAL
Gheens
985.532.5694
www.visitlafourche.com
C
June 1 3
BUGGY FESTIVAL
Church Point
337.684.2739
www.churchpointbuggy
festival.com
C
June 1 3
OPELOUSAS SPICE AND
MUSIC FESTIVAL
Opelousas
337.948.5227
www.opelousasspiceand
musicfestival.com
Live entertainment, pageants,
cooking demos, music and
cultural workshops.
C
June 1 3
TREASURES OF POINTE
COUPEE ART EXHIBIT
New Roads
225.638.6049
Sponsored by the Julien
Poydras Museum Arts Council
and it features artwork
submitted by local artists
and in various styles
and media.
C
June 2
FESTIVAL RAY*LA*NE
Rayne
337.334.4470
www.acadiatourism.org
C
June 2
SUNFLOWER TRAIL
AND FESTIVAL
Gilliam
318.296.4303
C
June 2 3
NEW ORLEANS
OYSTER FESTIVAL
New Orleans
www.neworleansoyster
festival.org
Come to the Oyster Capital of
America and enjoy local music
and great food.
C
June 4 11
RED STICK ANIMATION
FESTIVAL
Baton Rouge
225.336.8473
www.redstickfestival.org
C
June 8 10
LOUISIANA CORN FESTIVAL
Bunkie
318.346.2575
www.bunkiechamber.net
Fun-lled festival with some-
thing for everyone. Featuring
Mitchell Bros. Carnival, food,
arts and crafts, contests and
grand parade.
C
June 9 10
LOUISIANA CAJUN &
ZYDECO FESTIVAL
New Orleans
www.jazzandheritage.org/
cajun-zydeco
C
June 16 17
BLACK HERITAGE AND
JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL
AND CELEBRATION
Many
www.toledobendlakecountry.com
Juneteenth is a moment in
time to appreciate the African
American experience. Enjoy
praise and worship singing,
storytelling, pig roasting and a
car show.
C
June 22 23
SMOKED MEAT FESTIVAL
Ville Platte
337.363.6700
www.smokedmeatfestival.com
C
June 22 23
SQUIRE CREEK
PEACH FESTIVAL
Ruston
318.255.2031
www.louisianapeachfestival.org
More than 200 artisans and ven-
dors of all types, from crafts to
delicious festival dishes. Come
enjoy these terric events.
C
June 22 24
LOUISIANA CATFISH FESTIVAL
Des Allemands
985.785.7542
From music to magic and
everything in between, we have
a host of fun and good times
planned for this years event.
C
June 23 24
LACOMBE CRAB FESTIVAL
Lacombe
985.882.5528
www.lacombecrabcookoff
festival.com
}
June 27 28
LOUISIANA IN 1812 LECTURE
Lafayette
800.346.1958
www.lafayettepubliclibrary.org
C
June 28 30
BEAUREGARD PARISH
WATERMELON FESTIVAL
DeRidder
337.884.5724
www.beauregardwatermelon
festival.com
Offers family fun and quality
entertainment. We invite you to
join in the fun and festivities.
C
June 30 July 4
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Erath
337.937.5585
www.erath4.com
C
July 2 4
INDEPENDENCE DAY
CELEBRATION
Bogalusa
985.732.3791
C
July 4
CELEBRATION ON THE
CANE INDEPENDENCE DAY
Natchitoches
800.259.1714
www.natchitoches.net
Entertainment begins at 6 p.m.;
reworks over Cane River Lake;
food vendors. Free.
C
July 4
LET FREEDOM
RING FESTIVAL
Thibodaux
985.446.5237
www.visitlafourche.com
C
July 4
RED, WHITE, BLUE AND
YOU FESTIVAL
Lake Charles
800.456.7952
www.visitlakecharles.org
C
July 4 8
MANDEVILLE SEAFOOD
FESTIVAL
Mandeville
985.624.9762
www.seafoodfest.com
Food, music, arts and crafts,
reworks, classic car show.
On shore of Lake Pontchartrain.
$10 (under 10 and 65 plus free).
C
July 6 8
ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL
New Orleans
www.essencemusicfestival.com
}
July 8
UNDER THE TELLING TREE
Lafayette
337.291.1122
www.citedesarts.org
C
July 20 21
NATCHITOCHES/NSU
FOLK FESTIVAL
Natchitoches
800.259.1714
www.nsula.edu
Multi-cultural celebration of
heritage and folk art. Food,
music, demos, exhibits inside
Prather Coliseum.
C
July 20 21
SWAMP POP MUSIC
FESTIVAL
Gonzales
225.279.1458
www.swamppopfest.com
C
July 21 22
CAJUN FRENCH MUSIC
AND FOOD FESTIVAL
Lake Charles
337.217.0880
www.cfmalakecharles.org
C
July 25 29
TALES OF THE COCKTAIL
New Orleans
504.948.0511
www.talesofthecocktail.com
The worlds premier cocktail
festival. Enjoy cocktails, cuisine
and culture.
C
July 26 28
49TH ANNUAL LOUISIANA
WATERMELON FESTIVAL
Farmerville
318.368.0044
www.lawatermelonfestival.com
C
July 26 28
90TH GRAND ISLE INTERNA-
TIONAL TARPON RODEO
Grand Isle
504.615.0099
www.tarponrodeo.org
C
Aug. 2 5
SATCHMO SUMMERFEST
New Orleans
504.522.5730
www.fq.org/satchmo
summerfest
The premier American jazz festi-
val dedicated to the life of Louis
'Satchmo' Armstrong. Free com-
munity event is produced by
French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
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C
Aug. 11 12
MAMOU CAJUN MUSIC
FESTIVAL
Mamou
337.550.5814
www.mamoucajunmusic
festival.com
}
Aug. 11 Oct. 28
KINGS OF THE RIVER
EXHIBIT
West Baton Rouge
225.336.2422
www.westbatonrougemuseum.com
}
Aug. 15
ACADIAN DAY CELEBRATION
Vermilionville
337.237.8360
www.bayouvermilion.org
C
Aug. 15 19
DELCAMBRE SHRIMP
FESTIVAL
Delcambre
337.685.2653
www.shrimpfestival.net
Honors the shrimping industry
with events including a shrimp
cook-off, queens pageants and
fais-do-dos.
C
Aug. 23 26
DUCK FESTIVAL
Gueydan
337.536.6456
www.duckfestival.org
C
Aug. 30 Sept. 1
EMPIRE SOUTH PASS
FISHING RODEO
Empire
888.745.0642
www.plaqueminestourism.com
C
Aug. 30 Sept. 1
LOUISIANA SHRIMP &
PETROLEUM FESTIVAL
Morgan City
800.256.2931
www.shrimp-petrofest.org
The oldest state-chartered
festival is packed with things to
do from a 5K fun run/walk to a
golf tournament. All events are
family-oriented.
C
Aug. 31 Sept. 1
CANE RIVER ZYDECO
FESTIVAL & POKER RUN
Natchitoches
800.259.1714
www.natchitoches.net
Zydeco music heats up
the historic district along
Cane River Lake. Food, motor-
cycle games, dance-off and
poker run.
C
Aug. 31 Sept. 2
51ST ORIGINAL REDFISH
RODEO
Grand Isle
985.787.2997
C
Aug. 31 Sept. 3
LOUISIANA MUD FEST
Colfax
318.729.3237
www.louisianamudfest.com
Events held throughout the year.
Biggest event, the Louisiana
Mud Fest, held Labor Day
weekend.
}
Sept. 2012 Dec. 2012
JULIAN POYDRAS AND
LOUISIANA STATEHOOD
West Baton Rouge
225.336.2422
www.westbatonrouge
museum.com
C
Sept. 1
29TH SOUTHWEST LA
ZYDECO MUSIC
FESTIVAL
Plaisance
877.948.8004
www.zydeco.org
C
Sept. 1
DRAKE SALT WORKS
FESTIVAL
Goldonna
800.259.1714
www.natchitoches.net
Heritage celebration with food,
music, children's activities,
parade and trail ride along
Louisiana trails. Free.
C
Sept. 7 8
ROASTIN' WITH ROSIE
BAR-B-QUE FESTIVAL
Jennings
337.821.5534
www.jeffdavis.org
C
Sept. 8
ST. JUDE FALL FESTIVAL
Zwolle
318.315.0104
}
Sept. 8 Nov. 3
ELEMORE MORGAN
LIFETIME RETROSPECTIVE
Lafayette
337.233.7060
www.acadianacenterforthearts.org
C
Sept. 14 15
GOOD OLE DAYS
FESTIVAL
Marthaville
800.259.1714, 318.472.1654
www.natchitoches.net
Activities include live
entertainment, parade,
dance competitions, crafts,
childrens activities and 5K.
Free admission.
C
Sept. 14 15
NATCHITOCHES MEAT
PIE FESTIVAL
Natchitoches
800.259.1714
www.meatpiefestival.com
Celebrate our famous
meat pies with music,
eating contests and lotta
hotta meat pies on the down-
town riverbank. Free.
C
Sept. 14 16
ALLEN PARISH FAIR
Oberlin
337.639.2680
C
Sept. 14 16
BON TON FESTIVAL
Carlyss
337.496.7811, 800.456.7952
www.visitlakecharles.org
Famous Cajun, Zydeco
and Swamp Pop musicians.
Plays host to more than
30 bands on three stages
during the three-day festival.
C
Sept. 15 16
GOLDEN MEADOW FAMILY
FISHING RODEO
Golden Meadow
985.665.4507
C
Sept. 15 16
LOUISIANA GATOR FEST
Covington
985.867.9490
www.louisianagatorfest.com
C
Sept. 15 16
OLDIES BUT GOODIES FEST
Port Allen
225.344.2920
www.westbatonrouge.net
State championship BBQ, live
music, antique cars.
}
Sept. 15 Dec. 15
THREE LOUISIANA WOMEN
EXHIBIT
Lafayette
337.482.2278
www.museum.louisiana.edu
C
Sept. 24 Nov. 1
TASTE OF CALDWELL
Columbia
318.649.9665
C
Sept. 25 29
SABINE PARISH FAIR AND
FESTIVAL
Many
318.256.3406
www.toledobendlakecountry.com
C
Sept. 26 30
TANGIPAHOA PARISH
FAIR
Amite
800.542.7520
www.tangipahoaparishfair.com
C
Sept. 27 29
BUFFALO FESTIVAL
Baker
225.778.0300
www.cityofbakerla.com
C
Sept. 27 30
ALLIGATOR FESTIVAL
Luling
985.785.9035
www.stcharlesrotary.com
Food, live entertainment,
arts and crafts and
amusement rides.
C
Sept. 28 29
LOUISIANA CHICKEN
FESTIVAL
Dubach
318.777.3321
www.dubachla.com
C
Sept. 28 30
PINE TREE FESTIVAL
Walker
225.664.0243
C
Sept. 29
LOUISIANA CAJUN
FOOD FESTIVAL
Kaplan
337.643.2400
www.kaplanchamber.com
Activities include a Cajun
cook-off, queens pageant, live
entertainment, childrens activi-
ties, food and craft vendors.
C
Oct. 1 Nov. 17
CM FARMS
Dry Creek
337.328.8200
www.cmfarmsllc.com
See the corn maze and fall air.
C
Oct. 2 6
BEAUREGARD PARISH FAIR
DeRidder
337.462.3135
www.beauregardtourism.com
C
Oct. 3 7
ST. TAMMANY PARISH FAIR
Folsom
985.249.1079
C
Oct. 5 6
ROBELINE HERITAGE
FESTIVAL
Robeline
318.332.4968
www.robelineheritage.org
Located on historic El Camino
Real. Entertainment, food,
games, arts and crafts, parade.
Great family event. Free.
C
Oct. 5 7
GRETNA HERITAGE
FESTIVAL
Gretna
504.361.7748
www.gretnafest.com
Encompassing 25 city blocks,
features seven stages with
performances by international
entertainers with some of Loui-
siana's nest and favorites!
C
Oct. 5 7
VOICE OF THE WETLANDS
Houma
985.226.1004
www.voiceofwetlands.org
C
Oct. 6
CLASSIC CAR SHOW
RETURN TO THE 50s
Natchitoches
318.352.8072
www.natchitoches.net
Classic car show in the Land-
mark Historic District. Vehicles
prior to 1972 are on display,
'50s music and more. Free.
C
Oct. 6
DENHAM SPRINGS
OCTOBERFEST
Denham Springs
225.698.3615
www.visitlivingstonparish.com
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NOVEMBER
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region of the event.
For a more detailed map, go to page 3.
Regional Color Code
C
Oct. 6 13
RED RIVER REVEL ARTS
FESTIVAL
Shreveport
318.424.4000
www.redriverrevel.com
Shreveport outdoor arts festival.
Food, music and fun.
C
Oct. 6 14
WEST LOUISIANA
FORESTRY FESTIVAL
Leesville
337.238.1843
www.venturevernon.com/
forestryfestival.html
C
Oct. 9 14
LIVINGSTON PARISH FAIR
Livingston
985.794.0964
C
Oct. 9 14
LOUISIANA COTTON FESTIVAL
Ville Platte
337.363.6367
www.louisianacottonfestival.com
C
Oct. 11 13
ZWOLLE TAMALE FIESTA
Zwolle
318.645.2388
www.zwollela.net
Celebration of Spanish and Na-
tive American Heritage. Festivi-
ties include tamale making demo,
treasure hunt, dance, mud bog,
arts, crafts and parade.
C
Oct. 11 14
LOUISIANA CATTLE
FESTIVAL AND FAIR
Abbeville
337.652.0646
www.louisianacattlefestival.org
C
Oct. 12
TEDDY BEAR FEST
Tallulah
888.744.8410
www.tallulah-la.gov/tourism
C
Oct. 12
NORTHEAST CELTIC FESTIVAL
Monroe
318.396.5000
www.nelacelticfest.org
C
Oct. 12 13
LUMBERJACK FESTIVAL
Springhill
318.465.3989
www.springhilllouisiana.net
C
Oct. 12 14
58TH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE:
TOUR OF HOMES
Natchitoches
800.259.1714
www.natchitoches.net
Historic sites on the town and coun-
try tours, historic district candlelight
tour along lovely Cane River Lake.
C
Oct. 12 14
FESTIVALS ACADIENS
ET CREOLES
Lafayette
www.festivalsacadienset
creoles.com
Whether you're among the
young or the young at heart,
you can bet that Festivals
Acadiens has something
that will tickle your fancy. Come
join us!
C
Oct. 12 14
GUMBO FESTIVAL
Bridge City
504.329.4279
www.gumbofestival.org
C
Oct. 12 14
LOUISIANA GUMBO
FESTIVAL
Chackbay
985.633.9949
www.lagumbofest.com
C
Oct. 12 14
ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH
FAIR
Melrose
318.352.8072
www.natchitoches.net
Celebrating more than 100
years of Creole culture with
food, games, music and exhib-
its on grounds of 1803 church.
Free.
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ST. JOHN PARISH
ANDOUILLE FESTIVAL
LaPlace
985.652.9569
www.andouillefestival.com
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Oct. 12 16
CALCASIEU/CAMERON FAIR
Sulphur
800.456.7952
www.visitlakecharles.org
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Oct. 14
LOUISIANA TOURNOI
Ville Platte
337.363.5142
www.louisianatournoi.com
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EVANGELINE: THE MUSICAL
Lafayette
337.482.1320
www.louisiana.edu
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Oct. 18 21
RICE FESTIVAL
Crowley
337.783.3067
www.ricefestival.com
Fun, food, arts and crafts and
carnival rides.
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WASHINGTON PARISH
FREE FAIR
Franklinton
985.839.5922
www.freefair.com
Believed to be the largest
county/parish free fair
in the USA. It is the second
oldest parish fair in
Louisiana.
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Oct. 19 21
RAGLEY TIMBER AND
HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Longville
337.725.3424
www.beauregardtourism.com
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Oct. 20
CADDO-ADAI POW WOW
Robeline
318.472.1007
www.adaicaddoindian
nation.com
Celebrate Native American
heritage with dancers, food,
traditional arts, crafts, jewelry.
Free.
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Oct. 20
HAUNTED HISTORY
TOUR
Natchitoches
800.259.1714
www.natchitoches.net
Explore Louisiana's oldest
community and cemetery in
the Louisiana Purchase
territory along with other
sites guided by haunted
historic gures!
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OLLA DOWNTOWN
HOMECOMING
Olla
318.495.5151
www.townofolla.com
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Oct. 20 21
MADISONVILLE WOODEN
BOAT FESTIVAL
Madisonville
985.845.9200
www.woodenboatfest.org
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Oct. 20 21
OAK ALLEY PLANTATION
ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Vacherie
800.442.5539
www.oakalleyplantation.com
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Oct. 21
ST. MARTINVILLE
KIWANIS PEPPER
FESTIVAL
St. Martinville
337.394.9396
www.stmartinkiwanis.org
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LOUISIANA YAMBILEE
FESTIVAL
Opelousas
337.948.8848
www.yambilee.com
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Oct. 25 Nov. 4
GREATER BATON ROUGE
STATE FAIR
Baton Rouge
225.755.3247
www.gbrsf.com
Forty-seven years of thrills,
chills and family entertainment.
The largest midway in south
Louisiana. Musical entertainment
every night.
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STATE FAIR OF LOUISIANA
Shreveport
318.635.1361
www.statefairoouisiana.com
The ofcial fair of the state of
Louisiana. The largest livestock
shows of the year and a carnival
known for thrilling rides and
great games.
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39TH ANNUAL FRENCH
FOOD FESTIVAL
Larose
985.693.7355
www.bayoucivicclub.org
Featuring more than 20 local
dishes, dancing, music, folklife
demonstrations, boat building,
cooking and music. Old-
fashioned carnival midway.
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THINK PINK FESTIVAL
Longville
337.725.3639
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Oct. 27
LOUISIANA BOOK FESTIVAL
Baton Rouge
225.219.9503
www.louisianabookfestival.org
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Oct. 27 28
SLIDELL ANTIQUE
STREET FAIR
Slidell
985.641.6316
www.slidellantiques.com
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Nov. 2 3
HISTORIC MINDEN
MAIN STREET
Minden
318.371.4258
www.maintomain.com
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Nov. 2 4
LOUISIANA PECAN
FESTIVAL
Colfax
318.627.5796
www.louisianapecanfestival.com
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Nov. 2 4
LOUISIANA SWINE FESTIVAL
Basile
337.230.1479
www.laswinefest.com
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SOUTHDOWN MARKET-
PLACE ARTS AND
CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Houma
985.851.0154
www.southdownmuseum.org
Cajun food, plantation tours,
music and much more. $4
general admission, children
under 12 free.
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Nov. 3 4
FLORIEN FREESTATE FESTIVAL
Florien
318.586.3521
www.toledobendlakecountry.
com
Celebrates the period when
Western Louisiana was
declared "neutral ground."
Includes arts and crafts, dance,
treasure hunt and western
shoot-out.
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Nov. 3 4
GIANT OMELETTE
CELEBRATION
Abbeville
337.893.0013
www.giantomelette.org
Big arts and crafts show, home
tours, kids world, food, antique
car implements, music. Sunday
cooking of 5,026-egg omelette
in 12-foot skillet.
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LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE
FESTIVAL
Hammond
985.429.9992
www.larf.org
Fun for all ages with live joust
and entertainment.
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VETERANS ON PARADE
Port Allen
225.344.2920
www.westbatonrouge.net
Parade honoring our veterans
and military.
C
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FROG FESTIVAL
Rayne
337.366.2884
www.raynefrogfestival.com
Fun for the whole family. Food,
rides, music, crafts and games.
C
Nov. 8 11
CRACKLIN FESTIVAL
Port Barre
337.948.4804
www.portbarrecracklin
festival.com
C
Nov. 9 11
CYPRESS SWAMP FEST
Westwego
504.909.3433
www.cityofwestwego.com
C
Nov. 10
LA CUISINE DE BEAUREGARD
DeRidder
337.463.5515
www.beauregardtourism.com
Authentic Louisiana cuisine, live
music, arts and crafts.
C
Nov. 10
ATCHAFALAYA BASIN
FESTIVAL
Henderson
337.257.2444
www.atchafalayabasin
festival.com
C
Nov. 10
SUGAR DAY FESTIVAL AT
KENT PLANTATION HOUSE
Alexandria
318.449.5225
www.kenthouse.org
C
Nov. 10
THIBODEAUXVILLE
FALL FESTIAL
Thibodaux
985.446.1187
www.thibodauxchamber.com
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CELTIC NATIONS
HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Lake Charles
337.439.4888
www.visitlakecharles.org
C
Nov. 10 11
DESTREHAN PLANTATION
FESTIVAL
Destrehan
985.764.9315
www.destrehanplantation.org
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Nov. 10 11
FAMILY FUNFEST AND 5K RUN
Houma
985.873.9622
www.bayoulandymca.org
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Nov. 10 11
MINDEN FASCHING
CELEBRATION
Minden
318.371.4258
www.mindenfasching.com
Minden celebrates all things
German at the Fasching Fifth
Season Festival. Parades, mu-
sic and historic tours await you
this holiday season in Minden.
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THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL
Covington
985.327.9797
www.threeriversartfestival.com
Bombards the streets of down-
town Covington with fun, music,
color and most importantly, art.
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Nov. 17
HIGHLAND JAZZ AND
BLUES FESTIVAL
Shreveport
318.869.5706
www.highlandjazzandblues.org
Free family-friendly music in
the park!
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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Natchitoches
800.259.1714
www.christmasfestival.com
ABA Top 100 Event, 300,000
lights, carriage tours, reworks
and entertainment every
Saturday night. Historic district
shopping and dining.
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CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
Bogalusa
985.732.9341
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SNOW FEST
Natchitoches
800.259.1714
www.christmasfestival.com
Tubing down 110 feet of totally
awesome family fun. Children's
activities, entertainment, re-
works on Saturday.
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CHRISTMAS ON THE RIVER
Monroe
318.387.5691
www.christmasontheriver.org
Go ice skating, hear carolers in the
streets, enjoy extended shopping
hours and live entertainment.
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86TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS
FESTIVAL
Natchitoches
800.259.1714
www.christmasfestival.com
Premier holiday event in the City of
Lights. Parades, reworks and laser
show, music, arts and crafts.
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FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Pitkin
318.634.3408
C
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PLAQUEMINES PARISH FAIR
& ORANGE FESTIVAL
Buras
504.398.4434
www.orangefestival.com
Great seafood and other local
cuisine, live music, crafts from
local artists, helicopter and car-
nival rides. The festival benets
local charities.
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Dec. 1
MIRACLE ON WASHINGTON
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
DeRidder
337.463.5534, 800.738.5534
www.beauregardtourism.com
Celebrate the season with our
free family festival.
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Dec. 1
OZONE CAMELLIA FESTIVAL
Slidell
985.643.7156
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Dec. 1 24
REFLECTIONS OF THE SEASON
Port Allen
225.344.2920
www.westbatonrouge.net
Christmas light display. Open
daily except Monday. Enjoy
entertainment, wagon rides,
crafters, Santa and more on
Friday and Saturday nights.
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CHRISTMAS ENCHANTED
HOME TOUR
Shreveport
www.shreveportbedandbreak-
fast.com
Live entertainment begins at
6 p.m. with reworks over the
Cane River Lake, food vendors,
in the Historic
District. Free.
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CHRISTMAS NEW
ORLEANS STYLE
New Orleans
504.522.5730
www.fq.org
A celebration of uniquely
New Orleans holiday
activities taking place
throughout December.
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Dec. 5 15
HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES
Natchitoches
800.259.1714
www.historicfoundation.org
Beautiful homes, seasonal
decorations, refreshments and
music. Candlelight and day
tours in the City of Lights.
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FESTIVAL OF THE BONFIRES
Lutcher
800.367.7852
www.stjamesla.com
Enjoy great food, live entertain-
ment, crafts and carnival rides
the entire weekend. Each night
will be highlighted with a single
bonre lighting.
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Dec. 8
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL/PARADE
Many
www.toledobendlakecountry.com
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Dec. 8 9
CHRISTMAS ON THE BAYOU
Cottonport
318.876.3417
www.travelavoyelles.com
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Dec. 9
22ND ANNUAL MORGANZA
CHRISTMAS PARADE
Morganza
225.694.3665
A unique country Christmas
parade. The event features, pic-
tures with Santa, food, music,
arts and crafts.
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Dec. 10
BAYOU CHRISTMAS
Larose
985.693.7355
www.bayoucivicclub.org
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Dec. 24
MISSISSIPPI RIVER LEVEE
BONFIRES
Lutcher
www.stjamesla.com
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BEAUSOLEIL, ACADIANAS
NEW YEARS CELEBRATION
Lafayette
337.232.4277
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Fishing, hunting and boating reign but city adventures, from
museums to casinos, ofer a little something for everyone.
N
orth Louisiana charms visitors with its beauty and hospitality.
Youll nd unspoiled historic courthouse squares, such as those
in Bastrop and Homer. Fish are jumping year-round in the ample
rivers and lakes throughout the region, from the Sabine River in the
west to the Ouachita River in the east. Outdoor lovers get away from it all in
piney hills and meandering bayous lled with wildlife.
Shreveport-Bossier triples your pleasure with plenty of casino action,
innovative art galleries and unique cafs. The regions rich musical history
requires a tour of Municipal Auditorium, where the Louisiana Hayride radio
show started Elvis Presley and others on their way to fame.
Lucky enough to visit in June? Make a pit stop in Ruston for its famous,
juicy peaches. Play award-winning golf at Black Bear Golf Club in Delhi and
Olde Oaks near Bossier City, both on the Audubon Golf Trail.
Monroe and West Monroe serve up an exciting mix of historic museums
and antiques shopping. Explore Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
and learn about Selman Field, where World War II aviators trained. Above
all, dont miss Poverty Point in Pioneer. This state historic site and national
monument is home to impressive prehistoric earthen mounds.
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Local to
Rub Elbows With
DICK KING, SHREVEPORT
Want to know where
the in crowd goes for
entertainment? Dick King,
a guest director of the
Shreveport Little Theatre,
can steer you to the regions
best theater, flm and
music offerings.
Music buffs, in particular,
will want to stop by Kings
antiques shop, Campus
Collectibles, on East Kings
Highway. We have one of
the largest collections in
the country of vinyl
records, he said. There are
racks and racks of them.
The records include singles
and albums from the 1950s,
60s and 70s from genres
such as blues, rock n roll,
country and classical.
His antiques store carries
everything from glassware
and pottery to yearbooks
and old tools. No one dealer
has everything, so we keep
in touch with others in the
area and can send people to
other places that may have
what theyre looking for,
King said.
MUST-HAVE SOUVENIRS:
Follette Pottery Fish Baker, Dubach
A sh baker designed by Kent Follette makes a great
dinner conversation piece
and is perfect for serving
a Louisiana seafood
specialty. The colorful
pottery pieces go from
the oven directly to the table.
Bullet Jewelry from Simmons
Sporting Goods, Bastrop
Find all you need for a hunting adventure at the
70,000-square-foot Simmons Sporting Goods.
Youll discover a few surprises too, like pretty
earrings and necklaces made from red bullets.
Theyre crafted in Louisiana by Bullet Designs.
BEST PHOTO OPS:
VIRTUAL VISITOR CENTER: Go to LouisianaTravel.com/virtual-visitor-center to download Sportmans Paradise Guides.
BIEDENHARN MUSEUM & GARDENS, MONROE (shown above)
Within this complex, the Coca-Cola Museum focuses on how Joseph
Biedenharn came to bottle the soft drink. Pose with the soda jerk at
the replica soda fountain.
LOUSIANA STATE EXHIBIT MUSEUM, SHREVEPORT
The two-story Art Deco mural along the main entrance calls for
careful study and an artistic shot of Conrad Albrizios masterpiece.
KALORAMA NATURE PRESERVE, COLLINSTON
Native plants and towering trees in an old hardwood forest turn into
a multicolored canopy in fall. The preserve is on the Bastrop Ridge.
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CULINARY
HISTORY
MUSIC
OUTDOORS
LOCAL FAVES

Antique Alley, West
Monroe:
Blocks of unique
stores create a
shoppers heaven.

Geauxsicles,
Shreveport:
Delicious gourmet
ice pops.

Teddy Bear Festival,
Tallulah:
A nod to Theodore
Roosevelts 1907 hunt
in Madison Parish.

Norris Canoe
Outtters/Dorcheat
Bayou Outdoor
Center, Bossier City:
Go-to guides for a
cool canoe trip.

Lake Bruin State Park,
St. Joseph:
More than
3,000 acres of
accessible water.

Jimmie Davis State
Park, Chatham:
Great shing, biking,
boating and birding.

Chickys Boom Boom
Room, Shreveport:
Cut a rug with the
big band orchestra
on Thursdays.

Grambling State
University Tiger
Marching Band:
Dont leave your seat
during halftime.

Germantown
Bluegrass Fest,
Minden:
Sweet harmonies and
family fun in September.

Herbert S. Ford
Memorial Museum,
Homer:
North Louisiana history
from prehistoric times
to the present.

Bonnie & Clyde
Ambush Museum,
Gibsland:
Learn more about the
outlaw couple.

Manseld State
Historic Site:
Site of Red River
campaigns decisive
Civil War battle.

Warehouse No. 1
Restaurant, Monroe:
Delicious catsh
served by the
Ouachita River.

Dowlings
Smokehouse, Ruston:
Brisket piled on
sourdough bun.
Try a fried pie.

Mariscos La Jaibita,
Bossier City:
Seafood cocktails,
margaritas and live
Tejano music.
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BIENVILLE PARISH
2440 Hazel St.,
Arcadia, 71001
318-263-9897
www.bienvillechamber.org
Home to quaint communities
like Gibsland, Castor, Arcadia
and Saline. Famous for their
Bonnie and Clyde days, water-
melons and jubilees.
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100 John Wesley Blvd.,
Bossier City, 71112
888-458-4748, 318-226-8884
www.shreveport-bossier.org
Located in an historic
Victorian home with a gazebo.
Learn about the regions
gaming, culture and
entertainment activities.
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CITY OF SPRINGHILL
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101 Machen Dr.,
Springhill, 71075
318-539-5681
www.springhilllouisiana.net
Rodeo in June. Lumberjack
Festival, parade, car, tractor
show second weekend in Oct.
Main to Main in Nov. Mardi Gras
Feb. 4, 12.
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CLAIBORNE CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE
519 S. Main St.,
Homer, 71040
318-927-3271
www.claiborneparishtourism.org
Look for the new Claiborne
Parish brochure, An Explorers
Destination, and driving CD
tour. Visit their new website for
more information.
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COMMISSION
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115 N. Washington Ave.,
Manseld, 71052
888-642-9875, 318-872-1177
www.desotoisdifferent.com
National Register places,
historic reenactments, two
state museums, fabulous
festivals, Toledo Bend, bed and
breakfasts, live theater, famous
sausage.
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GREENWOOD, I-20
EASTBOUND WELCOME
CENTER
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9945 I-20 W.,
Greenwood, 71033
318-938-5613
www.crt.state.la.us
Ofcial statewide tourism
information.
LOUISIANA
NORTH COALITION
Northern 29
Louisiana Parishes,
Shreveport, 71101
318-393-3274
www.explorelouisiananorth.org
Louisiana North markets
and promotes the historic
and cultural attractions,
events and recreation
activities.
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SHREVEPORT
REGIONAL AIRPORT
VISITOR CENTER
5103 Hollywood Ave., Ste. 300,
Shreveport, 71109
888-45-VISIT, 318-635-7933
www.shreveport-bossier.org
Located in the Shreveport
Regional Airport. Open
weekdays. Map, visitor
guides and brochures
available.
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BUREAU
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629 Spring St.,
Shreveport, 71101
888-458-4748
www.shreveport-bossier.org
The neon excitement of the
Shreveport-Bossier skyline ts
the areas vibrant personality.
Gardens, museums, festivals,
casinos and Red River cruises.
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SPRINGHILL-NORTH
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COMMERCE
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400 N. Giles St.,
Springhill, 71075
318-938-5613
www.springhilllouisiana.net
Second largest city in Webster
Parish on AR line. PRCA Rodeo
June, Lumberjack Festival Oct.
12-13, M to M Trade Days Nov. 2-3,
Christmas Parade Dec. 1.
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WEBSTER PARISH
CONVENTION &
VISITORS BUREAU
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110 Sibley Rd.,
Minden, 71055
888-972-7474, 318-377-4240
www.visitwebster.net
Hunting, shing and canoeing
on Bayou Dorcheat and Lake
Bistineau. Historic Downtown
with original brick streets and
Historic Residential District.
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8TH AIR FORCE MUSEUM -
BARKSDALE AFB
88 Shreveport Rd,
Barksdale AFB, 71110
318-456-4171
www.8afmuseum.com
Home to the 2nd Bomb Wing
and the Mighty 8th Air Force,
Barksdale Air Force Base.
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BARNWELL GARDEN &
ART CENTER
601 Clyde Fant Pkwy.,
Shreveport, 71101
318-673-7703
www.barnwellcenter.com
Visual exhibitions, art classes and a
botanical garden of tropical plants.
Also home to a crafts gallery of
contemporary handmade works by
skilled artisans.
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CADDO PARISH PARKS &
RECREATION
8012 Blanchard Furrh Rd.,
Shreveport, 71107
318-929-2908
www.caddoparks.com
Amenities include playgrounds,
boat launches, shing piers,
tent camping, RV camping, cy-
cling, horseback, walking trails
and interpretive programs.
CENTRAL ASSEMBLY OF GOD
700 Hwy. 80,
Bossier City, 71037
318-949-0010
www.centralonthehill.com
Rev. Andy Harris, Pastor. Come
join us each Sun. at 9:15 a.m.,
10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. and
Wed. evening at 6:30 p.m.
CULTURAL CROSSROADS
OF MINDEN
417 E. Union St., Minden, 71055
318-393-5991
www.artsinminden.com
Preserving and encouraging the
arts and the culture of Webster
Parish.
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DORCHEAT HISTORICAL
MUSEUM
116 Pearl St., Minden, 71055
318-377-3002
www.museuminminden.blogspot.com
Lots of sights and sounds make
this museum a must-see. Experi-
ence the life and culture of Webster
Parish by the Bayou Dorcheat area.
GATOR AND FRIENDS
ALLIGATOR PARK AND
EXOTIC ZOO
11441 Hwy. 80,
Greenwood, 71033
877-938-1199, 318-938-1199
www.gatorsandfriends.com
Watch giant alligators feed, wrestle
and swim. Check out the petting
zoo, gift shop and snack bar.
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GERMANTOWN COLONY
MUSEUM
200 Museum Rd., Minden, 71055
318-377-6061
www.sos.la.gov/gcm
Offering visitors a glimpse of
what its founders believed to be
a utopian way of life. Established
in 1835 under the leadership of
the Countess von Leon.
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HERBERT S. FORD
MEMORIAL MUSEUM INC.
519 S. Main, Homer, 71040
318-927-9190
ford.claiborneone.org
Located on Homers beautiful,
historic square, the Ford Museum
houses exhibits depicting early his-
tory of northern Louisiana.
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HOLIDAY LANES
3316 Old Minden Rd.,
Bossier City, 71112
318-746-7331
www.bowlholidaylanes.com
A fantastic smoke-free
environment for adults and kids
to play with 44 bowling lanes,
Strikers Cafe, The Ten Pin
Lounge and pro shop.
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LOUISIANA STATE
EXHIBIT MUSEUM
3015 Greenwood Rd.,
Shreveport, 71109
318-632-2020
www.sos.la.gov/lsem
Features 18 dioramas on Louisiana
agriculture and industry, Conrad
Albrizio frescoes and Caddo Indian
artifacts.
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LOUISIANA STATE OIL
AND GAS MUSEUM
200 S. Land Ave.,
Oil City, 71061
318-995-6845
www.sos.la.gov/lsoagm
Learn the history of Caddo
Parish, see how oil is pumped
and how people lived in the early
20th century. Hands-on activities
and tours available.
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MANSFIELD FEMALE
COLLEGE MUSEUM
101 Monroe St., Manseld, 71052
318-871-9978
www.sos.la.gov/mfcm
Ofcially incorporated in 1855,
taught arts, sciences and teaching
as a profession to many genera-
tions of young women.
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MANSFIELD STATE
HISTORIC SITE
15149 Hwy. 175, Manseld, 71052
888-677-6267, 318-872-1474
www.lastateparks.com
Site of a major Civil War
battle. Museum of Civil War
artifacts, monthly special
programs, self-guided tour
of the battleeld, picnic area
and trails.
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MEADOWS MUSEUM OF ART
2911 Centenary Blvd.,
Shreveport, 71104
318-869-5169
www.meadowsmuseum.org
Permanent collection and
temporary exhibitions with great
variety. Jean Despujols French
Academic works, Louisiana
artists and more.
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MULTICULTURAL CENTER
OF THE SOUTH
520 Spring St.,
Shreveport, 71101
318-424-1380
www.mccsouth.org
Colorful exhibits of authentic
art, crafts, furniture and artifacts
telling the history of 26 cultures
in northwest Louisiana.
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ONE OF THE WORLDS
TALLEST CROSSES
700 Hwy. 80,
Bossier City, 71037
318-949-0010
www.crossonthehill.com
The Ark-La-Tex has a majestic
199-foot cross near the
intersection of I-20, I-220
and Highway 80 in Bossier
City. Come visit the lovely
Prayer Garden.
PARTY CENTRAL FAMILY
FUN CENTER
4401 Viking Dr.,
Bossier City, 71111
318-742-7529
www.partycentralinfo.com
Go-karts, bumper boats, mini
golf, super slide, batting cages,
kiddie rides, rock climbing,
bungee trampoline,10,000-
square-foot arcade building.
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PIONEER HERITAGE MUSEUM
1 University Pl.,
Shreveport, 71115
318-797-5339
www.lsus.edu/pioneer
Collects, preserves and
interprets the history and
heritage of Louisianas Red
River Region. On the LSU-
Shreveport campus.
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R.W. NORTON ART GALLERY
4747 Creswell Ave.,
Shreveport, 71106
318-865-4201
www.rwnaf.org
Collections of American and
European paintings, sculptures
and decorative arts spanning more
than seven centuries.
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RED RIVER CROSSROADS
MUSEUM
Highway 3049, Gilliam, 71029
318-296-4303
Open Tues., Thurs. and by
appointment in Gilliam Library.
Memorabilia and history of the
surrounding rural communities.
SAMS TOWN HOTEL &
CASINO SHREVEPORT
315 Clyde Fant Pkwy.,
Shreveport, 71101
877-429-0711, 318-424-7777
www.samstownshreveport.com
Downtown Shreveport, Sams
Town features 24/7 slot and table
casino action, hotel, restaurants,
spa, pool, tness and meeting
and convention space.
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On the Downtown Shreveport Riverfront
318-424-3466 or 1-877-724-7678 (Toll Free)
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SCI-PORT: LOUISIANAS
SCIENCE CENTER
820 Clyde Fant Pkwy.,
Shreveport, 71101
877-724-7678, 318-424-3466
www.sciport.org
IMAX Dome Theatre, Space
Dome Planetarium, 290 hands-
on exhibits, daily programs for
all ages, gift shop and cafe.
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SHREVEPORT REGIONAL
ARTS COUNCIL
400 Clyde Fant Pkwy.,
Shreveport, 71101
318-673-6500
www.shrevearts.org
Develops, produces and
educates the public, while
ensuring access to the arts
for all people in northwest
Louisiana.
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SHREVEPORT WATER
WORKS MUSEUM
142 N. Common St.,
Shreveport, 71101
318-221-3388
www.sos.louisiana.gov/swwm
The pumping station, built in
1887, was the nations last
operating steam-
powered water work.
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SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
MUSEUM OF ART AT
SHREVEPORT
610 Texas St., Ste. 110,
Shreveport, 71101
318-678-4631
This two-story museum features
more than 300 original pieces of
African-American and
African art.
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SPIRIT OF THE RED
RIVER CRUISE
821 Clyde Fant Pkwy.,
Shreveport, 71101
318-564-3560
www.redrivercruise.com
Historical tour of Red River
and Cross Bayou. View the
city from the river and see
wildlife in their natural habitat.
Charters available.
SPRING STREET
HISTORICAL MUSEUM
525 Spring St., Shreveport,
71101
318-424-0964
www.sos.la.gov/sshm
Building features New Orleans-
style cast iron grillwork. Exhibits
of period costumes, maps,
antiques and artifacts.
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STAGE OF STARS &
LEGENDS MUSEUM
705 Elvis Presley Ave.,
Shreveport, 71101
318-220-9434
www.stageofstars.com
Take a journey through
entertainment history with a
tour of the historic Municipal
Auditorium
and Stage of Stars Museum.
THE STRAND THEATRE
619 Louisiana Ave.,
Shreveport, 71165
318-226-1481
www.thestrandtheatre.com
Built in 1925, is the Ofcial State The-
atre of Louisiana. This historic theatre
continues to be the home of the
best, highest-quality entertainment
throughout the decades
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YOGIE AND FRIENDS
EXOTIC CAT SANCTUARY
128 Fob Ln., Frierson, 71027
318-795-0455
www.yogieandfriends.org
Louisianas only sanctuary for
abused, unwanted big exotic cats.
Open seasonally, weather permitting.
Sat. noon - 5 p.m.
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BUSINESS
SERVICES
SHREVEPORT
CONVENTION CENTER
400 Caddo St., Shreveport, 71101
318-841-4000
www.shreveportcenter.com
Northwest Louisianas premier
meeting facility with 350,000
square feet of meeting space
to meet all your needs.
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OUTDOOR
ADVENTURE
PARKS & NATURE
THE HISTORIC CADDO
LAKE DRAWBRIDGE
Louisiana Highway 538 at Caddo
Lake, Mooringsport, 71060
318-929-2806
www.caddolakedrawbridge.com
Last surviving Waddell vertical-
lift drawbridge in Louisiana.
National Register listed.
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LAKE BISTINEAU STATE PARK
103 State Park Rd., Doyline, 71023
888-677-2478, 318-745-3503
www.lastateparks.com
Set in the heart of a pine forest, this
park has camping, cabins, group
camping, playground, picnic pavil-
ions, shing,swimming and trails.
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LAKE CLAIBORNE STATE PARK
225 State Park Rd., Homer, 71040
888-677-2524, 318-927-2976
www.lastateparks.com
On the shores of a 6,400-acre
lake. Features shing, swim-
ming beach, picnicking, over-
night camping, cabins, trails,
playground and pavilions.
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WALTER B. JACOBS MEMORIAL
NATURE PARK
8012 Blanchard Furrh Rd.,
Shreveport, 71107
318-929-2806
www.caddoparks.com
The park has an interpre-
tive building, pavilion with
restrooms, handicapped-
accessible trail and naturalists
who provide information and
interpretation.
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DINING &
ENTERTAINMENT

DIAMONDJACKS CASINO
& RESORT
711 DiamondJacks Blvd.,
Bossier City, 71111
866-552-9629, 318-678-7777
www.diamondjacks.com
Four sensational restaurants,
tness center, outdoor pool, full-
service spa and whirlpool bath are
guaranteed to restore a winning
frame of mind.
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HARRAHS LOUISIANA DOWNS
8000 E. Texas St.,
Bossier City, 71111
800-847-5505, 318-742-5555
www.harrahsladowns.com
Featuring a 150-room, all-suite
hotel with more than 1,300 slot
machines,live seasonal horse
racing and great restaurants all
on one level.
HORSESHOE CASINO &
HOTEL, SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER
711 Horseshoe Blvd.,
Bossier City, 71111
800-895-0711, 318-742-0711
www.horseshoe.com
Luxurious hotel, award-
winning restaurants, fabulous
entertainment and legendary
gambling excitement.
MARILYNNS PLACE
4041 Fern Ave.,
Shreveport, 71105
318-868-3004
www.marilynns-place.com
New Orleans style po-boys and
general Southern delights food store
that Shreveport has been dying for.
Serving Classic SnoBalls.
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NOTINIS RESTAURANT
2013-A Airline Dr.,
Bossier City, 71111
318-742-6660
www.notinis.net
Italian menu of old family
recipes made fresh daily.
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THE ROBINSON FILM CENTER
617 Texas St.,
Shreveport, 71101
318-424-9090
www.robinsonlmcenter.org
A two-screen independent
cinema and restaurant playing
classic, art and foreign lms.
Lunch and dinner specials. Movie
memorabilia on display.
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SHOPPING
LOUISIANA BOARDWALK
540 Boardwalk Blvd.,
Bossier City, 71111
318-752-1455
www.louisianaboardwalk.com
One of the rst lifestyle centers
to open in Louisiana offering a
variety of shopping, riverfront
dining, carousel, Regal Theater
and Bass Pro Shops.
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TOURS &
RECEPTIVE
OPERATORS

