Louisiana is a blend of many cultures with so much to experience, and here are ten great reasons to do so.
1. Spice Up Your Trip With A Visit To The TABASCO TABASCO Country Store: Avery Island is home to a new visitor's interpretive center, where you can sample a taste of Cajun cuisine and culture with its on-site restaurant called the TABASCO Country Store.
2. Get your Game On At The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame: It is at the Visit the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, where 300 legendary Louisiana athletes, coaches, and other sports figures are honored through the engaging exhibits, artifacts, photos, and interactive media.
3. Brew Up Some Fun Along The Louisiana Craft Brewery Trail: With 22 breweries statewide, you're certain to find a brew you like along the Visit the Louisiana Craft Brewery Trail.
Did You Know? - Abita Springs is home to the Abita Brewing Company, which is the state's first and largest craft brewery offering free samples and tours.
4. Revealing Stories Awaits At The National World War II Museum: At the National World War II Museum you'll find planes used in the war along with moving personal war stories, and interactive exhibits.
5. Travel Along The Northwest Louisiana Film Trail: Down in Webster Parish is where you'll find the Northwest Louisiana Film Trail. Among the movies locations found throughout the regions are movies represented include Premonition, Blond Ambition, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Longshots, and Olympus Has Fallen.
6. Discover Your Germany Roots At Germantown Colony Museum: Travel down towards Minden and you'll find the Germantown Colony Museum that offers free admission, and commemorates one of three Harmony Society colonies founded in the U.S. in the early 19th century.
7. Entertain Your Cultural Side At Orpheum Theater: New Orleans' historic Orpheum Theater is a jewel of the South, and home to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. And, the theater host many entertaining theatrical and musical performancesthroughout the year.
8. View Rare Tiffany Stain Glass At Southdown Plantation and Museum: The Southdown Plantation and Museum is a 19th-century mansion and plantation that reveals the history and evolution of the region's sugar cane industry. It is also a must-see for anyone who loves Tiffany stained glass windows and period antiques.
9. Explore The Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point: The Visit the Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point is free attraction in Sulphur, allows you to explore nature and Louisiana's unique culture, spot alligators, sample some Cajun and Creole cooking, and play along with a Cajun and Zydeco band.
10. Dinosaur Fun At Henderson's Prehistoric Park: Located in Henderson, the Prehistoric Park is for for families with children who love disnosaurs, It is South Louisiana's first dinosaur-themed attraction, and features two dozen life-size fiberglass and steel dinosaurs in 12 acres of simulated environments accessed by a half-mile sidewalk.
Plan Your Trip To Louisiana
Visit the Louisiana Office of Tourism to learn more about attractions, events, recreation, and to plan your trip.
By Melody Schubert