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French Quarter (Vieux Carré) Full review
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Perfect for vibrant nightlife! : Located in the historic heart of the city is known for its vibrant nightlife. This is the oldest area in the city and is a beautiful spot for an evening stroll. We loved our walk, we admired the old architecture from the Spanish era, captured some good pictures and had delicious local food at the restaurants on the roadside.
The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré or the Vieux Carre Historic District, is the olde… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Le Monde Creole, guided tour of the French Quarter Full review
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A unique detailed walking tour.: A unique walking tour of French Quarter courtyards that we all loved! We explored the museum, the city's oldest cemetery, tropical gardens and everything else. Get your walking shoes on, because it took us about 2 hours plus to explore the French Quarter. The tour guide was willing to explain every detail about the places we were taken to.

Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
The National WWII Museum Full review
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Learn everything about World War II: This historic military museum in New Orleans narrates the story of the unforgettable and remarkable World War II. Among all the exhibits they had, our favorite was the interactive submarine exhibit. We spent about three hours in the museum and our kids loved it. There were planes, submarines, weapons and so much more on display.
The National WWII Museum, formerly known as the D-Day Museum, is a military history museum located … [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
LeBlanc Swamp Tours Full review
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An amazing tour! : LeBlanc Swamp Tour was hosted on a little boat where we enjoyed the ride through the swamps. We had a mini-encounter with the Gators and our guide was narrating a lot of stories related to the area and he was overall an entertainer too. We totally enjoyed every bit of the beautiful wildlife around the lake Martin.

Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
Lake Martin Full review
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Hiking, fishing and so much more at this scenic lake: A visit to the scenic Lake Martin was an amazing experience. We enjoyed fishing and boating in the lake. It was one of the nicest and cleanest Lake in Alabama. The lake has a huge coastline to explore. There were trails and crossroads for those who love hiking. A must-visit!
Lake Martin, located in St. Martin Parish, is a wildlife preserve and one of Louisiana's swamplands… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 5 stars
McGee's Swamp Tours Full review
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Really cool tour of the swamps! : We loved exploring the swamp on the canoe that was rented for about 2 hours. Our guide was knowledgeable and told us all the area history. This place is highly recommended for a little adventure with your friends and family. The tour we booked included the sunset tour as well we dinner. The swamp was really beautiful and we saw a few gators, birds and swamp life.

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Madewood Plantation House Full review
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An unforgettable experience in an old mansion: This gorgeous B&B stay from the 19th Century was a sugar plantation years ago. This massive mansion was breathtaking and pure value for money for the service we received. We enjoyed our stay at the Madewood plantation, the mansion has been well maintained and restored to its old state. The house is about 172 years old and is worth the stay experience.
Madewood Plantation House, also known as Madewood, is a former sugarcane plantation house on Bayou … [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park Full review
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A fun and relaxing trail! : We loved the walking trails through the park. We camped at the park overnight and did some bird watching in the mornings too. If you enjoy fishing, there are docks to do so too. It's a great picnic spot for the whole family. An extremely calming and relaxing spot. We saw alligators and ducks along the trails too.
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park is located in Iberia Parish, Louisiana and St. Martin Parish, Louisia… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Opelousas Museum of Art Full review
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Another great Museum in LA: Another amazing museum! We went on a self-guided tour in and around the museum, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The only issue was that we weren't allowed to click pictures during our visit. But, overall an informative tour of the museum with unusual stories from the past.