THE GARDENS OF THE
AMERICAN ROSE CENTER
8877 Jefferson Paige Rd.,
Shreveport, 71119
800-637-6534, 318-938-5402
www.ars.org
Come for beautiful roses, bird
watching, hiking, picnicking
or a tanquil stroll through the
garden and experience the
wonder. I-20 at Exit 5.
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INFORMATION
TRAVEL SERVICES
A-1 CHARTER SERVICES
2026 Desoto St.,
Shreveport, 71103
877-406-0700, 318-621-0700
www.a1charter.com
Since 1989, A-1 Charter has
provided mini-bus, trolley,
limousine, sedan and mini-van
services in the Shreveport/
Bossier City area and beyond.
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iSHUTTLE
800 Spring St., Ste. 205,
Shreveport, 71101
877-716-2220
www.ishuttle.us
A new interactive way for
customers to schedule,
locate and pay for rides all
through their mobile phone.
The iShuttles provide a safe
and reliable alternative to
interactive travel.
RED RIVER TRAILWAYS
1500 Market St.,
Shreveport, 71107
877-221-5797, 318-221-5797
www.redrivercoaches.com
A full-service motorcoach
operation providing local
and nationwide services
for more than 60 years.
Motorcoaches are brand-new
Setras. Call for hours.
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BED & BREAKFASTS, GUEST HOUSES & COTTAGES
2439 FAIRFIELD A BED AND BREAKFAST 4
2439 Faireld Ave., Shreveport, 71104
1905 Victorian mansion, as seen in Southern Living.
877-251-2439, 318-424-2424 www.shreveportbedandbreakfast.com
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CAMPGROUNDS, RV PARKS & CABINS
CYPRESS BLACK BAYOU 73
135 Cypress Park Dr., Benton, 71006
Lakes, beach, cabins, camping, tent sites on 340 acres.
318-965-0007 www.cypressblackbayou.com
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FRANK ANTHONY RV PARK 30
301 Church St., Springhill, 71075
Full hook-up RV sites located one block from downtown.
318-539-5681 www.springhilllouisiana.net
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HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN 110 29
1836 Old Minden Rd., Bossier City, 71111
Unbelievable comfort at unbeatable rates.
318-747-7700 www.americasbestvalueinn.com
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BOOMTOWN CASINO & HOTEL 188 57
300 Riverside Dr.,
Bossier City, 71111
Boomtowns hotel features garden
suites, four restaurants, a gift
shop, live entertainment and
three levels of gaming.
886-462-8986, 318-746-0177 www.boomtownbossier.com
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BOSSIER INN & SUITES 243
750 DiamondJacks Blvd., Bossier City, 71111
Visitors Center coupon special. Sun. - Thurs. $35/night.
318-746-8410 www.bossierinn.com
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CLARION HOTEL SHREVEPORT 267
1419 E. 70th, Shreveport, 71105
Fitness center, coffee makers and refrigerators.
800-321-4182, 318-797-9900 www.choicehotels.com/ires/hotel/la146
COMFORT INN BOSSIER 77 5
1100 Delhi St., Bossier City, 71111
Free breakfast, Wi-Fi and micro-fridge in all rooms.
800-228-5150, 318-221-2400 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/la717
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COMFORT INN SHREVEPORT 66 5
9420 Healthplex Dr., Shreveport, 71106
800-424-6423, 318-688-2812 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/la086
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COMFORT SUITES SHREVEPORT HOTEL 77 5
6715 Financial Cir., Shreveport, 71129
Continental breakfast, microwave, in-room coffee, more.
318-364-8801 www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-shreveport-louisiana-LA153
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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
SHREVEPORT AIRPORT 90
6001 Financial Plaza, Shreveport, 71129
Bistro, Starbucks, meeting room and indoor pool.
800-321-2211, 318-686-0880 www.marriott.com/shvcy
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COURTYARD SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER
CITY/LOUISIANA BOARDWALK 119
100 Boardwalk Blvd., Bossier City, 71111
Steps to shopping, dining and entertainment.
318-742-8300 www.courtyard.com/shvsb
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DAYS INN BOSSIER CITY 177
200 John Wesley Blvd., Bossier City, 71112
Free breakfast, in-room wireless Internet and pool.
800-673-2743, 318-742-9200 www.daysinn.com/hotel/06079
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DAYS INN SHREVEPORT 148
4935 W. Monkhouse Dr., Shreveport, 71109
Coffee, Wi-Fi, Showtime, ESPN, continental breakfast.
800-329-7466, 318-636-0080 www.daysinn.com/hotel/06080
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HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
FAIRFIELD INN BY MARRIOTT 105
6245 Westport Ave., Shreveport, 71129
Newly renovated, free breakfast, airport shuttle.
800-228-2800, 318-686-0102 www.marriott.com
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HAMPTON INN - BOSSIER CITY 124
1005 Gould Dr., Bossier City, 71111
Interior hotel near Texas Roadhouse restaurant.
800-426-7866, 318-752-1112 www.hamptoninnshreveport.com
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HAMPTON INN AND SUITES 71
2691 Viking Dr., Bossier City, 71111
Our promise to you includes a clean, comfortable hotel room.
318-841-9700 hamptoninn.hilton.com
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HILTON SHREVEPORT 313
104 Market St., Shreveport, 71101
Two blocks to casinos and 10 minutes to airport.
800-445-8667, 318-698-0900 www.shreveport.hilton.com
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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES -
SHREVEPORT SOUTH (PARK PLAZA) 69
8751 Park Plaza Dr., Shreveport, 71105
On-site laundry and high-speed Internet.
800-315-2621, 318-629-0163 www.hiexpress.com
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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES -
SHREVEPORT WEST (AIRPORT) 85
5420 Interstate Dr., Shreveport, 71109
High-speed Internet, suites, free continental breakfast.
888-465-4329, 318-686-8328 www.hiexpress.com
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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES BOSSIER CITY 85
7970 E. Texas St., Bossier City, 71111
Located off I-20 with convenient access to popular attractions.
318-841-9800 www.hiexpress.com
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HOLIDAY INN FINANCIAL PLAZA 204
5555 Financial Plaza, Shreveport, 71129
Great location and convenient to airport.
800-465-4329, 318-688-3000 www.holidayinn.com/shreveport-n
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HOMEWOOD SUITES SHREVEPORT 123
5485 Financial Plz., Shreveport, 71129
All-suite hotel with complimentary breakfast and more.
318-549-2000 www.shreveport.homewoodsuites.hilton.com
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LA QUINTA INN & SUITES SHREVEPORT 117 29
6700 Financial Cir., Shreveport, 71129
Free breakfast, pool, hot tub, tness center.
800-531-5900, 318-671-1100 www.lq.com
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LA QUINTA INN BOSSIER CITY 130 29
309 Preston Blvd., Bossier City, 71111
Wi-Fi, continental breakfast. Near casinos and boardwalk.
318-747-4400 www.lq.com
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REMINGTON SUITES HOTEL 22
220 Travis St., Shreveport, 71101
Intimate hotel with European ambiance and American amenities.
800-444-6750, 318-425-5000 www.remingtonsuite.com
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RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT - BOSSIER CITY 72
1001 Gould Dr., Bossier City, 71111
Pool, Jacuzzi, fully-equipped kitchens, meeting rooms.
800-331-3131, 318-747-6220 www.residenceinn.com/shvbb
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RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT - SHREVEPORT 78
4910 W. Monkhouse, Shreveport, 71109
Newly renovated, suites, kitchens and full breakfast.
800-331-3131, 318-635-8000 www.marriott.com/shvri
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SLEEP INN & SUITES I-20 80 5
6720 Klug Pines Rd., Shreveport, 71129
Flat-screen TVs, microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers.
318-841-4404 www.sleepinn.com/hotel-shreveport-louisiana-LA229
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TOWNEPLACE SUITES 101
1009 Gould Dr, Bossier City, 71111
Extended-stay hotel, fully-equipped kitchens, smoke free.
318-741-9090 www.marriott.com
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VISITOR INFORMATION
BASTROP VISITOR CENTER
124 N. Washington St.,
Bastrop, 71220
318-281-0911
Whatever the occasion may
be - business meeting,
conference, wedding or
party - our beautiful, spacious
conference room will t every
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600 Lake St.,
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318-559-5125
National Register Victorian
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CALDWELL PARISH
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
104 Main St.,
Columbia, 71418
318-649-0726
chamberofcommercecaldwell
parish.com
Caldwell Parish history is
rich with logging industrial
background and Native
American heritage, as noted
by the many earthworks or
Indian mounds.
CALDWELL PARISH
TOURIST COMMISSION
P.O. Box 304,
Columbia, 71418
318-649-0623
Martin Homeplace Museum,
Historic Columbia, Schepis
Museum, Synope Plantation,
cemetery tours, festivals and
Christmas Parade.
FRANKLIN PARISH
TOURIST COMMISSION
3830 Front St.,
Winnsboro, 71295
318-435-3781
www.winnsborola.org
Winnsboro historic district
is a state Main Street
Community. The Stars and
Stripes capital of Louisiana.
Home to Franklin Parish Catsh
Festival.
JACKSON PARISH TOURISM
P.O. Box 220,
Jonesboro, 71251
318-259-4693
www.jacksonparishchamber.org
Welcome to the sunshine par-
ish. Home to former Governor
Jimmy Davis. Camping, shing,
boating and picnicking.
MADISON PARISH
TOURISM COMMISSION
305 Dabney St.,
Tallulah, 71282
888-744-8410, 318-574-8519
The Hermoine Museum,
Grants Canal, Tensas River
National Wildlife Refuge, Scott
Field, Madam C.J. Walkers
Birthplace and Crescent
Plantation.
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MONROE-WEST MONROE
CONVENTION & VISITORS
BUREAU
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601 Constitution Dr.,
West Monroe, 71292
800-843-1872, 318-387-5691
www.monroe-westmonroe.org
More than 70 mouth-watering
restaurants, abundant shopping
and unique museums. Getaway
to the place where people
meet, eat, shop and play.
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MOREHOUSE TOURISM
COMMISSION/MOREHOUSE
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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110 N. Franklin St.,
Bastrop, 71220
318-281-3794
www.bastroplacoc.org
Fishing, hunting, museums,
antiques, wildlife refuge,
farmers market, shopping
and home of Simmons
Sporting Goods, a shopping
mecca.
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MOUND, I-20 WESTBOUND
WELCOME CENTER
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836 I-20 W.,
Tallulah, 71282
318-574-5674
www.crt.state.la.us
Ofcial statewide tourism
information.
RUSTON-LINCOLN
CONVENTION & VISITORS
BUREAU
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2111 N. Trenton St.,
Ruston, 71270
800-392-9032, 318-255-2031
www.experienceruston.com
A perfect blend of culinary
delight, mixed with eclectic
shopping, historic attractions
and unique outdoor fun. A
Peach of a Place to Visit.
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TOWN OF COLUMBIA
Columbia Main Street,
Columbia, 71418
318-649-2138
1830s steamboat town
settled on the Ouachita
River. Award-winning
Louisiana Main Street
community has been revived
with the river as its focus.
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UNION PARISH TOURIST
COMMISSION
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500 E. Fourth St.,
Bernice, 71222
318-285-9333
www.tourunionparish.org
Enjoy rural hill country lled
with friendly people, unique
cultural history and good
home cooking.
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ATTRACTIONS

BIEDENHARN MUSEUM
& GARDENS
2000 Riverside Dr.,
Monroe, 71201
800-362-0983, 318-387-5281
www.bmuseum.org
The Biedenharn Home,
ELsong Garden and
Conservatory, Bible Museum
and Coca Cola Museum.
View their website and plan
your trip online.
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CHENNAULT AVIATION
AND MILITARY MUSEUM
701 Kansas Ln.,
Monroe, 71203
318-362-5540
www.sos.la.gov/camm
Featuring personal artifacts,
real-life stories, vintage
aircraft and pioneers of
ight. From the period
of WWI to space ight.
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EDDIE G. ROBINSON
MUSEUM
126 Jones St.,
Grambling, 71245
866-946-7408, 318-274-2210
www.sos.la.gov/egrm
Honoring the legendary
football coach Eddie G.
Robinson. View exhibits
highlighting Robinsons
career, his players and
Grambling State University.
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LANDRY VINEYARDS
& WINERY
5699 New Natchitoches Rd.,
West Monroe, 71292
318-557-9051
www.landryvineyards.com
Tasting room overlooking hill-
side vineyards. Spring and fall
concerts, vineyard and winery
tours, harvest festivals, private
meeting and parties.
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LAYTON CASTLE
1133 S. Grand St.,
Monroe, 71202
318-322-4869
A 1910 castle within an 1814
plantation with restored carriage
house and 18th century wine
house. Events and weddings
hosted on grounds.
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LINCOLN PARISH PARK
211 Parish Park Rd.,
Ruston, 71270
318-251-5156
www.park.lincolnparish.org
Rated as one of the best
mountain bike trails in America.
Visit the beach with lifeguards
offered from Memorial Day to
Labor Day. Pavilion rentals.
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LOUISIANA MILITARY
MUSEUM
201 Memorial Dr.,
Ruston, 71270
318-251-5099
www.sos.la.gov/lmm
Unique exhibits chronicling our
conicts from the Civil War to
todays war on terror.
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LOUISIANA PURCHASE
GARDENS & ZOO
1405 Bernstein Dr.,
Monroe, 71210
318-329-2400
www.monroezoo.org
Northeast Louisianas premier
family attraction. Exotic animals,
boat ride, giant horse wagon
ride and Louisiana Purchase
exhibit.
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LOUISIANA STATE
COTTON MUSEUM
7162 Hwy. 65 N.,
Lake Providence, 71254
318-559-2041
www.sos.la.gov/lscm
Exhibits the history of cotton in
the South featuring a farm-
house, cabin, commissary,
church,
cotton eld and gin.
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POVERTY POINT STATE
HISTORIC SITE
6859 Hwy. 577,
Pioneer, 71266
888-926-5492, 318-926-5492
www.lastateparks.com
Main trading and ceremonial
center of 3,000-year-old Indian
culture. Video, museum, earth-
works, guided seasonal tours,
hiking and picnicking.
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THE SCHEPIS, LOUISIANA
ARTISTS MUSEUM
106 Main St.,
Columbia, 71418
318-649-9931
Built by John Schepis circa
1916. Features Louisiana artists
in rotating exhibits.
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WINTER QUARTERS STATE
HISTORIC SITE
4929 Hwy. 608,
Newellton, 71357
888-677-9468, 318-467-9750
www.lastateparks.com
Antebellum plantation home
on the shores of scenic Lake
Saint Joseph. Features a
museum, guided tours and
special events.
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BUSINESS
SERVICES
MONROE CIVIC CENTER
401 Lea Joyner Expwy.,
Monroe, 71201
318-329-2225
www.ci.monroe.la.us/
civiccenter.php
The largest meeting facility in
northeast Louisiana. A full
service, multi-purpose facility
with options to suit your needs.
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OUTDOOR
ADVENTURE
PARKS & NATURE
BLACK BAYOU LAKE
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
140 Richland Pl.,
Monroe, 71203
318-387-2628
www.friendsofblackbayou.org
A 4,600-acre refuge, 1,700-acre
lake, wetlands, bottomland
hardwoods. Boating, shing,
hiking, birding, environmental
education, wildlife observation.
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CHEMIN-A-HAUT STATE PARK
14656 State Park Rd.,
Bastrop, 71220
888-677-2436, 318-283-0812
www.lastateparks.com
Freshwater shing, cabins,
group camp, playground, swim-
ming pool, picnicking, trails and
a meeting room.
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JIMMIE DAVIS STATE PARK
1209 State Park Rd.,
Chatham, 71226
888-677-2263, 318-249-2595
www.lastateparks.com
Woodlands surround a 5,000-
acre reservoir. Cabins, lodge,
camping, picnicking, shing
with two boat launches and pier,
beach and swimming.
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KALORAMA NATURE
PRESERVE
7197 Collinston Rd.,
Collinston, 71229
318-874-7777
Native plant, bird, buttery
and habitat preservation and
restoration. Old forest on steep
slopes. Guided tours only.
Hours vary by season.
LAKE BRUIN STATE PARK
201 State Park Rd.,
St. Joseph, 71366
888-677-2784, 318-766-3530
www.lastateparks.com
Features magnicent cypress
growth on the shore of a
3,500-acre lake. Swimming
beach, shing piers, boat
launch, campsites and
playground.
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LAKE DARBONNE
STATE PARK
3628 Evergreen Rd.,
Farmerville, 71241
888-677-5200, 318-368-2086
www.lastateparks.com
Cabins, lodges, group camp,
tennis courts, camping,
picnicking and shing with a
boat launch and a shing pier
on a man-made lake.
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LINCOLN PARISH PARK
211 Parish Park Rd.,
Ruston, 71270
318-251-5156
www.park.lincolnparish.org
World-class mountain
bike trails,1.25-mile paved
walking path, improved RV
sites, tent camping, swimming,
shing, birding and pavilion
rental.
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POVERTY POINT
RESERVOIR STATE PARK
1500 Poverty Point Pkwy.,
Delhi, 71232
800-474-0392, 318-878-7536
www.lastateparks.com
Overnight cabins with boat
docks. Marina with boat slip
rentals and beach area. The well-
stocked lake is a must visit for
shermen.
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DINING &
ENTERTAINMENT

NOT JUST PIE, INC.
2117 Forsythe Ave.,
Monroe, 71201
318-322-9928
Homemade pies and cakes.
Best sellers are chocolate,
banana caramel, coconut and
strawberry. Delicious homemade
soups, salads, sandwiches and
po-boys.
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WAREHOUSE RESTAURANT
1 Olive St.,
Monroe, 71201
318-322-1340
www.warehouseno1.com
Located in a restored
warehouse with sunset views
of the Ouachita River from the
covered deck. Famous for their
seafood and steaks.
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WATERFRONT GRILL
5201 DeSiard St.,
Monroe, 71203
318-345-0064
www.waterfrontgrill.com
Located on beautiful Bayou
DeSiard. Serving the nest grilled
catsh, seafood and steaks.
The ambiance is casual and the
experiences memorable.
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SHOPPING
ANTIQUE ALLEY
MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION
207 Trenton St.,
West Monroe, 71291
318-387-1933
www.antique-alley.org
A shopaholics delight
with antiques, boutiques,
galleries, specialty shops and
cafes. Located on Trenton
Street, next to the beautiful
Ouachita River.
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ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUES
115 Trenton St.,
West Monroe, 71291
www.architecturalantique
shop.com
Specializing in new ooring
created from antique heart
pine or oak oor joists and
timbers. We know our ooring
is a step above the rest.
BENT OAKS BOUTIQUE
306 Trenton St.,
West Monroe, 71291
318-388-0078
A God-inspired dream come
true for two lifelong friends,
Jimmie Wilhite and Margaret
Burkett. Carrying Junior and
Misses fashions.
COTTON PORT
ANTIQUE MALL
323 Trenton St.,
West Monroe, 71291
318-323-0090
www.facebook.com/cotton-
portantiquemall
Collectibles, Coca-Cola, coins,
shabby chic, advertising,
records, glassware, costume
jewelry,sporting items, primi-
tives and gifts. Something for
everyone.
FOLLETTE POTTERY
1991 Pea Ridge Rd.,
Dubach, 71235
318-513-9121
www.follettepottery.com
Experience one of Louisianas
oldest pottery producers in
the wooded hills. Shop, feed
the sh or sit on the porch
and relax. Featured in
Southern Living.
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POTPOURRI DE TANTE MARIE
312 Trenton St.,
West Monroe, 71291
318-325-0103
Multi-dealer shop offering
antique furniture, collectibles,
gifts and home accessories.
Look for us on Facebook.
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SALT & PEPPER
ACCESSORY BOUTIQUE
310 Trenton St.,
West Monroe, 71291
318-737-7207
www.facebook.com/
saltandpepperboutique
Purses, shoes, hats, scarves
and jewlery for all ages
and styles to spice up your
wardrobe. Located in the heart
of Antique Alley.
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Come, and visit Monroe-West Monroe where you will nd a Shoppers Paradise with over
40 specialty boutiques, the Pecanland Mall, the largest shopping mall in North Louisiana,
and the famed Antique Alley. They offer everything from home decor, jewelry, clothing,
antiques, art and more. After you nish an exciting day of shopping, take a seat in one of
our 70 locally owned restaurants with food thats Good for the Soul. At our
local attractions, discover Louisianas natural appeal, how Coca-Cola was rst
bottled, and how the Flying Tigers saved China during WWII. A Mans
Paradise, hunting,shing, and great athletics are here to participate in and
watch. Monroe-West Monroe is the place were people meet, shop, eat, and
discover.
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There is a place where history lovers and
sports lovers can feel right at home The
Eddie G. Robinson Museum in Grambling,
LA. Visit one of the countrys newest African
American attractions that highlight the life
of a national football coaching icon. Take a
trip through Robinsons powerful life and be
touched by his remarkable American spirit.
experienceruston.com
1.800.392.9032
A Peach of a Place to Visit
SIMMONS SPORTING GOODS
918 N. Washington,
Bastrop, 71220
800-726-9930, 318-283-2688
www.simmonssportinggoods.com
Browse 70,000 square feet of
sporting goods. One of the
Souths best selections of
everything you need for
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SOMETHING SPECIAL II
218 Trenton St.,
West Monroe, 71291
318-362-1310
www.antique-alley.org
In the heart of Antique Alley
featuring antique furniture,
chandeliers, china, silver,
estate jewelry, Friend Zi silk
powder, gifts for home and
garden.
SOUTHERN LADY
ANTIQUES AND
COLLECTIBLES
303 Trenton St.,
West Monroe, 71291
318-998-0347
www.antique-alley.org
European and American
furniture, elegant glassware,
old wood doors and windows,
home and yard decor, light
xtures. Howards products.
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SOUTHERN STYLE
ANTIQUES, GIFTS
& SALON
215 Trenton St.,
West Monroe, 71291
318-325-2200
Multi-dealer store with an eclec-
tic mix of old and
new treasures.
THE SPICE & TEA
EXCHANGE OF
WEST MONROE
211 Trenton St.,
West Monroe, 71225
318-388-3920
www.spiceandtea.com
Spices from around the
globe, hand-mixed blends
and rubs, sea and mineral
salts, unique and exotic teas,
gifts and accessories.
TRENTON
STREET
ANTIQUES
207 Trenton St.,
West Monroe, 71291
318-387-1933
www.antique-alley.org
Antique store with 4,000
square feet of furniture,
glassware, silver, estate
jewelry, clocks, old tools
and pottery.
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BED & BREAKFASTS, GUEST HOUSES & COTTAGES
EDGEWOOD PLANTATION BED &
BREAKFAST
8876 Hwy. 2, Farmerville, 71241
Built in 1902 and on National Register of Historic Places.
318-368-9709
HAMILTON HOUSE INN 3
318 Trenton St., West Monroe, 71291
Queen bed, bath, cable TV and hot breakfast.
318-366-2412 www.hamiltonhouseinn.com
HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN 70 29
310 Thomas Rd., West Monroe, 71291
High-speed Internet, coffee, hair dryer, mini-fridge.
800-552-4667, 318-325-5780 www.shoneysinn.com
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AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN - RUSTON 53
1105 N. Trenton St., Ruston, 71270
Complimentary breakfast and many amenities.
318-251-0000
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ATRIUM HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER 90
2001 Louisville Ave., Monroe, 71201
Full-service hotel located near I-20 and Civic Center.
800-428-7486, 318-410-4000 www.theatrium.biz
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CLARION INN & SUITES CONFERENCE
CENTER MONROE 220
1051 U.S. Hwy. 165, Monroe, 71203
Monroes full-service hotel. 51 executive suites.
318-387-5100 www.clarionhotel.com
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COMFORT INN RUSTON 57 5
1951 N. Service Rd., Ruston, 71270
Located just three miles from Louisiana Tech University.
318-242-0080 www.comfortinn.com
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1401 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Monroe, 71202
All suite, interior corridor hotel in a great location.
318-410-1005 www.comfortsuitesmonroe.com
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DAYS INN MONROE 58
5650 Frontage Rd., Monroe, 71202
32-inch atscreen TV, Daybreak Breakfast and Wi-Fi.
800-329-7466, 318-345-2220 www.daysinn.com/hotel/02386
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DAYS INN RAYVILLE 37
125 Maxwell Dr., Rayville, 71269
Easy access off I-20, on-site restaurant and pool.
800-329-7466, 318-728-4500 www.daysinn.com/hotel/04268
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DAYS INN RUSTON 60
1801 N. Service Rd. E., Ruston, 71270
Seasonal outdoor pool. Free breakfast. I-20 Exit 86 access.
800-329-7466, 318-251-2360 www.daysinn.com/hotel/13064
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DAYS INN TALLULAH 34
143 Hwy. 65 S., Tallulah, 71282
Wi-Fi, coffee maker, refrigerator and free breakfast.
800-329-7466, 318-574-5200 www.daysinn.com/hotel/04493
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HAMPTON INN OF MONROE 69
1407 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Monroe, 71202
Exterior corridor hotel at a great location.
318-361-9944 www.hamptoninnmonroe.com
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HAMPTON INN RUSTON 84
1315 N. Trenton St., Ruston, 71270
High-speed Internet, tness center, breakfast.
318-251-3090 www.hamptoninn.com
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HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
HAMPTON INN WEST MONROE 82
601 Mane St., West Monroe, 71292
Opening early 2012. New hotel in a great location.
318-547-4672 www.hamptoninn.com
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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES
WEST MONROE 88
603 Constitution Dr., West Monroe, 71292
Amenities and spacious rooms create an enjoyable stay.
318-807-6000 www.hiexpress.com/wmonroela
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LA QUINTA INN MONROE 129 29
1035 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Monroe, 71203
Meetings, continental breakfast, high-speed Internet.
877-586-8757, 318-322-3900 www.lq.com
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QUALITY INN & SUITES 77 5
503 Constitution Dr., West Monroe, 71292
Hair dryers, coffee makers, desks and cable TV.
318-387-2711 www.qualityinn.com/hotel-west_monroe-louisiana-LA135
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SLEEP INN & SUITES - RUSTON 77 5
106 S. Service Rd. E., Ruston, 71270
Free hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, at-panel LCD TV. Smoke free.
800-424-6423, 318-232-1100 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/la168
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HIDDEN GEMS IN THE
HEART OF LOUISIANA
Dont overlook the outdoor riches, historical sites and
unique festivals that dot the paths of the Crossroads.
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ense, magnicent forests and expansive farmlands set this region
apart, where locals are warm-hearted and down-to-earth. Early settlers
tamed central Louisiana with determination, grit and Bowie knives.
Catch a re-enactment of the famous Jim Bowie duel at the annual Jim
Bowie Festival in Vidalia.
Navigate back roads to rural towns, such as Ebarb, where pioneers and
Native Americans learned to live together. In Natchitoches, the oldest town in
the Louisiana Purchase, nd a picture-perfect setting for novels and movies.
Its many bed-and-breakfasts make it a favorite romantic getaway. Just south
of town, the Cane River National Heritage Area provides a study in Louisianas
Creole heritage. Take time to tour one of the plantations.
To the east, Vidalia is a gateway to outdoor fun on oxbow lakes. And to the
west, Toledo Bend attracts champion anglers and golfers to Sabine Parish.
Alexandria, a true crossroads on the Red River, shares dramatic Civil War
history with its sister city, Pineville. Try your luck at Paragon Casino Resort,
and visit the new Tunica-Biloxi Cultural & Educational Research Center to see
an expansive collection of Native American artifacts in Marksville.
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Cheneyville; Front Street, Natchitoches; pie at Leas
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KISATCHIE NATIONAL FOREST, GARDNER (shown above)
Families camp here year-round beneath magnolia and dogwood trees.
This hikers haven is near Alexandria.
BEAU JARDIN, NATCHITOCHES
The lovely waterfall, landscaped gardens and tranquil lake setting
make for a backdrop any steel magnolia would love.
TUNICA-BILOXI POW WOW, MARKSVILLE
Native Americans converge in mid-May for a pow wow on the
reservation grounds. Dance and drum contests attract camera bufs.
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Rub Elbows With
Judy Wong, Many
Want to reel in a fsh sure
to impress your friends?
Meet fshing celebrity and
wildlife painter Judy Wong.
A professional bass fshing
champion, she can tell you
how to fnd the best fshing
on Toledo Bend Lake and
the Red River.
Wong started fshing
as a child, and holds
numerous records and
trophies, including the 2001
Womens Bass Fishing
Associations Classic World
Championship on the
Red River and the 2009
Womens Bassmaster
Tour Championship on
Louisianas Cypress Black
Bayou Lake. When time
allows, Wong guides fshing
tours. She has also become
a popular wildlife artist; see
her paintings in the Toledo
Branch Library in Many.
I really relate to the down-
home people in the area,
she said. Its a friendly
place to live and get out
on the water. To contact
Wong for guide services,
visit www.judywong.net.
MUST-HAVE SOUVENIRS:
Clementine Hunter Magnet,
Georgias Gift Shop
Handmade by artist Lurline Lemieux,
the magnets with bright colors, ow-
ers and little gures capture life on
Cane River plantations as folk artist
Clementine Hunter saw it.
Cotton Boll Ornament,
Frogmore Plantation
Little angels and cotton-picker
gures with straw hats are
handmade from cotton grown
at Frogmore Plantation. Find
them as you tour a historic
steam gin and a modern gin too.
BEST PHOTO OPS:
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CULINARY
HISTORY
MUSIC
OUTDOORS
LOCAL FAVES

Louisiana Sports
Hall of Fame,
Natchitoches:
Opening 2012;
sure to be a must for
sports buffs.

Hodges Gardens
State Park, Florien:
Azaleas, roses,
waterfalls and
garden paths.

Alexandria
Zoological Park:
Lions! Tigers! Bears!
And, oh my,
much more.

River Rouge
Plantation,
Alexandria:
Guided duck, quail,
hog hunts and more.

North & South Toledo
Bend State Parks:
Find sh galore;
watch eagles soar.

Catahoula National
Wildlife Refuge,
Jonesville:
Bring binoculars for
fantastic birding.

Delta Music Museum,
Ferriday:
Explores the distinct
sounds of Mississippi
Delta music.

Rapides Symphony
Orchestra, Alexandria:
Making music for
more than 45 years.

State Fiddle
Championship,
Natchitoches:
A highlight of the
annual Northwestern
State Folk Festival.

Louisiana Maneuvers
& Military Museum,
Camp Beauregard:
Where a World War II
dress rehearsal
took place.

Arna Bontemps
African American
Museum, Alexandria:
Dedicated to the
Harlem Renaissance
poet and author.

Oakland Plantation,
Bermuda:
Creole plantation
home is National
Historical Park.

Red River Grill,
Marksville:
Gourmet dining in
Avoyelles Parish.

Leas Lunchroom,
Lecompte:
Go for homemade
pies. Try pecan.

Nimmos Lakefront
Grocery & Deli,
Zwolle:
The place for
hot tamales.
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ATAKAPA-COUSHATTA
TRACE VISITORS
CENTER
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703 N. Bryan St.,
Merryville, 70653
337-825-5380,
www.beauregardtourism.com
Bird and larger game hunting.
Birders can nd half of
North Americas species in
southwest Louisiana.
River and lake shing.
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113 S. Washington Ave.,
DeRidder, 70634
800-738-5534,
www.beauregardtourism.com
Unique for its people
and attractions. Home
to a doll museum, gothic
jail and six museums
reecting each parish
areas heritage.
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SABINE PARISH TOURIST &
RECREATION COMMISSION
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1601 Texas Hwy.,
Many, 71449
800-358-7802, 318-256-5880
www.toledobendlakecountry.com
An exciting time for the entire
family with shing, hunting,
golf, gardens, historic sites,
antiques, crafts, festivals and
more. Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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AND TOURIST CENTER
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15091 Texas Hwy., Many, 71449
800-259-5253, 318-256-4114
www.srala-toledo.com
Number one in freshwater
recreation. Fishing, boating,
swimming, camping and
golng.
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VERNON PARISH TOURISM
COMMISSION
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201 S. Third St.,
Leesville, 71446
800-349-6287, 337-238-0783
www.venturevernon.com
The wildower capital of
Louisiana. Anacoco and
Vernon lakes, Kisatchie
National Forest, Leesville
National Register Historic
District, camping
and shing.
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ATTRACTIONS

FORT JESUP STATE
HISTORIC SITE
32 Geoghagan Rd.,
Many, 71449
888-677-5378,
318-256-4117
www.lastateparks.com
The Forts site was established
by Zachary Taylor in 1822
and now houses a museum,
outdoor exhibits, guided tours,
picnicking and special events.
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LOIS LOFTIN DOLL MUSEUM
120 S. Washington Ave.,
DeRidder, 70634
337-463-8148
www.cityofderidder.org
Displaying a collection of more
than 3,000 dolls from around the
world. Admission is free. Open
Tues. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.;
Sat. 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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MUSEUM OF WEST LOUISIANA
803 S. Third St.,
Leesville,71446
318-239-0927
www.museumsusa.org/
museums/info/1162034
Includes logging implements,
railroad items, quilts, clothing,
cooking and household items,
furniture, special displays and
paintings done by German POWs.
OUTDOOR
ADVENTURE
PARKS & NATURE
COW BAYOU
WILDERNESS AREA
481 Coker Worsham Rd.,
Converse, 71419
318-256-4114
www.srala-toledo.com
An 8-mile ATV trail. Primitive
camping is allowed.
HODGES GARDENS
STATE PARK
1000 Hodges Loop,
Florien, 71429
800-354-3523, 318-586-3523
www.lastateparks.com
Offering 40 acres of gardens, a
225-acre bass shing lake, miles
of hiking and biking trails and
cabins for overnight visitors.
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NORTH TOLEDO BEND
STATE PARK
2907 N. Toledo Park Rd.,
Zwolle, 71488
888-677-6400, 318-645-4715
www.lastateparks.com
Excellent shing, boating, camping,
cabins, group camping, swimming
pool, picnicking, playground, trails,
boat launch and meeting room.
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SABINE RIVER AUTHORITY
15091 Texas Hwy.,
Many, 71449
800-259-5253, 318-256-4114
www.srala-toledo.com
Five parks located along the
shoreline of the 186,000 acres
of Toledo Bend Reservoir with
cabins, RV pads and primitive
camping available.
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SOUTH TOLEDO BEND
STATE PARK
120 Bald Eagle Rd.,
Anacoco, 71403
888-398-4770, 337-286-9075
www.lastateparks.com
On the southern end of Toledo
Bend Reservoir and well known
to watersports enthusiasts.
Visitors can enjoy guided
nature hikes.
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CAMPGROUNDS, RV PARKS & CABINS
BASS HAVEN RESORT, INC. 27
664 Bass Haven Resort Dr., Toldeo Bend, 71403
Cabins, RV park, boat rentals and waterfront restaurant.
888-286-9239, 337-286-9239 www.basshavenresort.com
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CONVERSE BAY
679 Rec Site 4 Rd., Converse, 71419
Primitive camping, boat ramp and swimming.
318-256-4114 www.srala-toledo.com
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CYPRESS BEND PARK 72
3462 Cypress Bend Dr., Many, 71449
Cabins, RV, camping, beach and playground.
318-256-4118 www.srala-toledo.com
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OAK RIDGE 27
316 Oak Ridge Rd., Manseld, 71052
RV pads, primitive camping and boat launch.
318-697-1508 www.srala-toledo.com
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PLEASURE POINT PARK 126
1190 Pleasure Point Rd., Florien, 71429
RV pads, camping, swimming, grills and pier.
318-565-4810 www.srala-toledo.com
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15091 Texas Hwy., Many, 71449
Cabins, camping, swimming, shing, boat ramps, pier.
800-259-5253, 318-256-4114 www.srala-toledo.com
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SAN MIGUEL PARK 66
381 San Miguel Rd., Zwolle, 71486
San Miguel Park is located on Toledo Bend Lake.
318-645-6748 www.srala-toledo.com
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TURTLE BEACH LODGE 34
3017 Turtle Beach Rd., Many, 71449
Cabins, RV sites, boat rental, store, bait, tackle and gas.
318-256-5595 turtlebeach.sabinenet.com
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HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN 30 29
1715 N. Pine St., DeRidder, 70634
Wi-Fi, cable TV, hair dryer, iron, complimentary breakfast.
337-460-7747
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CYPRESS BEND GOLF RESORT &
CONFERENCE CENTER 95
2000 Cypress Bend Pkwy.,
Many, 71449
Louisianas destination resort.
Make reservations today.
877-519-1500, 318-590-1500
www.cypressbend.com
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DAYS INN LEESVILLE 70
1910 S. Fifth St., Leesville, 71446
Hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, tness and meeting rooms.
800-329-7466, 337-239-2612 www.daysinn.com/hotel/05425
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LEESVILLE 104
122 Express Blvd., Leesville, 71446
Newest and most exclusive hotel in Leesville.
800-465-4329, 337-239-2122 www.hiexpress.com/leesvillela
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WILDWOOD RESORT 33
129 Wildwood Dr., Zwolle, 71486
Luxury waterfront cabins, RV pads, cable, pools, launch.
800-341-3668, 318-645-6438 www.wildwood-resort.com
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Each October, the small town of
Zwolle swells with folks whove come
to celebrate the Tamale Fiesta. With
parades, mud bogging, entertainment
and more, the Fiesta pays tribute to
the Spanish and Native American
heritage of the region. The main draw,
of course, is the signature tamale.
About 26,000 dozen are served during
Fiesta weekend! Visit www.zwollela.
net/tamale.asp for more information.
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NATCHITOCHES
AREA CONVENTION &
VISITORS BUREAU
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781 Front St.,
Natchitoches, 71457
800-259-1714, 318-352-8072
www.natchitoches.net
Oldest settlement in the
Louisiana Purchase Territory,
over 35 bed and breakfasts,
Creole plantations, the lm
location of Steel Magnolias.
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ADAI INDIAN NATION
CULTURAL CENTER
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4460 Hwy. 485,
Robeline, 71469
877-472-1007, 318-472-1007
www.adaiindiannation.com
Open year-round, featuring
10,000 air-conditioned and
heated square feet showcasing
American Indian dances, arts
and crafts.
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ALLIGATOR PARK
380 Old Bayou Pierre Rd.,
Natchitoches, 71457
877-354-7001, 318-354-0001
www.alligatorpark.net
See hundreds of alligators at
Louisianas largest alligator
park. Feedings and informative
shows hourly. Shops and
restaurant. A great adventure.
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THE PRESERVATION
OF HISTORIC
NATCHITOCHES
P.O. Box 2248,
Natchitoches, 71457
318-379-0055
Hosts the Melrose Arts &
Crafts Festival in June
and the historic pilgrimage
every Oct. The association
oversees Melrose Plantation
and Lemee House.
FORT ST. JEAN BAPTISTE
STATE HISTORIC SITE
155 Rue Jefferson,
Natchitoches, 71457
888-677-7853,
318-357-3101
www.lastateparks.com
Replica of a 1732 French
fort on the banks of the
Cane River. Outdoor exhibits,
demonstrations and special
events. Visitor center and
museum.
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LOS ADAES STATE
HISTORIC SITE
6354 Hwy. 485,
Robeline, 71469
888-677-7853,
318-357-3101
www.lastateparks.com
Site of a Spanish fort built
in 1721 to protect Texas from
the French in Natchitoches.
Major archaeological area.
Outdoor exhibits and
guided tours.
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LOUISIANA POLITICAL
MUSEUM AND HALL
OF FAME
499 E. Main St.,
Winneld, 71483
318-628-5928
www.lapoliticalmuseum.com
Exhibits on Louisianas famous
politicians. Step through the
history of Louisianas politics.

