Louisiana Tourist Attractions

Louisiana Tourist Attractions #1:

The Old Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has an elegant grace that says "come visit me". The mansion is a very popular tourist attraction and is frequently used for weddings and wedding receptions.

The Blue Bayou Waterpark, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has the world’s largest Tornado Slide. If that’s not good enough, they have the world’s largest Water Racer and the world’s largest In-Line Water Slide. Oh yes, they also have the world’s largest Sled Slide and the world’s largest Dark BehemothBOWL.

The Louisiana Art & Science Museum, in Baton Rouge, will teach you the connection between art and science. Starting with its picturesque location on the banks of the Mississippi River this gem has something to offer everyone. The interactive science and art galleries are designed to bring the enlightenment of creativity to children. Other attractions are the Ancient Egypt Gallery, the Planetarium, the visual music shows and the space science galleries.

Louisiana Tourist Attractions #2:

The Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge is one of the five branches of this outstanding museum assembly. The other locations are New Orleans, Thibodaux, Natchitoches and Patterson.

This Baton Rouge branch emphasizes theme exhibits relating to Louisiana history, culture and industry, with two permanent exhibits entitled "Grounds for Greatness" and "Experiencing Louisiana".

The Baton Rouge Zoo is a bit unique. They have all the animals that you would expect to see in a first class zoo, but they go a step further. Their special “Dreamnight at the Zoo” is a program for children with cancer to have an intimate zoo experience. Their "Safari Night" allows you to spend a night at the zoo and the “ZooLights” special program lights up the whole Zoo for an evening stroll.

The Highland Road Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana could keep you and the family quite busy with a combination of ball diamonds, tennis courts, picnic area, archery targets and a recreation center. The park’s Highland Observatory, in partnership with LSU and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society, will entertain you with programs that could be called Just Heavenly.

Louisiana Tourist Attractions #3:

The Lamar Dixon Exposition Center in Gonzales, Louisiana provides the area around Baton Rouge with a top notch multi-use events facility with emphasis on equestrian and 4-H activities. A by- product is this facility is its positive effect on local economic development. There are 3 arenas and 8 barns plus many amenities. Be sure to check out this center before you finalize your vacation plans.

The River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville, Louisiana is dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting the history of African Americans. A vital part of their mission and vision is education which is accomplished via school programs and the teaching of Museum visitors. One of the main exhibits is called "Free People of Color" which identifies the various reasons that persons of color became free prior to the Civil War.

Tickfaw State Park in Madisonville, Louisiana is considered by many folk to be the best park in the state. With 1,200 acres, the park has lots of room for biking, canoeing, kayaking, camping, RV’s, bird watching, hiking and fishing. The park also has overnight cabins for rent.

Louisiana Tourist Attractions #4:

The Angola Prison Rodeo & Arts Show is sort of a mystery. How do you mix prisoners, art and a rodeo in one tourist attraction? The formula starts with a rodeo and adds riders from the ranks of inmates from the state prisons. Each year they put on an exciting Wild West show. There is lots of delicious Cajun food and unique art work to round out the event.

de la Houssaye's Louisiana Swamp Tour in Carencro, Louisiana is an authentic Cajun experience. de la Housaye is your guide in his 20 foot heavy duty aluminum flat bottom skiff with its 25 hp outboard. These swamp tour boats are designed specifically for getting into the shallow, wet Bald Cypress forest and the thick vegetation the interior swamp. Talk about a new vacation idea!

The Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond, Louisiana is a theme park which uses the European Renaissance as the theme of all of their activities. You will always recognize a Renaissance Festival by the fact that all of the staff wears period clothes, they speak with a period accent and they mix in with the audience. The various attractions include jousting and falconry.

Louisiana Tourist Attractions #5:

The Magnolia Mound Plantation House in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is a restored home of a 900 acre plantation of the Colonial period. Most of the acreage is now gone due to the buildings city location. Magnolia Mound's collection of ornamental arts and furniture is a very significant example of objects made in Louisiana during that period. This plus other close-by locations would make a great vacation idea.

You could get lost in the Cajun County Corn Maze in Pine Grove, Louisiana. Lost in a maze of corn, that is! The maze is prepared in the fall each year on a seven acre cornfield. Trying to solve a life size maze is good wholesome fun that the whole family will enjoy. There is also a haunted trail which adds much to the entertainment. Check the web site for details to help you plan.

The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana is considered (by those who know) to be one of the most haunted houses in the USA. Check out the photo gallery on their web site and you may qualify for joining "those who know". This is all we know. You’ll just have to visit Myrtles Plantation and see for yourself. Guess what? It’s also a bed & breakfast.

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