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Oak Alley Plantation Full review
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A stunning experience, enjoyed every bit of the plantation tour: This historic sugarcane plantation is located by the Mississippi River. We had a great time at Oak Alley and enjoyed every bit of the plantation tours. It was extremely informative and during our tour, we learned about the 200-year-old culture of the Creole south.
Oak Alley Plantation is a historic plantation located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, in… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Laura Plantation Full review
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An informative guided tour of the plantation : Located on the banks of river Mississippi, this restored historic Louisiana Creole plantation is an experience in itself. We enjoyed a guided tour of this well-preserved sugarcane plantation. Overall it was an education trip about the family history and the plantation, an incredible experience we enjoyed.
Laura Plantation is a restored historic Louisiana Creole plantation on the west bank of the Mississ… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
New Orleans Museum of Art Full review
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A great place for art lovers! : This museum of art is the oldest fine arts museum located in New Orleans. There are over 40,000 pieces of art by different global artists from different periods. We enjoyed our walk through City Park and the Sculpture Garden. A really beautiful place if you are an admirer of art. The galleries were quite extensive and host temporary exhibitions too.
The New Orleans Museum of Art is the oldest fine arts museum in the city of New Orleans. It is sit… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
The Cabildo, museum Full review
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A beautiful museum with interesting exhibits.: A New Orleans history museum which is worth visiting with some interesting artifacts on display. This was a bunch of elegant Spanish colonial building in the 1700s which was later changed to the museum. The museum is filled with historical information and was an extremely educative experience about the NOLA history, the War of 1812, and the history of the Jackson Square buildings
The Cabildo was the seat of Spanish colonial government in New Orleans, Louisiana, and is now a mus… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Bayou Segnette State Park Full review
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Short trails, campgrounds and much more!: Located on the bank of Mississippi River, this gorgeous park has camping spots for an overnight stay. The place was well maintained with public facilities. There are trails if you choose to go on a hike too. It features a great forest setting with trails, picnic areas, and camping spots. If you are in Louisiana, this is a great spot!
Bayou Segnette State Park is located in Westwego, Jefferson Parish, southwest of New Orleans, Louis… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Louisiana Children's Museum Full review
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A great time with kids! : An interactive museum to spend a great day with your children. There were a lot of fun activities to do and there is a little museum too. If you are in New Orleans and have some time to spare, this is a great place of choice. There were interactive displays for kids, climbing walls, toddler area and much more.

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
The Presbytère Full review
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An opportunity to learn! : This state museum has an amazing display of Hurricane Katrina and Mardi Gras. The staff at the museum was really friendly and helpful. When you see the display, you'll find the amount of research that's gone into the pictures and video footage. A visit to the museum is also a great way to understand and learn about the history and culture of New Orleans.
The Presbytère is an architecturally important building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louis… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Full review
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We loved the tour and learning about some of the city's traditions: This is the most oldest and historic Cemetery in New Orleans which is the burial site of voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Take a walking tour with a guide and you'll learn about the city's old traditions and stories like we did. The tour was about $20 per person and took us about 1 hour to see the whole place.
Saint Louis Cemetery is the name of three Roman Catholic cemeteries in New Orleans, Louisiana. Most… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
W. H. Tupper General Merchandise Museum Full review
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Overall a fascinating experience at the museum: Tupper General Merchandise Museum is a mix of the store that closed in the 1940's with their merchandise and the Louisiana Telephone Pioneer Museum. The first part of the museum displays everything the store had before its closure and the second part of the museum that we loved, showcases displays telephone equipment through history.

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Bayou Lafourche Full review
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Book in for the boat tour! : Boat tours of Bayou Lafourche during spring and fall seasons are quite famous if you are traveling to Louisiana. There are many communities, towns, and homes located along the banks of the river. You can also go swimming here. A tour of Bayou Lafourche with our tour guide gave us insight into the history, heritage, and heirlooms here.
Bayou Lafourche, originally called Chetimachas River or La Fourche des Chetimaches, , is a 106-mile… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum Full review
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A small museum with interesting displays: This small waterfront museum had some interesting exhibits and displays of industries. The experience wasn't stellar. They are occasionally closed to host parties and wedding events, so do check before you visit the place. Our little ones did enjoy the visit though, and they enjoyed learning about the historical and cultural association with seafood and water industries.