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LOUISIANA SPORTS HALL
OF FAME
800 Washington St.,
Natchitoches, 71457
318-238-4255
www.lasportshall.com
Includes color portraits of the
281 members and memorabilia.
LOUISIANA STATE
MUSEUM, OLD
COURTHOUSE MUSEUM
600 Second St.,
Natchitoches, 71457
800-568-6968, 318-357-2270
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In the historic district of Natchi-
toches, this 1896 structure
houses changing exhibits on
Louisiana history and culture.
MELROSE PLANTATION
3533 Hwy. 119,
Melrose, 71452
800-259-1714, 318-379-0055
www.aphnatchitoches.net
Historic Melrose Plantation,
site of Yucca House and the
African House, which contains
renowned artist Clementine
Hunters primitive art works.
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REBEL STATE HISTORIC SITE
1260 Hwy. 1221,
Marthaville, 71450
888-677-3600, 318-472-6255
www.lastateparks.com
Site of an unknown Confederate
soldier, Louisiana Country Music
Museum and amphitheater for gospel,
folk and country music. Guided
tours and picnicking.
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NATCHITOCHES
EVENTS CENTER
750 Second St.,
Natchitoches, 71457
877-238-7502, 318-238-7500
www.natchitocheseventscenter.com
Elegant meeting facility located
in the historic district featuring
a 15,000-square-foot exhibit
hall, three meeting rooms and
executive board room.
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PARKS & NATURE
CANE RIVER NATIONAL
HERITAGE AREA
452 Jefferson St.,
Natchitoches, 71457
318-356-5555
www.caneriverheritage.org
Encompasses Natchitoches
along the Cane River. Home to a
national park, three state parks
and many historic properties,
landscapes and cultures.
DINING &
ENTERTAINMENT

ANTOONS RIVERFRONT
RESTAURANT
805 Washington St.,
Natchitoches, 71457
318-354-7767
www.antoonsrestaurant.com
Patio dining overlooking
scenic Cane River Lake in
downtown historic district,
casual dining. Groups and
private parties welcome.
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CANE RIVER COTTAGE 3
228 Pratt Ln., Natchitoches, 71457
Country comfort and charm on the lovely Cane River.
318-663-8239 www.canerivercottage.com
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FAIRMOUNT PLANTATION 2
230 Fairmount Plantation Rd., Colfax, 71417
Two bedrooms, private baths. Evening buffet on request.
866-732-2672, 318-793-8254 www.fairmountplantation.net
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JEFFERSON STREET TOWNHOUSE 4
230 Jefferson St., Natchitoches, 71457
1920s bungalow, gardens, breakfast. Great for events.
800-342-3957, 318-352-8481 www.jeffersontownhouse.com
CAMPGROUNDS, RV PARKS & CABINS
AJAX COUNTRY LIVIN RV PARK 27
1115 Hwy. 174, Marthaville, 71450
Full hook-ups, 30/50 amp, showers and shing.
318-796-2543 www.ajaxcountrylivinrv.com
NAKATOSH CAMPGROUND 40
5428 Hwy. 6, Natchitoches, 71457
Pull-thru, 30/50 amp and air-conditioned meeting room.
318-352-0911
HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN 144 29
7624 Hwy. 1 Bypass, Natchitoches, 71457
Close to airport and Northwestern State University.
888-252-8281, 318-357-8281
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BEST WESTERN NATCHITOCHES 64
5131 University Pkwy., Natchitoches, 71457
Free local calls, HBO and breakfast. Meeting services.
800-528-1234, 318-352-6655
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CHURCH STREET INN 20
120 Church St., Natchitoches, 71457
Elegant rooms, continental breakfast, banquet room.
800-668-9298, 318-238-8888 www.churchstinn.com
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DAYS INN 65
5135 University Pkwy., Natchitoches, 71457
Located off I-49, Exit 138. Free breakfast and Wi-Fi.
318-352-0783 www.daysinn.com
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ECONO LODGE INN & SUITES NATCHITOCHES 72 5
5335 University Pkwy., Natchitoches, 71457
Outdoor pool and wireless Internet connection.
318-214-0700 www.choicehotels.com/hotels/la163
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HAMPTON INN NATCHITOCHES 74
5300 University Pkwy., Natchitoches, 71457
Newly renovated interior corridors, high-speed Internet.
800-426-7866, 318-354-0010 www.natchitoches.hamptoninn.com
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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS NATCHITOCHES 80
5137 University Pkwy., Natchitoches, 71457
Cable, Wi-Fi and free continental breakfast.
318-354-9911 www.ichotelsgroup.com
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LASYONES MEAT
PIE RESTAURANT
622 Second St.,
Natchitoches, 71457
318-352-3353
www.lasyones.com/index.html
An authentic Creole and Cajun
cuisine experience. This family-
owned and -operated restaurant
is famous for their meat pies.
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MARINERS RESTAURANT
5948 Hwy. 1 Bypass,
Natchitoches, 71457
318-357-1220
www.marinersrestaurant.com
Fine dining overlooking Sibley
Lake. White tablecloths, candle-
light, seafood, steaks, poultry,
pasta, Cajun/Creole cuisine.
Lakeside, outdoor dining.
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SHOPPING
GEORGIAS GIFT SHOP
626 Front St.,
Natchitoches, 71457
318-352-5833
www.georgiasgiftshop.com
One of the best selections of
the areas gifts and souvenirs
including T-shirts, cookbooks,
ornaments and cypress art.
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16508 Hwy. 1,
Cloutierville, 71416
800-572-5925,
318-379-0272
www.natchitochespecans.com
Located on a portion of the
historic Little Eva Plantation.
Visit the store and take
home fresh nuts directly
from the orchard, glazed
pecans and candies.
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WITH BARBARA
435 Robert LaCaze Rd.,
Natchitoches, 71456
318-663-5468
www.tournatchitocheswith
barbara.com
Specializing in French
Creole plantation tours,
lming sites from the movie,
Steel Magnolias and the
historic downtown district,
and walking and driving tours.
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PINEVILLE
Longleaf
Lecompte
Cheneyville
Bunkie
Simmesport
Mansura
Marksville
Moreauville
Frogmore
Ferriday
Vidalia
ALEXANDRIA
Colfax
Cottonport
INFORMATION
VISITOR INFORMATION
ALEXANDRIA/PINEVILLE
AREA CONVENTION &
VISITORS BUREAU
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707 Second St.,
Alexandria, 71301
800-551-9546, 318-442-9546
www.theheartoouisiana.com
Alexandria and Pineville sit on
opposite banks of the Red River
in the Heart of Louisiana,
offering culture, history, art,
recreation, food and fun.
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AVOYELLES PARISH
TOURIST COMMISSION
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8592 Hwy. 1, Ste. 3,
Mansura, 71350
800-833-4195, 318-964-2025
www.travelavoyelles.com
Historic home tours,
museums, French Acadian
culture, festivals, casinos,
hunting and shing.
Ad page 73
BUNKIE CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE AND
TOURISM CENTER
110 N.W. Main St.,
Bunkie, 71322
318-346-2575
www.bunkie.org
Located in the newly renovated
Old Train Depot and museum
and in the National Register
of Historical Landmarks.
Home of the new Bunkie
Veterans Memorial.
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CONCORDIA PARISH
TOURIST COMMISSION
1401 Carter St.,
Vidalia, 71373
318-336-8223
www.seevidalia.com
Join locals in the Land of
Harmony. Great shing, bird-
ing, touring, music and
home-cooked Delta food.
First-class RV park and hotels
on the river.
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WELCOME CENTER
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7050 Hwy. 1 N.,
Boyce, 71409
318-767-6000
www.crt.state.la.us
Ofcial statewide tourism
information.
MANSURA CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE
6656 High School St.,
Mansura, 71350
318-964-2887
www.cochondelait.com
Home of the Cochon de
Lait Festival, which is held
the second weekend in May
in Mansura.
MARKSVILLE CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE
242 Tunica Dr. W.,
Marksville, 71351
318-253-0284
marksvillechamberofcommerce.com
A leader and advocate in
facilitating positive community
interaction in Marksville.
SIMMESPORT CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE
16093 La. Hwy. 1,
Simmesport, 71369
318-941-2179
www.simmesportchamber.com
Located in a railroad caboose
with tours available. Civil War
park with original trenches. Area
has great hunting, shing and a
casino.
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VIDALIA WELCOME CENTER
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112 Front St., Vidalia, 71373
318-336-7008
www.crt.state.la.us
Official statewide tourism information.
ATTRACTIONS

ADAM PONTHIEU GROCERY
STORE AND BIG BEND
POST OFFICE MUSEUM
8554 Hwy. 451,
Moreauville, 71355
318-997-2465
www.travelavoyelles.com
Visit a country store and post
ofce museum from the early
1900s. Learn the history of an old
railroad, a steel-truss swing bridge
and the rivers connection.
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ALEXANDRIA MUSEUM OF ART
933 Second St., Main Street,
Alexandria, 71301
318-443-3458
www.themuseum.org
A place to explore the world
of art from ancient artifacts to
contemporary masters.
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ALEXANDRIA ZOOLOGICAL PARK
3016 Masonic Dr.,
Alexandria, 71301
318-441-6810
www.thealexandriazoo.com
Thirty-three shady acres with
more than 500 animals, train, gift
shop and snack bar. Owned by
the city of Alexandria and ac-
credited by AZA.
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ARNA BONTEMPS AFRICAN
AMERICAN MUSEUM
1327 Third St.,Alexandria, 71301
318-473-4692
www.arnabontempsmuseum.com
Birthplace home of noted
author/poet, anthologist and librar-
ian Arna W. Bontemps. Offers a
great selection of his works along
with historical photos and artifacts.
COTTONPORT MUSEUM
220 Cottonport Ave.,
Cottonport, 71327
318-876-3517
Learn why cotton was king
via murals and nostalgia that
preserve the towns history,
heritage and culture.
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DELTA MUSIC MUSEUM
218 Louisiana Ave.,
Ferriday, 71334
318-757-9999
www.sos.la.gov/dmm
Features 18 Hall of Fame induct-
ees including famous cousins
Mickey Gilley, Jerry Lee Lewis
and Jimmy Swaggart.
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DR. JULES CHARLES
DESFOSS HOUSE
1832 LEglise St.,
Mansura, 71350, 318-964-2152
French Colonial home featuring
mud walls, built in 1790, re-
stored in 1850. National Register
of Historic Places and owned by
the town of Mansura.
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FROGMORE COTTON
PLANTATION & GINS
11054 U.S. Hwy. 84,
Frogmore, 71334
318-757-2453
www.frogmoreplantation.com
Rand McNally must-see. 1,800-
acre historical and modern cotton
plantation from 1700s - today.
Steam gin, computerized gin,
slave cabins, store and church.
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HYPOLITE BORDELON
HOUSE
242 Tunica Dr. W.,
Marksville, 71351
318-253-0284
An 1820 Creole pioneer dwell-
ing and home to the Marksville
Chamber of Commerce.
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KENT PLANTATION HOUSE
3601 Bayou Rapides Rd.,
Alexandria, 71303
318-487-5998
www.kenthouse.org
Preserves, interprets and
promotes its historic site to
educate the public about the
history and culture of central
Louisiana between 1795 and
1855.
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LOUISIANA 4-H MUSEUM
8592 Hwy. 1, Ste. 2, Mansura,
71350, 318-964-2245
www.lsu.agcenter.com/
4hmuseum
Exciting multi-media exhibits,
artifacts, animatronic puppet
show celebrate more than 100
years of 4-H, Louisianas largest
youth development program.
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LOUISIANA MUD FEST
12220-B Hwy. 8, Colfax,
71417
318-729-3237
www.louisianamudfest.com
300-plus acres for people to
come out and relax, ride in
the mud, sh or even catch
a concert or two. Camping is
available every weekend.
MARKSVILLE STATE
HISTORIC SITE
837 Martin Luther King Dr.,
Marksville, 71351
888-253-8954, 318-253-8954
www.lastateparks.com
The site of Indian culture
and earthen mounds dating
from 1400 A.D. The museum
features artifacts and exhibits
interpreting that culture.
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PARAGON CASINO
RESORT
711 Paragon Pl.,
Marksville, 71351
800-946-1946, 318-253-1946
www.paragoncasinoresort.
com
More than 2,000 slots, 45 table
games, poker room and off-
track betting. Hotel, RV park,
spa, cinema, shopping, golf,
dining and child care.
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RAPIDES EXPLORATORY
HOUSE
1403 Third St.,
Alexandria, 71301
318-619-9394
www.kidtreehouse.org
T.R.E.E. House is a unique
educational and cultural resource
that represents the communitys
interest and investment in our
children and their childhood.
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RIVER ROUGE PLANTATION
100 Aaron Slayter Plantation,
Boyce, 71409
800-264-4034, 318-442-4034
www.riverrougeplantation.com
We offer guided hunting services
consisting of duck, dove, farm
raised quail, white-tail deer, alliga-
tor, hog, preditor along with shing.
RIVERFRONT ROYALE
SALON & MED SPA
102 Front St., Vidalia, 71373
318-336-8898
www.riverfrontspa.com
Relax & Revive on the
Mississippi River! Offering
the latest in hair treatments,
skincare and body thearapies.
Available for weddings, groups
and couple packages.
SIMMESPORT FISHING
INDUSTRY MUSEUM
461 Main St.,Simmesport, 71369
318-941-2822
Exhibit on shing customs. In
the Simmesport Branch of the
Avoyelles Parish Library. Open
Mon. - Sat.
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SOUTHERN FOREST
HERITAGE MUSEUM
77 Long Leaf Rd.,Long Leaf,
71448, 318-748-8404
www.forestheritagemuseum.org
Historical, family-friendly
museum offering guided
tours and rail rides.
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TUNICA-BILOXI INDIAN
MUSEUM
171 Yuroni Rd.,Marksville, 71351
800-272-9767, 318-253-9767
www.tunica.org
Visit the past by way of life-
sized dioramas, paintings and
legends. Learn about Tunica
Treasure. Gift shop on site and
guided tours available.
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BUSINESS
SERVICES

ALEXANDRIA RIVERFRONT
CENTER
707 Second St.,Alexandria,
71301, 800-551-9546,
alexandriariverfrontcenter.com
All the amenities of big-city
convention centers combined
with the convenience of being
centrally located within the state.
VIDALIA CONFERENCE &
CONVENTION CENTER
112 Front St., Vidalia, 71373
318-336-9934
www.vidaliaconvention
center.com
New state-of-the-art
center holds any event,
conference or convention.
Located on Vidalia riverfront
with a beautiful view of the
Mississippi River.

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OUTDOOR
ADVENTURE
PARKS & NATURE
KISATCHIE NATIONAL
FOREST HEADQUARTERS
2500 Shreveport Hwy.,
Pineville, 71360
318-473-7160
www.fs.usda.gov/kisatchie
Spanning seven central
and north Louisiana parishes,
the Kisatchie National Forest,
encompasses over 600,000
acres of beautiful land.
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DINING &
ENTERTAINMENT

BISTRO ON THE
BAYOU
1321 Chappie James Ave.,
Alexandria, 71303
318-445-7574
www.bistroonthebayou.com
Dining said to be as good
as the best in New Orleans.
Fresh seafood and prime
steaks prepared with a
special Louisiana touch.
Lounge and private dining.
THE DIAMOND GRILL
924 Third St,
Alexandria, 71301
318-448-8989
www.thediamondgrill.com
A wide range of superb
menu items to suit every taste
and budget. Ad page 71
LITTLE CAKES WITH
BIG ATTITUDE
4216 Michiels Dr., Ste. C,
Alexandria, 71301
318-445-5226
www.littlecakeswithbig
attitude.com
Lets be clear, these arent
your mamas cupcakes.
Gourmet square cupcakes,
brownies, cake balls, dessert
bars and full coffeebar.
Its truly an experience!
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for a truly unusual
and beautiful spot
to get away from
it all, heres one
to consider: Loyd
Hall Plantation in
Cheneyville. Listed
on the National
Register of Historic
Places, the nearly
200-year-old Loyd
Hall is framed by
stately oaks and
surrounded by
sugar cane. It is
also the heart of a
640-acre working
farm. Spend a lovely
night in one of the
bed-and-breakfast
cottagestheres
even a swimming
pool. Or consider
stately Loyd Hall for
a group meeting or
perhaps a wedding.
See more at www.
loydhall.com and get
a glimpse into the
antebellum South.
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BED & BREAKFASTS, GUEST HOUSES & COTTAGES
THE HONEYSUCKLE BED & BREAKFAST 4
679 Hwy. 1187, Petit Cote Road, Mansura, 71350
In the Cajun crossroads. Near casino, golf, museums.
318-964-5435 www.thehoneysuckle.net
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LOYD HALL LLC 7 71
292 Loyd Bridge Rd., Cheneyville, 71325
Antebellum home with suites and cottages.
888-602-5693, 318-776-5641 www.loydhall.com
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CAMPGROUNDS, RV PARKS & CABINS
PARAGON CASINO RESORT RV PARK 166 75
Earl Barbry Boulevard, Marksville, 71351
Many guests stay in the comfort of their own RV.
800-946-1946, 318-253-4892 www.paragoncasinoresort.com
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RIVER VIEW RV PARK & RESORT 193
100 Riverview Pkwy., Vidalia, 71373
Full hook-ups, primitive sites, laundry and playground.
888-628-2430, 318-336-1400 www.riverviewrvpark.com
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HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
BAYMONT INN & SUITES/SAI
CONVENTION CENTER 171
2301 N. MacArthur Dr., Alexandria, 71303
Convenient to I-49 and Alexandria International Airport.
318-619-3300 www.baymontinns.com/hotel/19442
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BEST WESTERN INN, SUITES AND
CONFERENCE CENTER 190
2720 N. MacArthur Dr., Alexandria, 71303
Business center, tness room, domed atrium and pools.
888-338-2008, 318-445-5530 www.bestwestern.com
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COMFORT INN 68
2001 N. Bolton Ave., Alexandria, 71303
Free full hot breakfast, Wi-Fi and HBO.
800-424-6423, 318-484-9155 www.comfortinn.com
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COMFORT SUITES RIVERFRONT HOTEL 102 5
6015 Old Boyce Rd., Alexandria, 71303
One of the areas only new all-suite hotel. Non-smoking.
504-244-1414 www.comfortsuites.com
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COUNTRY INN & SUITES PINEVILLE
CONVENTION CENTER 100
2727 Monroe Hwy., Pineville, 71360
Smoke- and pet-free. Meeting space on-site.
888-201-1746, 318-641-8332 www.countryinns.com/pinevillela
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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT ALEXANDRIA 96
3830 Alexandria Mall Dr., Alexandria, 71301
Wi-Fi, plush beds, 32-inch at screens TVs.
318-445-2415 www.marriott.com/aexcy
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DAYS INN PINEVILLE 46
11 Lord of Lords Ave., Pineville, 71360
Continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, microwave, fridge.
800-329-7466, 318-640-5818 www.daysinn.com/hotel/12772
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ECONO LODGE INN & SUITES 106 5
2716 N. MacArthur Dr., Alexandria, 71303
Conveniently located off I-49 with free airport shuttle.
318-487-4261 www.econolodge.com/hotel-alexandria-louisiana-LA132
HAMPTON INN & SUITES 106
6124 W. Calhoun Dr., Alexandria, 71303
Free breakfast, HBO, local calls, Wi-Fi. Group rates.
318-445-4449 www.hampton.com
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HAMPTON INN AND SUITES MARKSVILLE 77
6896 Hwy. 1, Mansura, 71350
Just opened in 2011, located near Paragon Casino Resort.
318-253-7576 www.hamptoninn.hilton.com
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HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL AND SUITES 80
2340 N. MacArthur Dr., Alexandria, 71301
Close to airport, free Wi-Fi and breakfast. Pool area.
318-487-9898
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LA QUINTA INN & SUITES ALEXANDRIA 117
6116 W. Calhoun Dr., Alexandria, 71303
Breakfast, tness center, high-speed Internet.
318-442-3700 www.lq.com
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PARAGON CASINO RESORT 530 75
711 Paragon Pl.,
Marksville, 71351
Well-appointed rooms, suites,
balconies, man-made bayou.
800-946-1946, 318-253-1946
www.paragoncasinoresort.com/site10.php
PARC ENGLAND - A BOUTIQUE HOTEL 48
1321 Chappie James Ave., Alexandria, 71303
Southern ambiance, hospitality and New Orleans cuisine.
318-445-7574 www.parcenglandhotel.com
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QUALITY INN ALEXANDRIA 58 5
3010 N. MacArthur Dr., Alexandria, 71303
Whirlpool suites, Internet, free breakfast. Near dining.
318-445-6757 www.qualityinn.com
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RAMADA OF ALEXANDRIA 117
742 MacArthur Dr., Alexandria, 71303
Ramada Mart, business center, hospitality room.
318-448-1611 www.ramada.com
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SLEEP INN & SUITES PINEVILLE 68 5
3411 Monroe Hwy., Pineville, 71360
Free high-speed Internet, HBO, continental breakfast.
318-640-8505 www.sleepinn.com/hotel/la127
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SUPER 8 OF ALEXANDRIA 80
700 MacArthur Dr., Alexandria, 71303
Large pool, picnic area and barbecue pits.
318-445-6541 www.super8.com
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PASS A GOOD
TIME IN ACADIANA
The fun-loving people, beautiful landscapes and zesty
cuisine will lure you back for visits time and time again.
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n Cajun Country people embrace life with gusto. They
love lively music, well-seasoned food and friends to
share in the fun. The region bordering the Gulf of
Mexico stretches from the Sabine River to the west to
the Atchafalaya Basin and lower Mississippi Delta to the
east. Youll nd subtle diferences from place to place, but
Cajun culture pervadesand theres so much to do, one
trip wont be enough.
In southwest Louisiana, the Creole Nature Trail All-
American Road takes you through prairies and wetlands
teeming with wildlife. Lake Charles serves as a gateway to
this Louisiana Outback, and the area boasts fresh-caught
seafood fare but also delights with casino excitement and
unusual festivals.
In the heart of Acadiana, Lafayette is the cultural cen-
ter of a region that cooks up the good life with incredible
Cajun and contemporary restaurants, Grammy Award-
winning musicians and street dances. Neighboring towns
brim with authentic folklife attractions and old-time tradi-
tions that are sure to charm you.
Follow the Bayou Teche Byway east toward sugar cane
elds, antebellum mansions, wildlife refuges, birding
trails and paddling adventures. Continue farther east and
discover a shermans mecca proud of its Native American
heritage. Dine on crawsh, shrimp, redsh or speckled
trout caught just a short time before, then take in a festival
with live bands performing from 10 a.m. until.
In Cajun Country, youll see the party never ends!
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musician in Layfayette; Acadian Village, Lafayette; shing in
Lake Charles.
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CAJUN JACK, PATTERSON
Cajun Jackcall him
Jackengages travelers
with stories about the lower
Atchafalaya Basin. Pay
attention as he moves his
boat slowly into a cypress
swamp and teaches you
how to listen for alligators.
Be quiet now; be very
quiet, he advised, inching
the boat through duckweed
and palmettos.
You may not always hear
the gators, but you will hear
from Jack whose family has
lived here for generations.
During the tour, he tells how
the seasons, foods and
droughts affect the basin.
When it starts to cool,
you really start seeing bald
eagles. There are eight or
nine wood storks in there
and pileated woodpeckers.
The licensed captain
watches visitors like a hawk.
Im very careful on my
swamp tours. In 25 years,
Ive never had anyone break
a fngernail on my boat.
For tour information, go to
www.cajunjack.com.
MUST-HAVE SOUVENIRS:
Alligator head at Greenwood
Gator Farm, Gibson
Take home a genuine alligator headteeth
and allbut rst, learn how
farm-raised gators go from
an egg to full-grown monster
(or how they become your favor-
ite purse).
Rubboard by Tee Don
Landry, Sunset
Sometimes called a frottoir, the percus-
sion instrument is essential to every
zydeco band. The rubboards from
Key of Z Rubboards are some of
the nest around. There are
even Tee Don rubboards in
the National Museum of
American History.
GREAT PHOTO OPS:
VIRTUAL VISITOR CENTER: Go to LouisianaTravel.com/virtual-visitor-center to download Cajun Country Guides.
RIP VAN WINKLE GARDENS, JEFFERSON ISLAND (shown above)
Explore exotic gardens with subtropical plants, camellias and roses
at this Victorian retreat of Joseph Jeferson, a 19th-century actor
who portrayed Rip Van Winkle on stage. Have your camera ready for
sunset over Lake Peigneur.
WETLAND WALKWAY, SABINE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE,
HACKBERRY Walk deep into a grassy marsh on a raised walkway for
spectacular views of birds and wild animals, including alligators.
RANDOLS RESTAURANT, LAFAYETTE Snap shots of your pals as they
take to the large dance oor to waltz and two-step the night away.
Theres live music nightly.
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CULINARY
HISTORY
MUSIC
OUTDOORS
LOCAL FAVES

Konriko/Conrad Rice
Mill, New Iberia:
Tour Americas oldest
rice mill; shop the
Company Store.

Crawsh Town USA
Fresh Market,
Breaux Bridge:
Seafood, local products
and items you wont nd
at the typical grocery.

Laurel Valley
Plantation,
Thibodaux:
Shop locally made
crafts at the plantations
General Store.

Swamp Tours:
Find expert
guides at
VisitLouisianaCoast.com.

Grand Isle:
Enjoy Gulf shing, bird
watching and being
lazy beachside.

Rockefeller
Wildlife Refuge,
Grand Chenier:
Great crabbing and
shrimping, even
for rst-timers.

Luna Bar and Grill,
Lake Charles:
Live entertainment
on the outdoor stage.

Zydeco Bayou Cruise,
Vermilionville:
Music, dancing
and bayou boat rides
on Sundays.

Freds Lounge,
Mamou:
The place to be
for a Saturday
morning Cajun jam.

Zigler Museum,
Jennings:
Fine art, sculptures,
wildlife dioramas
and more.

E.D. White Historic
Site, Thibodaux:
Learn the story of
Bayou Lafourche.

The Acadian
Museum, Erath:
Free museum highlights
treasured Acadian
artifacts.

Big Als Seafood
Restaurant, Houma:
Boiled and fried
seafood are their
specialties.

Susies Seafood,
Morgan City:
Steaming piles of
crawsh; Cajun tunes
on jukebox.

Fezzos, Crowley:
Authentic Cajun
cooking and tasty
seafood.
Pick your passionsas many or as few as you
likefrom the categories below for an itinerary
thats just for you!
PERFECT ADVENTURE
Create Your
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Gal Pal Retreat
Example :
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INFORMATION
VISITOR INFORMATION
ABBEVILLE TOURIST
INFORMATION CENTER
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200 N. Magdalen Square,
Abbeville, 70510
337-898-4254
www.cityofabbeville.net
Abbeville is someplace special
on the bayou. Enjoy picturesque
Cajun charm, unique cuisine,
museums, shops and historic
tours.
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ACADIA PARISH TOURIST
COMMISSION
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401 Tower Rd.,
Crowley, 70527
877-783-2109, 337-783-2108
www.acadiatourism.org
Tour rice and crawsh farms,
Rice Interpretive Center, and
culture museums. Visit Frog
Capital of the World. Experience
the Cajun music and food.
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ATCHAFALAYA WELCOME
CENTER
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1908 Atchafalaya River Hwy.,
Breaux Bridge, 70517
337-228-1094
www.crt.state.la.us
An ofcial statewide provider of
tourism information.
CENTER FOR CULTURAL
AND ECO-TOURISM
400 E. St. Mary Blvd., Ste. 313,
Lafayette, 70503
337-482-1320
ccet.louisiana.edu
Preservation and promotion
through an extensive website, a
eldwork and archiving program,
community outreach and
programming and research.
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CITY OF BREAUX
BRIDGE & BAYOU TECHE
VISITORS CENTER
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314 E. Bridge St.,
Breaux Bridge, 70517
888-565-5939, 337-332-8500
www.breauxbridgelive.com
Historic downtown tours of the
Legend of the Bayou Teche,
the Bridge of 1950, Veterans
Monument, statue of Scholastique
Picou Breaux.
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CITY OF CROWLEY
425 N. Parkerson Ave.,
Crowley, 70526
337-783-0824
www.crowley-la.com
Known as the Rice Capital of
America, Crowley offers many
interesting agricultural and
historical attractions.
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CITY OF KAPLAN
701 N. Cushing Ave., Kaplan, 70548
337-643-8602
www.kaplanla.com
Known as Gateway to Acadianas
Coastal Wetlands with many
annual festivities held through-
out the year.
CITY OF OPELOUSAS
TOURIST INFORMATION
CENTER
828 E. Landry St.,
Opelousas, 70570
800-424-5442, 337-948-6263
www.cityofopelousas.com
Visit the Zydeco Capital of
the World. The essential stop
for Cajun and Creole culture.
Home to the LA & Orphan Train
Museum and Le Vieux Village.
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CITY OF RAYNE
801 The Blvd.,
Rayne, 70578
337-334-3121
www.rayne.org
The Frog Capital of the World
and The Louisiana City of
Murals welcomes every
traveler with warm hospitality.
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ST. MARTINVILLE TOURIST
INFORMATION CENTER
120 S. New Market St.,
St. Martinville, 70582
337-394-2233
www.stmartinville.org
St. Martinvilles history,
culture, natural and
architectural beauty awaits
you. Ad page 87
DOWNTOWN LAFAYETTE
UNLIMITED
735 Jefferson St., Ste. 204,
Lafayette, 70501
337-291-5566
www.downtownlafayette.org
Free outdoor concerts, festivals,
dining, nightlife, galleries,
museums, shops, culture and
entertainment. Monthly ArtWalk
and Downtown Alive!
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EVANGELINE TOURISM
COMMISSION
306 W. Main St.,
Ville Platte, 70586
337-363-1878
www.evangelinetourism.com
Evangeline Parish, home of the
original Swamp Pop. Ici on est
er de parler Francais. We are
proud to speak French here!
Its our heritage.
KAPLAN AREA CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE
701 N. Cushing Ave.,
Kaplan, 70548
337-643-2400
www.kaplanchamber.com
Kaplan characterizes the best
qualities of both a proud
Acadian heritage and a
progressive-minded community.
LA MAISON DE BEGNAUD -
SCOTTS HERITAGE
VISITOR CENTER
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110 Benoit Patin Rd., Scott, 70583
337-269-5155
www.begnaudhouse.com
We invite you to an old-fashioned
sit-down visit.You also can take
in one of the Cajun heritage
workshops to learn more about
the areas culture.
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LAFAYETTE CONVENTION &
VISITORS COMMISSION
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1400 N.W. Evangeline Thrwy.,
Lafayette, 70501
800-346-1958, 337-232-3737
www.lafayette.travel
Lafayette is a avorful combination
of spirited festivals, savory cuisine,
breathtaking scenery and a rich
history. Experience the joie de
vivre.
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ST. LANDRY PARISH
TOURIST COMMISSION
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978 Kennerson Rd.,
Opelousas, 70570
877-948-8004, 337-948-8004
www.cajuntravel.com
Its Gumbo for your soul.
Featuring the home of zydeco
music, Racetrack Casino, Cajun
Music, Atchafalaya gateway,
Liberty Theatre and Miracle Site.
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Feel the beat Taste the heat
Share the Joie de Vivre!
800 346 1958 www.Lafayette.Travel
Allons!
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LAFAYETTE AREA
ST. MARTIN PARISH
TOURIST COMMISSION
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391 Cannery Rd.,
Breaux Bridge, 70517
888-565-5939, 337-442-1597
www.cajuncountry.org
Where Cajun began. Historic
towns, Atchafalaya Basin,
Cajun and Creole food,
swamp tours, campgrounds,
houseboats, cabins, bed and
breakfasts, hotels.
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TOWN OF CHURCH POINT
102 Church Blvd.,
Church Point, 70525
337-684-5692
www.churchpoint-la.com
The crown jewel is Le Vieux
Presbytere Parsonage Home.
This 1887 building was the
old Our Lady of the Sacred
Heart rectory.
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TOWN OF GRAND COTEAU
232 Martin Luther King Dr.,
Highway 93,
Grand Coteau, 70541
877-948-8004, 337-662-1032
www.grandcoteau.org
Located on a scenic
byway, the great ridge
boasts historic architecture,
site of a documented miracle,
shops and dining.
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TOWN OF PORT BARRE
504 Saizan Ave.,
Port Barre, 70577
337-585-7646
www.townofportbarre.com
Port Barre plays host to
numerous festivals and
attractions. Home to one of
the largest and oldest oak
trees in the nation.
VERMILION PARISH
TOURIST COMMISSION
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1905 Veterans Memorial Dr.,
Abbeville, 70510
337-898-6600
www.mostcajun.com
Visit the most Cajun place
on earth to see why were
more than a great meal.
Friendly people, fun festivals,
scenic views and quaint towns.
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VISIT LOUISIANA
COAST-LAFAYETTE AREA
1905 Veterans Memorial Blvd.,
Abbeville, 70510
504-982-6278
www.visitlouisianacoast.com
Explore Louisianas Coast
for amazing shing, plentiful
bird-watching, scenic drives,
great golf, camping, swamp
tours and family-friendly
festivals.
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ATTRACTIONS

ABBEVILLE CULTURAL &
HISTORICAL MUSEUM &
ART GALLERY
200 N. Magdalen Sq.,
Abbeville, 70510
337-898-4114
www.abbevillemuseum.org
Cultural Center and Museum in
historic downtown Abbeville that
features exhibits by local artists
along with videos about our
Acadian heritage.
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ACADIAN MEMORIAL
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121 S. New Market St.,
St. Martinville, 70582
337-394-2258
www.acadianmemorial.org
Honors the Acadian/Cajun
people who found refuge
in Louisiana after the British
exiled them from Acadie
(Nova Scotia) in the mid-19th
century.
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ACADIAN VILLAGE
200 Greenleaf Dr.,
Lafayette, 70506
800-962-9133, 337-981-2364
www.acadianvillage.org
As a folklife museum, Acadian
Village offers an authentic vision
of Acadian society in south
Louisiana during the 19th
century.
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ALEXANDER MOUTON
HOUSE/LAFAYETTE
MUSEUM
1122 Lafayette St.,
Lafayette, 70501
337-234-2208
www.lafayettetravel.com/meet-
ingplanners/conventionandfacili-
ties/alexandremoutonhouse
Restored 1850s house museum,
established by Jean Mouton,
founder of Vermilionville
(Lafayette), displaying history
and culture in the area.
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ATCHAFALAYA NATIONAL
HERITAGE AREA
1051 N. Third St.,
Baton Rouge, 70802
225-219-0768
www.atchafalaya.org
Enjoy spectacular Cajun cuisine
and Cajun and zydeco music at
dance halls, lively festivals and
one-of-a-kind eateries.
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BAYOU BOUDIN AND
CRACKLIN CAFE
100 W. Mills Ave., Highway 94,
Breaux Bridge, 70517
337-332-6158
www.bayoucabins.com
1869 cafe on Bayou Teche.
Pork, seafood, white bean
and tasso boudin, cracklins,
hoghead cheese, pralines,
homemade root beer.
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CAJUN FRENCH MUSIC
ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 92575,
Lafayette, 70509
337-344-2494
www.cajunfrenchmusic.org
Child-friendly and adult
dancing.
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CHAMPAGNES SWAMP
TOURS
1008 Roxy Dr.,
St. Martinville, 70582
337-230-4068
www.champagnesswamptours.com
Personal, authentic, guided
ecotours into the Atchafalaya
Basin Swamp and Louisianas
largest nesting area of
wading birds.
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CITY OF EUNICE /
LIBERTY THEATRE
200 Park Ave., Eunice, 70535
337-457-7389
www.eunice-la.com
A renovated 1924 vaudeville
movie house, home to a weekly
Cajun music radio and TV show
every Sat. night. Hosted in
French with a dance oor.
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CITY OF ST. MARTINVILLE
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121 S. New Market St.,
St. Martinville, 70582
337-394-2258
www.stmartinville.org
Settled in 1765. Evangeline Oak
Park: Cultural Heritage Center
- African American, Acadian
Memorial Museums, tourism
center, and Duchamp Opera
House.
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CROWLEY CITY HALL,
HISTORIC FORD BUILDING
425 N. Parkerson Ave.,
Crowley, 70526
337-783-0824
www.crowley-la.com
The 1920 Crowley Motor Co. now
houses the City Hall, Rice Inter-
pretive Center, JD Miller Music,
Ford Automotive, and the History
of Crowley Museums.
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CROWLEY HISTORIC DISTRICT
425 N. Parkerson Ave.,
Crowley, 70526
337-783-0824
www.crowley-la.com
On the National Register of
Historic Places. The commercial
and residential districts have
more than 200 listings that tell
the tale of a city born in 1887.
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CROWLEY RICE THEATRE
323 N. Parkerson Ave.,
Crowley, 70526
337-783-0824
www.crowley-la.com
Renovated Art Deco-style
theater built in 1939 features live
local and national theatrical and
musical events. Tours available
by appointment, no fee.
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CRYSTAL RICE HERITAGE
FARM
6428 Airport Rd.,
Crowley, 70526
337-783-6417
www.crystalrice.com
Three tours available:
agri-tour (rice and crawsh),
Blue Rose Museum tour
and classic car tour.
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DEPOT AT MAGDALEN
PLACE
201 W. Lafayette St.,
Abbeville, 70510
337-740-2112
www.magdalenplace.com
An 1894 restored train
depot museum with antiques,
gifts and Cajun products.
Two cabooses on-site from
1930 and 1971.
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EUNICE DEPOT
MUSEUM
220 S. CC Duson,
Eunice, 70535
337-457-7389
Birthplace of Eunice. In
1893-1894, Cajun music,
old toys, railroad items,
history of Cajun Mardi
Gras, pioneer farming,
Cajun life.
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GUEYDAN MUSEUM
212 Main St.,
Gueydan, 70542
337-536-0443
Located in an historic
1902 National Register
building featuring rotating
exhibits and a permanent
collection of local artifacts
and antiques.
HISTORIC WASHINGTON
MUSEUM & VISITORS
CENTER
404 N. Main St.,
Washington, 70589
337-826-3627
www.townofwashingtonla.org/
museum.html
Washington is the third
oldest town in Louisiana.
A Steamboat Town with the
largest port between New
Orleans and St. Louis.
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JEAN LAFITTE
NATIONAL HISTORICAL
PARK & PRESERVE -
ACADIAN CULTURAL
CENTER
501 Fisher Rd.,
Lafayette, 70508
337-232-0789
www.nps.gov/jela/
acadian-cultural-center.htm
The Acadian Cultural
Center is one of six sites
managed by Jean Latte
National Historical Park
and Preserve.
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LAFAYETTE AREA
JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL
HISTORICAL PARK &
PRESERVE - PRAIRIE
ACADIAN CULTURAL
CENTER
250 W. Park Ave.,
Eunice, 70535
337-457-0061
www.nps.gov/jela/prairie-acadian-
cultural-center-eunice.htm
Discover the life of Louisianas
prairie Cajuns through programs,
exhibits, artifacts and lms. Kids
can explore the center and earn
a badge.
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KELLYS LANDING
AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM
& TOURS
1109 Roberts Cove Rd.,
Crowley, 70526
337-788-0546
Take a nostalgic walk through
the past as you view the
farming tools of our fathers and
grandfathers.
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LAFAYETTE SCIENCE
MUSEUM
433 Jefferson St.,
Lafayette, 70501
337-291-5544
www.lafayettesciencemuseum.org
More than10,000 square feet
of exhibits featuring hands-on
science, plus a planetarium.
Please call or check the website
for information and show times.
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LE MUSEE DE KAPLAN
405 N. Cushing Blvd.,
Kaplan, 70548
337-643-1528
A thematically arranged
museum dedicated to the
history/culture of Kaplan and
its people. Open Wed. - Sat.,
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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LONGFELLOW-EVANGELINE
STATE HISTORIC SITE
1200 N. Main St.,
St. Martinville, 70562
888-677-2900, 337-394-3754
www.lastateparks.com
Interprets history of French-
speaking cultures along Bayou
Teche by comparing life on an
1800s French-Creole plantation
to typical Acadian farmsteads.
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LOUISIANA CRAFTS GUILD
SANS SOUCI FINE CRAFTS
GALLERY
219 E. Vermilion St.,
Lafayette, 70501
337-266-7999
www.louisianacrafts.org
Named one of the top 16 places
to shop in the South by
Southern Living, offering a
variety of art created by the nest
craft artisans in Louisiana.
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LOUISIANA MILITARY HALL
OF FAME AND MUSEUM
911 Revis Sirmon Loop,
Abbeville, 70510
337-898-9645
www.sos.la.gov/lmhofam
Honors Louisianas soldiers,
sailors and airmen who went
above and beyond the call
of duty.
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LOUISIANA ORPHAN
TRAIN MUSEUM
223 S. Academy St.,
Opelousas, 70570
337-948-9922
www.laorphantrain.com
Housed in restored depot, museum
tells the story of orphans who
arrived from the N.Y. Foundling
Hospital 1873-1929. Mural by
Robert Dafford.
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LOUISIANA SWAMP POP
MUSEUM
205 N.W. Railroad Ave., Ville
Platte, 70586 337-363-2939
www.vpla.com/site13.php
Swamp pops rich history lives
again at the new museum,
lled with stage costumes,
photos, records, a wall of
fame of autographs and more
rare memorabilia.
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OPELOUSAS MUSEUM AND
INTERPRETIVE CENTER
315 N. Main St.,
Opelousas, 70570
337-948-2589
www.cityofopelousas.com
History museum dedicated
to collecting, preserving and
interpreting objects and artifacts
relating to the history and culture
of the Opelousas area.
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PASTOR BROTHERS
CAJUN EXCURSIONS
Highway 90, Lafayette, 70508
337-205-3276
www.pastorbrothers.com
Authentic Cajun experience.
Cruise down the Lazy Bayou
Vermilion, explore Cajun heritage,
peel crawsh, dance and
sample unique foods.
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TOWN OF WASHINGTON
404 N. Main St.,
Washington, 70589
877-948-8004, 337-826-3267
www.townofwashingtonla.org
With 80 percent of the town on
the Historic Register, Acadianas
Antique Capital offers shops,
gardens, B&Bs, unique dining
and festivals.
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VERMILIONVILLE
300 Fisher Rd.,
Lafayette, 70508
866-992-2968, 337-233-4077
www.vermilionville.org
A Cajun and Creole heritage and
folklife park that re-creates life in
the Acadiana area between 1765
and 1890.
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ZIGLER MUSEUM
411 Clara St.,Jennings, 70546
337-824-0114
www.ziglerartmuseum.com
The museum collection spans
six centuries of European and
American art. Rotating exhibits
feature LA artists and year ends
with Festival of Christmas.
ZOO OF ACADIANA
5601 U.S. Hwy. 90 E.,
Broussard, 70518
337-837-4325
www.zooofacadiana.org
Featuring 42 acres of lush natural
shading foliage home to more than
just animals. Antelope Express
Train Ride, Critter Cafe, gigantic
playground and gift shop.
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BUSINESS
SERVICES
TRISTAR GRAPHICS
GROUP, INC.
107 Commission Rd.,
Lafayette, 70508
888-874-9761, 337-839-9761
www.tristargraphics.com
Our mission is to provide you
with the highest-quality printed
products and services possible
in a timely fashion and at a
competitive price.
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OUTDOOR
ADVENTURE
PARKS & NATURE
CHICOT STATE PARK
3469 Chicot Park Rd.,
Ville Platte, 70586
888-677-2442, 337-363-2503
www.lastateparks.com
Woodlands on a 2,000-acre lake.
Camping, cabins, three lodges,
one group camp, meeting rooms,
picnicking, boat ramps, hiking
trail and pool.
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LAKE FAUSSE POINTE
STATE PARK
5400 Levee Rd.,
St. Martinville, 70582
888-677-7200, 337-229-6173
www.lastateparks.com
Waterfront cabins, camping, boat
launch, picnicking, pavilions,
meeting rooms, trails, and
playgrounds at the edge of the
Atchafalaya Basin.
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LOUISIANA STATE
ARBORETUM STATE
PRESERVATION AREA
1300 Sudie Lawton Ln.,
Ville Platte, 70586
888-677-6100, 337-363-6289
www.lastateparks.com
A living museum of trees featuring
six miles of nature trails,year-round
nature programs, and visitor
center with exhibits. Group tours
available.
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DINING &
ENTERTAINMENT

