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What to see in Louisiana
Most tourists visiting Louisiana arrange their itineraries around New Orleans, but although this exciting and unique city is well worth any amount of time, the state boasts many other attractions. Beyond New Orleans, or NOLA as it is affectionately known, Lousiana maintains the joyful, hedonistic spirit that has made the city a global favourite, and good music and good food can be experienced state-wide. Baton Rouge, the capital, is a worthy sightseeing destination, with a number of acclaimed museums and historic buildings. The old plantation mansions in the surrounding area are evocative reminders of Louisiana's history and many examples have been well preserved and maintained as living museums. The alligator-strewn bayous also still have a strong pull on foreigners and boat trips through the swamps can be easily organised as excursions and day trips.
Those looking to roadtrip through Louisiana should drive the Great River Road, winding along the Mississippi, which passes through New Orleans and Baton Rouge as well as many of the most impressive antebellum plantation homes in the state.
If you're not able to visit New Orleans during its famous annual festival, don't worry, Mardi Gras World offers the Mardi…
Regarded as the heart and soul of New Orleans, the French Quarter is the historic part of town covering about 90 square…
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Historic Preservation Hall is New Orleans' most popular jazz venue, where Preservation Hall jazz bands serve up first-rate…
The Mississippi River is really the primary reason New Orleans exists; it is the trade and transport artery which made…
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