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Louisiana State Arboretum Full review
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An amazing hike and an informative state park: A state preserved area with beautiful trails and information on species, habitats and soils that were found here. We love hiking and the trails here were quite challenging as well as scenic. We took tons of pictures and enjoyed our hike the Louisiana State Arboretum. It is an interesting attraction in Louisiana and is a must visit.
The Louisiana State Arboretum 600 acres , is an arboretum located on Louisiana Highway 3042, approx… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Chicot State Park Full review
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A huge park and a perfect picnic spot: This wildlife reserve is surrounded by a lake. Chicot State Park is perfect for fishing, boating, hiking, and camping. We started our morning by hiking up the trails here, followed by fishing and spotting the swamps, then by evening we found the spot to camp with cabins around. A great place to spend time with your family and friends.
Chicot State Park is located near Ville Platte, Louisiana. This wildlife reserve of South Central L… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Prairie Acadian Cultural Center Full review
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Cajun music, history and cooking lessons.: A perfect place to start your exploration of the Cajun Prairie. A great combination of music and food demonstrations, overall a unique experience we loved. There are interesting exhibits that showcase the history and culture of Louisiana's prairie through interactive sessions. Highly recommend visiting the cultural centre if you are in the area.

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
African American Museum Full review
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Learn more about the African American History : We loved learning the history of the African American experience and their culture. The museum had some interesting exhibits that we loved learning more about and some of them were interactive too. We spent almost 2 hours on a quick tour of the museum. Overall the museum was a learning experience for us.

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Acadian Cultural Center Full review
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Truly a hidden gem of a place! : This cultural center had interesting exhibits about the history and culture of the Cajun people. We enjoyed going through the old buildings and admiring the displays in the house. We spent an hour here and learned a lot about the Cajun culture. Overall an informative and entertaining experience.

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Vermilionville Historic Village Full review
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Get a glimpse of early life in Lafayette : This is one of the key attractions in Lafayette, Louisiana. A historic village that showcases Cajun and Creole culture and early lifestyle. The structures here are well restored. It was indeed a pleasant surprise on how well the place has been maintained and how much it is there to learn about the local history and local artisans.
Vermilionville Historic Village is one of the world's largest Cajun and Creole living history museu… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Magnolia Mound Plantation House Full review
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Explore a French Creole house from the 18th century: The Magnolia Mound Plantation House is located near the Mississippi River. The architecture of this 18th-century building itself is something! It is, in fact, one of the oldest wooden buildings in Louisiana. The house and the buildings around were beautifully restored and the period furniture here was just vintage. A must-visit!
The Magnolia Mound Plantation House is a French Creole house constructed in 1791 near the Mississip… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
USS Kidd Museum, museum ship Full review
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A great museum with fascinating history! : From naval history exhibits to ship models and memorials, we loved this museum. A veteran battleship-turned-museum was more of an adventure exploration for us. We loved the exhibits here, but our little ones admired it! They have an interesting display of models of other historic warships. The tour was spectacular and we enjoyed every bit of it! Perfect idea for a family day out!
USS Kidd , a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named aft… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Creole Nature Trail Full review
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For those who love nature and outdoor adventures: The trail was amazing and the view was gorgeous, we loved the experience. We started early to capture some lovely pictures of the landscapes there. After that, we did some bird watching too. There were alligators and we could see them from the car. An outstanding experience for those who love nature, wildlife and a bit of hiking.

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Sam Houston Jones State Park Full review
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Hiking, picnic spot, camping and so much more! : This state park was one of our favorites in Louisiana. From birdwatching to hiking to camping, this state park has so much to do. Another great place for a family outing. The park is blessed with scenic trails, lakes and a nice disc golf course. A wonderful park to visit!
Sam Houston Jones State Park is a park near the city of Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, in southwes… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Shadows-on-the-Teche house Full review
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A historic house and garden!: This historic house and garden are one of the prominent National Historic Landmark. There are plantations, formal garden and tombs here too. It was a lovely tour and the guide was really informative. This elegantly designed house is in a beautiful setting with Teche River in the background. We loved our little house exploration tour and recommend a visit too!
Shadows-on-the-Teche is a 3,750 square feet historic house and garden located in New Iberia, Louis… [..]

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center Full review
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Learn more about the Cajun culture: If you want to learn more about the Cajun culture, this is the place to be. With an interesting display of exhibits, boat tours, and other programs, Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center was truly entertaining and educative! They did have a free walking tour which was informative because of the guide who came along. High recommended for a visit.

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star


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