ACCIDENTAL CHEF
COOKING SCHOOL
406 Gareld,
Lafayette, 70501
337-849-6837
www.accidentalcooking.com
The Accidental Chef provides
an alternative to the mundane
dining-out experience and of-
fers the most gifted chefs
for our guests training
and delight.
BLUE DOG CAFE
1211 W. Pinhook Rd.,
Lafayette, 70503
337-237-0005
www.bluedogcafe.com
The largest collection of
works by famous artist George
Rodrigue. Serving Cajun
cuisine, steaks, seafood and
more. A favorite of locals and
visitors.
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CAF DES AMIS
140 E. Bridge St.,
Breaux Bridge, 70517
337-332-5273
www.cafedesamis.com
Modern Cajun/Creole cuisine
and art gallery located in
historic downtown Breaux
Bridge. World Famous Zydeco
Breakfast held every Sat.
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CRAWFISH TOWN USA
RESTAURANT & FRESH
MARKET
2815 Grand Point Hwy.,
Henderson, 70517
337-667-6148
www.crawshtownusa.com
Louisiana seafood, steaks
and ribs served in a genuine
Cajun atmosphere with genuine
Cajun hospitality. RV and
truck parking. Groups welcome.
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DONS SEAFOOD &
STEAKHOUSE OF LAFAYETTE
301 E. Vermilion St.,
Lafayette, 70501
337-235-3551
www.donsdowntown.com
Family-owned and -operated
restaurant in Historic Downtown
Lafayette. Serving only the
freshest Louisiana seafood.
Tour groups welcome.
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FEZZOS SEAFOOD,
STEAKHOUSE &
OYSTER BAR
720 I-10 S. Frontage Rd.,
Scott, 70583
337-235-8047
www.fezzos.com
Serving the freshest seafood,
marinated steaks, great plate
lunches and a varied menu
including pasta and po-boys.
JOLIES LOUISIANA BISTRO
507 W. Pinhook Rd.,
Lafayette, 70503
337-504-2382
www.jolieslouisianabistro.com
Jolie's offers an eclectic Creole
menu featuring fresh, local,
seasonal Louisiana ingredients
harvested weekly by local
farmers and food artisans.
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LA CUISINE DE MAMAN AT
VERMILIONVILLE
300 Fisher Rd.,
Lafayette, 70508
866-992-2968, 337-233-4077
www.vermilionville.org
Full-service restaurant serving
Cajun and Creole cuisine. Set
in an 19th century folklife and
heritage park. Catered events
are also available.
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LAFONDA RESTAURANT
3809 Johnston St.,
Lafayette, 70503
337-984-5630
www.lafonda1957.com
The best in Tex-Mex food
since 1957. Diverse menu and
professional service in a warm,
pleasant atmosphere. Well-
known for their margaritas.
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PATS FISHERMANS
WHARF RESTAURANT
& ATCHAFALAYA CLUB
1008 Henderson Levee Rd.,
Henderson, 70517
337-228-7512
www.patsshermanswharf.com
Dine and dance on the bayou.
Live Cajun swamp pop and
zydeco music on the weekends.
Serving authentic Cajun food
and Pats homemade products.
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PONT BREAUXS CAJUN
RESTAURANT
325 Mills Ave.,
Breaux Bridge, 70517
800-422-2586, 337-332-4648
Authentic Cajun lunch and
dinner. Live Cajun music
and dancing, casual dress and
childrens menu.
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POOR BOYS RIVERSIDE INN
240 Tubing Rd.,
Broussard, 70518
866-837-6650, 337-837-4011
www.poorboysriversideinn.com
Authentic Cajun cuisine. Gulf
and local seafood, steaks and
live Maine lobster. Full bar,
family friendly and free parking.
Come feed the ducks!
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PREJEANS RESTAURANT
3480 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy.,
Lafayette, 70507
337-896-3247
www.prejeans.com
Award-winning Cajun cuisine
in a fun, casual atmosphere.
Live Cajun music nightly.
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RANDOLS RESTAURANT &
CAJUN DANCE HALL
2320 Kaliste Saloom Rd.,
Lafayette, 70508
800-962-2586, 337-981-7080
www.randols.com
Two Steppin...Toe Tappin...
Taste Temptin. Where
the young and old let the good
times roll. Live Cajun music and
dancing nightly.
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SHUCKS! THE LOUISIANA
SEAFOOD HOUSE!!!
701 W. Port St.,
Abbeville, 70510
337-898-3311
www.shucksrestaurant.com
Fun, family and friends. Gatherings
large and small with something
for everyone. Casual and avorful,
serving delicious, authentic Cajun
cuisine.
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SOILEAUS DINNER CLUB
1618 N. Main St.,
Opelousas, 70570
337-942-2985
www.soileaus.com
Second-generation, family owned
and operated, specializing in
select seafood, signature dishes
and charbroiled Angus beef.
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STEAMBOAT WAREHOUSE
RESTAURANT
525 N. Main St.,
Washington, 70589
337-826-7227
www.steamboatwarehouse.com
Fine cuisine in a circa-1819
casual atmosphere. Featuring
award-winning dishes by Chef
Jason Huguet. Bon Appetit.
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SHOPPING
CASA AZUL GIFTS
232 Martin Luther King Dr.,
Grand Coteau, 70541
337-662-1032
www.casaazul.homestead.com
Buy beautiful handmade
international gifts and receive
fascinating tourist information.
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THE FRUIT STAND, INC.
200 W. Mills Ave.,
Breaux Bridge, 70517
800-874-5865, 337-332-4636
www.thefruitstandinc.com
Since 1987, an open-air market
with fresh fruit, vegetables,
pecans, preserves, hot
sauces, and world-famous
fresh boiled seafood.
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1800 Rees St.,
Breaux Bridge, 70517
337-507-8303
laboutiquesdepontbreaux.com
For a unique shopping
experience, the mall should
be on your list if you are
visiting the Breaux Bridge
area. Its where the
locals go!
LAFAYETTE JOCKEY
LOT FLEA MARKET
3011 N.W. Evangeline Thrwy.,
Lafayette, 70507
337-236-3432
www.lafayettejockeylot.com
Old and new crafts and
collectibles, breakfast and
lunch,a variety of food as
well as fast food with fun
ea market desserts.
MACYS - ACADIANA
5733 Johnston St.,
Mall of Acadiana,
Lafayette, 70508
337-981-8000
www.macys.com
For group programs and
reservations, please call
1-877-797-7227.
SAM GUARINO
BLACKSMITH SHOP
MUSEUM
304 S. State St.,
Abbeville, 70510
337-893-8550
cityofabbeville.net
Guarino Blacksmith Shop
Museum. Historic and authentic
blacksmith shop, circa 1913,
containing original equipment.
Tours are by appointment only.
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WORTMAN POTTERY,
STUDIO & SHOWROOM
1769 Potters Rd.,
Duson, 70529
337-873-8584
www.wortmanpottery.com
Visit this pottery studio
and showroom on a working
rice farm and take home
a piece of Cajun Country.
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ALLONS A LAFAYETTE, INC.
424 St. Joseph,
Lafayette, 70506
800-264-5465, 337-269-9607
www.allonsalafayette.com
Louisiana and Cajun Country
tours, dinner with Cajun music
and dance instructors. Swamp
tours with multilingual guides.
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ATCHAFALAYA BASIN
LANDING & SWAMP TOURS
1377 Henderson Levee Rd.,
Breaux Bridge, 70517
337-228-7880
www.basinlanding.com
An experience like no other.
Houseboat rental, airboat tours
and shing.
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MCGEES LANDING/
ATCHAFALAYA TOURS
1337 Henderson Levee Rd.,
Henderson, 70517
337-228-2384
www.mcgeeslanding.com
Visit the interior of one of Americas
greatest river swamps aboard
one of McGees sightseeing boats
or airboats.
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BED & BREAKFASTS, GUEST HOUSES & COTTAGES
AAAH! TFRERES HOUSE &
GARCONNIERE BED & BREAKFAST 6
1905 Verot School Rd., Lafayette, 70508
Great hospitality and cuisine. TJuleps and canaps.
800-984-9347, 337-984-9347 www.tfreres.com
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401 N. St. Charles St., Abbeville, 70510
Two-bedroom suite with bath. TV/DVD. Single with full bed.
337-898-0048 www.ducotewilliams.com
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AU BAYOU TECHE B&B - THE OLD CITY HOTEL 5
205 Washington, Breaux Bridge, 70517
Vintage Acadian home and boarding house circa 1812.
337-332-1049 www.aubayoutechebedandbreakfast.com
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BAYOU CABINS 14 87
100 W. Mills Ave., Highway. 94, Breaux Bridge, 70517
National Geographic Top 5 Places to stay in United States.
337-332-6158 www.bayoucabins.com
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CAJUN COUNTRY COTTAGES 5
1138-A Lawless Tauzin Dr., Breaux Bridge, 70517
Secluded, tranquil, private lake, breakfast at your door.
800-318-2423, 337-332-3093 www.cajuncottages.com
COUNTRY FRENCH BED & BREAKFAST 2
616 General Mouton Ave., Lafayette, 70501
Chateau with beautiful gardens and European air.
337-234-2866 www.countryfrenchbedandbreakfast.com
COUNTRY RIDGE BED & BREAKFAST 4 85
169 Country Ridge Rd., Opelousas, 70570
Luxurious home. City living with nature of Cajun Country.
337-948-1678 www.cajunbnb.com
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ISABELLE INN BED & BREAKFAST 5
1130 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, 70517
The ultimate bed and breakfast experience.
337-412-0455 www.isabelleinn.com
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LA CABOOSE BED & BREAKFAST 4 85
145 S. Budd St., Sunset, 70584
Historic train cars, antiques, art, gardens, breakfast.
337-662-5401
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LE VILLAGE A CAJUN COUNTRY RETREAT 6
121 Seale Ln., Eunice, 70535
Event area, guesthouse, antiques on six acres.
337-457-3573 www.levillagehouse.com
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MAISON D MEMOIRE B&B COTTAGES 3
8450 Roberts Cove Rd., Rayne, 70578
Privacy, Jacuzzi, country setting and full breakfast.
866-580-2477, 337-334-2477 www.maisondmemoire.com
MAISON DABOVAL 4
305 E. Louisiana Ave., Rayne, 70578
1892 home, homemade foods and French-speaking host.
337-334-3489 www.dabovalbb.com
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MAISON DES AMIS BED AND
BREAKFAST INN 4
111 Washington St., Breaux Bridge, 70517
1870 Creole residence, gardens, gazebo, antiques.
888-570-3043, 337-507-3399 www.maisondesamis.com
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MAISON MADELEINE B&B AT LAKE MARTIN 2
1015 John D. Hebert Dr., Breaux Bridge, 70517
On Lake Martin in Acadiana near Breaux Bridge and Lafayette.
337-332-4555 www.maisonmadeleine.com
FALL IN THE LAYFAYETTE AREA BRINGS A FEAST OF FOOD FESTIVALS. www.LouisianaTravel.com/falls-delicious-food-festivals
Eggcitement
for the Whole
Family
Did you know more
than 5,000 eggs
go into making the
signature dish at
Abbevilles Giant
Omelette Celebration
each November?
Thats no yolk!
The eggstravagant
affair includes live
entertainment, an
art show and child-
friendly fun, but
you wont shell out
a fortune. Its a free
festival. Learn more at
www.giantomelette.org.
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COMFORT INN OF OPELOUSAS 57 5
5454 I-49 N. Service Rd., Opelousas, 70570
Parks, golf courses and outdoor recreation areas nearby.
337-942-4900
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COMFORT SUITES-OIL CENTER 80 5
114 Rue Fernand, Lafayette, 70508
Non-smoking hotel, free hot breakfast, business center
337-456-8390 www.choicehotels.com
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CROWNE PLAZA OF LAFAYETTE SOUTH 290
1801 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, 70508
Full-service hotel with parlor suites.
337-233-8120 www.crowneplaza.com/lafayettesouth
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DAYS INN EUNICE 41
1251 E. Laurel Ave., Highway 190 E., Eunice, 70535
Free breakfast, high-speed Internet. Suites available.
800-329-7466, 337-457-3040 www.daysinn.com/hotel/30431
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DAYS INN OPELOUSAS 58
5761 I-49 Service Rd. S., Opelousas, 70570
High-speed Internet, Jacuzzi suites, free breakfast.
800-329-7466, 337-407-0004 www.daysinn.com/hotel/11700
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DAYS INN RAYNE 41
1125 Church Point Hwy., Rayne, 70578
Free hot breakfast, Wi-Fi and free calls.
800-392-7466, 337-334-0000 www.daysinn.com/hotel/12465
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DRURY INN & SUITES LAFAYETTE 102
120 Alcide Dominique Dr., Lafayette, 70506
Free hot breakfast, evening drinks, snacks and Internet.
800-378-7946, 337-262-0202 www.druryhotels.com
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ECONO LODGE INN & SUITES 92 5
2111 N.W. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette, 70501
Close to Lafayette Regional Airport.
337-261-5111 www.choicehotels.com
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EVANGELINE DOWNS HOTEL 117 5,
2235 Creswell Ln., Lot B, Opelousas, 70570
Connected to the Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino.
337-407-2121 www.ascendcollections.com/hotel-opelousas-lousiana-LA252
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FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES 81
1606 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, 70508
Rooms with all the amenities of an extended-stay hotel.
800-228-2800, 337-233-5558 www.marriott.com/LFTFS
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HILTON GARDEN INN
LAFAYETTE/CAJUNDOME 153
2350 W. Congress St., Lafayette, 70506
Restaurant, indoor pool, free Internet.
877-STAYHGI, 337-291-1977 www.lafayettecajundome.hgi.com
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HILTON LAFAYETTE 327
1521 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, 70503
Stay with the best. Dance club and large pool deck.
800-445-8667, 337-235-6111 www.lafayette.hilton.com
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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES
LAFAYETTE - SOUTH 80
210 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, 70508
Close to Mall of Acadiana and Wetlands Golf Course
337-456-6900 www.hiexpress.com/lafayettela
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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS SCOTT 73
736 I-10 S. Frontage Rd., Scott, 70583
Located convenient to businesses and attractions.
337-232-6845 www.holidayinnexpress.com/scottla
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HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES OPELOUSAS 75
5696 I-49 N. Service Rd., Opelousas, 70570
75 rooms including 20 suites, pool and workout center.
337-948-3300 www.holiday-inn.com/opelousasla
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BED & BREAKFASTS, GUEST HOUSES & COTTAGES
OLD CASTILLO BED & BREAKFAST 7
220 Evangeline Blvd., St. Martinville, 70582
Beautiful bayou and garden views beneath the Evangeline Oak.
800-621-3017, 337-394-4010 www.oldcastillo.com
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ABBEVILLE RV PARK 55
1501 W. Port St., Abbeville, 70510
Shaded full hook-up sites, clubhouse, trails, dump station.
337-898-4042 www.abbevillervpark.com
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BETTYS RV PARK 17
2118 S. State St., Abbeville, 70510
Full hook-ups and covered pavilion.
337-893-7057 www.bettysrvpark.com
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CITY OF RAYNE RV PARK 700 91
206 Frog Festival Dr., Rayne, 70578
700 RV hook-ups. Schedule your next rally today.
337-334-3121 www.rayne.org
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KOA LAFAYETTE 22
537 Apollo Rd., Scott, 70583
Concrete sites, cable, Wi-Fi, shing and mini-golf.
800-562-0809, 337-235-2739 www.koa.com
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LAKEVIEW RV PARK 95 85
1717 Veteran Memorial Hwy., Eunice, 70535
Beautiful lake setting, lots of amenities, great staff.
337-457-2881 www.lvpark.com
MAXIES CAMPGROUND 70
4350 Hwy. 90 E., Broussard, 70518
Attractions nearby. Passport America and AAA honored.
337-837-6200 www.maxiescampground.com
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POCHES FISH-N-CAMP 90
1080 Sawmill Hwy., Breaux Bridge, 70517
Campsites on four ponds with bass, bream and catsh.
337-332-0326 www.pochesrvpark.com
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PORT BARRE, TOWN OF/BAYOU
TECHE RV PARK 46
100 Bayou Dr., Port Barre, 70577
On the bayou, full hookups, pavilion and bathhouse.
337-585-7647 www.townofportbarre.com
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HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN - LAFAYETTE 80 29
1605 N. University Ave., Lafayette, 70506
Free, hot breakfast and high-speed Internet.
337-269-9779 www.americasbestvalueinn.com
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BEST WESTERN LAFAYETTE INN 52
2207 N.W. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette, 70501
Complimentary breakfast and comfortable beds.
337-769-2900 www.bestwestern.com/lafayetteinn
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CARRIAGE HOUSE HOTEL 27
603 Silverstone, Lafayette, 70508
A luxury hotel experience in the heart of the River Ranch.
866-657-8483, 337-769-8400 www.thecarriagehousesuites.com
COMFORT INN & SUITES 58 5
2300 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette, 70501
Suites with wet bar, on-site guest laundry, indoor pool.
800-424-6423, 337-291-6008 www.comfortinn.com
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COMFORT INN & SUITES
WEST LAFAYETTE 67 5
1636 Saint Mary St., Scott, 70583
Feel the Joie de Vivre (Joy of Living) atmosphere.
337-706-8128 www.comfotinn.com/hotelscottlouisiana
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GET LAYFAYETTE CHEF PATRICK MOULDS RECIPE FOR SHRIMP AND CORN BISQUE.
www.LouisianaTravel.com/louisiana-shrimp-and-corn-bisque-recipe
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HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
MICROTEL INN AND SUITES BREAUX BRIDGE 58 87
2280 Rees St., Ext., Breaux Bridge, 70517
Located in the Crawsh Capital of the World. Truck parking.
337-332-0432 www.microtelinn.com
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QUALITY INN LAFAYETTE 100 5
2216 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy, Lafayette, 70501
At the junction of I-10 and I-49 on the Evangeline Thruway.
800-424-6423, 337-234-0383 www.choicehotels.com/hotels/la136
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RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT LAFAYETTE AIRPORT 93
128 James Comeaux Rd., Lafayette, 70508
Luxury extended-stay hotel. Full kitchens, breakfast.
337-232-3341 www.marriott.com/lftri
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SPRINGHILL BY MARRIOTT LAFAYETTE
SOUTH AT RIVER RANCH 103
321 Settlers Trace Blvd., Lafayette, 70508
337-981-5512
SUPER 8-LAFAYETTE WEST 55
3001 Daulaut Dr., Duson, 70529
New, free breakfast, microwave, fridge, Jacuzzi suites.
337-873-8823 www.super8duson.com
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WINGATE BY WYNDHAM 82
702 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, 70508
We are built for business and so much more.
866-456-7890, 337-234-3700 www.wingatehotels.com
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HOLIDAY INN LAFAYETTE 243
2032 N.E. Evangeline Thrwy., Lafayette, 70501
Newly renovated. Indoor pool, sauna and sports court.
800-492-4868, 337-233-6815 www.hilafayette.com
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HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON 129
201 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, 70508
New in 2011. Close to the Lafayette Regional Airport.
337-264-6044 www.homewoodsuites1.hilton.com
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THE JULIET HOTEL 20
800 Jefferson St., Lafayette, 70501
Unique, upscale boutique hotel located downtown.
337-261-2225 www.juliethotel.com
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LACADIE INN AND RV PARK 20
259 Tasso Loop, Eunice, 70535
Newly renovated rooms with hardwood oors.
337-457-5211 www.hotboudin.com
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LA QUINTA INN & SUITES 50 29
1015 W. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette, 70503
Newly renovated. In Oil Center close to UL campus.
337-291-1088 www.lq.com
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MICROTEL INN & SUITES 78
301 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Scott, 70583
Free continental breakfast, local and long distance calls.
800-771-7171, 337-235-9010 www.microtelinn.com
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Lafayette Takes the Cake,
Wins Best Food City
Boudin, gumbo, oystersyum! We cant
help but be tempted by the foods of
Lafayette, and were not the only ones
charmed by the local cuisine. Lafayette
was named Best Food City in the USA
in the Rand McNally/USA Today Best
of the Road Rally. Sample the very foods
that earned them the title. Learn how
at www.lafayettetravel.com/visitors/
bestfood.
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CAJUN COAST VISITORS &
CONVENTION BUREAU
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112 Main St., Patterson, 70392
800-256-2931, 985-395-4905
www.cajuncoast.com
Explore our landscape. Drive
the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway
into the Atchafalaya National
Heritage Area, described as
hauntingly beautiful land.
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IBERIA PARISH CONVENTION
& VISITORS BUREAU
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2513 Hwy. 14,
New Iberia, 70560
888-942-3742, 337-365-1540
www.iberiatravel.com
Get your free HOTpak getaway
guide. This is too hot to pass
up with famous attractions,
sizzling events and cool
lodging, great food.
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FRANKLIN VISITOR CENTER
& REST AREA
15307 Hwy. 90 West,
Franklin, 70538
337-828-2555
Tourist information service for
Franklin.
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NEW IBERIA/MORGAN CITY
2513 Hwy. 14,
New Iberia, 70560
504-982-6278
www.visitlouisianacoast.com
Explore Louisianas Coast for
amazing shing, plentiful
bird-watching, scenic drives,
great golf, camping, swamp
tours, family-friendly festivals.
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ATTRACTIONS

BAYOU TECHE MUSEUM
131 E. Main St.,
New Iberia, 70560
337-606-5977
www.bayoutechemuseum.org
State-of-the-art museum
tells the story of a growing
city, its people, culture and
industry are centered around
the snakelike curves of
Bayou Teche.
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CITY OF NEW IBERIA
(HISTORIC DISTRICT)
457 E. Main St., Ste. 404,
New Iberia, 70560
337-369-2330
www.cityofnewiberia.com
Stroll a self-guided walking tour
of beautiful architecture, antique
and specialty shops, art, music
and food all surrounded by
century-old oaks.
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CONRAD RICE
MILL/KONRIKO

307 Ann St.,


New Iberia, 70560
800-551-3245, 337-367-6163
www.conradricemill.com
The oldest rice mill in America,
next to KONRIKO

Company
Store. Tour the mill, browse
through Cajun crafts, foods
and folklore.
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CYPRESS BAYOU CASINO
832 Martin Luther King Rd.,
Charenton, 70523
800-284-4386, 337-923-7284
www.cypressbayou.com
Theres no place like
Cypress Bayou Casino
and Shortys. More than
1,350 slots and 50 table
games, Live Action Poker
room, OTB and live
entertainment.
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GREVEMBERG HOUSE
MUSEUM
407 Sterling Rd.,
Franklin, 70538
337-828-2092
www.grevemberghouse.com
An 1850 antebellum Greek-
Revival townhouse with elegant
period furnishings, antique toys
and Civil War artifacts.
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JEANERETTE BICENTENNIAL
PARK & MUSEUM
500 Main St., Jeanerette, 70544
337-276-4408
www.jeanerettemuseum.net
A 100-year-old home promoting
the sugar industry with a lm on
how sugar is made. Animal room,
Victorian bedroom, Mardi Gras
room and more to see.
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LOUISIANA STATE
MUSEUM - PATTERSON
118 Cotton Rd.,
Patterson, 70392
800-568-6968, 985-399-1268
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MCILHENNY COMPANY
Highway 329, Avery Island, 70513
800-634-9599, 337-365-8173
www.tabasco.com
Founded in 1868. Louisiana
family owned and operated.
World-famous Tabasco-brand
pepper sauce made here, tour
the factory to see how its done.
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OAKLAWN MANOR
3296 E. Oaklawn Dr.,
Franklin, 70538
337-828-0434
Circa-1837 Greek revival.
Gardens, oaks, American and
European antiques, original
Audubons and hand-carved
game birds.
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RIP VAN WINKLE
GARDENS
5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd.,
New Iberia, 70560
337-359-8525
www.ripvanwinklegardens.com
Tour a semi-tropical garden
and the Joseph Jefferson
Home, sit beside beautiful
Lake Peigneur.
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SHADOWS-ON-THE-TECHE
317 E. Main St.,
New Iberia, 70560
877-200-4924, 337-369-6446
www.shadowsontheteche.org
Home to sugar planter family 1834-
1958. Opened as National Trust
Historic Site in 1961. Original fur-
nishings and letters provide picture
of life.
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MORGAN CITY AREA
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Travel the HOT side of Cajun Country
Jefferson Island Loreauville Delcambre
SIZZLING EVENTS
Experience the setting captured in the famed Dave Robicheaux novels
by New Iberia native and award winning author James Lee Burke
BAYOU TECHE MUSEUM
New Iberia Avery Island Jeanerette
Welcome Center Open Mon. - Sat.
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Highway 329,
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800-634-9599, 337-365-8173
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World-famous TABASCO

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steak sauces, marinades,
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OUTDOOR
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PARKS & NATURE
ATCHAFALAYA NATIONAL
HERITAGE AREA
1051 N. Third St.,
Baton Rouge, 70802
225-219-0768
www.atchafalaya.org
Outdoor adventure: diverse
wildlife, exotic birdwatching,
canoeing, lush gardens,
coastlines, swamps, marshes,
unique culture.
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CYPREMORT POINT
STATE PARK
306 Beach Ln.,
New Iberia, 70560
888-867-4510
www.lastateparks.com
Six cabins fully equipped with
essentials including private
porch, sh cleaning area and
boat slips. Beach, swimming,
barbecue pits, picnic tables,
pavilions and shing pier.
JUNGLE GARDENS
Highway 329,
Avery Island, 70513
337-369-6243
www.junglegardens.org
A garden with a diverse collection
of plants and owers and a bird
sanctuary. The Chinese Garden
has a Buddha from 1000 AD.
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DINING &
ENTERTAINMENT

ANTIQUE ROSE VILLE
2007 Freyou Rd.,
New Iberia, 70560
337-367-3000
www.antiqueroseville.com
French, Cajun and American
cuisine meticulously prepared
with the nest ingredients. Meals
are complimented by a variety of
homemade desserts.
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FOREST RESTAURANT
1905 Main St. (adjoins the Best
Western), Franklin, 70538
337-828-3300
www.bestwesternforestinn.com
Great Cajun dining, fresh seafood,
crawsh, home-cooked specials
and hot breakfast buffet, Tues. -
Sat., lunch buffet Tues. - Fri.
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OF NEW IBERIA
2318 Hwy. 90 W.,
New Iberia, 70560
337-369-3772
Lunch and dinner buffet.
Landrys Grand Buffet on Fri.
and Sat. nights. Live Cajun
music and dancing Fri. and Sat.
nights. Closed Sun. and Mon.
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LITTLE RIVER INN
833 E. Main St., New Iberia, 70560
337-367-7466
www.littleriverinnnewiberia.com
Locally owned and operated.
Serving ne Cajun seafood,
steaks, oyster bar, alligator,
crawsh, crabmeat, lobster and a
great wine and dessert selection.
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CAJUN JACKS SWAMP
TOURS
112 Main St., Patterson, 70392
985-395-7420
www.cajunjack.com
Tour the Atchafalaya, the largest
swamp in North America. See
how Cajuns live as their ancestors
did hundreds of years ago.
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BED & BREAKFASTS, GUEST HOUSES & COTTAGES
THE GOUGUENHEIM 30
101 W. Main St., New Iberia, 70560
Experience elegance and luxury in our four suites.
337-364-3949 www.gouguenheim.com
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CAMPGROUNDS, RV PARKS & CABINS
CHITIMACHA TRIBE OF LA RV PARK 30
832 Martin Luther King Rd., Charenton, 70523
Next to Cypress Bayou Casino. Electrial, water, sewer.
800-284-4386 www.cypressbayou.com
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KEMPER WILLIAMS PARK 209
264 Cotten Rd., Patterson, 70392
Public 18-hole golf, tennis, picnic grounds, nature trail.
985-395-2298 kemperwilliampark.com
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KOC KAMPGROUND 130
3104 Curtis Ln., New Iberia, 70560
Full-service campground near many attractions.
337-364-6666 www.kockampground.com
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LAKE END PARK CAMPGROUND 200
2300 Hwy. 70, Morgan City, 70380
Full hook-ups, shower, laundry, boat ramp, beach, trail.
985-380-4623 www.lakeendpark.net
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HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
BEST WESTERN FOREST INN 85 MAP
1909 Main St., Franklin, 70538
Newly-remodeled rooms. Five miles from casino.
800-828-1812, 337-828-1810 www.bestwesternforestinn.com
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BEST WESTERN MORGAN CITY 61
1011 Brashear Ave., Morgan City, 70380
A refreshing blend of warm Cajun hospitality.
985-385-9175 www.bwmorgancity.com
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CANDLEWOOD SUITES-NEW IBERIA
2600 Hwy. 14, New Iberia, 70560
Fully-equipped kitchen, recliner, Candlewood cupboard.
337-256-8113 www.candlewoodsuites.com/newiberia
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COMFORT INN & SUITES 57 5
610 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Morgan City, 70380
International Petroleum Museum and Exposition nearby.
985-300-0032 www.comfortinn.com/hotel-morgan_city-louisiana-LA175
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COMFORT INN & SUITES OF FRANKLIN 57 5
1819 Main St., Franklin, 70538
Near restaurants and historic sites. Great amenities.
337-828-1134 www.choicehotels.com
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COMFORT SUITES - NEW IBERIA 78 5
2817 Hwy. 14, New Iberia, 70560
All suites, indoor pool, free breakfast. Restaurants nearby.
337-367-0855 www.comfortsuitesofnewiberia.com
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DAYS INN & SUITES NEW IBERIA 59
611 Queen City Dr., New Iberia, 70560
Wi-Fi, pool, free continental breakfast.
800-329-7466, 337-560-9500 www.daysinn.com/hotel/14694
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DAYS INN MORGAN CITY 143
7408 Hwy. 182 E., Morgan City, 70380
Morgan Citys newly renovated, full-service hotel.
800-329-7466, 985-384-5750 www.daysinn.com/hotel/12442
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HOLIDAY INN MORGAN CITY 221
520 Roderick St., Morgan City, 70380
True Southern hospitality at its best.
800-465-4329, 985-385-2200 www.holidayinn.com/morgancityla
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LA QUINTA INN & SUITES NEW IBERIA 67 29
611-A Queen City Dr., New Iberia, 70560
Free full hot breakfast for guests.
800-753-3757, 337-321-6000 6145.lq.com
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RAMADA CONFERENCE CENTER
2915 Hwy 14, New Iberia, 70560
Specializing in wedding receptions and events.
337-367-1201 www.ramada.com
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SUPER 8 OF NEW IBERIA 150
2714 Hwy. 14, New Iberia, 70560
Fitness center, business center and outdoor pool.
800-840-7147, 337-364-3030 www.super8.com
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TREASURE BAYOU HOTEL AND SUITES 44
200 Ralph Darden Pkwy., Baldwin, 70514
Convenient access to attractions and historical landmarks.
888-578-6322, 337-578-6322 www.treasurebayou.com
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ASSUMPTION AREA OF
COMMERCE
5010 Hwy. 1,
Napoleonville, 70390
985-369-2816
www.assumptionchamber.org
Antebellum homes. Lake Verret,
Bayou Lafourche, Belle River,
and Pierre Part provide
abundant hunting, shing and
water sports for visitors.
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4484 Hwy. 1, Raceland, 70394
877-537-5800, 985-537-5800
www.visitlafourche.com
The gateway to Cajun Country
and the Gulf of Mexico. Food,
music, dancing, swamp tours,
plantations, beaches and shing.
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CITY OF THIBODAUX
310 W. Second St.,
Thibodaux, 70302
985-446-7218
www.ci.thibodaux.la.us
Visit their Historic Downtown
with unique shopping and
dining. Where yesterday wel-
comes tomorrow. Ad page 100
GRAND ISLE TOURIST
COMMISSION
2757 Hwy. 1, Grand Isle, 70358
985-787-2997
www.grand-isle.com
Visit Grand Isle for bird watching,
a buttery dome, intimate
weddings, beaches, camping,
shing and fresh seafood.
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& VISITORS BUREAU
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114 Tourist Dr., Gray, 70359
800-688-2732, 985-868-2732
www.houmatravel.com
Swamp tours, saltwater and
freshwater shing, museums,
gardens, festivals, Mardi Gras
parades, Cajun food and music.
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VISIT LOUISIANA COAST-
HOUMA/THIBODAUX AREA
114 Tourist Dr., Gray, 70359
504-982-6278
www.visitlouisianacoast.com
Explore Louisianas Coast for
amazing shing, plentiful bird-
watching, scenic drives, great golf,
camping, swamp tours, family-
friendly festivals. Ad page 23
ATTRACTIONS

AIRBOAT TOURS BY
ARTHUR MATHERNE, INC.
4262 Hwy. 90,
Des Allemands, 70030
800-975-9345, 985-758-5531
www.airboattours.com
Since 1994 USCG captains have
toured swamps, marshes and bay-
ous. Personalized tours in airboats
that seat up to 15. Alligator photos.
Seasonal hours.
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ATCHAFALAYA NATIONAL
HERITAGE AREA
1051 N. Third St., Baton
Rouge, 70802
225-219-0768
www.atchafalaya.org
Outdoor adventure, swamp tours,
saltwater shing, museums, his-
toric sites, cultural activities.
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BAYOU LAFOURCHE FOLKLIFE
& HERITAGE MUSEUM
110 Main St., Lockport, 70374
985-532-5909
www.bayoumuseum.org
Permanent exhibit is Bayou
Excursion in 1910 featuring a
simulated paddle wheeler and
artifacts from this era.
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BAYOU TERREBONNE
WATERLIFE MUSEUM
7910 Park Ave., Houma, 70364
985-580-7200
www.houmaterrebonne.org/
waterlife.asp
Interactive exhibits on cultural,
industrial and ecological
aspects of life on south
Louisianas waters. Cajun
music Tues. & Thurs.
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251 Marina Dr., Gibson, 70356
985-868-4625
www.cajunman.com
Fully narrated, 1.5-hour tour by
covered boat. Handicap
accessible. Slow-moving and
comfortable. Cajun music.
Reservations are required.
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CAJUN TOURS &
CRUISES, INC.
709 May St., Houma, 70363
985-872-6157
www.cajuntours.com
Plantations, swamp boat, Cajun
culture tours that include seafood
factories, netmaking, alligators,
crabs, shrimp boats, a view of
lifestyles in New Orleans.
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EDWARD DOUGLAS WHITE
HISTORIC SITE
2295 Hwy. 1, Thibodaux, 70301,
800-568-6968, 985-447-0915
lsm.crt.state.la.us/ed_white.htm
Birthplace of the only chief
justice of the U.S. Supreme
Court from Louisiana.
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FOLKLIFE CULTURAL CENTER
317 Goode St., Houma, 70361
985-873-6545
www.houmatourism.com
Dedicated to preserving Cajun
culture, offering classes on Ca-
jun dancing, cooking, crafts and
duck decoy carving. Individuals
and groups welcome.
JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL
HISTORICAL PARK &
PRESERVE, WETLANDS
ACADIAN CULTURAL CENTER
314 St. Mary St., Highway 1,
Thibodaux, 70301
985-448-1375
www.nps.gov/jela/wetlands-
acadian-cultural-center.htm
Discover the story of the Acadians
(Cajuns) who settled along the bay-
ous, in the swamps and wetlands of
southeastern Louisiana.
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MADEWOOD PLANTATION
HOUSE
4250 Hwy. 308,
Napoleonville, 70390
985-369-7151
www.madewood.com
Greek Revival mansion featur-
ing elegant overnight accom-
modations, candlelight dinners,
weddings and receptions.
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MUNSONS SWAMP TOURS
979 Bull Run Rd., Schriever, 70395
985-851-3569
www.munsonswamptours.com
Unique adventure by boat into
private, pristine swamps. Very
primitive and abundant wildlife.
See large gators fed by hand.
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SOUTHDOWN PLANTATION
HOUSE, THE TERREBONNE
MUSEUM
1208 Museum Dr., Houma, 70360,
985-851-0154
www.southdownmuseum.org
A 19th-century sugar plantation,
manor house and museum of local
history and culture. Open Tues. - Sat.
from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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swamps, wetlands and wildlife preserves, youll nd
every adventure imaginable exotic swamp tours,
lively dancehalls, stunning plantations, interactive
museums, a captivating wildlife park and the best
in world-class shing. Now mix all that in with our
centuries-old Cajun culture, history and hospitality
and youll discover the incredible, the uncommon
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A CHATEAU ON THE BAYOU BED & BREAKFAST 5
3158 Hwy. 308, Raceland, 70394
Southern hospitality just 30 minutes from the airport.
985-537-6773 www.achateauonthebayou.com
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A LA MAISON CROCHET BED & BREAKFAST 3
301 Midland Dr., Houma, 70360
One hour to New Orleans. Cajun, French-speaking host.
888-483-3033, 985-879-3033 www.crochethouse.com
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DANSEREAU HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST 6
506 Saint Philip St., Thibodaux, 70301
One of the most elegant B&Bs in southern Louisiana.
985-227-9937 www.dansereauhouse.com
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GRAND BAYOU NOIR BED & BREAKFAST 3
1143 Bayou Black Dr., Houma, 70360
Bed and breakfast with three guest rooms with baths.
985-873-5849 www.grandbayounoir.com
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JULIAS CAJUN COUNTRY BED & BREAKFAST 2
4021 Benton Dr., Bourg, 70343
Cajun hospitality at its nest. Near swamp tours.
985-851-3540 www.juliawcajunctry.com
LA BELLE RIVIERE BED AND BREAKFAST 3
1023 Belle River Rd., Pierre Part, 70339
Peaceful river setting with a French-speaking host.
985-252-9436 www.labellerivierebandb.com
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BED & BREAKFASTS, GUEST HOUSES & COTTAGES
NAQUINS BED & BREAKFAST 2
1146 W. Camellia Dr., Thibodaux, 70301
Experience Cajun culture and hospitality at Naquins.
985-446-6977 www.naquinsbb.com
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TWELVE OAKS PLANTATION BED & BREAKFAST 4
3650 Southdown Mandalay Rd., Houma, 70360
Bed and breakfast located on a working sugarcane farm.
985-876-5772 www.twelveoaksplantation.com
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WILDLIFE GARDENS BED & BREAKFAST 4
5306 N. Bayou Black Dr., Gibson, 70356
Cabins, screened porches, nature trails. View alligators.
985-575-3676 www.wildlifegardens.com
CAMPGROUNDS, RV PARKS & CABINS
HIDEAWAY PONDS RECREATIONAL RESORT 95
6367 Bayou Black Dr., Gibson, 70356
Hook-ups, playground, paddleboats, mini-golf, Jacuzzi.
985-575-9928 www.hideawayponds.com
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ISLAND HOUSE RV PARK 18
118 Minnich Ln., Grand Isle, 70358
Located center of town near beach. Quiet, secure.
985-360-6451 www.islandhouservpark.com
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HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
CARMEL INN & SUITES 98 100
400 E. First St., Thibodaux, 70301
This unique hotel is built at the historic landmark site.
985-446-0561 www.carmelinnoa.com
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COMFORT INN & SUITES 73 5
2120 Industrial Blvd., Houma, 70363
Conveniently located to the Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center.
985-223-8952 www.comfortinn.com/hotel-houma-louisiana-LA173
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DAYS INN & SUITES THIBODAUX 57 100
158 Glenwild Dr., Thibodaux, 70301
Newly-constructed interior, free Wi-Fi and Daybreak Breakfast.
800-329-7466, 985-446-1933
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DAYS INN GALLIANO 106
18434 Hwy. 3235, Galliano, 70354
Lounge, interior corridor, free Daybreak Breakfast.
800-329-7466, 985-475-7007 www.daysinn.com/hotel/14642
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DAYS INN HOUMA 50
125 Dixie Ave., Houma, 70363
Interior corridors, Wi-Fi and Daybreak Breakfast.
800-329-7466, 985-223-4788 www.daysinn.com/hotel/30482
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GALLIANO INN 60
18628 Hwy. 3235, Galliano, 70354
Fridge, microwave, breakfast, lounge and Wi-Fi.
985-475-8700 www.gallianoinn.com
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HAMPTON INN & SUITES THIBODAUX 109 100
826 N. Canal Blvd., Thibodaux, 70301
Free hot breakfast, wireless Internet and at-panel TV.
800-426-7866, 985-446-0900 www.thibodauxsuites.hamptoninn.com
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HAMPTON INN HOUMA 82
1728 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Houma, 70360
Free breakfast, weeknight social hour, movies, games.
800-426-7866, 985-873-3140 www.hamptoninn.com
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PLANTATION INN HOUMA 104
1381 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma, 70360
Laundry, banquet rooms, business center, free Internet.
800-373-0072, 985-868-0500 www.bayoucountryinns.com
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210 S. Hollywood Rd., Houma, 70360
Two free breakfast buffets per room, per day.
985-868-5851 www.choicehotels.com
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1400 W. Tunnel Blvd., Houma, 70360
53 miles to N.O. Group rates, Jacuzzi and Internet.
888-989-8367, 985-879-4871 www.ramada.com
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HOUMA-TERREBONNE
CIVIC CENTER
346 Civic Center Blvd.,
Houma, 70360
800-771-4822, 985-850-4657
www.houmaciviccenter.com
Multi-purpose 100,000-square-
foot venue that can host arena
events, conventions, formal
banquets and weddings.
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PARKS & NATURE
GRAND ISLE STATE PARK
Admiral Craik Dr., off Highway 1
Grand Isle, 70388
888-787-2559, 985-787-2559
www.lastateparks.com
Swimming, surf shing, boating,
crabbing, camping, picnicking,
bathhouses and large shing
pier for day and night shing on
the Gulf of Mexico.
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ENTERTAINMENT

531 LIBERTY
531 Liberty St., Houma, 70360
985-223-2233
www.531liberty.com
Serving soup, salads, sand-
wiches and desserts for lunch.
A-BEARS CAFE
809 Bayou Black Dr.,
Houma, 70360
985-872-6306
Authentic Cajun cafe serving
Cajun meals and homemade
desserts since1963. Cajun and
country music.
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TOURS &
RECEPTIVE
OPERATORS
ANNIE MILLERS SONS
SWAMP AND MARSH
TOURS, INC.
4038 Bayou Black Dr.,
Houma, 70360
800-341-5441, 985-868-4758
www.annie-miller.com
Enjoy a ride through
Mandalay National Wildlife
Refuge. Open year round
with hours varying by season.
TORRES CAJUN SWAMP TOURS
105 Torres Rd., Highway 307,
Kraemer, 70301
985-633-7739
www.torresswamptours.net
See gators, snakes,
nutrias and more on
Bayou Boeuf, one of
the most spectacular
swamps. French-speaking
guides available.
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Coushatta Casino
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Coushatta Pow Wow
Hunting
Fishing
Golf
Mardi Gras Runs
Les Grandes Lumieres
Trottingbred Races
Canoeing
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Flea Markets & More
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8904 Hwy. 165, Oberlin, 70655
888-639-4868, 337-639-4868
www.allenparish.com
Experience Cajun culture, food
and fun. Visit Coushatta Casino
Resort. Canoeing, antiques,
races, Leatherwood Museum,
hunting and shing.
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COMMISSION
P.O. Box 388, Cameron, 70631
337-775-5718
www.cameronparishtourist
commission.org
Drive the Creole Nature
Trail and enjoy beaches,
crabbing, hunting, shing,
wildlife refuges and photo
opportunities.
CITY OF DEQUINCY
300 N. Holly, DeQuincy, 70633
337-786-8211
www.dequincyla.govofce2.com
Featuring the DeQuincy
Railroad Museum that is open
Tues. - Sat., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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TOURIST COMMISSION
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100 Rue de lAcadie (LA Oil &
Gas Park), Jennings, 70546
800-264-5521, 337-821-5521
www.jeffdavis.org
Flee the interstate, hold a baby
alligator, feast on crawsh and
dance your feet off. Roastin
with Rosie BBQ Festival the
second weekend of Sept.
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LAKE CHARLES/
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA
CONVENTION &
VISITORS BUREAU
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1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.,
Lake Charles, 70601
800-456-7952, 337-436-9588
www.visitlakecharles.org
Discover luxurious casinos,
festivals, rich history, authentic
Cajun food and music, outdoor
recreation and more.
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VINTON, I-10 EASTBOUND
WELCOME CENTER
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6212 W. I-10,
Vinton, 70668
337-589-7774
www.crt.state.la.us
Ofcial statewide
tourism information.
VISIT LOUISIANA COAST-
LAKE CHARLES AREA
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.,
Lake Charles, 70602
800-456-7952,
504-982-6278
www.visitlouisianacoast.com
Explore Louisianas Coast for
amazing shing, plentiful bird-
watching, scenic drives, great
golf, camping, swamp tours
and family-friendly festivals.
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ATTRACTIONS

CHARPENTIER HISTORIC
DISTRICT
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.,
Lake Charles, 70601
800-456-7952, 337-436-9588
www.visitlakecharles.org
More than 40 blocks of stunning
turn-of-the-20th-century homes
and buildings. The district is
listed on the National Register
of Historic Places.
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COUSHATTA CASINO
RESORT
777 Coushatta Dr.,
Kinder, 70648
800-584-7263, 337-738-7300
www.coushattacasinoresort.
com
Louisianas Best Bet! 2,800
slots, 70 table games, six res-
taurants, 500 rooms, RV resort
and golf course.
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LAUBERGE CASINO
RESORT
777 Avenue LAuberge,
Lake Charles, 70601
866-580-7444,
337-395-7777
www.ldlcasino.com
World-class gaming oor, 1,000
hotel rooms, Tom Fazio golf course,
full-service spa and 10 dining
options.
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MARDI GRAS MUSEUM OF
IMPERIAL CALCASIEU
809 Kirby St., Central School
Arts & Humanities Center,
Lake Charles, 70601
337-436-9588
www.swlamardigras.com
A dazzling exhibit of one of the
largest Mardi Gras costume
displays. Learn the history
behind king cakes and the story
of costume design.
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115 N. Thomson, Iowa, 70647
337-582-3535
www.iowala.org
Factory outlet capital of I-10,
Rabbit Festival in March and
Christmas Parade in Dec.
W.H. TUPPER MUSEUM
311 N. Main St., Jennings, 70546
337-821-5532
www.tuppermuseum.com
Step back in time to the early
1900s. 10,000 antiques including
toys, clothes, hardware items
and Coushatta Indian baskets.
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ADVENTURE
BOATING & FISHING
CORBELLO GUIDE SERVICE
206 Bank St.,
Lake Charles, 70601
337-485-9499
www.corbelloguideservice.com
Fishing guide with inland and
offshore guide and lodging
available.
GOTTA GO CHARTERS
P.O. Box 4973,
Lake Charles, 70606
337-540-2050
www.lakecalcasieu.com
Step-on guide for Creole Nature
Trail All-American Road.
GROSSE SAVANNE LODGE
1730 Big Pasture Rd.,
Lake Charles, 70605
337-598-2357
www.grossesavanne.com
Grosse Savanne borders the
nest saltwater shing lake
in the stateand possibly the
nest coastal saltwater estuary
in the country.
PARKS & NATURE
CREOLE NATURE TRAIL
ALL-AMERICAN ROAD
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.,
Lake Charles, 70601
800-456-7952, 337-436-9588
www.louisianasoutback.org
World-famous, 180-mile
drive through Louisianas
Outback near Lake Charles.
Alligators, birds, wildlife ref-
uges, Gulf beaches,
hunting and shing.
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GROSSE SAVANNE
LODGE
1730 Big Pasture Rd., Lake
Charles, 70605
337-598-2357
www.grossesavanne.com
One of the top 10 birding
spots, half of all land birds
breed in eastern North America,
pass through this area twice
a year.
SAM HOUSTON JONES
STATE PARK
107 Sutherland Rd.,
Lake Charles, 70611
888-677-7264, 337-855-2665
www.lastateparks.com
A 1,087-acre park located
at the conuence of three
rivers. Camping, cabins,
boating, shing, picnicking,
trails, boat launch and
pavilions.
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ENTERTAINMENT

BOUDIN KINGS CAJUN
WAY RESTAURANT
906 W. Division St.,
Jennings, 70546
337-824-6593
Spicy Cajun specialties,
including famous Cajun-way
boudin, gumbo, fried seafood
and po-boys.
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CAJUN TALES SEAFOOD
RESTAURANT
501 N. Adams St. (I-10 Exit 54),
Welsh, 70591
337-734-4772
www.cajuntalesseafood.com
Fresh, homemade Cajun food
at its best. Breakfast specials,
lunch buffet, steak, burgers
and seafood buffet.
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RESTAURANTS
Highway165 North,
Kinder, 70648
800-584-7263,
www.coushattacasinoresort.
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Six restaurants. Whether youre
looking for a steakhouse, an
impressive buffet or just good
ole Louisiana cooking then
youre in luck.
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BIG LAKE GUEST HOUSES 6
151 Lighthouse Ln., Lake Charles, 70607
Stay at one of the six beautiful guest houses on Calcasieu Lake.
337-794-9991 www.biglakeguesthouse.com/
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C.A.S HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST 5
624 Ford St., Lake Charles, 70601
In the historic district, luxurious rooms, suites, cottages.
866-439-6672, www.cas-house.com
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1730 Big Pasture Rd., Lake Charles, 70605
Colorful blend of Southern hospitality and
amenities to make them feel like family VIP style.
337-598-2357
www.grossesavanne.com
CAMPGROUNDS, RV PARKS & CABINS
HIDDEN PONDS RV PARK 169
1201 Ravia Rd., Sulphur, 70665
Showers, bath, laundry, stocked ponds, full hook-ups.
800-440-4709, 337-583-4709 www.travelingusa.com
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MYERS LANDING 4
169 Myers Landing Rd., Lake Arthur, 70549
RV hook-ups, cabins, mini-golf,store. LP gas and fuel.
877-504-4678, 337-774-2338 www.myerslanding.com
HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN - SULPHUR 35 29
307 Garrett Dr., Sulpur, 70663
Quality amenities, affordable rates and great service.
337-287-4828
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AMERICAS BEST SUITES 111
401 Lakeshore Dr., Lake Charles, 70601
Complimentary hot buffet breakfast with local specialties.
800-237-8466, 337-439-2444 www.lakecharlesbestsuites.com
HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN 68 29
2002 Port Dr., Jennings, 70954
Pool. AARP, senior and group rates available.
337-647-4515 www.americasbestvalueinn.com
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517 First Ave., Kinder, 70648
Continental breakfast. Close to Grand Casino Coushatta.
337-738-2425
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12102 U.S. Hwy. 165 N., Kinder, 70648
On Coushatta Casino and Resort. Free breakfast.
877-738-4800, 337-738-4800
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BEST WESTERN PLUS - EXECUTIVE HOTEL & SUITES 67 MAP
1200 Pintail Dr., Sulphur, 70665
Great location by shopping, beaches, casinos, dining.
800-937-8386, 337-625-9000 www.bwsulphur.com
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COMFORT INN 71 5
607 E. Prien Lake Rd., Lake Charles, 70601
A Lake Charles hotel near McNeese State University.
877-424-6423, 337-478-4650 www.comfortinn.com
DAYS INN SULPHUR 40
108 Dennis Ave., Sulphur, 70665
Casinos within ve miles. Deluxe breakfast.
800-329-7466, 337-312-0108 www.daysinn.com
DAYS INN KINDER 62
13894 Hwy. 165, Kinder, 70648
Free Wi-Fi, free casino shuttle and free breakfast.
800-329-7466, 337-738-3240 www.daysinn.com/hotel/18545
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DAYS INN LAKE CHARLES 83
1212 N. Lakeshore Dr., Lake Charles, 70601
Wi-Fi and Daybreak Breakfast.
800-329-7466, 337-433-9461 www.daysinn.com/hotel/15396
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HAMPTON INN & SUITES 85
310 W. Fred Ruth Zigler Memorial Dr., Jennings, 70546
Complimentary hot breakfast and high-speed Internet.
337-824-2699 www.jenningssuites.hamptoninn.com
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES SULPHUR 84
102 Mallard St., Sulphur, 70665
A convenient distance from Lake Charles.
800-465-4329, 337-625-2500 www.hiesulphur.com
HOLIDAY INN LAKE CHARLES - W. SULPHUR 85
330 Arena Rd., Lake Charles, 70605
Just off I-10 with convenient access to nearby attractions.
800-465-4329 www.holidayinn.com
LAUBERGE CASINO RESORT 1,000 107
777 Avenue LAuberge, Lake Charles, 70601
Gaming, luxurious hotel rooms, golf, spa and dining.
866-580-7444 www.ldlcasino.com
LA QUINTA INN SULPHUR 106 29
2600 Ruth St., Sulphur, 70665
Near casinos. Wi-Fi and continental breakfast.
337-527-8303 www.lq.com
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QUALITY INN & SUITES 80 5
320 S. Cities Service Hwy., Sulphur, 70663
Complimentary hot breakfast and micro-fridge.
800-424-6423, 337-626-7000 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/LA005
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WINGATE BY WYNDHAM 82
300 Arena Rd., Sulphur, 70665
Everything is included! Built for business!
800-228-1000, 337-527-5151 www.wingatehotels.com
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LA TRUFFE SAUVAGE
815 W. Bayou Pines Dr.,
Lake Charles, 70601
337-439-8364
www.thewildtrufe.com
Fresh seafood, Angus beef,
rack of lamb, Veal and exquisite,
house-made desserts. European
chef, highly trained wait staff and
extensive wine list.
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PUJO ST. CAFE
901 Ryan St., Lake Charles, 70601
337-439-2054
www.pujostreet.com
A family-friendly restaurant in
Lake Charles.
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REGATTA LOUISIANA
SEAFOOD AND STEAK HOUSE
508 Hawkeye,Lake Arthur, 70549
337-774-1504
www.regattarestaurantla.com
Located in Lake Arthur with
beautiful waterfront dining,
Regatta serves a wide variety of
delicious fresh seafood, steaks,
pasta and traditional Cajun fare.
STEAMBOAT BILLS
732 N. Martin Luther King Hwy.,
Lake Charles, 70601
337-439-4248
www.steamboatbills.com
Serving lunch and dinner
only the best boiled crab,
shrimp, crawsh, as well
as fried seafood, fresh
salads, gumbo, etoufee,
red beans.
SHOPPING

SOUTHLAND COINS &
COLLECTIBLES
4670 Lake St.,
Lake Charles, 70605
800-735-2646, 337-478-2646
www.southlandcoins.net
A shop of rare treasures
such as gold, silver and
treasure coins, old
manuscripts and
documents, Civil War
artifacts and maps.
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ith the majestic Mississippi River owing through its heart,
Plantation Country beckons visitors to stop and stay a while.
Its a dreamy place with sweet-scented magnolias and antique
roses, mint juleps and aromatic cofee. Many early inhab-
itants, including Spanish, English and Germans, settled here before Fulton in-
vented the steamboat. They dreamed of making fortunes and did so thanks to
the fertile ground. Along one of the most picturesque sections of Americas
Great River Road, youll nd dramatic historic sites and antebellum mansions
with moss-draped oaks on either side of the river.
It was dreams of political power that brought others to Baton Rouge,
where you can tour both the Old State Capitol, a Gothic castle, and the tower-
ing Art Deco State Capitol, which was built by Huey P. Long. The citys politi-
cal landscape, however, doesnt solely dene it. Its also home to museums,
exciting sporting adventures and superb shopping.
Head out from the capital along scenic byways to towns such as Donald-
sonville, Gonzales, Denham Springs, St. Francisville and New Roads, where
youll nd art and antiques shops, romantic bed-and-breakfasts and tranquil
bayous. At every turn, discover culinary treats, from rich gumbos to pecan
pie, and hear irresistible tunes.
Plantation Country, on second thought, is better than dreamy. Its a real
life treasure that welcomes you all year long.
Here, small-town charms and old-Louisiana romance
mingle with a thriving capital city.
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Baton Rouge; Oak Alley, Vacherie.
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to Rub Elbows With
Brian J. Costello,
New Roads
Pop into the Pointe
Coupee Parish Library
and chat with Brian
Costello about Plantation
Country. Ask this author
and storyteller about the
foibles of rich and poor
along the oxbow lakes
and Mississippi River.
Of course, Baton
Rouge is the nearest big
city, he said. Pointe
Coupee Parish has
always had ties to West
Baton Rouge and upper
Iberville parishes.
Of French and Italian
descent, he speaks
Creole fuently. Its a
French/African dialect,
he said.
The historian and author
has written 20 books
on topics ranging from
Creole folk tales to
Carnival parades outside
New Orleans. Hes very
knowledgeable about
Carnival in Plantation
Country, including its
history and royalty. He
even reigned as king of
the New Roads Lions
Carnival in 2009.
MUST-HAVE SOUVENIRS:
Compair Lapin at Laura
Plantation, Vacherie
Stories collected by Alce
Fortier from the plantations
former French-speaking slaves
centered on Compair Lapin,
later known as Brer Rabbit.
Wood Relief Painting by
A.B. Crochet, LSU Rural
Life Museum, Baton Rouge
Scenes of Cajun Louisiana,
shrimp boats, plantations
and birds are carved, painted
and framed.
BEST PHOTO OPS:
VIRTUAL VISITOR CENTER: Go to LouisianaTravel.com/virtual-visitor-center to download Plantation Country Guides.
LOUISIANA STATE CAPITOL, BATON ROUGE (shown above)
Completed in March 1932, with Art Deco sculptures, the building is
especially dramatic in early morning light. Take a snapshot from the 27th
oors observation deck too.
CARRIAGE RIDE, CLINTON
Ride the Elysian Fields carriage around Courthouse Square during
Community Market Day, the rst Saturday of each month. This East
Feliciana town is a picture from the past.
EVERGREEN PLANTATION, EDGARD
Original slave quarters, shaded by an ancient oak alley, tell the story
of African-American life in the 1800s.
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CULINARY
HISTORY
MUSIC
OUTDOORS
LOCAL FAVES

Cajun Pride Tours,
LaPlace:
Offering swamp,
plantation and
city tours.

Nottoway Plantation,
White Castle:
Tour the antebellum
mansion; spend the
night in luxury.

Denham Springs
Antique District:
Browse some 25
shops; snack at the
Whistle Stop.

Tiki Zip Line,
Denham Springs:
Fly through a
canopy of oaks.

The Island
Golf Course,
Plaquemine:
Challenging course
between two bayous.

Tunica Hills,
West Feliciana:
Bikers paradise with
Old Trace paths from
colonial times.

Varsity Theatre,
Baton Rouge:
Live-music hangout
near LSU campus.

Tin Lizzys Landing,
Springeld:
Hear local bands
on Tickfaw River.

Teddys Juke Joint,
Zachary:
Blues hot spot with
good eats too.

River Road African-
American Museum,
Donaldsonville:
Tribute to leaders,
pioneering families.

Port Hudson State
Historic Site,
near Zachary:
Vicksburg campaign
Civil War battleeld.

West Baton Rouge
Museum, Port Allen:
Learn sugars sweet
role in state history.

Robertos River
Road Restaurant,
St. Gabriel:
A gem off the
beaten path; order
Shrimp Roberto.

Latils Landing,
Darrow:
Houmas House
Plantation setting, great
chefs specials.

BirdMan Coffee
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CONVENTION & VISITORS
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359 Third St.,
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800-527-6843, 225-383-1825
www.visitbatonrouge.com
Great food and great times are
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702 N. River Rd.,
Baton Rouge, 70802
800-444-8626, 225-219-1200
www.crt.state.la.us
Ofcial statewide tourism
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EAST FELICIANA PARISH
TOURIST COMMISSION
1752 High St.,
Jackson, 70748
225-634-7155
www.felicianatourism.org
Rolling hills, quaint bed and
breakfasts, regional museum,
steam engine train, courthouse
and antiques.
GREATER POINTE COUPEE
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
2506 False River Dr.,
New Roads, 70760
225-638-3500
www.pcchamber.org
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cultures right across the
river from each other.
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17525 Hwy. 77,
Grosse Tete, 70740
877-310-8874, 225-687-5198
www.visitiberville.com
As the gateway to the
Atchafalaya Heritage Area
and at the heart of Louisianas
Plantation Country, Iberville
Parish is a wealth of discovery.
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LIVINGSTON PARISH
CONVENTION & VISITORS
BUREAU
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30340 Catholic Hall Rd.,
Albany, 70711
888-317-7899, 225-567-7899
www.visitlivingstonparish.com
First-class golng, endless
waterways and shopping
in fabulous antiques
boutiques and New Bass
Pro Shops.
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LOUISIANA BED AND
BREAKFAST ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 82856,
Baton Rouge, 70884
225-590-3084
www.louisianabandb.com
Provides free information
and directory on Louisianas
bed and breakfast inns,
guesthouses and cottages.
LOUISIANA CAMPGROUND
OWNERS ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 4092,
Baton Rouge, 70821
225-383-2703
www.campinglouisiana.com
Free information and directory
on privately owned campgrounds.
LOUISIANA STATE
UNIVERSITY
3960 W. Lakeshore Dr.,
Baton Rouge, 70808
225-578-8654
www.lsu.edu
Located in the southern part of
Baton Rouge. LSU was named
one of the most beautiful
campuses in America in Thomas
Gaines book The Campus as a
Work of Art.
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LOUISIANA SWEET POTATO
COMMISSION
5825 Florida Blvd.,
Baton Rouge, 70806
225-922-1277
www.sweetpotato.org
Louisiana sweet potatoes are
nutritious, amazingly versatile
and delicious. Visit our website
for tips, nutritional information
and recipes.
POINTE COUPEE TOURIST
COMMISSION
727 Hospital Rd.,
New Roads, 70760
225-638-3998
www.pctourism.org
Pointe Coupee adds a little
Cajun seasoning to our paradise.
Surrounded by rivers, basins,
lakes and ponds, its a Sportsmans
Paradise right out back.
STATE CAPITOL WELCOME
CENTER
B
900 N. Third St.,
Baton Rouge, 70802
225-342-7317
www.crt.state.la.us
Ofcial statewide tourism
information.
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WELCOME CENTER
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14869 U.S. Hwy. 61,
St. Francisville, 70775
225-635-6962
www.crt.state.la.us
Ofcial statewide tourism
information.
WEST BATON ROUGE
CONFERENCE CENTER
B
2750 N. Westport Dr.,
Port Allen, 70767
800-654-9701, 225-344-2920
www.westbatonrouge.net
State-of-the-art facility on I-10,
located just ve minutes from
Baton Rouge. Take a virtual tour
on their website.
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CONVENTION & VISITORS
BUREAU
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2750 N. Westport Dr.,
Port Allen, 70767
800-654-9701, 225-344-2920
www.westbatonrouge.net
West Baton Rouge is the perfect
hub for day trips to all points
of Southeastern Louisianas
Plantation Country.
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TOURIST INFORMATION
CENTER
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2750 N. Westport Dr.,
Port Allen, 70767
800-654-9701, 225-344-2920
www.westbatonrouge.net
Perfect hub for adventures
in South Louisiana. Minutes
from Baton Rouge, New
Orleans and Cajun Country.
Located in the heart of
Plantation Country.
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HISTORIC SITE
WEST FELICIANA
HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MUSEUM
11757 Ferdinand St.,
St. Francisville, 70775
225-635-6330
www.audubonpilgrimage.info
Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
with free admission. Introduction
to the unique history and
beauty of West Feliciana Parish.
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WEST FELICIANA PARISH
TOURIST COMMISSION
11757 Ferdinand St.,
St. Francisville, 70775
800-789-4221, 225-635-4224
www.stfrancisville.us
Plantation homes, majestic
gardens, bed and breakfast
inns, country roads, delicious
cuisine, unique shopping,
golng, birding, hiking
and biking.
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ATTRACTIONS

ATCHAFALAYA NATIONAL
HERITAGE AREA
1051 N. Third St.,
Baton Rouge, 70802
225-219-0768
www.atchafalaya.org
Historic charm and outdoor
recreation in a culturally rich
region. Museums, plantation
homes, parks, back roads for
exploring.
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AUDUBON STATE
HISTORIC SITE
11788 Hwy. 965,
St. Francisville, 70775
888-677-2838, 225-635-3739
www.lastateparks.com
Contains Oakley House,
the West Indies-style
home where John James
Audubon painted 32 of his
famous Birds of America.
Formal garden, outbuildings
and trail.
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BATON ROUGE ZOO
3601 Thomas Rd.,
Baton Rouge, 70807
225-775-3877
www.brzoo.org
Visit the world-class Realm
of the Tiger, rhinos,
alligators and amingos.
Ride the Cypress Bayou
Railroad. Open 9:30 a.m. -
5 p.m. daily.
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BLUE BAYOU/DIXIE LANDIN
18142 Perkins Rd.,
Baton Rouge, 70810
225-753-3333
www.bluebayou.com
Two great parks for one great
price. More than 60 rides and
attractions. Fun for kids of all
ages.
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CENTENARY STATE
HISTORIC SITE
3522 College St.,
Jackson, 70748
888-677-2364, 225-634-7925
www.lastateparks.com
Tour the campus of the oldest
Louisiana college. See an
1837 barrack-style dorm, a
late Victorian-style professors
home and a Civil War cemetery.
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THE ENCHANTED MANSION,
A DOLL MUSEUM
190 Lee Dr.,
Baton Rouge, 70808
225-769-0005
www.enchantedmansion.org
Enjoy rare antique dolls,
animatronics and exceptional
one-of-a-kind dolls. Non-prot
and handicapped accessible
with gift shop.
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IBERVILLE MUSEUM
57735 Main St.,
Plaquemine, 70764
225-687-7197
Artifacts and photos of the
parishs life and culture from
1864 to present. Museum
collects, preserves and exhibits
the history of Iberville Parish.
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LAUBERGE CASINO &
HOTEL BATON ROUGE
14777 River Rd.,
Baton Rouge, 70820
504-522-5005
www.pnkinc.com
Opening in 2012, LAuberge
Casino and Hotel Baton Rouge
will be a premier Southern
Louisiana destination offering a
fully integrated casino entertain-
ment experience.
LAHOUSE HOME &
LANDSCAPE RESOURCE
CENTER
2858 Gourrier Ave.,
Baton Rouge, 70820
225-578-7913
www.lsuagcenter.com/lahouse
Home and landscape showcase
of solutions for the Gulf Region,
exhibiting proven ways to gain
comfort, durability, health and
environmental benets.
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LOCUST GROVE STATE
HISTORIC SITE
Bains-Ristroph Road (off LA 10),
St. Francisville, 70775
888-677-2838, 225-635-3739
www.lastateparks.com
One-acre cemetery with graves
of Sarah Knox Taylor, wife of
Jefferson Davis; and General
Eleazer Ripley, distinguished
during battle in the War of 1812.
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LOUISIANA ART & SCIENCE
MUSEUM
100 River Rd. S.,
Baton Rouge, 70802
225-344-5272
www.lasm.org
Features a permanent collection,
exhibitions of world-renowned
artists, state-of-the-art
planetarium and interactive
childrens galleries.
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LOUISIANA MUD PAINTING
GALLERY
16950 Strain Rd.,
Baton Rouge, 70816
225-275-5126
www.mudpainting.com
Louisiana Mud Painting by
Henry Neubig depicts nostalgic
landscapes of Louisiana by
painting with mud and clay
found in Louisiana.
LOUISIANA POTTERY
6470 Hwy. 22, Cajun Village,
Sorrento, 70778
225-675-5572
www.louisianapottery.com
Largest selection of ne
handcrafted pottery by
Louisiana artisans. Cookbooks,
art and functional wares and
etchings.
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LOUISIANA STATE
ARCHIVES
3851 Essen Ln.,
Baton Rouge, 70809
225-922-1000
www.sos.louisiana.gov/archives
Ofcial repository for Louisiana
historical records. Includes
genealogy research library,
exhibit halls and archival
materials.
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LOUISIANA STATE
CAPITOL
900 N. Third St.,
Baton Rouge, 70802
225-342-7317
www.louisiana.gov
Tallest capitol in the nation. Art
Deco-style building completed
in 1932. Observation deck on
27th oor. Site of Senator Longs
1935 assassination.
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LOUISIANA STATE
PENITENTIARY MUSEUM
Highway 61, Angola, 70712
225-655-2592
www.angolamuseum.org
Site of several award-winning
lms and documentaries
such as Dead Man Walking,
Monsters Ball, The Farm and
Oprah Winfreys Serving Life.
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LOUISIANAS OLD STATE
CAPITOL
100 North Blvd.,
Baton Rouge, 70801
800-488-2968, 225-342-0500
www.sos.la.gov/osc
Award-winning museum of
political history featuring
exhibits chronicling Louisianas
rich political history.
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LSU MUSEUM OF ART
100 Lafayette St.,
Shaw Center for the Arts,
Baton Rouge, 70801
225-389-7200
www.lsumoa.com
A collection of American and
British portraiture, decorative
and American Arts, Chinese
Jade, modern, contemporary
paintings and sculptures
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LSU RURAL LIFE MUSEUM
AND WINDRUSH GARDENS
4560 Essen Ln.,
Baton Rouge, 70809
225-765-2437
www.rurallife.lsu.edu
Major outdoor folk facility with
more than 30 buildings from the
19th century. Catch a glimpse
of the lifestyles and culture of
pre-industrial Louisiana.
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MAGNOLIA MOUND
PLANTATION
2161 Nicholson Dr.,
Baton Rouge, 70802
225-343-4955
www.magnoliamound.org
Educational tours and classes
teach the public about the early
Plantation Period of Louisiana
and Creole heritage.
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MYRTLES PLANTATION
7747 U.S. Hwy. 61,
St. Francisville, 70775
800-809-0565, 225-635-6277
www.myrtlesplantation.com
Lovely circa 1796 National
Register property. Daily guided
history tours. Fri. and Sat.
evening mystery tours by
reservation. Bed & Breakfast
on-site.
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NEW ROADS MAIN STREET
211 W. Main St.,
New Roads, 70760
225-638-5360
www.newroads.net
Nestled on the banks of False
River. Landmark buildings,
antiques malls, art galleries,
shops, restaurants, coffee
house, lodging and recreation.
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HISTORIC SITE
OLD ARSENAL MUSEUM
Adjacent to the State Capitol,
Baton Rouge, 70802
225-342-0401
www.sos.la.gov/oam
The Old Arsenal Powder
Magazine, built in 1838, was
used by the U.S. military during
the Mexican and Civil Wars.
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MANSION & FOUNDATION
FOR HISTORICAL LOUISIANA
502 North Blvd.,
Baton Rouge, 70802
225-387-2464
www.fhl.org
Built by Huey P. Long as
Louisianas White House.
Landmark listed on the National
Register of Historic Places.
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PLAQUEMINE LOCK STATE
HISTORIC SITE
57730 Main St.,
Plaquemine, 70764
877-987-7158, 225-687-7158
www.lastateparks.com
Built in 1909, allowed passage
between the Mississippi River
and Bayou Plaquemine.
Facilities include the locks, lock
house and visitors complex.
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PLAQUEMINE MAIN STREET
PROGRAM
23640 Railroad Ave.,
Plaquemine, 70764
225-687-3116
www.plaquemine.org
National Register Historic District
includes locks, museum, church,
waterfront park and self-guided
residential walking tour.
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PORT HUDSON STATE
HISTORIC SITE
236 Hwy. 61,
Jackson, 70748
888-677-3400, 225-654-3775
www.lastateparks.com
Scene of a prominent Civil War
campaign featuring museum,
original earthwork fortications,
trails, tours, picnicking, special
events and outdoor exhibits.
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ROSEDOWN PLANTATION
STATE HISTORIC SITE
12501 Hwy. 10,
St. Francisville, 70775
888-376-1867, 225-635-3332
www.lastateparks.com
Earliest 19th-century gardens in
America with 13 historic
buildings and a mansion house.
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STATE LIBRARY OF
LOUISIANA
701 N. Fourth St.,
Baton Rouge, 70802
225-342-4923
www.state.lib.la.us
Books, newspapers,
government documents and
audio-visual materials including
a comprehensive section on
Louisiana. Open to all.
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SWAMP SHOP
17490 Hwy. 77,
Grosse Tete, 70740
225-648-3232
Offering a unique retail
experience that will enrich
your understanding of
Louisiana people, food, music
and culture.
SWAMP SHOP
2750 N. Westport Dr.,
Port Allen, 70767
225-242-2222
Offering a unique retail
experience that will enrich
your understanding of
Louisiana people, food,
music and culture.
TIKI ZIP LINE
33203 Hwy. 1019,
Denham Springs, 70706
225-938-2288
www.tikizipline.com
A unique and adrenaline-lled
adventure that supplies you
with a mile of free wheeling
zip activity. Ad page 119
USS KIDD VETERANS
MEMORIAL & MUSEUM
305 S. River Rd.,
Baton Rouge, 70802
225-342-1942
www.usskidd.com
Restored WWII destroyer,
ship models, artifacts,
Louisiana Memorial Plaza,
Hall of Honor, aircraft exhibits
and gift shop.
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VIKING COOKING SCHOOL
OUTDOORS-HILTON
CAPITOL CENTER
201 Lafayette St.,
Baton Rouge, 70801
877-862-9800, 225-906-5882
www.vikingcookingschool.com
Imagine yourself sitting with
friends and engaging in
spectacular cooking
classes and then enjoying
an amazing dinner while
overlooking over the
Mississippi River.
WEST BATON ROUGE
MUSEUM
845 N. Jefferson Ave.,
Port Allen, 70767
888-881-6811, 225-336-2422
www.westbatonrougemuseum.com
Experience a sugar plantation
life, big house, slave cabin,
share croppers homes. Hear
sugar stories and see a
sugar mill model at work.
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OUTDOOR
ADVENTURE
GOLF
THE ISLAND GOLF COURSE
23550 Myrtle Grove Rd,
Plaquemine, 70764
225-687-8723
www.theislandgolf.com
An Audubon Golf Trail course
known by Louisiana golfers
as a quiet golf retreat or great
corporate outing. Closest to
downtown Baton Rouge.
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PARKS & NATURE
ATCHAFALAYA NATIONAL
HERITAGE AREA
1051 N. Third St.,
Baton Rouge, 70802
225-219-0768
www.atchafalaya.org
Enjoy Old South charm at
historic sites, plantations,
museums and galleries with
exceptional outdoor adventure
opportunities nearby.
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TICKFAW STATE PARK
27225 Patterson Rd.,
Springeld, 70462
888-981-2020, 225-294-5020
www.lastateparks.com
Eco-park on Tickfaw River offers
nature center with boardwalks,
trails, pavilions, picnicking,
canoe launch, environmental
programs and playground.
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BELLE OF BATON ROUGE
CASINO
103 France St.,
Baton Rouge, 70802
800-676-4847, 225-242-2610
www.belleofbatonrouge.com
Find excitement, entertainment
and exceptional service at
the Belle of Baton Rouge
Casino and Hotel. The
place to STAY and PLAY.
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BOUDREAUX & THIBODEAUX
214 Third St.,
Baton Rouge, 70801
985-438-1119
www.bandtlive.com
Our two-story shotgun-style
club, located in the heart
of downtown, has a casual
and comfortable vibe that
caters to music lovers of
all ages.
BOUTINS
8322 Bluebonnet Blvd.,
Baton Rouge, 70810
225-819-9862
www.boutins.com
Stop by for lunch or dinner or to
just enjoy authentic, live Cajun
music. Call for reservations for
tour groups and banquet facility
rentals. Family friendly.
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FELICIANA CELLARS
WINERY
1848 Charter St.,
Jackson, 70748
225-634-7982
www.felicianacellars.com
Award-winning wines in this
beautiful Spanish mission
winery. Gift shop and tours. See
website for calendar of events.
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HOLLYWOOD CASINO
BATON ROUGE
1717 River Rd. N.,
Baton Rouge, 70802
800-447-6843, 225-709-7777
www.hollywoodbr.com
Open 24 hours with more than
1,100 slots, 23 table games,
three restaurants, valet and live
entertainment. Use the Premier
Card to earn free SLOTPLAY


and more.
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LAUBERGE CASINO &
HOTEL BATON ROUGE
14777 River Rd.,
Baton Rouge, 70820
504-522-5005
www.pnkinc.com
Three dining outlets and a
unique casino bar with breath-
taking views.
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NOTTOWAY PLANTATION -
THE MANSION RESTAURANT
31025 Louisiana Hwy. 1,
White Castle, 70788
866-527-6884, 225-545-2730
www.nottoway.com
Experience memorable dining
and antebellum grandeur in
one of the Souths largest
plantation homes. Featuring a
history tour and gardens.
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SATTERFIELDS
RESTAURANT
108 E. Main St.,
New Roads, 70760
225-638-5027
www.satterelds.com
Lakefront dining and lounge
on False River. Gift shops,
antiques, steaks, seafood,
free docking, banquet
facilities and casual attire.
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DENHAM SPRINGS
HISTORIC & ANTIQUE
DISTRICT
Range Avenue,
Denham Springs, 70726
225-667-8308
www.denhamspringsantiquedistrict.net
More than 20 antiques shops
and malls, restaurants,
art gallery, imports, gifts,
books, ladies and childrens
boutiques and pottery
painting. A cultural
district designation.
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GRANDMOTHERS
BUTTONS
9814 Royal St.,
St. Francisville, 70775
800-580-6941, 225-635-4107
www.grandmothersbuttons.com
Restored 1905 bank building
with antique button museum
in the vault, button jewelry,
gifts and antiques.
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MACYS - CORTANA
9301 Cortana Pl.,
Baton Rouge, 70815
225-201-8200
www.macys.com
For group programs and
reservations, please call
1-877-797-7227.
MACYS - MALL OF
LOUISIANA
6301 Bluebonnet Blvd.,
Baton Rouge, 70809
225-757-7000
www.macys.com
For group programs and
reservations, please call
1-877-797-7227.
THE SHOP AT THE TOP OF
THE CAPITOL
Louisiana State Capitol, 27th
Floor Observation Deck,
Baton Rouge, 70804
225-3425914/3872464
www.fhl.org
Visit for a spectacular view
and great heritage souvenirs.
Operated by the Foundation for
Historical Louisiana.
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THEATRE ANTIQUE
MALL
228 N. Range Ave.,
Denham Springs, 70726
225-665-4666
www.denhamspringsantiquedistrict.com
In the old Downtown
Theatre featuring 34 booths
lled with antiques, furniture,
cast iron bells and stars.
TOURS &
RECEPTIVE
OPERATORS

LAGNIAPPE TOURS
502 North Blvd.,
Baton Rouge, 70802
225-387-2464
www.fhl.org
More than 30 years of
experience in heritage
tourism. Operated by
the Foundation for
Historical Louisiana.
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LOUISIANA TOUR
GUIDE SERVICE
1819 Court,
Port Allen, 70767
225-772-2383
www.louisianatourguideservice.com
Individual and group
tours of south Louisiana.
Customized to your
interests, organized,
efcient, educational,
entertaining, memorable
and unique.
ST. FRANCISVILLE
TOURS
9703 Charlotte
Armstrong Dr.,
St. Francisville, 70775
225-635-6283
www.stfrancisvilletours.com
A tour-planning
company with step-on
guides offering educational
and entertaining
customized tours for
individuals and groups.
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Go Fly A Kite!
No, no, we dont mean scram. We mean join us
for Kite Fest Louisiane, March 31, 2012, to April 1,
2012, in Port Allen. Take in a dazzling kite ballet
as professional teams from around the country y
dual- and quad-line kites. The free, family-friendly
event also features a design-a-kite contest, indoor
and night ying and activities for children. Visit
www.westbatonrouge.net for more information.
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BED & BREAKFASTS, GUEST HOUSES & COTTAGES
BARROW HOUSE INN 8
9779 Royal St., St. Francisville, 70775
Discover antiques and ambiance in a fairytale town.
225-635-4791 www.topteninn.com
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BUTLER GREENWOOD PLANTATION 8
8345 U.S. Hwy. 61, St. Francisville, 70775
Charming private cottages on an historic plantation.
225-635-6312 www.butlergreenwood.com
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COTTAGE PLANTATION 4
10528 Cottage Ln., St. Francisville, 70775
Circa-1975 Old South charm and atmosphere.
225-635-3674 www.cottageplantation.com
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GREENWOOD PLANTATION 12
6838 Highland Rd., St. Francisville, 70775
Moss-draped oaks surround a tranquil pond and mansion.
800-259-4475, 225-655-4475 www.greenwoodplantation.com
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HEMINGBOUGH 16
10101 Hwy. 965, St. Francisville, 70775
Elegantly-appointed rooms, canopy beds, private baths.
225-635-6617 www.hemingbough.com
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NOTTOWAY PLANTATION AND RESORT 40 121
31025 Louisiana Hwy. 1, White Castle, 70788
Guided mansion tours, museum and mini-theater.
866-527-6884, 225-545-2730 www.nottoway.com
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POINTE COUPEE BED & BREAKFAST,
THE SAMPSON HOUSE 2
405 Richey St., New Roads, 70760
Historic District circa 1835 that offers dining and shopping.
225-638-6254 www.manornetworks.com
SHADETREE INN 3
9704 Royal St., St. Francisville, 70775
Five-star B&B on four acres in the Historic District.
225-635-6116 www.shadetreeinn.com
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ST. FRANCISVILLE INN 10
5720 Commerce St., St. Francisville, 70775
Downtown, private baths, pool, buffet breakfast.
800-488-6502, 225-635-6502 www.stfrancisvilleinn.com
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THE STOCKADE BED & BREAKFAST 5
8860 Highland Rd., Baton Rouge, 70808
Great decor, amenities, private baths. Close to LSU.
888-900-5430, 225-769-7358 www.thestockade.com
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CAMPGROUNDS, RV PARKS & CABINS
KOA BATON ROUGE EAST 90
7628 Vincent Rd., Denham Springs, 70726
Pull-thru sites, pools, camp store, pet playground.
800-562-5673, 225-664-7281 www.batonrougekoa.com
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LAKESIDE RV PARK 143
28370 S. Frost Rd., Livingston, 70754
Located on a 17-acre lake with full hook-ups and lots of amenities.
225-686-7676 www.lakeside-rvpark.com
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HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
THE AUDUBON INN 129
722 S. Lobdell Hwy., Port Allen, 70767
Guest rooms available, saloon on-site, truck parking.
225-383-7188
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BATON ROUGE MARRIOTT 300
5500 Hilton Ave., Baton Rouge, 70808
Beautifully appointed, spacious guest rooms.
800-228-9290, 225-924-5000 www.marriott.com/btrmc
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HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
BELLE OF BATON ROUGE CASINO
AND HOTEL 300
102 France St., Baton Rouge, 70802
Downtowns full-service hotel with a casino.
225-242-2600 www.belleofbatonrouge.com
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BEST WESTERN PLUS
RICHMOND INN & SUITES 141 MAP
5668 Hilton Ave., Baton Rouge, 70808
Full complimentary breakfast, business and tness center.
800-332-2582, 225-924-6500 www.bestwestern.com/prop_19068
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BEST WESTERN ST. FRANCISVILLE HOTEL 63 MAP
6756 US Hwy. 61, St. Francisville, 70775
Free high-speed Internet. Complimentary, full hot breakfast.
225-635-3821
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CHASE SUITES HOTEL 80
5522 Corporate Blvd., Baton Rouge, 70808
Kitchens, dining and living area, replace, sofa sleeper.
888-433-9669, 225-927-5630 www.chasesuitehotels.com
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COMFORT INN - CONSTITUTION AVE. 60 5
4924 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, 70808
Near many attractions including Tiger Stadium.
225-930-0600 www.comfortinn.com/hotella162
COMFORT SUITES - PORT ALLEN 65 117
2880 N. Westport Dr., Port Allen, 70767
Exercise room, high-speed Internet, pool, business center.
225-343-4300 www.choicehotels.com
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THE COOK HOTEL AND CONFERENCE
CENTER 128
3848 W. Lakeshore Dr. (LSU campus), Baton Rouge, 70808
Gym, business center, Wi-Fi, gift shop, free full breakfast.
866-610-2665, 225-383-2665 www.thecookhotel.com
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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT SIEGEN 121
10307 N. Mall Dr., Baton Rouge, 70809
Newly renovated facility with a 24/7 Bistro Cafe.
225-293-7200 www.courtyard.com/btrcy
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CROWNE PLAZA BATON ROUGE 294
4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, 70808
Newly renovated guest rooms, state-of-the-art tness center.
225-925-2244 www.crownebaton.com
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DAYS INN BATON ROUGE/SIEGEN LANE 196
10455 Reiger Rd., Baton Rouge, 70809
Free Wi-Fi. Great breakfast and location
800-329-7466, 225-293-6880 www.daysinn.com/hotel/17611
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DRURY INN & SUITES 180
7939 Essen Park, Baton Rouge, 70817
Welcome to Drury Inn & Suites Baton Rouge.
800-378-7946, 225-766-2022 wwws.druryhotels.com
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EMBASSY SUITES BATON ROUGE 223
4914 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, 70808
Newly renovated, all-suite, garden atrium, free breakfast.
800-362-2779, 225-924-6566 www.embassysuites.com
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HAMPTON INN 80
201 Rushing Rd. W., Denham Springs, 70726
Free breakfast, Wi-Fi, meeting room. Near Bass Pro Shops.
800-HAMPTON, www.batonrougedenhamsprings.hamptoninn.com
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HAMPTON INN BATON ROUGE 140
4646 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, 70808
Newly renovated guest rooms and pool area.
225-926-9990 www.hamptoncollegedrive.com
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HILTON BATON ROUGE CAPITOL CENTER 290
201 Lafayette St.,
Baton Rouge, 70801
Historic hotel in the
heart of downtown Baton Rouge.
877-862-9800, 225-344-5866
www.hiltoncapitolcenter.com
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HILTON GARDEN INN BATON ROUGE AIRPORT 131
3330 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge, 70807
Business and tness center, breakfast, airport shuttle.
877-STAYHGI, 225-357-6177 www.batonrougeairport.stayhgi.com
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HOLIDAY INN BATON ROUGE SOUTH 334
9940 Airline Hwy., Baton Rouge, 70816
Full service with 11,000-square-foot meeting space.
888-814-9602, 225-924-7021 www.hibatonrougesouth.com
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HOLIDAY INN COLLEGE DRIVE 143
4848 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, 70808
New hotel located near shopping and attractions
888-465-4329, 225-448-2030 www.holidaybaton.com
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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND
SUITES-BATON ROUGE 194
10989 Siegen Holiday Cir., Baton Rouge, 70809
New hotel opened in Baton Rouge off of Siegan Lane.
225-778-5722 www.hiexpress.com
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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES 89 117
2860 N. Westport Dr., Port Allen, 70767
Breakfast bar, tness center and high-speed Internet.
888-400-9714, 225-343-9967 www.holidayinn.com
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HYATT PLACE BATON ROUGE I-10 126
6080 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, 70809
All rooms are suites. Visit their website.
800-833-1516, 225-769-4400 www.hyattplace.com
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LAUBERGE CASINO & HOTEL BATON ROUGE 206
14777 RIver Road, Baton Rouge, 70820
Fully integrated casino entertainment experience.
504-522-5005 www.pnkinc.com
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LA QUINTA INN & SUITES
BATON ROUGE SIEGEN LANE 98 29
10555 Rieger Rd., Baton Rouge, 70809
Newly renovated. Wi-Fi and free breakfast.
225-291-6600 www.lq.com
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LA QUINTA INN BATON ROUGE
UNIVERSITY AREA 142 29
2333 S. Acadian Thwy., Baton Rouge, 70808
Newly updated, free Wi-Fi. Five minutes from LSU.
877-586-8757, 225-924-9600 www.lq.com
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MAGNUSON HOTEL ST. FRANCISVILLE 100
7059 U.S. Hwy. 61 N., St. Francisville, 70775
Tranquil environment, buffet breakfast, great amenities.
225-635-3821 www.magnusonhotelstfrancisville.com
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MICROTEL INN AND SUITES BR AIRPORT 78
3444 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge, 70807
New hotel. Near I-110, the airport, Southern University.
225-356-9191
QUALITY INN 52 5
125 Rushing Rd. W., Denham Springs, 70726
Golf courses, parks and outdoor recreation nearby.
800-521-2121, 225-667-2250 www.qualityinn.com
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QUALITY INN & SUITES
BATON ROUGE WEST 140 5
131 Lobdell Hwy, Port Allen, 70767
Free local calls, security, cable, HBO, breakfast.
800-424-6423, 225-343-4821 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/la201
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RADISSON HOTEL 132
2445 S. Acadian Thrwy., Baton Rouge, 70808
Relax with a number of convenient services and amenities.
800-395-7046, 225-236-4000 www.radisson.com/batonrougela
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RESIDENCE INN BY
MARRIOTT-SIEGEN LANE 108
10333 N. Mall Dr., Baton Rouge, 70809
All-suites hotel. Walking distance to restaurants.
800-331-3131, 225-293-8700 www.marriott.com/btrri
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SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT -
BATON ROUGE NORTH/AIRPORT 119
7980 Howell Blvd., Baton Rouge, 70807
Brand-new hotel.
225-356-6705 www.marriott.com/btrsh
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SUPER 8 MOTEL BATON ROUGE WEST 135
821 S. Lobdell Hwy., Port Allen, 70767
Cable TV with Showtime, continental breakfast, near interstate.
225-381-9134 www.super8.com
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www.boutins.com
8322 Bluebonnet Blvd.
1 mi. south of Mall of LA
225.819.9862
Authentic
Cajun Cuisine
Cajun Music
Specialty Meats
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St. Francisville is known for many
things: Its where John James
Audubon painted many of his Birds
of America. Its home to a wealth of
picturesque plantations and scenic
outdoor adventures. And its also
home to one of Louisianas most
haunted places.
Built in 1796, The Myrtles Plantation
is now a bed-and-breakfast that
entices those with a penchant for the
paranormal. As you stroll the grounds,
will you spy the ghost of Chloe, a
slave who poisoned her masters
children? Will you hear the footsteps
of an unseen guest?
Even if youre not brave enough
to stay the night, you can still
tour the property during their
history and mystery tours. Plan
your trip and let us know if you
have a ghostly encounter. Visit
www.myrtlesplantation.com to
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VISITOR INFORMATION
ASCENSION PARISH
TOURISM COMMISSION
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6967 Hwy. 22, Sorrento, 70778
888-775-7990, 225-675-6550
www.ascensiontourism.com
Plantations and gardens,
museums, golf, great restaurants,
specialty shopping and
accommodations. Located
between New Orleans and
Baton Rouge.
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NEW ORLEANS PLANTATION
COUNTRY
2900 Hwy. 51,
LaPlace, 70068
866-204-7782, 985-359-2562
www.neworleansplantation
country.com
Journey beyond the city limits
and explore a place where time
stands still. Experience historic
plantations, Cajun and Creole
cuisine.
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ST. CHARLES PARISH
TOURIST INFORMATION
CENTER
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13825 River Rd., Luling, 70070
985-783-5145
www.stcharlesparish-la.gov
Home of Destrehan and
Ormond Plantations, La
Branche Dependency House;
Catsh, Alligator and
Destrehan Festivals.
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ST. JAMES PARISH
WELCOME CENTER
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1094 U.S. 61,
Gramercy, 70052
800-367-7852, 225-869-1717
www.stjamesla.com
Experience the charm of the
River Parishes. Visit a part of
the areas history that makes
Plantation Country unique.
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ST. JOHN ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
1801 W. Airline Hwy.,
LaPlace, 70068
985-652-9569
www.stjohnla.us
On the banks of the Mississippi
River and Lake Pontchartrain. A
mixture of growing community,
business development,
farmland and nature.
ATTRACTIONS

ATCHAFALAYA NATIONAL
HERITAGE AREA
1051 N. Third St.,
Baton Rouge, 70802
225-219-0768
www.atchafalaya.org
History, plantations, museums,
wildlife, swamps, rivers and
marshes in a 150-mile,
culturally rich region. Area
featured on The Today Show.
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BOCAGE PLANTATION
39050 Hwy. 942,
Darrow, 70725
225-588-8000
www.bocageplantation.com
Listed on the National
Historic Register, a living
museum without the
usual ropes and sanctions.
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110 Frenier (I-10 Exit 209),
LaPlace, 70068
800-467-0758, 504-467-0758
www.cajunpridetours.com
Memorable tour in privately
owned swamp with abundant
wildlife. Plantation and city
tours offered. New Orleans
area hotel pickup. Discounts
online.
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DESTREHAN PLANTATION
13034 River Rd.,
Destrehan, 70047
877-453-2095, 985-764-9315
www.destrehanplantation.org
Closest plantation to New
Orleans, 8 miles from the
airport. Tours, craft demos,
exhibits of original Thomas
Jefferson document and
1811 slave revolt.
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EVERGREEN PLANTATION
4677 Hwy. 18, Edgard, 70049
985-497-3837
www.evergreenplantation.org
National landmark of
37 buildings, 22 slave cabins,
cultural history tour and alley
of 100 moss-draped oaks.
Tours at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
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HERMITAGE PLANTATION
38308 Hwy. 942, River Road,
Darrow, 70725
225-473-1812
www.hermitageplantation.com
The beauty and grace of the
Old South are reborn again at
Hermitage Plantation,
Louisianas earliest known
Greek Revival mansion.
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HOUMAS HOUSE
PLANTATION AND GARDENS
40136 Hwy. 942, River Road,
Darrow, 70725
225-323-8314, 225-473-9380
www.houmashouse.com
View 16 acres of the nest
gardens. Tour 16 rooms of this
grand Greek Revival mansion
and enjoy the casual dining
restaurant.
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LAURA: A CREOLE
PLANTATION
2247 Hwy. 18, River Road,
Vacherie, 70090
888-799-7690, 225-265-7690
www.lauraplantation.com
Named Louisianas Top Travel
Attraction. Tours authentically
detail 200-plus years in the
lives of Creole Plantation
owners, women, slaves and
children.
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Information Center: 6967 Highway 22, Sorrento, LA 70778 PH: 225-675-6550 Toll Free: 888-775-7990
People have been calling on Ascension Parish for centuries. Now its your turn.
Here, you'll find grand plantations, both fine and downhome dining, a designer
outlet center, unique festivals, charming downtowns, an array of comfortable
accommodations, and hospitality that is the stuff of legend.
Visit www.AscensionTourism.com.
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BED & BREAKFASTS, GUEST HOUSES & COTTAGES
THE CAJUN VILLAGE COTTAGES 8
6486 Hwy. 22, Sorrento, 70778
Acadian-style shotgun houses dating back to the 1900s.
225-715-6060 www.thecajunvillagecottages.com
OAK ALLEY PLANTATION BED & BREAKFAST 3 129
3645 LA Highway 18,
Vacherie, 70090
Built in 1839, and internationally
renowned for its alley of 28 giant
300-year-old live oak trees.
800-442-5539, 225-265-2151
www.oakalleyplantation.com
CAMPGROUNDS, RV PARKS & CABINS
CANE ROW RV PARK & CABIN RENTAL 200
7775 Hwy. 70 N., Donaldsonville, 70346
A splendid place for getting out and having fun.
985-665-2035
FELIX POCHE PLANTATION B&B & RV RESORT 6
6554 LA Hwy. 44, River Road, Convent, 70723
A class A motor coach camping park and resort.
225-562-7728 www.pocheplantation.com
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AMERICAS BEST SUITES 37 29
2412 S. Veterans Blvd., Gonzales, 70737
Suites with separate living room, coffee maker and cable TV.
800-237-8466, 225-647-4515 www.bestsuites-gonzales.com
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OAK ALLEY PLANTATION,
RESTAURANT & INN
3645 Hwy. 18, River Road,
Vacherie, 70090
800-463-7359, 225-265-2151
www.oakalleyplantation.org
Grande Dame of the Great
River Road. National Historic
Landmark, circa 1839. Famous
for its alley of 300-year-old oaks.
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ORMOND PLANTATION
13786 River Rd., Destrehan, 70047
985-764-8544
www.plantation.com
Restaurants, accommodations,
costumed guides, gift shop and
tour groups welcome.
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SAN FRANCISCO
PLANTATION
2646 Hwy. 44, River Road,
Garyville, 70051
888-322-1756, 985-535-2341
www.sanfranciscoplantation.org
The most opulent house on
the river. National Historic
Landmark. The only
authentically restored
plantation in Louisiana.
Slave cabins and schoolhouse.
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ST. JOSEPH
PLANTATION
3535 Hwy. 18,,
Vacherie, 70090
225-265-4078
www.stjosephplantation.com
An authentic tour of a Creole
sugar plantation. Explore
original slave cabins and
exhibits about early
plantation life. Many guides
are descendants.
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HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
CLARION INN & CONFERENCE CENTER 169
1500 Hwy. 30, Gonzales, 70737
Southern hospitality at its best.
800-237-8466, 225-647-4515
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COMFORT INN 62 5
2275 Hwy. 70, Donaldsonville, 70346
Relax by the outdoor pool or unwind in the exercise room.
225-264-6006 www.comfortinn.com
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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 91
4284 Hwy. 51, LaPlace, 70068
Free continental breakfast. 100 percent non-smoking.
888-465-4329, 985-652-5002 www.laplaceexpress.com
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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
AND SUITES-GONAZLES 90
2806 W. Hwy. 30, Gonzales, 70737
Beautiful guest rooms and suites, close to Tanger and Cabelas.
225-743-8000 www.ihg.com
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TOWNE PLACE SUITES BY
MARRIOTT-GONZALES 95
2823 S. Outtters Dr., Gonzales, 70737
Minutes from restaurants, shopping and historical homes.
800-257-3000, 225-450-3400 www.marriott.com/btrgz
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QUALITY INN LAPLACE 102
3900 Hwy. 51, LaPlace, 70068
Hot breakfast, meeting rooms, Wi-Fi, bus parking.
(985) 652-5544 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/la151
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WHITNEY PLANTATION
5099 Hwy. 18,
Wallace, 70049
504-586-0003
Experience the most
compelling and authentic
presentation of slave
history and Louisiana
plantation life in America.
Please call for tours.
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DINING &
ENTERTAINMENT

B & C SEAFOOD
2155 Hwy. 18,
Vacherie, 70090
225-265-8356
www.bandcseafoodmarket
andcajunrestaurant.net
New, locally owned and operated
restaurant and market has more
than 40 years experience in
the seafood industry. On Great
River Road (Highway 18).
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5405 Hwy. 44, # Msc 85,
Gonzales, 70737,
225-473-3007
www.thecabinrestaurant.com
Through the efforts,
ideas, the love, sweat
and patience of friends
and family, you are able
to enjoy a small sampling
of Southern Louisiana history.
SHOPPING

TANGER OUTLET
CENTER
2410 Tanger Blvd., Ste. 161,
Gonzales, 70737
800-406-2112,
225-647-9383
www.tangeroutlet.com
More than 50 designer
and manufacturer outlet
stores and restaurants are
featured in this popular
outlet mall.
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A collision of cultures has created the food, music,
history and festivals that richly flavor this captivating region.
W
hy is New Orleans so very special? Because it truly is
unique. No other place in America has the same multi-
cultural blend of Native American, European, African
and Caribbean cultures. Thousands of restaurants,
musicians and artists contribute to the citys global recognition.
Celebrations such as Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, as well as Superdome
events, draw thousands. Even the cemeteries attract tourists.
But to really know the Greater New Orleans region, travel beyond
the Crescent City. On the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain, the towns
of Covington, Abita Springs, Madisonville and Mandeville provide
artistic, shopping, culinary, boating and biking adventures. Festivals,
such as the Sicilian Heritage Festival in Independence and the Straw-
berry Festival in Ponchatoula, celebrate the avors of the region. In the
countryside, youll nd exotic animals at the Global Wildlife Center in
Folsom and wine and music at Pontchartrain Vineyards.
As the Mississippi River turns south from the Big Easy, meet
outgoing people in St. Bernard Parish at festivals reecting their
Italian and Canary Island heritages. On the West Bank, Gretna and
Westwego talk of early German settlers and enterprising businessmen.
Boating and shing are popular in the Barataria Basin, where Jean
Lattes pirates took refuge. Southward along La. Highway 23, charter
boat captains guarantee youll catch more sh than you ever dreamed.
Its all part of marvelous, magical Greater New Orleans.
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Fest; biking on the Tammany Trace; Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival;
Columbia Street Tap Room, Covington.
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Local to
Rub Elbows With
JOHN PREBLE,
ABITA SPRINGS
Strike up a conversation
with John Preble, founder
of the Abita Mystery House
(also known as the UCM
Museum). Swap stories
and fnd out whats new
from this native New
Orleanian, recognized
artist and curator of
eccentric objects.
His offbeat museum and
gift shop, in a salvaged
vintage gas station,
explodes with color and
curiosities. See his wacky
creations, including Buford
the bassigator and the
new squirrellygator
(half squirrel and half
gator), and unusual
collections, from radios
to pocket combs.
Prebles sense of humor
is refected everywhere
you look. He freely gives
out advice on biking the
Tammany Trace and
getting around the area.
While there, also check out
the Art Nouveau jewelry by
his late wife, Ann OBrien.
MUST-HAVE SOUVENIRS:
Mardi Gras Mask from Blaine
Kerns Mardi Gras World,
New Orleans
Pick out a festive mask adorned with
feathers and gold trim while you
tour Mardi Gras World at the
Port of New Orleans. See oats,
sculptures and props and meet the artists.
Pralines from Bayou
Country, Slidell
These sugary treats
are handmade the
old-fashioned way. Choose
from six avors. The shop
has all kinds of regional treats
to take back to family and friends.
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PRIZE-WINNING CATCH, PLAQUEMINES PARISH (shown above)
Document the impressive speckled trout, redsh, tuna, tarpon and
more youll catch in the waters around Myrtle Gove, Empire and Venice.
MURIELS JACKSON SQUARE, NEW ORLEANS
Find a way to step out on the balcony that overlooks Jackson Square for
one of the best views in the city.
JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK AND PRESERVE, MARRERO
Spanish moss hangs over the bayou where canoes ply tranquil waters
and pirates once roamed.
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CULINARY
HISTORY
MUSIC
OUTDOORS
LOCAL FAVES

Historic Downtown
Covington:
Galleries, dining,
shoppingperfect
weekend escape.

Southern Seaplane,
Belle Chasse:
Soar above wetlands
during an air tour
of the bayou.

Antiques Shopping,
Ponchatoula:
Uncover a
treasure in
Americas Antique City.

Honey Island Swamp,
St. Tammany:
Take a swamp
or eco tour.

Global Wildlife Center,
Folsom:
Meet giraffes,
zebras, more on
Safari Wagon tour.

New Orleans
City Park & Botanical
Garden:
Jog beneath ancient
oaks but stop and
smell the roses.

Abita Springs
Opry:
Celebrating Louisiana
roots music.

Tipitinas,
New Orleans:
Music scene icon;
local and touring acts.

Bayou Barn,
Crown Point:
Live music and Cajun
dancing on Sundays.

Westwego Historical
Museum:
In the Sala Avenue
Historic District.

Chalmette Battleeld:
Arrive from New
Orleans via
paddlewheeler
Creole Queen.

National World War II
Museum, New Orleans:
4-D movie,
Beyond All Boundaries,
is must-see.

La Provence
Restaurant, Lacombe:
Chef John Besh
at his best.

Tujagues, New
Orleans:
Creole fare at citys
second oldest
restaurant.

Haydels Bakery,
Jefferson:
Where to buy your
Mardi Gras king cake.
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VISITOR INFORMATION
BASIN ST. STATION
501 Basin St.,
New Orleans, 70112
888-626-5860, 504-293-2600
www.basinststation.com
New Orleans Visitor Information
and Cultural Center with
travel counselors, exhibits,
refreshments, gift shop and
free lm.
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GRETNA VISITOR CENTER
Huey P. Long Ave. at Fourth
Street, Gretna, 70053
888-447-3862, 504-363-1580
www.gretnala.com
Explore Gretnas German roots
through its museums,architecture,
landmarks, restaurants and
events.
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JEFFERSON CONVENTION &
VISITORS BUREAU
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd.,
Ste. 411, New Orleans, 70123
877-572-7474, 504-731-7083
www.experiencejefferson.com
The perfect complement to
neighboring New Orleans.
Experience Jeffersons
shopping, museums, nature
trails, restaurants and
Historic Districts.
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NEW ORLEANS
CONVENTION &
VISITORS BUREAU
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2020 St. Charles Ave.,
New Orleans, 70130
800-672-6124, 504-566-5011
www.neworleansinfo.com
Jazz up your travel program
by visiting the birthplace of
good music, good food and
good times. Distinctive
architecture, unique cuisine
and cool jazz.
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NEW ORLEANS
TOURISM MARKETING
CORPORATION
2020 St. Charles St.,
Second Floor,
New Orleans, 70130
866-380-5234, 504-524-4784
www.neworleansonline.com
New Orleans ofcial visitor
resource, with a calendar of
information about things to
see and do and information
about accommodations and
famous cuisine.
NEW ORLEANS
WELCOME CENTER
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529 St. Ann St.,
New Orleans, 70116
504-568-5661
www.crt.state.la.us
Ofcial statewide tourism
information.
PLAQUEMINES PARISH
OFFICE OF ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT & TOURISM
104 New Orleans St.,
Belle Chasse, 70037
888-745-0642, 504-394-0018
www.plaqueminestourism.com
Minutes from downtown New
Orleans and gateway to the
Gulf. Plaquemines is one of the
fastest growing parishes in the
metropolitan area.
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ST. BERNARD PARISH
TOURIST COMMISSION
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409 Aycock St.,
Arabi, 70032
888-278-2054, 504-278-4242
www.visitstbernard.com
Site of the Battle of New
Orleans, San Bernardo National
Scenic Byway, Islenos Museum,
several festivals and world-
class shing and birding sites.
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TOWN OF JEAN LAFITTE
799 Jean Latte Blvd.,
Latte, 70067
504-689-2299
www.townofjeanlatte.com
Bayous, swamps and wetlands.
Attractions include National
Park, Nature Study Park,
Fisheries Museum, restaurants,
marinas, shing and swamp tours.
VISIT LOUISIANA COAST-
GREATER NEW ORLEANS
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd.,
New Orleans, 70123
877-572-7474, 504-982-6278
www.visitlouisianacoast.com
Explore Louisianas Coast
for amazing shing, plentiful
bird watching, scenic
drives, great golf, camping,
swamp tours and family-
friendly festivals.
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ATTRACTIONS

AFRICAN AMERICAN
MUSEUM, NEW ORLEANS
1418 Governor Nicholls St.,
New Orleans, 70116
504-566-1136
www.thenoaam.org
NOAAM preserves, interprets
and promotes the renowned Af-
rican American cultural heritage
of New Orleans, with an empha-
sis on the Treme community.
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AUDUBON AQUARIUM
OF THE AMERICAS
1 Canal St.,
New Orleans, 70130
800-774-7394, 504-581-4629
www.auduboninstitute.org
A top-ve aquarium with
sharks, jellies, a rare white
alligator and a 400,000-gallon
Gulf of Mexico exhibit. New:
Parakeet Pointe, an interactive
aviary.
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AUDUBON INSECTARIUM
423 Canal St.,
New Orleans, 70130
800-774-7394, 504-581-4629
www.auduboninstitute.org
Visit Audubon Insectarium
and be amazed, amused and
surprised by what the largest
group of the smallest animals
on the planet can show you.
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AUDUBON ZOO
6500 Magazine St.,
New Orleans, 70118
800-774-7394, 504-581-4629
www.auduboninstitute.org
A top-ve zoo with 1,500
animals in natural habitats
including rare white alligators
in the swamp exhibit. See
Komodo dragons and rare
white tigers.
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BACKSTREET
CULTURAL MUSEUM
1116 St. Claude Ave.,
New Orleans, 70116
504-522-4806
www.backstreetmuseum.org
Home to costumes,
artifacts, memorabilia,
photographs, lms and
other materials important to
New Orleans African
American cultural traditions.
CABILDO, LOUISIANA
STATE MUSEUM
701 Chartres St.,
New Orleans, 70116
800-568-6968, 504-568-6968
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Built in 1795 as the seat of
Spanish colonial rule, the
Cabildo is now a museum
exploring 300 years of
Louisiana history, art
and culture.
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CONFEDERATE
MEMORIAL HALL
MUSEUM
929 Camp St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-523-4522
www.confederatemuseum.com
Oldest museum in Louisiana.
Civil War artifacts including
ags, weapons and personal
effects of Confederate leaders as
well as the common soldier.
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ENTERGY IMAX
THEATRE
1 Canal St.,
New Orleans, 70130
800-774-7394, 504-581-4629
www.auduboninstitute.org
Entergy IMAX

Theatre features
3D and 2D lms. Open
10 a.m., Tues. - Sun.
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FORT PIKE STATE
HISTORIC SITE
27100 Chef Menteur Hwy.,
New Orleans, 70129
888-662-5703, 504-255-9171
www.lastateparks.com
Built in the 1820s to
protect New Orleans from
invasion. Features a museum,
historic building, outdoor
exhibits, picnicking and
special events.
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FRENCH QUARTER
FESTIVALS, INC.
400 N. Peters St., Ste. 205,
New Orleans, 70130
800-673-5725, 504-522-5730
www.fq.org
French Quarter Festival in
April, Satchmo SummerFest in
August, Christmas New Orleans
Style in December. Visit our
website for more details.
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GRETNA HISTORICAL
SOCIETY MUSEUM
209 Lafayette St.,
Gretna, 70053
504-362-3854
Gretna Museum Complex has
three Creole cottages, a working
blacksmith shop, re museum and
an 1876 steam pumper.
C A E
HARRAHS NEW ORLEANS
CASINO
8 Canal St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-533-6000
www.harrahs.com
Where the party never ends.
The souths most exciting and
elegant casino, just steps from
the French Quarter. Slots, table
games and unlimited winners.
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HERMANN-GRIMA/GALLIER
HISTORIC HOUSES
820 Saint Louis St. and
1132 Royal St.,
New Orleans, 70112
504-525-5661
www.hgghh.org
Herman Grima House (820 St.
Louis) and Gallier House, (1132
Royal) offer tours interpreting
the lifestyles of New Orleanians
in the 19th century.
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THE HISTORIC NEW
ORLEANS COLLECTION
533 Royal St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-523-4662
www.hnoc.org
Fascinating tours, lively exhibits
and extensive research collections
in a complex of historic buildings.
C A E
JEAN LAFITTE MARINE
FISHERIES MUSEUM
580 Jean Latte Blvd.,
Latte, 70067
504-689-3497
The museum is dedicated to
telling the story of life as it has
been lived on this little strip of
land tucked between swamp
and open water for more than
two centuries.
JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL
HISTORICAL PARK &
PRESERVE - BARATARIA
PRESERVE
6588 Barataria Blvd.,
Marrero, 70072
504-689-3690
www.nps.gov/jela/
barataria-preserve.htm
Preserves 20,000 acres include
bayous, swamps, marshes,
forests, alligators, nutrias
and over 300 species of birds.
Boardwalk, dirt trail, waterways.
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JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL
HISTORICAL PARK &
PRESERVE - CHALMETTE
BATTLEFIELD
8606 West St. Bernard Hwy.,
Chalmette, 70043
504-281-0510
www.nps.gov/jela/chalmette-
battleeld.htm
The site of the Battle of New
Orleans in the War of 1812.
Visitors will see the Chalmette
Monument, cannon replicas and
the Malus-Beauregard House.
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JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL
HISTORICAL PARK &
PRESERVE- FRENCH
QUARTER VISITOR CENTER
419 Decatur St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-589-3882
www.nps.gov/jela
Sites offer different activities and
most are free. Programs include
nature, history walks, canoe treks,
music, cooking demonstrations,
living history events.
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LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND
GARDENS
7 Bamboo Rd.,
New Orleans, 70124
504-488-5488
www.longuevue.com
Former estate of Edgar and Edith
Stern. Classic Revival house.
Antiques, art, exhibits. Gardens,
including one for children.
Programs and gift shop.
C A E
LOS ISLENOS HERITAGE &
CULTURAL MUSEUM
1357 Bayou Rd.,
St. Bernard, 70085
504-554-8412
The history and cultural traditions
of the Islenos or Canary Islanders
who founded St. Bernard Parish
will be interpreted in the museum.
C A E
LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM
751 Chartres St.,
New Orleans, 70116
800-568-6968, 504-568-6968
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A collection of historically
important museum properties
including the Cabildo,
Presbytere and U.S. Mint
in New Orleans.
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LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM,
1850 HOUSE
523 St. Ann St. (the Pontalba
Apartments),
New Orleans, 70116
800-568-6968, 504-568-6968
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A restored townhouse in the
famous Pontalba Apartments
depicts mid-19th-century family
life through period furniture
and artifacts. Tours daily.
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LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM,
OLD U.S. MINT
400 Esplanade Ave.,
New Orleans, 70116
800-568-6968, 504-568-6968
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Temporary exhibits at this 1835
landmark during renovations;
creating a new museum and
performance venue in
New Orleans Jazz National
Historical Park.
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LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM,
PRESBYTERE
751 Chartres St.,
Jackson Square,
New Orleans, 70116
800-568-6968, 504-568-6968
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Its always Carnival time
at the Presbytere. A major
exhibition on the history and
tradition of Mardi Gras in
Louisiana.
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MADAME JOHNS LEGACY,
LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM
632 Dumaine St.,
New Orleans, 70116
800-568-6968, 504-568-6968
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One of the oldest houses in
the Mississippi Valley,
Madame Johns Legacy is
a rare example of 18th-century
Creole architecture. Self-guided
tours, free.
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MAHALIA JACKSON
THEATER
801 N. Rampart,
New Orleans, 70116
504-287-0372
www.mahaliajacksontheater.com
Theater seats 2,243,
featuring a complete state
of the art renovation. Available
for bookings of concerts,
theatrical events and
private events.
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THE NATIONAL WORLD
WAR II MUSEUM
945 Magazine St.,
New Orleans, 70130
877-813-3329, 504-528-1944
www.nationalww2museum.org
Future generations learn
life lessons from one of the
greatest generations. Personal
stories, lms and WWII artifacts.
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NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM
OF ART
1 Collins Diboll Cir.,
City Park,
New Orleans, 70124
504-658-4100
www.noma.org
NOMA houses more than
30,000 objects along with
continuously changing
exhibits. The Besthoff
Sculpture Garden features
work by 20th-century masters.
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1 Poydras St., Box 39, River
Walk Market Place,
New Orleans, 70130
800-445-4109, 504-529-4567
www.creolequeen.com
The 1,000-passenger
paddlewheeler Creole Queen
takes daytime cruises to the
Jean Latte National Historic
Park and evening dinner jazz
cruises.
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OAK ALLEY
PLANTATION, RESTAURANT
& INN
3645 Hwy. 18, River Road,
Vacherie, 70090
800-463-7359, 225-265-2151
www.oakalleyplantation.com
Grande Dame of the
Great River Road.
National Historic Landmark
circa 1839. Famous for its
alley of 300-year-old oaks.
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OGDEN MUSEUM OF
SOUTHERN ART
925 Camp St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-539-9600
www.ogdenmuseum.org
Home to one of the largest
and most comprehensive
collections of Southern
art in the world.
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RIVERWALK
MARKETPLACE
500 Port of New Orleans Pl.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-522-1555
www.riverwalkmarketplace.com
Located on the Mississippi
River, Riverwalk Marketplace
is home to more than 100
retail shops, eateries and at-
tractions.
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ROSETREE BLOWN GLASS
STUDIO AND GALLERY
446 Vallette St.,
New Orleans, 70114
888-767-3873, 504-366-3602
www.rosetreegallery.com
Free ferry ride to Historic
Algiers Point to see glass-
blowing masters in a converted
Art Deco movie theater.
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SOUTHERN FOOD &
BEVERAGE MUSEUM
1 Poydras St., Ste. 169,
New Orleans, 70130
504-569-0405
www.southernfood.org
A nonprot living history
organization dedicated to the
discovery, understanding and
celebration of the food, drink and
related culture of the south.
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STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ
400 Toulouse St.,
French Quarter,
New Orleans, 70130
800-233-2628, 504-569-1401
www.steamboatnatchez.com
Cruise the Mississippi on
an authentic steamboat.
Two-hour narrated cruises,
steam engine room visits
and optional food and bar.
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TREASURE CHEST CASINO
5050 Williams Blvd.,
Kenner, 70065
800-298-0711, 504-443-8000
www.treasurechest.com
Located on beautiful Lake
Pontchartrain. 1,000 slots, non-
smoking Texas Deck, more than
40 table games, Treasure Island
Buffet and Cafe Pontchartrain.
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ERNEST N. MORIAL
CONVENTION CENTER N.O.
900 Convention Center Blvd.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-582-3032
www.mccno.com
Located within walking distance
of the historic French Quarter.
Close to hotels, restaurants
and attractions.
LESTER E. KABACOFF
SCHOOL OF HOTEL,
RESTAURANT & TOURISM
ADMINISTRATION AT
UNIVERSITY OF
NEW ORLEANS
462 Kirschman Hall,
2000 Lakeshore Dr.,
New Orleans, 70148
504-280-7192
www.uno.edu
At the University of New
Orleans with Bachelor of
Science and Masters degree
programs. Endowed by
the Kabacoff family and Hilton
Hotels Foundation.
NEW ORLEANS
CONVENTION COMPANY,
INC.
501 Basin St., Ste. A,
New Orleans, 70112
504-888-7608
www.nocci.com
Event creation and production,
full destination management,
theme parties and corporate
events.
OUTDOOR
ADVENTURE
BOATING & FISHING
FISHING MAGICIAN
CHARTERS
2015 Yscloskey Hwy.,
Shell Beach, 70085
504-676-3317
www.rodnreel.com/
shingmagician
Light-tackle coastal shing
on 25-foot Privateers and
Seahawks, 300 Yamahas.
Catching trout, reds, ounders,
sheepshead and drums.
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FISHUNTER GUIDE
SERVICE, INC.
595 Martin Ln.,
Port Sulphur, 70083
800-887-1385, 504-421-5682
www.shunterguideservice.com
Shallow water shing guide
service. Father and son with
18 years experience as
full-time guides. Owned
and operated from their
private lodge and dock.
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GULF OUTLET MARINA
316 Marina Rd.,
Chalmette, 70043
504-277-9980
www.marinamotelchalmette.com
Louisianas best shing j
ust minutes from downtown
New Orleans. Site of Redsh
Cup and Kayak Tournaments.
Fuel and supplies. Nightly
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SALTGRASS OUTDOORS
31853 Hwy. 11,
Empire, 70041
228-806-8306, 228-806-8306
www.saltgrassoutdoors.com
An antebellum-style lodge
on the Mississippi River.
Inshore and offshore
shing charters and guided
nature tours of the marshlands
and kayaking.
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NATURE INSTITUTE
6500 Magazine St.,
New Orleans, 70118
504-212-5290
www.auduboninstitute.org
In historic Uptown New
Orleans. Awarded 4 of
5 stars on Golf Digests
Best Places to Play rankings.
Mon. 11 a.m. - dusk;
Tues. - Sun. 7 a.m. - dusk.
PARKS & NATURE
BAYOU SEGNETTE
STATE PARK
7777 Westbank Expwy.,
Westwego, 70094
888-677-2296, 504-736-7140
www.lastateparks.com
Features wave pool,
picnicking, 100 campsites,
large boat launch, 20 cabins,
group camp and meeting
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JEAN LAFITTE NATIONAL
HISTORICAL PARK
6588 Barataria Blvd.,
Marrero, 70072
504-689-3690
www.nps.gov/jela
Stroll the bayou boardwalk
and watch for alligators or
look overhead for 300-plus
species of birdes. Its wild
Louisiana just minutes from
New Orleans.
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NEW ORLEANS MUSICAL
LEGENDS PARK
311 Bourbon St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-888-7608
www.neworleansmusical
legends.com
Enjoy free live jazz. See the
statues of musical legends Al
Jumbo Hirt, Pete Fountain,
Fats Domino, Chris Owens
and Ronnie Kole.
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Audubon with the
AUDUBON
EXPERIENCE
PACKAGE.
New! Open Spring and Summer: Cool Zoo, A Wild and Wet Splash Park*
New! Now Open: Parakeet Pointe, Treats for Tweetsan interactive aviary
3D and 2D Adventures
A top museum for you and your kidsCNN.com
*separate admission fee
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ST. BERNARD
STATE PARK
501 St. Bernard Pkwy.,
Braithwaite, 70040
888-677-7823, 504-682-2101
www.lastateparks.com
This 350-acre park on the
Mississippi River features
51 campsites, swimming pool,
trails and picnicking facilities.
Just minutes from New Orleans.
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DINING &
ENTERTAINMENT

ANTOINES RESTAURANT
713 St. Louis St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-581-4422
www.antoinesrestaurant.com
Since 1840, world-renowned
Antoines Restaurant has
invited customers to
experience French Creole
culinary delights.
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BAYOU BARN, INC.
7145 Barataria Blvd.,
Marrero, 70072
800-862-2968, 504-689-2663
www.bayoubarn.com
Casual, open-air restaurant,
dance hall, catering facility and
canoe and kayak rental outlet
for Jean Latte National Park
trips.
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BOURBON HOUSE
144 Bourbon St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-522-0111
www.bourbonhouse.com
Enjoy authentic New
Orleans dishes in a lively
atmosphere with huge
picture windows overlooking
Bourbon Street.
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BRENNANS RESTAURANT
417 Royal St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-525-9711
www.brennansneworleans.com
Founded by Owen Edward
Brennan in 1946 and located
in the heart of the French
Quarter serving breakfast,
lunch and dinner in 12
dining rooms.
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BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO.
429 Decatur St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-522-5800
www.bubbagump.com
Shrimp is the specialty at
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.,
but in their fun, casual setting
there is denitely something
for everyone. Groups welcome.
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ARE YOU A ROMANTIC? A CULTURE VULTURE? A COLLEGE STUDENT?
FIND YOUR NEW ORLEANS ITINERARY. www.LouisianaTravel.com/three-new-orleans-itineraries
Come stand on the front lines of history,
and experience war in the rst person.
Dont miss Beyond All Boundaries, the
4D experience showing exclusively at the
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Andrew Higgins Dr. at Camp St.
504.528.1944 | www.nationalww2museum.org
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CAF DU MONDE
813 Decatur St.,
New Orleans, 70116
800-772-2927, 504-581-2914
www.cafedumonde.com
Established in 1862 in the New
Orleans French Market, the
menu consists of dark roasted
coffee and chicory, beignets.
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COUNTRY FLAME
620 Iberville St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-522-1138
Best Mexican food north of the
border. Cuban and Spanish
specialties, excellent steaks
and seafood.
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COURT OF TWO SISTERS
RESTAURANT
613 Royal St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-522-7261
www.courtoftwosisters.com
World-famous live jazz brunch
buffet and Creole dinners in
the largest historical dining
courtyard in the French Quarter.
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CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE
527 Decatur St.,
New Orleans, 70130
888-819-9330, 504-522-0571
www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com
Historic French Quarter property
houses a restaurant and
microbrewery. Traditional
New Orleans cuisine served
with hand-crafted beer and live
jazz.
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DEANIES SEAFOOD
RESTAURANT
841 Iberville St.,
New Orleans, 70112
504-581-1316
www.deanies.com
A local favorite for nearly 50
years. Famous for its huge
portions of some of the best
boiled, broiled and fried
seafood in New Orleans.
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DICKIE BRENNANS
STEAKHOUSE
716 Iberville St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-522-2467
www.dickiebrennans
steakhouse.com
Straight-forward USDA prime
steaks with a New Orleans touch
defines the cuisine at this
nationally recognized
restaurant.
EAT NEW ORLEANS
900 Dumaine St.,
New Orleans, 70116
504-522-7222
www.eatnola.com
Contemporary setting in French
Quarter serving Cajun/Creole
favorites. Wonderful windows
to watch people while dining.
GORDON BIERSCH
BREWERY RESTAURANT
200 Poydras St,
New Orleans, 70130
504-552-2699
www.gordonbierschrestaurants.com
Enjoy freshly prepared American
cuisine, inuenced by international
avors and authentic German
beers brewed fresh on-site.
Complimentary brewery tours.
GUMBO SHOP
630 St. Peter St.,
New Orleans, 70116
800-554-8626, 504-525-1486
www.gumboshop.com
Enjoy traditional and
contemporary Creole cuisine in
a 1795 French Quarter building
and patio.
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HARD ROCK CAFE
418 N. Peters St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-529-5617
www.hardrock.com/neworleans
Whether you rock out to the strains
of Kurt Cobain or bluesman Fats
Domino, every musical taste will
be satised here.
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HUCK FINNS CAF
135 Decatur St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-529-8600
www.hucknncafe.com
Steps from the Mississippi River,
Huck Finns Cafe has quickly
become a must stop for both
breakfast and dinner. New Orleans
locals and visitors rave about it.
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JIMMY BUFFETTS
MARGARITAVILLE NEW
ORLEANS
1104 Decatur St. (Ursulines),
New Orleans, 70116
504-592-2565
www.margaritaville
neworleans.com
Fresh Gulf Coast cooking,
balcony dining and happy
hour every day in our historic
Storyville Tavern bar with live
music. Available for private
parties.
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MULATES, THE ORIGINAL
CAJUN RESTAURANT
201 Julia St.,
New Orleans, 70130
800-854-9149, 504-522-1492
www.mulates.com
Authentic Cajun cuisine and live
traditional Cajun music nightly.
Private room available.
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NAPOLEON HOUSE BAR
& CAFE
500 Chartres St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-524-9752
www.napoleonhouse.com
Zagat-rated restaurant.
Best Bars by Esquire, G.Q.,
Food & Wine and Gourmet
magazines.
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an experience that
defines new Orleans
JAZZ BRUNCH DAILY
9AM-3PM
DINNER NIGHTLY
5:30-10PM
OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
Reservations Encouraged
613 Royal Street in the French Quarter
A Fein Family Restaurant
menu available online: www.CourtofTwoSisters.com
504.522.7261
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NEW ORLEANS COOKING
EXPERIENCE
2275 Bayou Rd.,
New Orleans, 70119
504-430-5274
www.neworleanscookingexperience.com
Learn authentic Creole
cooking in half-day cooking
classes set at fabulous
18th-century Creole plantation.
Private classes for groups of
up to 80.
THE NEW ORLEANS
SCHOOL OF COOKING
524 St. Louis St.,
New Orleans, 70130
800-237-4841, 504-525-2665
www.nosoc.com
Creole and Cajun demonstration
cooking classes. Meal included.
Reservations required. Classes
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. daily;
Wed. - Sat. 2 - 4 p.m.
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OCEANA
739 Conti St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-525-6002
www.oceanagrill.com
Cajun and Creole cuisine featuring
avors New Orleanians enjoy.
1871 French-built dining
rooms or the grand tradition
courtyard.
PALACE CAF
605 Canal St.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-523-1661
www.palacecafe.com
Classic and contemporary
Creole dishes served daily at
Dickie Brennans upbeat and
lively grand caf.
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PASCALS MANALE
RESTAURANT
1838 Napoleon Ave.,
New Orleans, 70115
504-895-4877
Since 1913, home of the
original famous barbecue
shrimp. Fresh seafood, Italian
cuisine and delicious steaks
are also featured.
PAT OBRIENS BAR
718 St. Peter St.,
New Orleans, 70116
800-597-4823, 504-525-4823
www.patobriens.com
Voted Best Specialty Drink,
Best Bloody Mary and Best
Patio. Zagat-rated. It is a must
visit, not just for a drink, but for
an experience.
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TUJAGUES RESTAURANT
823 Decatur St.,
New Orleans, 70116
504-525-8785
www.tujagues.com
In the heart of the French
Quarter, Tujagues has
retained its reputation for
providing an unforgettable
dining experience in the
original Creole tradition.
SHOPPING

FRENCH MARKET
1008 N. Peters St.,
New Orleans, 70116
504-522-2621
www.frenchmarket.org
Upscale shopping, entertain-
ment and regional cuisine
within the atmosphere of one
of Americas oldest operating
public markets.
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LOUISIANA TAX FREE
SHOPPING
P.O. Box 20125,
New Orleans, 70141
504-467-0723
www.louisianataxfree.com
Allows international visitors to
shop tax free by collecting
tax-free vouchers as they shop.
Visitors then apply for a refund
in person or by mail.
MACYS - ESPLANADE
1401 W. Esplanade,
Kenner, 70065
504-461-4800
www.macys.com
For group programs and
reservations, please
call 1-877-797-7227.
MACYS - LAKESIDE
SHOPPING CENTER
3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd.,
Metarie, 70002
504-484-4600
www.visitmacysusa.com
For group programs and
reservations, please call
1-877-797-7227.
TOURS &
RECEPTIVE
OPERATORS

AIR TOURS ON THE BAYOU/
SOUTHERN SEAPLANE, INC.
1 Coquille Dr.,
Belle Chasse, 70037
504-394-5633
www.southernseaplane.com
Discover the heart of Cajun
Country from the air and see the
coastline and wetlands. All tours
feature a water landing. Day-
light hours only.
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AMERICAN PHOTO
SAFARI
828 Royal St., Ste. 206,
New Orleans, 70116
877-365-3836, 504-298-8876
www.americanphotosafari.com
Grab your camera and join
in on the fun and informative
half-day photography
workshop led by professional
photographers. All skill levels
are welcome.
CAJUN CRITTERS
SWAMP TOURS
363 Louisiana St, Westwego, 70094
800-575-5578, 504-347-0962
www.cajunswamptour.com
Tours along Bayou Segnette.
Close to New Orleans. Two-hours
narrated by Cajun captain. Tours
at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
(seasonal) seven days a week.
CAJUN PRIDE
CITY/PLANTATION TOURS
110 Frenier (I-10 Exit 209),
LaPlace, 70069
800-467-0758, 504-467-0758
www.cajunpridetours.com
New Orleans city, cemetery
and historic plantation tours.
Journey through the past and
present with informed guides.
See website for discounts.
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CALCO HOTARD GROUP.
2838 Touro St.,
New Orleans, 70122
800-535-7787, 504-942-5700
www.hotard.com
Ground transportation for local
sightseeing, shuttles, day trips
and multi-day tours. Ofces in
New Orleans, Baton Rouge and
Lafayette.
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CELEBRATION TOURS
1229 St. Thomas St., New
Orleans, 70130 888-587-7115,
504-430-3982
www.celebrationtoursllc.com
Learn about the history, culture,
food, music, architecture and
Katrina recovery.
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CREOLE QUEEN
1 Poydras St., New Orleans, 70130
504-529-4567
www.creolequeen.com
Offering daily excursions on the
Mississippi River.
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DELTA QUEEN STEAMBOAT
COMPANY, INC.
1380 Port Of New Orleans Pl.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-586-0631
Americas oldest continuously
operating cruise line. Three- to
11-night steamboatin cruise
vacations aboard three genuine
steam-powered paddlewheel-
ers. Call for schedules.
DR. WAGNERS HONEY
ISLAND SWAMP TOURS
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41490 Crawford Landing Rd.,
Slidell, 70461, 985-641-1769
www.honeyislandswamp.com
Journey into the swamplands
of Louisiana. Picture the moss
hanging on gnarled cypress
trees as you travel into one of
the wildest river swamps in
America.
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FRIENDS OF THE CABILDO
701 Chartres St.,New Orleans, 70116
504-523-3939
www.friendsofthecabildo.org
Two-hour walking tours con-
ducted by city-licensed guides
that emphasize the history,
architecture and folklore of this
fascinating city.
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GRAY LINE TOURS
400 Toulouse St.,
New Orleans, 70130
800-233-2628, 504-569-1401
www.graylineneworleans.com
Swamp, plantation, French
Quarter, Garden District,
cemetery, ghost, city,
cocktail, dinner, music
and Hurricane Katrina and
combo tours.
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HAUNTED HISTORY
TOURS
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Various Locations,
New Orleans, 70125
888-644-6787, 504-861-2727
www.hauntedhistorytours.com
These are the tours
youve heard about.
As seen on A&E, History
Channel, recommended by
the Travel Channel as New
Orleans Number 1 Tour.
A must do.
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HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS
TOURS
2727 Prytania St., Ste.8,
New Orleans, 70130
504-947-2120
www.tourneworleans.com
Explore Frommers
New Orleans favorites.
Tour the most spectacular
sites and intriguing traditions
with the citys most qualied
guides.
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HOUSE OF BROELS
VICTORIAN MANSION AND
DOLLHOUSE MUSEUM
2220 St. Charles Ave.,
New Orleans, 70130
800-827-4325, 504-494-2220
www.houseofbroel.com
Garden District mansion
with an extensive display
of museum-quality
dollhouses, antiques and
Mardi Gras memorabilia.
Call for appointment.
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JEAN LAFITTE SWAMP &
AIRBOAT TOURS
6601 Leo Kerner Latte Pkwy.,
Marrero, 70072
800-445-4109, 504-689-4186
www.jeanlatteswamptour.com
Located only 25 minutes
from New Orleans,
explore Louisianas back
country and its meandering
bayous abundant with
wildlife and exotic
plant life.
Only 5 miles from New Orleans
www.visitstbernard.com
(888) 278.2054
Nestled along the rolling Mississippi River, St. Bernard parish is New Orleans most
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day to Louisianas spicy creole favorites. Fshing here is considered the most abundant
in Louisiana with some of the nations most generous catch limits. In St. Bernard you
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drive the scenic byway and journey along our Sugar Trail to learn how Louisianas
signature crop impacts the world. Theres always a party where festivals celebrate our
unique spirit and culture. Discover St. Bernard, and let history be your guide.
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LOUISIANA TOUR COMPANY
9706 Barataria Blvd.,
Marrero (Crown Point), 70072
888-307-9267, 504-689-3599
www.louisianaswamp.com
The best of New Orleans
attractions. Swamp, airboat,
three-hour New Orleans city
and Katrina tour, plantation
tours and two-hour ghost tours.
Fun for all ages.
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NEW ORLEANS SPIRIT
TOURS
621 Royal St.,
New Orleans, 70130
866-369-1224, 504-314-0806
www.neworleanstours.net
Top-rated walking tours in
New Orleans French Quarter.
Cemetery, voodoo, ghost
and vampire tours are
their specialty.
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OLD NEW ORLEANS RUM
DISTILLERY
2815 Frenchmen St.,
New Orleans, 70122
504-945-9400
www.oldneworleansrum.com
The oldest premium rum
distillery in the U.S. We only use
Louisiana sugar cane molasses.
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ROYAL CARRIAGES, INC.
700 Decatur St.,
New Orleans, 70116
504-943-8820
www.neworleanscarriages.com
Let the oldest continually
operated carriage
company in America
show you New Orleans, up
close and personal. Tour the
city that care forgot.
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INFORMATION
TRAVEL SERVICES
ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR
3529 N. I-10 Service Rd., Ste. #100,
Metairie, 70002
504-454-2247
www.enterprise.com
Featuring 60 locations in
South Louisiana with free
pickup, delivery and airport
shuttle. Trucks, vans, luxury
and SUVs. Call for group and
corporate rates.
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GREATER NEW ORLEANS
HOTEL & LODGING
ASSOCIATION
2020 Saint Charles Ave., Fifth Floor,
New Orleans, 70130
504-525-2264
www.gnohla.com
Professional trade association
of lodging professionals
representing the industry
and enhancing cooperation
within and public awareness
outside the industry.
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LOUIS ARMSTRONG NEW
ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT
900 S. Airline Dr.,
Kenner, 70062
504-303-7500
www.ymsy.com
A variety of low-cost and
traditional carriers offering
coast-to-coast service. Terminal
with many services from book-
stores to eateries. Free Wi-Fi.
Covered parking.
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LOUISIANA TRAVEL
SERVICES, LLC
8236 Panola St.,
New Orleans, 70118
866-655-1889, 504-305-8715
www.lts-dmc.com
Specializing in itinerary
planning, themed parties,
tours, team building activities,
transportation.
NEW ORLEANS HOTEL
COLLECTION
1380 Port of New Orleans Pl.,
New Orleans, 70130
504-527-0400
www.neworleanshotel
collection.com
An exceptional collection of
upscale hotels, restaurants, bars
and lounges that capture the
essence of New Orleans charm
and hospitality. Ad page 155
TRAVEL1GREEN
365 Canal St., Ste. 1475,
New Orleans, 70130
888-923-9945, 954-667-8337
www.travel1green.com
Offers traditional rack
brochures, detailed maps,
descriptive information about
communities, people, food,
festivals and natural sites.
Take a video tour of
Uptown New Orleans.
Just download the free MS
Tag reader application at
http://gettag.mobi and snap
this tag.
Mardi Gras for All Ages
Our Mardi Gras celebrations have
a reputation of being geared for
grownups, but there are plenty
of opportunities for families to
join in the Carnival fun. One
of the most popular events is
Family Gras, a three-day festival
presented by the Jefferson
Convention and Visitors Bureau.
This free festival presents musical
entertainment by local and
national artists, plus parades, food
vendors, arts and crafts and more.
Held annually two weeks prior
to Fat Tuesday, Family Gras is a
good time for children and adults
alike. To join the party, visit www.
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On the
Right Path
Enjoy the
outdoors with
a bike ride,
walk or run
along the
Gretna Bike
Path, located
atop the
Mississippi
River Levee
at the Gretna
Ferry Landing.
In addition to
some comfy
sneakers and
a snack, pack
your camera
too. The path
offers a picture-
perfect view
of the New
Orleans skyline.
Travel the 2.5-
mile path to the
Jazz Walk of
Fame and the
Algiers Ferry
Landing and
stop to watch
the ships sailing
on the river.
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1870 BANANA COURTYARD FRENCH
QUARTER/NEW ORLEANS B&B 8
1422 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, 70116
Courtyard, balcony view, hammock, near Bourbon Street.
800-842-4748, 504-947-4475 www.bananacourtyard.com
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AVENUE INN BED AND BREAKFAST 17
4125 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, 70115
On the streetcar line to the French Quarter and venues.
800-490-8542, 504-269-2640 www.avenueinnbb.com
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DEGAS HOUSE HISTORIC HOME,
COURTYARD & INN 10
2306 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, 70119
An artistic masterpiece of history and hospitality.
800-755-6730, 504-821-5009 www.degashouse.com
FAIRCHILD HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST 9
1518 Prytania St., New Orleans, 70130
Streetcar to uptown and downtown. Near antiques shops.
800-256-8096, 504-524-0154 www.fairchildhouse.com
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GRAND VICTORIAN BED & BREAKFAST 8
2727 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, 70130
Historic Garden District Victorian mansion circa 1893.
800-977-0008, 504-895-1104 www.gvbb.com
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HH WHITNEY HOUSE ON THE
HISTORIC ESPLANADE 5
1923 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, 70116
Near French Quarter. Antiques, player piano and hot tub.
800-924-9448, 504-948-9448 www.hhwhitneyhouse.com
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NOTTOWAY PLANTATION AND RESORT 40 121
31025 Louisiana Hwy. 1, White Castle, 70788
Souths largest antebellum plantation home.
866-527-6884, 225-545-2730 www.nottoway.com
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OAK ALLEY PLANTATION BED & BREAKFAST 7
3645 LA Hwy. 18, Vacherie, 70090
Built in 1839 and renowned for its 28 giant 300-year-old oak.
800-442-5539, 225-265-2151 www.oakalleyplantation.com
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PARK VIEW GUESTHOUSE 21
7004 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, 70118
A beautiful setting to match its convenient location.
504-861-7564 www.parkviewguesthouse.com
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CAMPGROUNDS, RV PARKS & CABINS
JUDE TRAVEL PARK OF NEW ORLEANS 46
7400 Chef Menteur Hwy., New Orleans, 70126
Near the French Quarter. An oasis in New Orleans.
800-523-2196, 504-241-0632 www.judetravelpark.com
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NEW ORLEANS WEST KOA KAMPGROUND 97
11129 Jefferson Hwy., New Orleans, 70123
Free Wi-Fi, 50 amp, full hook-ups and shuttle.
800-562-5110, 504-467-1792 www.koa.com/where/la/18125
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ANDREW JACKSON HOTEL, FRENCH QUARTER 23
919 Royal St., French Quarter, New Orleans, 70116
In French Quarter near Bourbon Street and Jackson Square.
800-654-0224, 504-561-5881 www.frenchquarterinns.com

ASTOR CROWNE PLAZA 693
739 Canal St. at Bourbon, New Orleans, 70130
Newly renovated. Gateway to the French Quarter.
888-696-4806, 504-962-0500 www.astorneworleans.com
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AUDUBON COTTAGES 23 155
509 Dauphine St., New Orleans, 70112
Historic property with seven cottages.
504-586-1516 www.auduboncottages.com
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BEST WESTERN FRENCH QUARTER
LANDMARK HOTEL 102
920 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, 70116
Charming hotel, lush courtyard, on-site parking.
800-535-7862, 504-524-3333 www.nolahotels.com
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BEST WESTERN LANDMARK HOTEL 156
2601 Severn Ave., Metairie, 70002
Full-service hotel with 8,832-square-foot ballroom.
800-277-7575, 504-888-9500 www.nolahotels.com
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BEST WESTERN PLUS ST. CHRISTOPHER HOTEL 108
114 Magazine St., New Orleans, 70130
Boutique-style hotel with magnicent New Orleans architecture.
504-648-0444 www.stchristopherhotel.com
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BEST WESTERN PLUS WESTBANK 139 MAP
1700 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, 70058
Beautiful rooms and French Quarter-style courtyard
866-871-5369, 504-366-5369 www.bestwesternwestbank.com
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BIENVILLE HOUSE HOTEL 83 153
320 Decatur St., New Orleans, 70130
Boutique French Quarter hotel. Courtyard, pool, bar.
800-535-7836, 504-529-2345 www.bienvillehouse.com
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BOURBON ORLEANS HOTEL -
NEW ORLEANS HOTEL COLLECTION 218 155
717 Orleans St., New Orleans, 70116
Only steps to Bourbon Street and St. Louis Cathedral.
866-513-9744, 504-523-2222 www.bourbonorleans.com
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CHATEAU BOURBON, A WYNDHAM
HISTORIC HOTEL 251
800 Iberville St., New Orleans, 70112
Historic hotel in the French Quarter.
800-996-3426, 504-586-0800 www.wyndhamchateaubourbon.com
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CHATEAU HOTEL 48
1001 Chartres St., New Orleans, 70116
French Quarter hotel. Courtyard, balconies, parking.
504-524-9636 www.chateauhotel.com
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CHATEAU LEMOYNE FRENCH QUARTER 171
301 Rue Dauphine, New Orleans, 70112
Boutique French Quarter property with lush courtyards.
800-465-4329, 504-581-1303 www.hi-chateau.com
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CLARION HOTEL GRAND BOUTIQUE 44 5
2001 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, 70130
504-558-9966
www.clarionhotel.com/hotel-new_orleans-louisiana-LA087
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COMFORT INN NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT 68 5
10151 Airline Hwy., Saint Rose, 70087
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport nearby.
504-443-5100 www.comfortinn.com/hotel-saint_rose-louisiana-LA19
COMFORT INN & SUITES DOWNTOWN
NEW ORLEANS 102 5
346 Baronne St., New Orleans, 70112
Free breakfast, newspaper, tness center, ATM, lounge.
800-524-1140, 504-524-1140 www.comfortinn.com/hotel/la071
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COMFORT SUITES 65 5
7051 Bullard Avenue, New Orleans, 70128
Just 8 miles from the popular downtown area.
504-244-1414 www.comfortsuites.com/hotel/la008
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NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT 95 5
2710 Idaho Ave., Kenner, 70065
504-466-8282 www.comfortsuites.com/ires/hotel/la079
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CONTEMPRA INN 52
2820 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 70062
Close to I-10, airport, mall and casino.
877-468-7701, 504-468-7700 www.contemprainn.com
COUNTRY INN & SUITES NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT 94
1501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 70062
Impeccable service and 20 minutes from downtown.
800-596-2375, 504-305-1501 www.countryinns.com/kenner/la
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COUNTRY INNS & SUITES NEW ORLEANS
FRENCH QUARTER 155
315 Magazine St., New Orleans, 70130
Wi-Fi, breakfast, tness center and lounge. Attractions nearby.
800-456-4000, 504-324-5400 www.countryinns.com/neworleansla
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COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT - ST. CHARLES AVE. 147
124 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, 70130
504-581-9005 www.marriott.com
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT CONVENTION CENTER 192 151
300 Julia Street, New Orleans, 70130
Beautifully inviting dcor and numerous amenities.
504-598-9898 www.marriott.com
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
NEW ORLEANS-METAIRIE 148 151
2 Galleria Blvd., Metairie, 70001
Smoke-free environment with services that make travel a pleasure.
504-838-3800 www.marriott.com
CROWNE PLAZA NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT
HOTEL - NEW ORLEANS HOTEL COLLECTION 292 155
2829 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 70062
Luxury accommodations, free airport transport.
877-834-3613, 504-467-5611 www.ichotelsgroup.com
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DAUPHINE ORLEANS HOTEL - NEW ORLEANS
HOTEL COLLECTION 111 155
415 Dauphine St., New Orleans, 70112
Serenity in the heart of the French Quarter.
800-521-7111, 504-586-1800 www.dauphineorleans.com
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DAYS HOTEL BY WYNDHAM NEW ORLEANS-
METAIRIE 193
3400 S. I-10 Service. Rd., Metairie, 70001
Days Hotel by Wyndham, The Gateway to New Orleans.
877-835-9787, 504-833-8201 www.daysinn.com/hotel/15481
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DAYS INN NEW ORLEANS 142
10020 I-10 Svc. Rd. at Read Boulevard, New Orleans, 70127
Fitness center, pool, free parking and breakfast.
504-373-6900 www.daysinn.com/hotel/25615
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DAYS INN NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT 166
1021 Airline Dr., Kenner, 70062
Business and tness center, free Wi-Fi.
800-333-8278, 504-464-1644 www.daysinn.com
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DOUBLETREE BY HILTON -
NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT 244
2150 Veterans Blvd., Kenner, 70062
Premier airport hotel with free Internet.
866-292-6118, 504-467-3111 www.neworleansairport.doubletree.com
DOUBLETREE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS 364
300 Canal St., New Orleans, 70130
Full-service hotel overlooking the Mississippi River.
504-581-1300 www.neworleans.doubletree.com
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DRURY INN & SUITES NEW ORLEANS 156
820 Poydras St., New Orleans, 70112
Historic location with Wi-Fi and swimming pool.
800-378-7946, 504-529-7800 www.druryhotels.com
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EMBASSY SUITES NEW ORLEANS
CONVENTION CENTER 370
315 Julia St., New Orleans, 70130
Full service, near attractions. Free breakfast buffet.
504-525-1993 www.neworleans.embassysuites.com
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FRENCH MARKET INN 95
501 Decatur Street, New Orleans, 70112
Great location for a visit youll always remember.
800-366-2743, 504-561-5621 www.frenchmarketinn.com
HAMPTON INN & SUITES ELMWOOD 128
5150 Mounes St., Harahan, 70123
Free breakfast buffet and Wi-Fi. Near French Quarter.
504-733-5646 www.neworleanshamptoninns.com
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HAMPTON INN & SUITES, CONVENTION
CENTER HOTEL 288
1201 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, 70130
Across from the convention center and cruise terminal.
888-311-1200, 504-566-9990 www.neworleanshamptoninns.com
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HAMPTON INN DOWNTOWN NEW ORLEANS 187
226 Carondelet St., New Orleans, 70130
Near Bourbon Street and French Quarter. Hot breakfast.
800-292-0653, 504-529-9990 www.neworleanshamptoninns.com
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HAMPTON INN METAIRIE 111
2730 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 70002
Near French Quarter, airport and shops. Free breakfast.
504-831-7676 www.metairie.hamptoninn.com
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HAMPTON INN NEW ORLEANS GARDEN
DISTRICT HOTEL 100
3626 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, 70115
On the streetcar line in the Garden District.
800-426-7866, 504-899-9990 www.neworleanshamptoninns.com
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HILTON GARDEN INN NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT 122
4535 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 70065
Premier full-service hotel near the airport in Kenner.
504-712-0504 www.neworleansairport.gardeninn.com
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HILTON GARDEN INN NEW ORLEANS
CONVENTION CENTER 284 152
1001 S. Peters St.,
New Orleans, 70130
Located in the heart of Arts and
Warehouse District.
504-525-0044
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HILTON GARDEN INN NEW ORLEANS
FRENCH QUARTER 135
821 Gravier St., New Orleans, 70112
Heart of the Crescent City Business District.
504-324-6000 www.neworleansfrenchquartercbd.gardeninn.com
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HILTON NEW ORLEANS RIVERSIDE 1622
2 Poydras St., New Orleans, 70130
In the center of all the city has to offer.
800-445-8667, 504-561-0500 www.neworleansriversidehotel.com
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HOLIDAY INN DOWNTOWN SUPERDOME 295
330 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, 70112
Hotel near French Quarter and Superdome. Free shuttle.
800-535-7830, 504-581-1600 www.hi-neworleans.com
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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BULLARD 87
7049 Bullard Ave., New Orleans, 70128
Brand-new property offers all the comforts of home.
504-324-4800
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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HARVEY-MARRERO 91
2433 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 70058
Westbank hotel 10 miles to the French Quarter.
866-536-7717, 504-366-5055 www.hiexpress.com
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HOLIDAY INN FRENCH QUARTER 374
124 Royal St., New Orleans, 70130
Great location, indoor parking, exercise and pool.
800-447-2830, 504-529-7211 www.hi-frenchquarter.com
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HOTEL LE MARAIS - NEW ORLEANS HOTEL
COLLECTION 64 155
717 Rue Conti., French Quarter, New Orleans, 70130
Boutique luxury in the heart of the French Quarter
877-219-7784, 504-525-2300 www.hotellemarais.com
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HOTEL MONTELEONE 570
214 Royal St., New Orleans, 70130
Spa, pool, tness center, bar and restaurant.
800-535-9595, 504-523-3341 www.hotelmonteleone.com
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HOTEL PROVINCIAL 93 137
1024 Rue Chartres St., New Orleans, 70116
French Quarter location with two swimming pools.
800-535-7922, 504-581-4995 www.hotelprovincial.com
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HOTEL ST. MARIE 103 137
827 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, 70112
AAA three-diamond rating, courtyard, valet parking.
800-366-2743, 504-561-8951 www.hotelstmarie.com
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HOTEL ST. PIERRE, FRENCH QUARTER 74 137
911 Burgundy St., New Orleans, 70116
Charm and style in the heart of the French Quarter.
800-225-4040, 504-524-4401 www.frenchquarterinns.com
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HOTEL VILLA CONVENTO 25
616 Ursulines St., New Orleans, 70116
Private baths, courtyard, parking. In French Quarter.
800-887-2817, 504-522-1793 www.villaconvento.com
THE INN ON BOURBON 186
541 Bourbon St.,
New Orleans, 70130
The best balconies on
Bourbon Street and
romantic courtyard pool.
800-535-7891, 504-524-7611
www.innonbourbon.com
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JW MARRIOTT NEW ORLEANS 487 151
614 Canal St., New Orleans, 70130
Discover the epitome of district class and old-world charm.
504-525-6500 www.marriott.com
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LA QUINTA INN & SUITES
DOWNTOWN 166 29
301 Camp St., New Orleans, 70130
Two blocks from the French Quarter and casino.
800-531-5900, 504-598-9977 www.lq.com
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LA QUINTA INN NEW ORLEANS WEST BANK 154 29
50 Terry Pkwy., Gretna, 70056
Find great rates on their website.
800-531-5900, 504-368-5600 www.0579.lq.com
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LAFAYETTE HOTEL 44
600 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, 70130
Elegant property on the Historic St. Charles Ave.
800-366-2743, 504-524-4441 www.lafayettehotelneworleans.com
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LE PAVILLON HOTEL 226
833 Poydras St., New Orleans, 70112
Historic property located in heart of New Orleans.
800-535-9095, 504-581-3111 www.lepavillon.com
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LE RICHELIEU IN THE FRENCH QUARTER 86 137
1234 Chartres St., New Orleans, 70116
Fodor Choice, Frommer Favorite, Zagat Best Value.
800-535-9653, 504-529-2492 www.lerichelieuhotel.com
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LEXINGTON HOTEL & SUITES - FRENCH QUARTER 205
1300 Canal St., New Orleans, 70112
Great amenities, location, service and comfort.
504-299-9900
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LIGHTHOUSE LODGE LLC 70
42256 Hwy. 23, Venice, 70091
Newly reconstructed 70-room motel.
504-534-2522 www.lighthouselodgevenice.com
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LOEWS NEW ORLEANS HOTEL 285
300 Poydras St., New Orleans, 70130
Four diamond. Three blocks from French Quarter.
866-211-6411, 504-595-3300 www.loewsneworleans.com
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MAISON DUPUY HOTEL 200 137
1001 Rue Toulouse, New Orleans, 70112
Great French Quarter hotel, two restaurants, pool.
800-535-9177, 504-586-8000 www.maisondupuy.com
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MAISON ST. CHARLES QUALITY INN & SUITES 113 5
1319 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, 70130
Quaint Garden District hotel with historic suites.
504-522-0187 www.maisonstcharles.com
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MARINA MOTEL 102
5353 Paris Rd., Chalmette, 70043
Marina, video gaming, 24-hour caf, bus fuel on-site.
504-277-5353
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NEW ORLEANS COURTYARD HOTEL 92
1101 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, 70116
Visit our charming French Quarter accommodations.
504-522-7333 www.nocourtyard.com
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NEW ORLEANS MARRIOTT 1300 151
555 Canal St., New Orleans, 70130
Visit a city with excitement and authenticity.
888-364-1200, 504-581-1000 www.neworleansmarriott.com
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NEW ORLEANS MARRIOTT AT THE
CONVENTION CENTER 320 151
859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, 70130
Combining classic antiques with modern amenities.
800-305-6342, 504-613-2888 www.neworleansmarriottconventioncenter.com
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NEW ORLEANS MARRIOTT METAIRIE
AT LAKEWAY 220
3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 70002
The legendary charm and hospitality of Louisiana.
800-228-9290, 504-836-5253 www.metairiemarriott.com
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NINE-O-FIVE ROYAL HOTEL 10
905 Royal St., New Orleans, 70116
In French Quarter with kitchenettes and period furniture.
504-523-0219 www.905royalhotel.com
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OMNI ROYAL ORLEANS HOTEL
621 St Louis St., New Orleans, 70140
Traditional luxury hotel with rooftop pool oasis.
800-843-6664, 504-529-5333 www.omniroyalorleans.com
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PLACE DARMES HOTEL 83
625 St. Ann St., New Orleans, 70116
AAA three-diamond. Lovely rooms at Jackson Square.
800-366-2743, 504-524-4531 www.placedarmes.com
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PRINCE CONTI HOTEL 76 152
830 Conti St., New Orleans, 70112
AAA three-diamond rating. Excellent rooms and location.
800-366-2743, 504-529-4172 www.princecontihotel.com
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PRYTANIA PARK HOTEL 90
1525 Prytania St., New Orleans, 70130
European boutique hotel with a variety of room types.
800-862-1984, 504-524-0427 www.prytaniaparkhotel.com
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Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 7005
Large full-service hotel just minutes from downtown.
877-553-1235, 504-366-2361 www.clarionhotel.com
QUALITY INN & SUITES NEW ORLEANS
DOWNTOWN 100 5
210 OKeefe Ave., New Orleans, 70112
Near Bourbon Street, French Quarter and Superdome.
877-525-6900, 504-525-6800 www.qualityinn.com/hotel/la116
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700 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, 70130
Featuring a uniquely artistic atmosphere.
800-431-8634, 504-613-2330 www.renaissanceartshotel.com
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PERE MARQUETTE HOTEL 272 151
817 Common St., New Orleans, 70112
Discover a jazz-inspired New Orleans hotel.
800-372-0482, 504-525-1111 www.renaissanceperemarquette.com
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RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT NEW ORLEANS -
DOWNTOWN 231 151
345 St. Joseph St., New Orleans, 70130
Living area with sofa sleeper and fully equipped kitchen.
504-522-1300 www.marriott.com
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ORLEANS-METAIRIE 120 151
Three Galleria Blvd., Metairie, 70001
504-832-0888 www.marriott.com
THE RITZ-CARLTON, NEW ORLEANS 527
921 Canal St., New Orleans, 70112
Unmatched personal service and amenities.
800-826-8987, 504-524-1331 www.ritzcarlton.com
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THE RIVERSIDE HOTEL 46
8280 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, 70037
Spacious guest rooms and free continental breakfast.
877-817-5300, 504-391-0133 www.riversidebellechasse.com
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SLEEP INN & SUITES METAIRIE 70 5
4601 N. I-10 Service Rd. (Utica Street), Metairie, 70006
Shopping and dining nearby.
888-897-5337, 504-887-5337 www.sleepinn.com/hotel/la121
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SLEEP INN KENNER 120 5
22830 Loyola Dr., Kenner, 70062
Conveniently located to New Orleans International Airport.
504-466-9666 www.sleepinn.com/hotel-kenner-louisiana-LA720
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SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT
CONVENTION CENTER 208 151
301 St. Joseph Street, New Orleans, 70130
Constructed from a 19th-century warehouse.
504-522-3100 www.springhillsuites.com
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ST. LOUIS HOTEL 97 151
730 Rue Bienville, New Orleans, 70130
A secluded oasis. The courtyard is a serene setting.
800-535-9111, 504-581-7300 www.stlouishotel.com
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5424 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 70123
Full-sized kitchens, all suites, pet friendly and Wi-Fi.
504-818-2400 www.tpsneworleans.com
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QUARTER HOTELS
101 Burgundy St., New Orleans, 70112
504-529-7142 www.frenchquarter.com
W NEW ORLEANS 410
333 Poydras St., New Orleans, 70130
Bliss amenities, Zoe Restaurant, rooftop pool, exercise facility.
504-525-9444 www.whotels.com/wneworleans
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W NEW ORLEANS - FRENCH QUARTER 98
316 Chartres St., New Orleans, 70130
Bliss amenities, 24-hour concierge, steps from Jackson Square.
504-581-1200 www.whotels.com/frenchquarter
WYNDHAM RIVERFRONT NEW ORLEANS
HOTEL - NEW ORLEANS HOTEL COLLECTION 93 155
701 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, 70130
504-524-8200 www.wyndhamriverfront.com
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celebration and enjoy special restaurant
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hear carolers in Jackson Square.
Learn more at www.fq.org.
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INFORMATION
VISITOR INFORMATION
KENTWOOD, I-55 WELCOME
CENTER
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77479 I-55 S.,
Kentwood, 70444
985-229-8338
www.crt.state.la.us
Ofcial statewide tourism
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68099 Hwy. 59,
Mandeville, 70471
800-634-9443, 985-892-0520
www.louisiananorthshore.com
Fun attractions, affordable
hotels, unique bed and
breakfasts, great cuisine,
quaint towns, golf, cycling
and birding. Near New
Orleans and the
Gulf Coast.
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PEARL RIVER WELCOME
CENTER
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61441 I-59 S.,
Pearl River, 70452
985-646-6450
www.crt.state.la.us
Ofcial statewide tourism
information.
PONCHATOULA CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE
109 W. Pine St.,
Ponchatoula, 70454
985-386-2536
www.ponchatoulachamber.com
Americas Antique City and
Strawberry Capital of the
World. Stroll Historic Downtowns
speciality shops and friendly
hometown charm.
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WELCOME CENTER
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41300 Crawford Landing Rd.,
Slidell, 70461
985-646-6451
www.crt.state.la.us
Ofcial statewide tourism
information.
ATTRACTIONS

CAMP MOORE CONFEDERATE
MUSEUM & CEMETERY
70640 Camp Moore Rd.,
Tangipahoa, 70465
985-229-2438
Training camp from 1861 -
1864. Confederate cemetery
and museum. Reenactment the
weekend before Thanksgiving.
Group tours.
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D.A. VARNADO STORE
MUSEUM
936 Pearl St.,
Franklinton, 70438
985-795-0680
www.varnadostoremuseum.org
Experience the cultural heritage
of small-town America in this
century-old general store with
permanent and changing
exhibits. Free admission.
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GLOBAL WILDLIFE CENTER
26389 Hwy. 40,
Folsom, 70437
985-796-3585
www.globalwildlife.com
Get eye-to-eye with giraffes,
wiggle a camels hump and
safari with 4,000 animals on
a 900-acre preserve. Feed
the animals and learn through
touch.
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INSTA-GATOR RANCH &
HATCHERY
23440 Lowe Davis Rd.,
Covington, 70435
888-448-1560, 985-892-3669
www.insta-gatorranch.com
Thousands of gators in crystal
clear water year-round. Hold,
feed, hatch and play with em.
See a virtual tour movie on the
website.
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LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN
BASIN MARITIME MUSEUM
AND RESEARCH CENTER
133 Mabel Dr.,
Madisonville, 70447
985-845-9200
www.lpbmm.org
The museum sits on what was
once the Jahncke Shipyard and
includes the 1837 Tchefuncte
River Lighthouse Station and
the 1880 keepers cottage.
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OTIS HOUSE AT FAIRVIEW-
RIVERSIDE STATE PARK
119 Fairview Dr.,
Madisonville, 70447
985-845-4010
www.lastateparks.com
Built in the 1880s as the family
home for sawmill owner William
Theodore Jay. Listed in the
National Register of Historic
Places. Tours Wed. - Sun.
TANGIPAHOA PARISH
CONVENTION AND
VISITORS BUREAU
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13143 Wardline Rd.,
Hammond, 70401
800-617-4506, 985-542-7520
www.tangitourism.com
Full-service convention
and visitors bureau offering
visitor info and assistance,
community calendar and
sports, meeting and
conference planning.
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VISIT LOUISIANA COAST-
NORTHSHORE AREA
68099 Hwy. 59,
Mandeville, 70471
504-982-6278
www.visitlouisianacoast.com
Explore Louisianas coast
for amazing shing, plentiful
bird-watching, scenic drives,
great golf, camping, swamp
tours and family-friendly
festivals.
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WASHINGTON PARISH
TOURISM COMMISSION
908 Mill St.,
Franklinton, 70438
888-827-7118, 985-839-5228
www.washingtonparishtourism.com
Fish, hunt, canoe, tube
and drive the scenic
byways and backways -
Franklinton to Bogalusa
and through this forested
parish.
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OUTDOOR
ADVENTURE
GOLF
GEMSTONE PLANTATION
GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
266 Gemstone Dr.,
Franklinton, 70438
985-795-8900
On the site of an old dairy farm,
Gemstone is known for its qual-
ity Tif-dwarf greens. The 18-hole
course features a signature
par-3 island green.
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PARKS & NATURE
COVEY RISE LODGE
24009 Singing Waterfall Rd.,
Husser, 70442
985-747-0310
www.coveyriselodge.com
Outdoor activities and amenities
and indoor entertainment.
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FAIRVIEW-RIVERSIDE
STATE PARK
119 Fairview Dr.,
Madisonville, 70447
888-677-3247, 985-845-3318
www.lastateparks.com
Featuring improved campsites
and boat launch access for
registered campers to scenic
Tchefuncte River. Fish, picnic and
tour historic Otis House.
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FONTAINEBLEAU STATE PARK
62883 Hwy. 1089,
Mandeville, 70448
888-677-3668, 985-624-4443
www.lastateparks.com
More than 2,800 acres on the
northshore of Lake Pontchartrain.
Camping, group camps, picnick-
ing and a marked nature trail.
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DINING &
ENTERTAINMENT

MANDEVILLE SEAFOOD
1770 Hwy. 59,
Mandeville, 70448
985-624-8551
Open for lunch and dinner,
offers fresh boiled seafood
plates and po boys. Also, offer
hamburgers and fried chicken.
SHOPPING

BAYOU COUNTRY VILLAGE
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1101 E. Howze Beach Rd.,
Slidell, 70461
888-571-3200, 985-649-3264
www.bayoucountry.com
Eat, shop and relax. Best of
Louisiana all in one place.
Foods, gifts, souvenirs, art,
pralines made fresh daily and
great food in the caf.
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PONCHATOULA COUNTRY
MARKET
10 E. Pine St.,
Ponchatoula, 70454
985-386-9580
www.ponchatoulacountrymarket.org
Historic train depot, built in
1895 and remodeled in
1920, now houses 30 booths
of local art, crafts and
homemade jellies.
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SLIDELL HISTORIC
ANTIQUE DISTRICT
Olde Towne Slidell, First,
Second & Erlanger Streets,
Slidell, 70458
985-641-6316
www.slidellantiques.com
Antiques, collectibles,
decor and gifts. Museum
and dining nearby. Antique
Street Fairs, Sat. - Sun., last
weekend in Oct. and third
weekend in April.
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TOURS &
RECEPTIVE
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CAJUN ENCOUNTERS CITY/
SWAMP, PLANTATION &
REBIRTH TOURS
55345 Hwy. 90 E.,
Slidell, 70461
866-928-6877, 504-834-1770
www.cajunencounters.com
Venture on a swamp, plantation,
a city or a rebirth tour of New
Orleans. Please call for times
and reservations.
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GATENS ADVENTURES
UNLIMITED LLC
465 Morris Rd.,
Hammond, 70401
985-345-7629
www.gatenbuscharters.com
Motor coach company with
55 passenger buses in our
eet with luxury options and
30 passenger buses that are
French Quarter friendly.
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Celebrating
Louisianas Seafood
Chargrilled oysters. Seafood gumbo.
Creole crab cakes. Are you hungry
yet? We just wanted to whet your
appetite for the Mandeville Seafood
Festival, July 48, 2012. Youll nd
all this and more during the ve-day
event at Fontainebleau State Park. Live
bands, carnival rides and a reworks
extravaganza keep you entertained
between bites of delicious Louisiana
fare. Visit www.seafoodfest.com to
learn more.
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ACCOMMODATIONS
BED & BREAKFASTS, GUEST HOUSES & COTTAGES
COVEY RISE LODGE 8
24009 Singing Waterfall Rd, Husser, 70442
Outdoor activities and amenities, and indoor entertainment.
985-747-0310 www.coveyriselodge.com
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HISTORIC MICHABELLE INN AND RESTAURANT 8
1106 S. Holly St., Hammond, 70403
Quiet with lovely grounds, full-service bar and dining.
985-419-0550 www.michabelle.com
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HUGHES HOUSE 3
300 N. Holly St., Hammond, 70401
Queen Anne Victorian circa 1901 with four-poster beds.
985-542-0148 www.hughesbb.com
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LITTLE RIVER BLUFFS - A NATURE
PRESERVE & RETREAT 4
11082 Garden Ln., Folsom, 70437
Four fully equipped cabins on Tchefuncte River.
985-796-5257 www.littleriverbluffs.com
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MAR VILLA GUEST HOUSE 3
2013 Claiborne St., Mandeville, 70448
Fully restored 1870s boarding house near the lake.
985-626-5975 www.marvilla.com
SPLENDOR FARMS B&B & TRAIL RIDES 3 156
27329 Mill Creek Rd., Bush, 70431
A country escape where memories are created.
866-543-2767, 985-886-3747 www.splendorfarms.com
WOODRIDGE BED AND BREAKFAST OF
LOUISIANA 5
40149 Crowes Landing Rd., Pearl River, 70452
Spacious and tranquil. Full breakfast, pool, hot tub.
877-643-7109, 985-863-9981 www.woodridgebb.com
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CAMPGROUNDS, RV PARKS & CABINS
CALLOWAY CAMPGROUND 68
14154 Club Deluxe Rd., Hammond, 70403
Open all year. Pull-through sites, cabins, tenting.
985-542-8094
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INDIAN CREEK CAMPGROUND & RV PARK 190
53013 W. Fontana Rd., Independence, 70443
Rustic park with bathhouse, store, propane, dump station.
888-716-4687, 985-878-6567
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LAND-O-PINES FAMILY CAMPGROUND, INC. 275
17145 Million Dollar Rd., Covington, 70435
Camping with all amenities, mini-golf, waterslide, Wi-Fi.
800-443-3697, 985-892-6023 www.camplop.com
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PINE CREST CAMPGROUND 100
2601 Old Spanish Tr., Slidell, 70461
New Orleans French Quarter, Mississippi Gulf Coast nearby.
800-879-5936, 985-649-3181 www.pinecrestrv.com
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TCHEFUNCTE FAMILY CAMPGROUND 100
54492 Campground Rd, Folsom, 70437
Shady sites, shing pond, swimming, recreation room.
985-796-3654 www.tchefunctecampground.com
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YOGI BEARS JELLYSTONE PARK 450
46049 Hwy. 445 N., Robert, 70455
Recreation program, Wi-Fi, campsites and cabins.
800-349-9644, 985-542-1507 www.jellystonela.com
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HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN & SUITES 38 29
1516 Gause Blvd., Slidell, 70458
Two-story property offering complimentary breakfast.
888-315-2378, 985-726-5100 www.americasbestvalueinn.com
HOTELS, MOTELS & RESORTS
BEST WESTERN NORTHPARK INN 155 MAP
625 N. Hwy. 90, Covington, 70433
Within walking distance to local restaurants and shops.
985-893-3580 www.bestwestern.com/northparkinncovington
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CLARION INN & SUITES CONFERENCE CENTER 155 5
501 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 70433
Within walking distance to local restaurants and shops.
985-893-3580 www.clarionhotel.com/hotel-covington-louisiana-LA269
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COMFORT INN & SUITES 75 5
30 Louis Prima Dr., Covington, 70433
Close to Global Wildlife Center, Fairview-Riverside State Park.
985-809-1234 www.comfortinn.com/hotel-covington-louisiana-LA726
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COMFORT INN & SUITES 5
34579 Grantham College Rd., Slidell, 70460
Microwaves, refrigerators, at-screen TVs, coffee makers.
985-326-0890 www.comfortinn.com/hotel-slidell-louisiana-LA157
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COMFORT INN-HAMMOND 53 5
110 Westin Oaks Dr., Hammond, 70403
Easy access to I-55 and U.S. Highway 190.
985-429-0120 www.comfortinn.com/hotels/la130
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COUNTRY INN & SUITES OF COVINGTON 70
Holiday Boulevard, Covington, 70433
Easy access to I-55 and U.S. Highway 190.
800-456-4000, 985-809-0467 www.countryinns.com/covingtonla
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DAYS INN HAMMOND 62
2150 S.W. Railroad Ave., Hammond, 70403
Chairman Award Winner. Suites, Wi-Fi and free breakfast.
800-329-7466, 985-419-1000 www.daysinn.com/hotel/08820
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HAMPTON INN HAMMOND 81
401 Westin Oaks Dr., Hammond, 70403
Complimentary deluxe breakfast and high-speed Internet.
985-419-2188 www.hamptoninn.com
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HAMPTON INN SLIDELL
56460 Frank Pichon Rd., Slidell, 70458
Spacious rooms and satisfaction guaranteed.
800-426-7866, 985-726-9777 www.hamptoninnslidell.com
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HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES 91
372 Voters Rd., Slidell, 70461
One of Slidells only premier full-service hotels.
800-465-4329, 985-639-0890 www.holiday-inn.com/slidellla
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HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON SLIDELL 84
175 Holiday Blvd., Slidell, 70460
Nestled on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain.
800-225-5466, 985-726-7291 www.slidell.homewoodsuites.com
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LA QUINTA INN & SUITES COVINGTON 59 29
200 Pinnacle Pkwy., Covington, 70433
All new with great amenities. Free breakfast and more.
985-871-0356 www.lq.com
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LA QUINTA INN NEW ORLEANS SLIDELL 172 29
794 E. I-10 Service Rd., Slidell, 70461
Near restaurants, shops. WiFi, tness center, breakfast.
985-643-9770 www.lq.com
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MICROTEL INN & SUITES PONCHATOULA 53 156
727 W. Pine St., Ponchatoula, 70454
Near antiques, arts, crafts, dining and more.
985-370-7378 www.microtelinn.com
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QUALITY INN & CONFERENCE CENTER 171 5
2000 S. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, 70403
Enjoy the game room or stay in shape in the excercise room.
985-345-0556
www.qualityinn.com/hotel-hammond-louisiana-LA221
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C 8th Air Force Museum - Barksdale AFB ............ 52
C Abbeville Cultural & Historical Museum
& Art Gallery ................................................ 84, 93
C Acadian Memorial ............................................. 84
C Acadian Village ................................................. 84
C Adai Indian Nation Cultural Center ................... 70
C Adam Ponthieu Grocery Store and Big Bend Post
Office Museum .................................................. 72
C African American Museum, New Orleans ....... 136
C Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne, Inc. ............. 98
C Alexander Mouton House/Lafayette Museum ... 84
C Alexandria Museum of Art ........................... 72, 77
C Alexandria Zoological Park ......................... 72, 77
C Alligator Park ..................................................... 70
C Arna Bontemps African American Museum ...... 72
C Association for the Preservation of
Historic Natchitoches ........................................ 70
C Atchafalaya National
Heritage Area .............................. 84, 98, 116, 126
C Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ........ 136, 141
C Audubon Insectarium .............................. 136, 141
C Audubon State Historic Site ............................ 116
C Audubon Zoo .......................................... 138, 141
C Backstreet Cultural Museum ........................... 138
C Barnwell Garden & Art Center ..................... 54, 57
C Baton Rouge Zoo ............................................ 116
C Bayou Boudin and Cracklin Cafe ...................... 84
C Bayou Lafourche Folklife Heritage
& Museum ......................................................... 98
C Bayou Teche Museum ................................ 94, 95
C Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum ............... 98
C Biedenharn Museum & Gardens ................. 59, 63
C Blue Bayou/Dixie Landin ................................ 116
C Bocage Plantation ........................................... 126
C Cabildo, Louisiana State Museum .................. 138
C Caddo Parish Parks & Recreation .................... 54
C Cajun French Music Association ....................... 84
C A Cajun Mans Swamp Cruise .......................... 98
C Cajun Pride Swamp Tours .............................. 126
C Cajun Tours & Cruises, Inc. .............................. 98
C Camp Moore Confederate Museum
& Cemetery ..................................................... 158
C Centenary State Historic Site .......................... 116
C Central Assembly of God .................................. 54
C Champagnes Swamp Tours ............................. 84
C Charpentier Historic District ............................ 104
C Chennault Aviation and Military Museum .......... 59
C City of Eunice/Liberty Theatre ..................... 84, 85
C City of New Iberia (Historic District) ............ 94, 95
C City of St. Martinville ......................................... 84
C Confederate Memorial Hall Museum .............. 138
C Conrad Rice Mill/Konriko .......................... 94, 95
C Cottonport Museum .......................................... 72
C Coushatta Casino Resort ................................ 104
C Crowley City Hall, Historic Ford Building .......... 84
C Crowley Historic District .................................... 84
C Crowley Rice Theatre ....................................... 84
C Crystal Rice Heritage Farm ............................... 84
C Cultural Crossroads of Minden ......................... 54
C Cypress Bayou Casino ..................................... 94
C D.A. Varnado Store Museum .......................... 158
C Delta Music Museum ........................................ 72
C Depot at Magdalen Place ............................ 84, 93
C Destrehan Plantation .............................. 126, 129
C Dorcheat Historical Museum ............................. 54
C Dr. Jules Charles Desfoss House ................... 72
C Eddie G. Robinson Museum ............................. 59
C Edward Douglas White Historic Site ................. 98
C The Enchanted Mansion, A Doll Museum ....... 116
C Entergy IMAX Theatre .......................... 138, 141
C Evergreen Plantation .............................. 126, 129
C Eunice Depot Museum ...................................... 84
C Folklife Cultural Center ..................................... 98
C Fort Jesup State Historic Site ........................... 68
C Fort Pike State Historic Site ............................ 138
C Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site .......... 70
C French Quarter Festivals, Inc. ......................... 138
C Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins .................. 74
C Gator and Friends Alligator Park and
Exotic Zoo ......................................................... 54
C Germantown Colony Museum .......................... 54
C Geuydan Museum ............................................. 84
C Global Wildlife Center ..................................... 158
C Gretna Historical Society Museum .................. 138
C Grevemberg House Museum ............................ 94
C Harrahs New Orleans Casino ........................ 138
C Herbert S. Ford Memorial Museum, Inc. ........... 54
C Historic Washington Museum &
Visitors Center ............................................ 84, 85
C Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses ......... 138
C Hermitage Plantation ...................................... 126
C The Historic New Orleans Collection .............. 138
C Holiday Lanes ................................................... 54
C Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ..............
126, 129, 131
C Hypolite Bordelon House .................................. 74
C Iberville Museum ..................................... 116, 121
C Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery ................ 156, 158
C Jean Lafitte Marine Fisheries Museum ........... 138
C Jean Lafitte National Historical Park &
Preserve - Acadian Cultural Center .................. 84
C Jean Lafitte National Historical Park &
Preserve - Barataria Preserve ........................ 138
C Jean Lafitte National Historical Park &
Preserve - Chalmette Battlefield ..................... 138
C Jean Lafitte National Historical Park &
Preserve - French Quarter Visitor Center ....... 138
C Jean Lafitte National Historical Park
& Preserve - Prairie Acadian Cultural Center ........ 86
C Jean Lafitte National Historical Park &
Preserve, Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center ....... 98
C Jeanerette Bicentennial Park & Museum .......... 94
C Kellys Landing Agricultural Museum
& Tours ...............................................................86, 91
C Kent Plantation House ...................................... 74
C LAuberge Casino Resort ........................ 104, 107
C LAuberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge ......... 116
C Lafayette Science Museum ............................... 86
C Lahouse Home & Landscape
Resource Center ............................................. 116
C Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum
and Research Center ...................................... 158
C Landry Vineyards & Winery .............................. 60
C Laura: A Creole Plantation ...................... 126, 131
C Layton Castle .................................................... 60
C Le Musee De Kaplan .................................. 86, 93
C Lincoln Parish Park ........................................... 60
C Locust Grove State Historic Site ..................... 116
C Lois Loftin Doll Museum .................................... 68
C Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site ........ 86
C Longue Vue House and Gardens.................... 138
C Los Adaes State Historic Site ............................ 70
C Los Islenos Heritage & Cultural Museum ........ 138
C Louisiana 4-H Museum ..................................... 74
C Louisiana Art & Science Museum ................... 116
C Louisiana Crafts Guilde Sans Souci
Fine Crafts Gallery ............................................ 86
C Louisiana Military Hall of Fame
and Museum ..................................................... 86
C Louisiana Military Museum ............................... 60
C Louisiana Mud Fest ........................................... 74
C Louisiana Mud Painting Gallery ...................... 116
C Louisiana Orphan Train Museum ...................... 86
C Louisiana Political Museum and
Hall of Fame ...................................................... 70
C Louisiana Pottery ............................................ 116
C Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo ................. 60
C Louisiana State Archives ................................. 116
C Louisiana State Capitol ................................... 116
C Louisiana State Cotton Museum ....................... 60
C Louisiana State Exhibit Museum ....................... 54
C Louisiana State Museum ................................ 138
C Louisiana State Museum, 1850 House ........... 138
C Louisiana State Museum - Patterson ................ 94
C Louisiana State Museum, Old Courthouse
Museum ................................................................... 70
C Louisiana State Museum, Old U.S. Mint ......... 138
C Louisiana State Museum, Presbytere ............. 138
C Louisiana State Oil and Gas Museum .............. 54
C Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum ............ 116
C Louisianas Old State Capitol .......................... 116
C LSU Museum of Art ......................................... 116
C LSU Rural Life Museum and
Windrush Gardens .......................................... 116
C Madame Johns Legacy, Louisiana State
Museum .......................................................... 138
C Madewood Plantation House ............................ 98
C Magnolia Mound Plantation ............................ 116
C Mahalia Jackson Theater ................................ 138
C Mansfield Female College Museum .................. 54
C Mansfield State Historic Site ............................. 54
C Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu ........ 106
C Marksville State Historic Site ............................ 74
C McIlhenny Company ................................... 94, 95
C Meadows Museum of Art .................................. 54
C Melrose Plantation ............................................ 70
C Multicultural Center of the South ....................... 54
C Munsons Swamp Tours .................................... 98
C Museum of West Louisiana ............................... 68
C Myrtles Plantation ........................................... 116
C The National World War II Museum ........ 138, 142
C New Roads Main Street .................................. 116
C New Orleans Museum of Art ........................... 140
C New Orleans Paddlewheels ............................ 140
C Oak Alley Plantation, Restaurant & Inn ....... 129, 130
C Oak Alley Plantation, Restaurant & Inn ....... 129, 140
C Oaklawn Manor ................................................. 94
C Ogden Museum of Southern Art ..................... 140
C Old Arsenal Museum ....................................... 120
C Old Governors Mansion & Foundation
for Historical Louisiana .................................... 120
C One of the Worlds Tallest Crosses ................... 54
C Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center .... 86
C Ormond Plantation .................................. 129, 130
C Otis House at Fairview-Riverside State Park .. 158
C Paragon Casino Resort ............................... 74, 75
C Party Central Family Fun Center ...................... 54
C Pastor Brothers Cajun Excursions .................... 86
C Pioneer Heritage Museum ................................ 54
C Plaquemine Main Street Program ................... 120
C Port Hudson State Historic Site ...................... 120
C Poverty Point Reservoir State Historic Site ....... 60
C R.W. Norton Art Gallery ..................................... 54
C Rapides Exploratory House .............................. 74
C Rebel State Historic Site ................................... 70
C Red River Crossroads Museum ........................ 54
C Rip Van Winkle Gardens ............................. 94, 95
C River Rouge Plantation ..................................... 74
C Riverfront Royale Salon & Med Spa ................. 74
C Riverwalk Marketplace .................................... 140
C Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site ........ 120
C Rosetree Blown Glass Studio and Gallery ...... 140
C Sams Town Hotel & Casino Shreveport ........... 54
C San Francisco Plantation ........................ 129, 130
C The Schepis, Louisiana Artists Museum ........... 60
C Sci-Port: Louisianas Science Center .......... 55, 56
C Shadows-on-the-Teche ............................... 94, 95
C Shreveport Regional Arts Council ..................... 56
C Shreveport Water Works Museum .................... 56
C Simmesport Fishing Industry Museum .............. 74
C Southdown Plantation House,
The Terrebonne Museum .................................. 98
C Southern Food & Beverage Museum .............. 140
C Southern Forest Heritage Museum ................... 74
C Southern University Museum of Art
at Shreveport .................................................... 56
C Spirit of the Red River Cruise ........................... 56
C Spring Street Historical Museum ...................... 56
C St. Joseph Plantation .............................. 129, 130
C Stage of Stars & Legends Museum .................. 56
C State Library of Louisiana ............................... 120
C Steamboat Natchez ........................................ 140
C Swamp Shop ................................................... 120
C Tabasco Brand Products .......................... 95, 96
C Tiki Zip Line ............................................. 119, 120
C Town of Iowa ................................................... 106
C Town of Washington .................................... 85, 86
C Treasure Chest Casino ................................... 140
C Tunica-Biloxi Indian Museum ............................ 74
C USS Kidd Veterans Memorial & Museum ....... 120
C Vermilionville ............................................... 86, 89
C Viking Cooking School Outdoors-
Hilton Capital Center ....................................... 120
C W.H. Tupper Museum ..................................... 106
C West Baton Rouge Museum ................... 117, 120
C Whitney Plantation .................................. 130, 131
C Winter Quarters State Historic Site ................... 60
C Yogie and Friends Exotic Cat Sanctuary........... 56
C Zigler Museum .................................................. 86
C Zoo of Acadiana ................................................ 86
BBEEEDD &&& BBR REAKFASTS, GUEST
HHHO OOOUUS SSEES S AAND COTTTAGES
C 1870 Banana Courtyard French Quarter/New
Orleans B&B ................................................... 149
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C 2439 Fairfield A Bed and Breakfast ................ 58
C Aaah! TFreres House & Garconniere Bed &
Breakfast ........................................................... 89
C Abbeville B & B At the
Ducote-Williams House ..................................... 89
C A Chateau on the Bayou Bed & Breakfast ...... 102
C A La Maison Crochet Bed & Breakfast ............ 102
C AuBayou Teche B&B - The Old City Hotel ....... 89
C Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast ....................... 149
C Barrow House Inn ........................................... 123
C Bayou Cabins .............................................. 87, 89
C Big Lake Guest Houses .................................. 108
C Butler Greenwood Plantation .......................... 123
C C.A.s House Bed & Breakfast ........................ 108
C Cajun Country Cottages .................................... 89
C The Cajun Village Cottages ............................ 130
C Cane River Cottage .......................................... 71
C Cottage Plantation .......................................... 123
C Country French Bed & Breakfast ...................... 89
C Country Ridge Bed & Breakfast .................. 85, 89
C Covey Rise Lodge ........................................... 160
C Dansereau House Bed & Breakfast ................ 102
C Degas House Historic Home,
Courtyard & Inn ............................................... 149
C Edgewood Plantation Bed & Breakfast ............. 63
C Fairchild House Bed & Breakfast .................... 149
C Fairmount Plantation ......................................... 71
C The Gouguenheim ............................................ 96
C Grand Bayou Noir Bed & Breakfast ................ 102
C Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast .................... 149
C Greenwood Plantation .................................... 123
C Grosse Savanne Lodge .................................. 108
C Hamilton House Inn .......................................... 63
C Hemingbough .................................................. 123
C HH Whitney House on the Historic Esplanade ......149
C Historic Michabelle Inn and Restaurant .......... 160
C The Honeysuckle Bed & Breakfast ................... 76
C Hughes House ................................................ 160
C Isabelle Inn Bed & Breakfast ............................. 89
C Jefferson Street Townhouse.............................. 71
C Julias Cajun Country Bed & Breakfast ........... 102
C La Belle Riviere Bed and Breakfast ................ 102
C La Caboose Bed & Breakfast ...................... 85, 89
C Le Village A Cajun Country Retreat .................. 89
C Little River Bluffs - A Nature Preserve &
Retreat ............................................................ 160
C Loyd Hall LLC ................................................... 76
C Maison D Memoire B&B Cottages.................... 89
C Maison Daboval ................................................ 89
C Maison Des Amis Bed and Breakfast Inn .......... 89
C Maison Madeleine B&B At Lake Martin ............. 89
C Mar Villa Guest House .................................... 160
C Naquins Bed & Breakfast ............................... 102
C Nottoway Plantation and Resort ............. 121, 123
C Nottoway Plantation and Resort ............. 121, 149
C Oak Alley Plantation Bed & Breakfast ..... 129, 130
C Oak Alley Plantation Bed & Breakfast ............. 149
C Old Castillo Bed & Breakfast ............................. 90
C Park View Guesthouse ................................... 149
C Pointe Coupee Bed & Breakfast, The Sampson
House .............................................................. 123
C Shadetree Inn ................................................. 123
C Splendor Farms B&B & Trail Rides ......... 160, 161
C St. Francisville Inn ........................................... 123
C The Stockage Bed & Breakfast ....................... 123
C Twelve Oaks Plantation Bed & Breakfast ....... 102
C Wildlife Gardens Bed & Breakfast ................... 102
C Woodbridge Bed and Breakfast of Louisiana ......160
BBOOOOAATTINNGG & FISHINNG
C Corbello Guide Service ................................... 106
C Fishing Magician Charters .............................. 140
C Fishunter Guide Service, Inc. .......................... 140
C Gotta Go Charters ........................................... 106
C Grosse Savanne Lodge .................................. 106
C Gulf Outlet Marina ........................................... 140
C Saltgrass Outdoors ......................................... 140
BBUUUSSINNNEESSSS SERVICCES
C Alexandria Riverfront Center ............................. 74
C Ernest N. Morial Convention Center N.O. ....... 140
C Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center .................... 102
C Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant
& Tourism Administration at University of New
Orleans ........................................................... 140
C Monroe Civic Center ......................................... 60
C Natchitoches Event Center ............................... 70
C New Orleans Convention Company, Inc. ........ 140
C Shreveport Convention Center ......................... 56
C Tristar Graphics Group, Inc. .............................. 86
C Vidalia Conference & Convention Center ......... 74
CCCA AAAMMPPGGR ROOUNDS, RV PARKS
&&& CCCA AABBI INNSS
C Abbeville RV Park ............................................. 90
C Ajax Country Livin RV Park .............................. 71
C Bass Haven Resort, Inc. ................................... 69
C Bettys RV Park ................................................. 90
C Calloway Campground .................................... 160
C Cane Row RV Park & Cabin Rental ................ 130
C Chitimacha Tribe of LA RV Park ....................... 96
C City of Rayne RV Park ................................ 90, 91
C Converse Bay ................................................... 69
C Cypress Bend Park ........................................... 69
C Cypress Black Bayou ........................................ 58
C Felix Poche Plantation B&B & RV Resort ....... 130
C Frank Anthony RV Park .................................... 58
C Hideaway Ponds Recreational Resort ............ 102
C Hidden Ponds RV Park ................................... 108
C Indian Creek Campground & RV Park ............ 160
C Island House RV Park ..................................... 102
C Jude Travel Park of New Orleans ................... 149
C Kemper Williams Park ....................................... 96
C KOA Baton Rouge East .................................. 123
C KOA Lafayette ................................................... 90
C KOC Kampground ............................................. 96
C Lake End Park Campground ............................. 96
C Lakeside RV Park ........................................... 123
C Lakeview RV Park ....................................... 85, 90
C Land-O-Pines Family Campground, Inc. ......... 160
C Maxies Campground ........................................ 90
C Myers Landing ................................................ 108
C Nakatosh Campground ..................................... 71
C New Orleans West KOA Kampground ............ 149
C Oak Ridge ......................................................... 69
C Paragon Casino Resort RV Park ................ 75, 76
C Pine Crest Campground ................................. 160
C Pleasure Point Park .......................................... 69
C Poches Fish-N-Camp ....................................... 90
C Port Barre, Town of/Bayou Teche RV Park ....... 90
C River View RV Park & Resort............................ 69
C Sabine River Authority Parks ............................ 69
C San Miguel Park ................................................ 69
C Tchefuncte Family Campground ..................... 160
C Turtle Beach Lodge ........................................... 69
C Yogi Bears Jellystone Park ............................ 160
DDDI INNINNNG G && ENTERTTAINMENT
C 531 Liberty ...................................................... 102
C A-Bears Cafe.................................................. 102
C Accidental Chef Cooking School ....................... 86
C Antique Rose Ville ............................................. 96
C Antoines Restaurant ............................... 141, 142
C Antoons Riverfront Restaurant ......................... 70
C B & C Seafood ................................................ 130
C Bayou Barn, Inc. ............................................. 141
C Belle of Baton Rouge ...................................... 120
C Bistro on the Bayou ........................................... 74
C Blue Dog Cafe ................................................... 86
C Boudin Kings Cajun Way Restaurant ............. 106
C Boudreaux & Thibodeaux ............................... 120
C Bourbon House ............................................... 141
C Boutins ................................................... 120, 124
C Brennans Restaurant ..................................... 141
C Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. ................................ 141
C Caf Des Amis .................................................. 86
C Caf Du Monde ............................................... 142
C Cajun Tales Seafood Restaurant .................... 106
C Country Flame ................................................ 142
C Court of Two Sisters Restaurant ............. 142, 143
C Coushatta Casino Restaurants ....................... 106
C Crawfish Town USA Restaurant &
Fresh Market ............................................... 86, 87
C Crescent City Brewhouse ............................... 142
C Deanies Seafood Restaurant ......................... 142
C The Diamond Grill ....................................... 71, 74
C DiamondJacks Casino & Resort ................. 56, 57
C Dickie Brennans Steakhouse ......................... 142
C Dons Seafood & Steakhouse of Lafayette ....... 86
C Eat New Orleans ............................................. 142
C Feliciana Cellars Winery ................................. 120
C Fezzos Seafood Steakhouse & Oyster Bar ...... 88
C Forest Restaurant ............................................. 96
C Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant .............. 142
C Gumbo Shop ................................................... 142
C Hard Rock Cafe .............................................. 142
C Harrahs Louisiana Downs ................................ 56
C Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge ..................... 120
C Horseshow Casino & Hotel,
Shreveport-Bossier ........................................... 56
C Huck Finns Caf ............................................. 142
C Jimmy Buffetts Margaritaville New Orleans.... 142
C Jolies Louisiana Bistro ..................................... 88
C LAuberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge ......... 120
C La Cuisine De Maman at Vermilionville ............ 88
C La Truffe Sauvage ........................................... 108
C Lafonda Restaurant .......................................... 88
C Landrys Restaurant of New Iberia .................... 96
C Lasoynes Meat Pie Restaurant ........................ 71
C Little Cakes with Big Attitude ............................. 74
C Little River Inn ................................................... 96
C Mandeville Seafood ........................................ 159
C Marilynns Place ................................................ 56
C Mariners Restaurant......................................... 71
C Mulates, The Original Cajun Restaurant ........ 142
C Napolean House Bar & Cafe ........................... 142
C New Orleans Cooking Experience .................. 144
C The New Orleans School of Cooking .............. 144
C Notinis Restaurant ............................................ 56
C Not Just Pie, Inc. ............................................... 60
C Nottoway Plantation -
The Mansion Restaurant ......................... 120, 121
C Oceana ........................................................... 144
C Palace Caf .................................................... 144
C Pascals Manale Restaurant ........................... 144
C Pat OBriens Bar ............................................ 144
C Pats Fishermans Wharf Restaurant
& Atchafalaya .................................................... 88
C Pont Breauxs Cajun Restaurant ................. 87, 88
C Poor Boys Riverside Inn ................................... 88
C Pujo St. Cafe ................................................... 108
C Prejeans Restaurant ........................................ 88
C Randols Restaurant & Cajun Dance Hall ......... 88
C Regatta Louisiana Seafood and Steak House 108
C The Robinson Film Center ................................ 56
C Satterfields Restaurant ................................... 120
C Shucks! The Louisiana Seafood House!!! ........ 88
C Soileaus Dinner Club ....................................... 88
C Steamboat Bills .............................................. 108
C Steamboat Warehouse Restaurant ................... 88
C Tujagues Restaurant ...................................... 144
C Warehouse Restaurant ..................................... 60
C Waterfront Grill .................................................. 60
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C Audubon Clubhouse - A Facility of Audubon
Nature Institute ................................................ 140
C Gemstone Plantation Golf & Country Club ..... 159
C The Island Golf Course ........................... 120, 121
HHHO OOOTTE ELLS S, MMOTELS && RESORTS
C Americas Best Suites ...................................... 108
C Americas Best Suites ............................... 29, 130
C Americas Best Value Inn ............................. 29, 58
C Americas Best Value Inn ............................. 29, 63
C Americas Best Value Inn ............................. 29, 69
C Americas Best Value Inn ............................. 29, 71
C Americas Best Value Inn ........................... 29, 108
C Americas Best Value Inn - Kinder ............. 29, 108
C Americas Best Value Inn - Lafayette ........... 29, 90
C Americas Best Value Inn - Ruston .................... 63
C Americas Best Value Inn - Sulphur ........... 29, 108
C Americas Best Value Inn & Suites ............ 29, 160
C Andrew Jackson Hotel, French Quarter .......... 149
C Astor Crowne Plaza ........................................ 149
C Atrium Hotel & Conference ............................... 63
C Audubon Cottages .................................. 149, 155
C The Audubon Inn ............................................. 123
C Baton Rouge Marriott ...................................... 123
C Baymont Inn & Suites/SAI Convention Center .. 76
C Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel ......... 123
C Best Western Inn at Coushatta ............. 108, MAP
C Best Western Inn, Suites and Conference Center 76
C Best Western Forest Inn ......................... 96, MAP
C Best Western French Quarter Landmark Hotel .....
149
C Best Western Lafayette Inn ............................... 90
C Best Western Landmark Hotel ........................ 149
C Best Western Morgan City ................................ 96
C Best Western Natchitoches ............................... 71
C Best Western Northpark Inn .................. 160, MAP
C Best Western Plus - Executive Hotel & Suites ......
108, MAP
C Best Western Plus Richmond Inn & Suites ...........
123, MAP
C Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel ........ 149
C Best Western Plus Westbank................ 149, MAP
C Best Western St. Francisville Hotel ....... 123, MAP
C Bienville House Hotel .............................. 153, 149
C Boomtown Casino & Hotel .......................... 57, 58
C Bossier Inn & Suites .......................................... 58
C Bourbon Orleans Hotel - New Orleans Hotel
Collection ................................................ 155, 149
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C Candlewood Suites-New Iberia ......................... 96
C Carmel Inn & Suites ................................ 100, 102
C Carriage House Hotel ....................................... 90
C Chase Suites Hotel ......................................... 123
C Chateau Bourbon, A Wyndham Historic Hotel 149
C Chateau Hotel ................................................. 149
C Chateau LeMoyne French Quarter ................. 149
C Church Street Inn .............................................. 71
C Clarion Hotel Grand Boutique ..................... 5, 149
C Clarion Hotel Shreveport ................................... 58
C Clarion Inn & Conference Center .................... 130
C Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center ..... 5, 160
C Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center Monroe .. 63
C Comfort Inn & Suites ..................................... 5, 90
C Comfort Inn & Suites ..................................... 5, 96
C Comfort Inn & Suites ................................... 5, 102
C Comfort Inn & Suites ................................... 5, 160
C Comfort Inn & Suites ................................... 5, 160
C Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown New Orleans....149
C Comfort Inn & Suites of Franklin ................... 5, 96
C Comfort Inn & Suites West Lafayette ............ 5, 90
C Comfort Inn - Constitution Ave. ................... 5, 123
C Comfort Inn-Hammond ............................... 5, 160
C Comfort Inn ....................................................... 76
C Comfort Inn ................................................. 5, 108
C Comfort Inn ................................................. 5, 130
C Comfort Inn Bossier ...................................... 5, 58
C Comfort Inn New Orleans Airport ................ 5, 149
C Comfort Inn of Opelousas ............................. 5, 90
C Comfort Inn Ruston ....................................... 5, 63
C Comfort Inn Shreveport ................................. 5, 58
C Comfort Suites - New Iberia .......................... 5, 96
C Comfort Suites-Oil Center ............................. 5, 90
C Comfort Suites - Port Allen ...................... 117, 123
C Comfort Suites ............................................ 5, 149
C Comfort Suites New Orleans Airport ........... 5, 149
C Comfort Suites of Monroe ............................. 5, 63
C Comfort Suites Riverfront Hotel .................... 5, 76
C Comfort Suites Shreveport Hotel .................. 5, 58
C Comfort Suites ................................................ 149
C Contempra Inn ................................................ 150
C The Cook Hotel and Conference Center ......... 123
C Comfort Suites ................................................ 149
C Country Inn & Suites of Covington .................. 160
C Country Inn & Suites New Orleans Airport ...... 150
C Country Inn & Suites New Orleans
French Quarter ................................................ 150
C Country Inn & Suites Pineville Convention Center 76
C Courtyard by Marriott Alexandria ...................... 76
C Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center 150, 151
C Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans-Metairie ........
150, 151
C Courtyard by Marriott Shreveport Airport .......... 58
C Courtyard by Marriott Siegen .......................... 123
C Courtyard by Marriott - St. Charles Ave. ......... 150
C Courtyard Shreveport-Bossier City
/Louisiana Boardwalk ........................................ 58
C Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge ............................ 123
C Crowne Plaza of Lafayette South ..................... 90
C Cypress Bend Golf Resort & Conference Center .
69
C Dauphine Orleans Hotel -
New Orleans Hotel Collection ................. 150, 155
C Days Hotel by Wyndham New Orleans-
Metairie ........................................................... 150
C Days Inn & Suites Thibodaux .................. 100, 102
C Days Inn ............................................................ 71
C Days Inn Baton Rouge/Siegen Lane ............... 123
C Days Inn Bossier City ........................................ 58
C Days Inn Eunice ................................................ 90
C Days Inn Galliano ............................................ 102
C Days Inn Hammond ........................................ 160
C Days Inn Houma ............................................. 102
C Days Inn Kinder .............................................. 108
C Days Inn Lake Charles .................................... 108
C Days Inn Leesville ............................................. 69
C Days Inn Monroe ............................................... 63
C Days Inn Morgan City ....................................... 96
C Days Inn New Orleans .................................... 150
C Days Inn New Orleans Airport ......................... 150
C Days Inn Opelousas .......................................... 90
C Days Inn Pineville ............................................. 76
C Days Inn Rayne ................................................ 90
C Days Inn Rayville .............................................. 63
C Days Inn Ruston ............................................... 63
C Days Inn Shreveport ......................................... 58
C Days Inn Sulphur ............................................ 108
C Days Inn Tallulah ............................................... 63
C Doubletree by Hilton - New Orleans Airport .........150
C Drury Inn & Suites ........................................... 123
C Drury Inn & Suites Lafayette ............................. 90
C Drury Inn & Suites New Orleans ..................... 150
C Econo Lodge Inn & Suites ............................ 5, 76
C Econo Lodge Inn & Suites ............................ 5, 90
C Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Natchitoches ....... 5, 71
C Embassy Suites Baton Rouge ........................ 123
C Embassy Suites New Orleans
Convention Center .......................................... 150
C Evangeline Downs Hotel ......................... 5, 85, 90
C Fairfield Inn & Suites ......................................... 90
C Fairfield Inn by Marriott ..................................... 58
C French Market Inn ........................................... 150
C Galliano Inn ..................................................... 102
C Hampton Inn & Suites ....................................... 76
C Hampton Inn & Suites ..................................... 108
C Hampton Inn & Suites,
Convention Center Hotel ................................. 150
C Hampton Inn & Suites Elmwood ..................... 150
C Hampton Inn & Suites Thibodaux ........... 100, 102
C Hampton Inn - Bossier City ............................... 58
C Hampton Inn ................................................... 123
C Hampton Inn and Suites ................................... 58
C Hampton Inn and Suites Marksville .................. 76
C Hampton Inn Baton Rouge ............................. 123
C Hampton Inn Downtown New Orleans ............ 150
C Hampton Inn Hammond .................................. 160
C Hampton Inn Houma ....................................... 102
C Hampton Inn Metairie ...................................... 150
C Hampton Inn Natchitoches ................................ 71
C Hampton Inn New Orleans Garden
District Hotel .................................................... 150
C Hampton Inn of Monroe .................................... 63
C Hampton Inn Ruston ......................................... 63
C Hampton Inn Slidell ......................................... 160
C Hampton Inn West Monroe ............................... 63
C Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center ................. 124
C Hilton Garden Inn Baton Rouge Airport .......... 124
C Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome ........... 90
C Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport ........... 150
C Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention
Center ..................................................... 150, 152
C Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans
French Quarter ................................................ 150
C Hilton Lafayette ................................................. 90
C Hilton New Orleans Riverside ......................... 150
C Holiday Inn Baton Rouge South ...................... 124
C Holiday Inn College Drive ............................... 124
C Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome ................. 150
C Holiday Inn Express - Leesville ......................... 69
C Holiday Inn Express ........................................ 130
C Holiday Inn Express and Suites-
Baton Rouge ................................................... 124
C Holiday Inn Express and Suites-Gonzales ...... 130
C Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites ........ 117, 124
C Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sulphur ........108
C Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites ............... 76
C Holiday Inn Express Bullard ............................ 150
C Holiday Inn Express Harvey-Marrero .............. 150
C Holiday Inn Express Natchitoches .................... 71
C Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lafayette -
South ................................................................. 90
C Holiday Inn Express & Suites -
Shreveport South (Park Plaza) ......................... 58
C Holiday Inn Express & Suites -
Shreveport West (Airport) ................................. 58
C Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bossier City ....... 58
C Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Monroe ..... 63
C Holiday Inn Express Scott ................................. 90
C Holiday Inn Financial Plaza ............................... 58
C Holiday Inn French Quarter ............................. 152
C Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites .............................. 160
C Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Opelousas .............. 90
C Holiday Inn Lafayette ........................................ 92
C Holiday Inn Lake Charles - W. Sulphur ........... 108
C Holiday Inn Morgan City .................................... 96
C Homewood Suites by Hilton .............................. 92
C Homewood Suites Shreveport .......................... 58
C Hotel Le Marais - New Orleans Hotel
Collection ................................................ 152, 155
C Hotel Monteleone ............................................ 152
C Hotel Provincial ....................................... 137, 152
C Hotel St. Marie ........................................ 137, 152
C Hotel St. Pierre, French Quarter ............. 137, 152
C Hotel Villa Convento ....................................... 152
C Hyatt Place Baton Rouge I-10 ........................ 124
C The Inn on Bourbon ........................................ 152
C The Juliet Hotel ................................................. 92
C JW Marriott New Orleans ........................ 151, 152
C LAcadie Inn and RV Park ................................. 92
C LAuberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge ......... 124
C LAuberge Casino Resort ........................ 107, 108
C Lafayette Hotel ................................................ 153
C La Quinta Inn & Suites ................................ 29, 92
C La Quinta Inn & Suites Alexandria .................... 76
C La Quinta Inn & Suites Baton Rouge
Siegen Lane .............................................. 29, 124
C La Quinta Inn & Suites Covington ............. 29, 160
C La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown ............ 29, 152
C La Quinta Inn & Suites New Iberia .............. 29, 96
C La Quinta Inn & Suites Shreveport ............. 29, 58
C La Quinta Inn Baton Rouge
University Area .......................................... 29, 124
C La Quinta Inn Bossier City .......................... 29, 58
C La Quinta Inn Monroe ................................. 29, 63
C La Quinta Inn New Orleans Slidell ............ 29, 160
C La Quinta Inn New Orleans West Bank .........29, 152
C La Quinta Inn Sulphur ..................................... 108
C Le Pavillon Hotel ............................................. 153
C Le Richelieu in the French Quarter ......... 137, 153
C Lexington Hotel & Suites - French Quarter ..... 153
C Lighthouse Lodge LLC ..........................................153
C Loews New Orleans Hotel .............................. 153
C Magnuson Hotel St. Francisville ..................... 124
C Maison Dupuy Hotel ................................ 137, 153
C Maison St. Charles Quality Inn & Suites ..... 5, 153
C Marina Motel ................................................... 153
C Microtel Inn & Suites ................................... 29, 92
C Microtel Inn & Suites Ponchatoula .................. 160
C Microtel Inn and Suites BR Airport .................. 124
C Microtel Inn and Suites Breaux Bridge ........ 87, 92
C New Orleans Courtyard Hotel ......................... 153
C New Orleans Marriott .............................. 151, 153
C New Orleans Marriott at the
Convention Center .................................. 151, 153
C New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway ..... 153
C Nine-O-Five Royal Hotel ................................. 153
C Omni Royal Orleans Hotel .............................. 154
C Paragon Casino Resort ............................... 75, 76
C Parc England - A Boutique Hotel ....................... 76
C Place DArmes Hotel ....................................... 154
C Plantation Inn Houma ..................................... 102
C Prince Conti Hotel ................................... 152, 154
C Pyrtania Park Hotel ......................................... 154
C Quality Hotel Houma ................................... 5, 102
C Quality Inn & Conference Center ................ 5, 160
C Quality Inn & Suites ...................................... 5, 63
C Quality Inn & Suites .................................... 5, 108
C Quality Inn & Suites Baton Rouge West ..........5, 124
C Quality Inn & Suites New Orleans
Downtown ................................................... 5, 154
C Quality Inn ................................................... 5, 124
C Quality Inn Alexandria ................................... 5, 76
C Quality Inn Lafayette ..................................... 5, 92
C Quality Inn LaPlace ......................................... 130
C Quality Inn New Orleans-Westbank ................ 154
C Radisson Hotel ................................................ 124
C Ramada of Alexandria ....................................... 76
C Ramada Conference Center ............................. 96
C Ramada Inn Houma ........................................ 102
C Remington Suites Hotel .................................... 58
C Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel ..........151, 154
C Renaissance New Orleans Pere
Marquette Hotel ...................................... 151, 154
C Residence Inn by Marriott - Bossier City ........... 58
C Residence Inn by Marriott - Shreveport ............ 58
C Residence Inn by Marriott-Siegen Lane .......... 124
C Residence Inn by Marriott Lafayette Airport ...... 92
C Residence Inn by Marriott New Orleans
- Downtown ............................................. 151, 154
C Residence Inn by Marriott New Orleans
-Metairie .................................................. 151, 154
C The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans ....................... 154
C The Riverside Hotel ........................................ 154
C Sleep Inn & Suites - Ruston .......................... 5, 63
C Sleep Inn & Suites I-20 ................................. 5, 58
C Sleep Inn & Suites Matairie ......................... 5, 154
C Sleep Inn & Suites Pineville .......................... 5, 76
C Sleep Inn Kenner ........................................ 5, 154
C Springhill by Marriott Lafayette
South at River Ranch ........................................ 92
C Springhill Suites by Marriott -
Baton Rouge North/Airport .............................. 124
C Springhill Suites by Marriott Convention
Center ..................................................... 151, 154
C St. Louis Hotel ......................................... 151, 154
C Super 8-Lafayette West .................................... 92
C Super 8 Motel Baton Rouge West .................. 124
C Super 8 of Alexandria ........................................ 76
C Super 8 of New Iberia ....................................... 96
C TownePlace Suites ............................................ 58
C TownePlace Suites New Orleans Metairie ...... 154
C Towne Place Suites by Marriott-Gonzales ...... 130
C Valentino French Quarter Hotels ..................... 154
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C W New Orleans ............................................... 154
C W New Orleans - French Quarter ................... 154
C Wildwood Resort ............................................... 69
C Wingate by Wyndham ....................................... 92
C Wingate by Wyndham ..................................... 108
C Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans Hotel - New
Orleans Hotel Collection ......................... 154, 155
PPAAAARRKKS && NATURE
C Atchafalaya National Heritage Area .......... 96, 120
C Bayou Segnette State Park ............................. 140
C Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge ...... 60
C Cane River National Heritage Area ................... 70
C Chemin-A-Haut State Park ............................... 60
C Chicot State Park .............................................. 86
C Covey Rise Lodge ........................................... 159
C Cow Bayou Wilderness Area ............................ 68
C Creole Natural Trail All-American Road .......106, 109
C Cypremort Point State Park .............................. 96
C Fairview-Riverside State Park ......................... 159
C Fontainebleau State Park ............................... 159
C Grand Isle State Park ...................................... 102
C Grosse Savanne Lodge .................................. 106
C The Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge ............... 56
C Hodges Gardens State Park ............................. 68
C Jean Lafitte National Historical Park ............... 140
C Jimmie Davis State Park ................................... 60
C Jungle Gardens ........................................... 95, 96
C Kalorama Nature Preserve ............................... 60
C Lake Bistineau State Park ................................. 56
C Lake Bruin State Park ....................................... 60
C Lake Claiborne State Park ................................ 56
C Lake DArbonne State Park .............................. 60
C Lake Fausse Pointe State Park ........................ 86
C Lincoln Parish Park ........................................... 60
C Louisiana State Arboretum State
Preservation Area ............................................. 86
C New Orleans Musical Legends Park ............... 140
C North Toldeo Bend State Park .......................... 68
C Poverty Point Reservoir State Park .................. 60
C Sabine River Authority ...................................... 68
C Sam Houston Jones State Park ...................... 106
C South Toldeo Bend State Park .......................... 68
C St. Bernard State Park .................................... 140
C Tickfaw State Park .......................................... 120
C Walter B. Jacobs Memorial
Nature Park ....................................................... 56
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C Antique Alley Merchants Association ............... 60
C Architectural Antiques ....................................... 60
C Bayou Country Village .................................... 159
C Bent Oaks Boutique .......................................... 60
C Casa Azul Gifts ........................................... 85, 88
C Cotton Port Antique Mall ................................... 60
C Denham Springs Historic &
Antique District ........................................ 119, 122
C Folette Pottery ................................................... 60
C French Market ................................................. 144
C The Fruit Stand, Inc. ......................................... 88
C Georgias Gift Shop ........................................... 71
C Grandmothers Buttons ................................... 122
C La Boutiques de Pont Breaux ........................... 88
C Lafayette Jockey Lot Flea Market ..................... 88
C Louisiana Boardwalk ......................................... 56
C Louisiana Tax Free Shopping ......................... 144
C Macys - Acadiana ............................................. 88
C Macys - Cortana ............................................. 122
C Macys - Esplanade ......................................... 144
C Macys - Lakeside Shopping Center ............... 144
C Macys - Mall of Louisiana ............................... 122
C Natchitoches Pecans ........................................ 71
C Ponchatoula Country Market .......................... 159
C Potpourri De Tante Marie .................................. 60
C Salt & Pepper Accessory Boutique ................... 60
C Sams Guarino Blacksmith Shop Museum ......88, 93
C The Shop at the Top of the Capitol ................. 122
C Simmons Sporting Goods ................................ 62
C Slidell Historic Antique District ........................ 159
C Something Special II ......................................... 62
C Southern Lady Antiques and Collectibles ......... 62
C Southern Style Antiques, Gifts & Salons ........... 62
C Southland Coins & Collectibles ....................... 108
C Tanger Outlet Center ....................................... 130
C Theatre Antique Mall ....................................... 122
C The Spice & Tea Exchange of
West Monroe ..................................................... 62
C Treasure Bayou Hotel and Suites ..................... 96
C Trenton Street Antiques .................................... 62
C Wortman Pottery, Studio & Showroom.............. 88
TTO OOOOUUUR RRSS && RECEPTIIVE
OOOPPPEEER RRAATOOORS
C Air Tours on the Bayou/
Southern Seaplane, Inc. ................................. 144
C Allons A Lafayette, Inc. ..................................... 89
C American Photo Safari .................................... 144
C Annie Millers Sons Swamp and
Marsh Tours, Inc. ............................................ 102
C Atchafalaya Basin Landing & Swamp Tours .......... 89
C Cajun Critters Swamp Tours ........................... 144
C Cajun Encounters City/Swamp,
Plantation & Rebirth Tours ...................... 143, 159
C Cajun Jacks Swamp Tours ............................... 96
C Cajun Pride City/Plantation Tours ................... 144
C Calco Hotard Group. ....................................... 144
C Covey Rise Lodge ........................................... 159
C Creole Queen .................................................. 144
C Delta Queen Steamboat Company, Inc. ......... 144
C Dr. Wagners Honey Island Swamp Tours....... 144
C Friends of the Cabildo ..................................... 144
C The Gardens of the American Rose Center .......... 56
C Gatens Adventures Unlimited LLC ................. 159
C Gray Line Tours ............................................... 144
C Haunted History Tours .................................... 144
C Historic New Orleans Tours ............................ 144
C House of Broels Victorian Mansion and Doll-
house Museum ............................................... 144
C Jean Lafitte Swamp & Airboat Tours ............... 144
C Lagniappe Tours ............................................. 122
C Louisiana Tour Company ................................ 146
C Louisiana Tour Guide Service ......................... 122
C Macys - Cortana ............................................. 122
C McGees Landing/Atchafalaya Tours........... 87, 89
C New Orleans Spirit Tours ................................ 146
C Old New Orleans Rum Distillery ..................... 146
C Royal Carriages, Inc. ...................................... 146
C St. Francisville Tours ....................................... 122
C Torres Cajun Swamp Tours ............................. 102
TTRRRAAAAVVEEL L SSERVICESS
C A-1 Charter Services ......................................... 56
C Enterprise Rent-A-Car .................................... 146
C Greater New Orleans Hotel &
Lodging Association ........................................ 146
C iShuttle .............................................................. 56
C Louis Armstrong New Orleans
International Airport ......................................... 146
C Louisiana Travel Services, LLC ...................... 146
C New Orleans Hotel Collection ................. 146, 155
C Red River Trailways .......................................... 56
C Tour Natchitoches With Barbara ....................... 71
C Travel1Green .................................................. 146
VVVI ISSSI IITTO OR INFORMAATION
C Abbeville Tourist Information Center ........... 82, 93
C Acadia Parish Tourist Commission ............. 82, 91
C Alexandira/Pineville Area Convention
& Visitors Bureau ........................................ 72, 77
C Allen Parish Tourist Commission .................... 104
C Ascension Parish Tourist Commission .... 126, 127
C Assumption Area of Commerce ........................ 98
C Atakapa-Coushatta Trace Visitors Center ......... 68
C Atchafalaya Welcome Center ........................... 82
C Avoyelles Parish Tourist Commission ......... 72, 73
C Basin St. Station ............................................. 136
C Bastrop Visitor Center ....................................... 59
C Baton Rouge Area Convention &
Visitors Bureau .........................................114, 115
C Bayou Lafourche Area Convention
& Visitors Bureau .............................. 98, 100, 101
C Beauregard Tourist Commission ....................... 68
C Bienville Parish ................................................. 52
C Bossier Visitor Center ....................................... 52
C Bunkie Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
Center ............................................................... 72
C Byerley House Visitor and
Community Center ............................................ 59
C Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau ...... 94
C Caldwell Parish Chamber of Commerce ........... 59
C Caldwell Parish Tourist Commission ................. 59
C Cameron Parish Tourist Commission .............. 104
C Capitol Park Welcome Center ......................... 114
C Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism ................. 82
C City of Breaux Bridge & Bayou Teche
Visitors Center ............................................ 82, 87
C City of Crowley ............................................ 82, 91
C City of DeQuincy ............................................. 104
C City of Kaplan .................................................... 82
C City of Opelousas Tourist Information
Center ................................................... 82, 85, 92
C City of Rayne .............................................. 82, 91
C City of Springhill ................................................ 52
C City of Thibodaux ...................................... 98, 100
C Claiborne Chamber of Commerce .................... 52
C Concordia Parish Tourist Commission .............. 72
C DeSoto Parish Tourist Commission ............ 52, 54
C Downtown Lafayette Unlimited ......................... 82
C East Feliciana Parish Tourist Commission ...... 114
C Evangeline Tourism Commission ...................... 82
C Franklin Parish Tourist Commission .................. 59
C Franklin Visitor Center & Rest Area .................. 94
C Grand Isle Tourist Commission ......................... 98
C Greater Pointe Coupee Chamber of Commerce ... 114
C Greenwood, I-20 Eastbound Welcome Center . 52
C Gretna Visitor Center ...................................... 136
C Houma Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 98, 99
C I-49 Alexandria Welcome Center ...................... 72
C Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau 94, 95
C Iberville Parish Tourist Commission ........ 114, 121
C Jackson Parish Tourism .................................... 59
C Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission ..... 104, 106
C Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau . 136, 148
C Kaplan Area Chamber of Commerce ................ 82
C Kentwood, I-55 Welcome Center .................... 158
C Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission .. 82,
83
C Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana
Convention & Visitors Bureau ................. 104, 105
C La Maison De Begnaud-Scotts
Heritage Visitor Center ...................................... 82
C Livingston Parish Convention &
Visitors Bureau ................................. 114, 118, 119
C Louisiana Bed and Breakfast Association ....... 114
C Louisiana Campground Owners Association .. 114
C Louisiana North Coalition .................................. 52
C Louisiana State University .............................. 114
C Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission ............. 114
C Louisianas Northshore/St. Tammany Parish
Tourist & Convention Commission .. 156, 157, 158
C Madison Parish Tourism Commission ......... 59, 62
C Mansura Chamber of Commerce ...................... 72
C Marksville Chamber of Commerce .................... 72
C Monroe-West Monroe Convention &
Visitors Bureau ............................................ 59, 61
C Morehouse Tourism Commission/Morehouse
Chamber of Commerce ..................................... 59
C Mound, I-20 Westbound Welcome Center ........ 59
C Natchitoches Area Convention &
Visitors Bureau .................................................. 70
C New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau .136, 139
C New Orleans
Plantation Country .......................... 126, 128, 129
C New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation ......136
C New Orleans Welcome Center ....................... 136
C Pearl River Welcome Center .......................... 158
C Plaquemines Parish Office of Economic
Development & Tourism .......................... 136, 147
C Pointe Coupee Tourist Commission ................ 114
C Pontchatoula Chamber of Commerce ............. 158
C Ruston-Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau .59, 62
C Sabine Parish Tourist &
Recreation Commission ............................... 68, 69
C Shreveport Regional Airport Visitor Center . 52, 53
C Shreveport-Bossier Convention &
Tourist Bureau ............................................. 52, 53
C Simmesport Chamber of Commerce ................ 72
C Slidell, I-10 Westbound Welcome Center ....... 158
C Springhill-North Webster Chamber of Commerce ...52
C State Capitol Welcome Center ........................ 114
C St. Bernard Parish Tourist Commission .. 136, 145
C St. Charles Parish Tourist Information Center......126
C St. James Parish Welcome Center ......................126
C St. John Economic Development Department ....126
C St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission ........ 82, 85
C St. Martin Parish Tourist Commission ......... 84, 87
C St. Martinville Tourist Information Center .... 82, 87
C Tangipahoa Parish Convention and
Visitors Bureau ........................................ 157, 158
C Toledo Bend Reservoir and Tourist Center ....... 68
C Town of Church Point .................................. 84, 91
C Town of Columbia ............................................. 59
C Town of Grand Coteau ................................ 84, 85
C Town of Jean Lafitte ........................................ 136
C Town of Port Barre ............................................ 84
C U.S. 61 St. Francisville Welcome Center ........ 114
C Union Parish Tourist Commission ..................... 59
C Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission .......... 84, 93
C Vidalia Welcome Center.................................... 72
C Vinton, I-10 Eastbound Welcome Center .............. 104
C Visit Louisiana Coast-Greater New Orleans .... 23, 136
C Visit Louisiana Coast-Houma/Thibodaux Area.... 23, 98
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C Visit Louisiana Coast-Lafayette Area .................. 23, 84
C Visit Louisiana Coast-Lake Charles Area ........23, 104
C Visit Louisiana Coast-New Iberia/Morgan City . 23, 94
C Visit Louisiana Coast-Northshore Area ..... 23, 158
C Vernon Parish Tourism Commission ................. 68
C Webster Parish Convention &
Visitors Bureau ............................................ 52, 55
C West Baton Rouge Conference Center ...114, 117
C West Baton Rouge Convention &
Visitors Bureau .............................................. 114, 117
C West Baton Rouge Tourist Information
Center .............................................................. 114, 117
C West Feliciana Historical Society Museum ........... 116
C West Feliciana Parish Tourist Commission ... 116, 125
CCCI ITTTY Y INNDDEEX
C Abbeville .................................. 18, 23, 27, 46, 47,
82, 84, 86, 88, 89, 90, 93
C Abita Springs ........................... 9, 27, 37, 132, 134
C Albany ...................................... 114, 118, 119, 123
C Alexandria ................ 5, 14, 22, 26, 42, 43, 47, 64,
67, 71, 72, 74, 76, 77
C Amite ........................................................... 41, 45
C Anacoco ................................................ 14, 17, 68
C Angola ................................................. 38, 43, 116
C Arabi ........................................................ 136, 145
C Arcadia .............................................................. 52
C Arnaudville .............................................. 7, 27, 43
C Ashland ............................................................. 43
C Avery Island ........................ 12, 13, 27, 94, 95, 96
C Baker ................................................................. 45
C Baldwin ............................................................. 96
C Barksdale AFB .................................................. 52
C Basile ................................................................ 46
C Bastrop ...................................... 16, 50, 59, 60, 62
C Baton Rouge ....... 5, 13, 14, 27, 28, 29, 32, 35, 41
43, 44, 46, 47, 84, 98, 110, 111, 112, 113,
114, 115, 116, 120, 122, 123, 124, 126, MAP
C Belle Chasse ............. 43, 135, 136, 144, 147, 154
C Benton ............................................................... 58
C Bermuda ........................................................... 67
C Bernice ........................................................ 42, 59
C Bogalusa ..................................................... 44, 47
C Bossier City .................... 5, 12, 26, 32, 34, 37, 48,
51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58
C Bourg .............................................................. 102
C Boyce .................................................... 28, 72, 74
C Braithwaite ........................................ 19, 140, 141
C Breaux Bridge .................... 28, 38, 43, 81, 82, 84,
86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 92
C Bridge City ........................................................ 46
C Broussard .............................................. 86, 88, 90
C Bunkie ......................................................... 44, 72
C Buras ................................................................. 47
C Bush .................................................. 27, 160, 161
C Cameron ................................................... 41, 104
C Camp Beauregard ............................................. 67
C Carlyss .............................................................. 45
C Chackbay .................................................... 38, 46
C Chalmette .............. 12, 13, 27, 41, 43, 138, 140, 153
C Charenton ................................................... 94, 96
C Chatham ............................................... 16, 51, 60
C Cheneyville ........................................... 65, 71, 76
C Church Point ................................... 41, 44, 84, 91
C Clinton ............................................................. 112
C Cloutierville ....................................................... 71
C Cocodrie ............................................................ 19
C Colfax .............................................. 45, 46, 71, 74
C Collinston .................................................... 50, 60
C Columbia ............................................... 45, 59, 60
C Convent ........................................................... 130
C Converse ..................................................... 68, 69
C Cottonport ................................................... 47, 72
C Covington ......................... 5, 29, 45, 47, 132, 133,
135, 156, 158, 160
C Crowley ................... 27, 38, 46, 81, 82, 84, 86, 91
C Crown Point .................................................... 135
C Cypremort Point ................................................ 18
C Darrow .................................... 113, 126, 129, 131
C Delcambre ......................................................... 45
C Delhi ...................................................... 17, 22, 60
C Denham Springs ................... 5, 45, 110, 113, 119,
120, 122, 123, 124
C DeQuincy .................................................. 42, 104
C DeRidder ................. 29, 38, 42, 44, 45, 47, 68, 69
C Des Allemands .................................... 44, 98, 100
C Destrehan ........................... 43, 47, 126, 129, 130
C Donaldsonville ..............................5, 110, 113, 130
C Doyline ........................................................ 16, 56
C Dry Creek .......................................................... 45
C Dubach .................................................. 45, 50, 60
C Duson .......................................................... 88, 92
C Ebarb ................................................................ 64
C Edgard ............................................ 112, 126, 129
C Empire ................................................. 19, 45, 140
C Erath ........................................................... 44, 81
C Eunice ..................... 14, 33, 84, 85, 86, 89, 90, 92
C Farmerville ................................ 17, 44, 45, 60, 63
C Ferriday ..................................... 31, 32, 35, 67, 72
C Fisher ................................................................ 43
C Florien ............................................. 17, 47, 68, 69
C Folsom ........................ 45, 67, 132, 135, 158, 160
C Forest Hill .......................................................... 41
C Franklin ............................................. 5, 43, 94, 96
C Franklinton ............................ 19, 23, 46, 158, 159
C Frierson ............................................................. 56
C Frogmore .................................................... 65, 74
C Galliano ..................................................... 45, 102
C Gardner ............................................................. 66
C Gheens ............................................................. 44
C Gibsland ................................................ 39, 41, 51
C Gibson ................................................. 80, 98, 102
C Gilliam ......................................................... 44, 54
C Golden Meadow ................................................ 45
C Goldonna .......................................................... 45
C Gonzales ................... 29, 35, 39, 43, 44, 110, 130
C Grambling ................................................... 14, 59
C Gramercy ........................................................ 126
C Grand Chenier .................................................. 81
C Grand Coteau ....................................... 84, 85, 88
C Grand Isle ............. 18, 19, 25, 44, 45, 81, 98, 102
C Gray ...................................................... 23, 98, 99
C Greenwood ........................................... 49, 52, 54
C Gretna ....................................... 45, 132, 136, 138
C Grosse Tete ............................... 38, 114, 120, 121
C Gueydan ..................................................... 45, 84
C Hackberry .......................................................... 80
C Hammond ..................... 5, 47, 157, 158, 159, 160
C Haughton .......................................................... 22
C Henderson .......................... 33, 47, 86, 87, 88, 89
C Homer ....................................... 16, 51, 52, 54, 56
C Houma ........................... 5, 19, 28, 33, 35, 37, 41,
45, 47, 81, 98, 102
C Husser ..................................................... 159, 160
C Independence ..................................... 41, 43, 160
C Iowa .......................................................... 41, 106
C Jackson ............................................114, 116, 120
C Jeanerette ..................................................... 7, 94
C Jefferson ......................................................... 135
C Jefferson Island ................................................. 80
C Jennings ............ 13, 29, 45, 81, 86, 104, 106, 108
C Jonesboro ......................................................... 59
C Jonesville .......................................................... 67
C Kaplan ............................................. 45, 82, 86, 93
C Kenner ............................................ 140, 144, 146
C Kentwood ........................................................ 158
C Kinder ........................ 29, 34, 104, 106, 108, MAP
C Kraemer .......................................................... 102
C Lacombe ................................................... 44, 135
C Lafayette .................. 5, 22, 27, 29, 32, 35, 39, 41,
42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 79,
80, 82, 83, 84, 86, 88, 89, 90, 92
C Lafitte ...................................................... 136, 138
C Lake Arthur .......................................... 27, 43, 108
C Lake Charles 5, 18, 20, 22, 23, 27, 28, 34, 35, 38,
39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47,
78, 79, 81, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108
C Lakeland ........................................................... 43
C Lake Providence ......................................... 59, 60
C LaPlace ....... 43, 46, 113, 126, 128, 129, 130, 144
C Larose ............................................. 27, 41, 46, 47
C Lecompte .................................................... 65, 67
C Leesville .................................... 28, 43, 46, 68, 69
C Livingston ................................................. 46, 123
C Lockport .............................................. 43, 98, 100
C Long Leaf .......................................................... 74
C Longville ...................................................... 46, 47
C Luling ......................................................... 45,126
C Lutcher .............................................................. 47
C Madisonville .................. 13, 19, 46, 132, 158, 159
C Mamou .................................................. 37, 45, 81
C Mandeville .................... 19, 23, 27, 32, 38, 42, 44,
132, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160
C Mansfield ......................................... 11, 52, 54, 69
C Mansura .............................. 33, 43, 72, 73, 74, 76
C Many ....................... 22, 43, 44, 45, 47, 66, 68, 69
C Marksville ......14, 22, 27, 34, 64, 66, 67, 72, 74, 75, 76
C Marrero ................... 134, 138, 140, 141, 144, 146
C Marthaville ............................................. 45, 70, 71
C Melrose ........................................... 14, 43, 46, 70
C Merryville ..................................................... 42, 68
C Metarie .............................................. 41, 144, 146
C Minden .......... 7, 41, 42, 43, 46, 47, 51, 52, 54, 55
C Monroe ..................... 5, 19, 26, 28, 29, 35, 42, 46,
47, 48, 50, 51, 59, 60, 63
C Mooringsport ..................................................... 56
C Moreauville .................................................. 43, 72
C Morgan City ........................... 5, 27, 28, 45, 81, 96
C Morganza .......................................................... 47
C Napoleonville .............................................. 94, 98
C Natchitoches .................. 5, 13, 15, 26, 29, 33, 38,
39, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 64, 65, 66, 67, 70, 71
C Newellton .................................................... 33, 60
C New Iberia .... 5, 13, 15, 23, 28, 29, 42, 81, 94, 95,
96
C New Orleans ...........................1, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14,
18, 22, 23, 27, 28, 31, 32, 35, 37, 38, 39,
41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 132, 133, 134, 135,
136, 138, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 146, 148
C New Roads ....... 41, 44, 110, 112, 114, 116, 120, 123
C Oak Grove ......................................................... 42
C Oberlin ...................................................... 45, 104
C Oil City .............................................................. 54
C Olla .................................................................... 46
C Opelousas ...................... 5, 27, 28, 32, 35, 44, 46,
82, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 92
C Patterson ....................... 22, 41, 42, 80, 94, 96, 97
C Pearl River .............................................. 158, 160
C Pelican .............................................................. 42
C Pine Prairie ....................................................... 42
C Pierre Part ....................................................... 102
C Pineville ....................................... 5, 23, 26, 64, 76
C Pioneer ........................................................ 14, 60
C Pitkin ................................................................. 47
C Plaisance .................................................... 32, 45
C Plaquemine ........................22, 113, 116, 120, 121
C Pollock .............................................................. 42
C Ponchatoula ...... 38, 41, 42, 132, 135, 158, 159, 160
C Port Allen ...........................5, 42, 45, 47, 113, 114,
117, 120, 122, 123, 124
C Port Barre .............................................. 47, 84, 90
C Port Sulphur .................................................... 140
C Raceland ............................. 41, 98, 100, 101, 102
C Rayne ............................ 38, 44, 47, 82, 89, 90, 91
C Rayville ............................................................. 63
C Robeline ................................................ 45, 46, 70
C Robert ............................................................. 160
C Ruston ... 5, 18, 28, 38, 43, 44, 49, 51, 59, 60, 62, 63
C Schriever ........................................................... 98
C Scott ............................................ 5, 82, 88, 90, 92
C Shreveport ... 9, 12, 13, 19, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 37,
38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 46, 47, 49, 50,
51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58
C Simmesport ........................................... 42, 72, 74
C Slidell ... 5, 27, 29, 43, 46, 47, 134, 144, 158, 159,
160
C Sorrento .................................. 116, 126, 127, 130
C Springhill ............................................... 46, 52, 58
C Springfield ...................... 18, 22, 46, 111, 113, 120
C St. Bernard .............................................. 138, 140
C St. Francisville ..... 11, 12, 13, 15, 19, 41, 110, 113,
114, 116, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, MAP
C St. Gabriel ....................................................... 113
C St. Joseph ............................................. 16, 51, 60
C St. Martinville ... 18, 31, 35, 38, 46, 82, 84, 86, 87, 90
C St. Tammany ................................................... 135
C Starks ................................................................ 43
C Sulphur .................................. 5, 29, 46, 108, MAP
C Sunset ............................................. 43, 80, 85, 89
C Tallulah .......................... 14, 32, 46, 51, 59, 62, 63
C Tangipahoa ..................................................... 158
C Thibodaux ................. 43, 44, 47, 81, 98, 100, 102
C Toldeo Bend .......................................... 19, 64, 69
C Vacherie .......................... 15, 21, 42, 46, 111, 112,
126, 129, 130, 131, 140
C Venice ............................................................... 20
C Vermilionville ............................................... 45, 81
C Vidalia ....................................... 39, 64, 72, 74, 76
C Ville Platte ................................. 17, 44, 46, 82, 86
C Vinton ........................................................ 35, 104
C Vivian ................................................................ 41
C Walker ............................................................... 45
C Wallace ................................................... 130, 131
C Washington ................... 14, 27, 42, 84, 85, 86, 88
C Welsh .............................................................. 106
C West Baton Rouge ................................ 42, 43, 45
C West Feliciana ................................................ 113
C West Monroe ........................ 9, 27, 29, 31, 43, 48,
59, 60, 61, 62, 63
C Westwego ..................... 19, 43, 47, 132, 140, 144
C White Castle ............................ 113, 120, 121, 123
C Winnfield ............................................... 13, 38, 70
C Winnsboro ................................................... 42, 59
C Zachary ....................... 13, 32, 113, 120, 121, 123
C Zwolle ...................... 14, 17, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69
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