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Louisiana

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The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world. Take a peek at our custom trip planner: Louisiana and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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Places to visit in Louisiana

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Popular things to do in Louisiana

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Military Museum
The National WWII Museum New Orleans
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
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Historic Walking Area
French Quarter New Orleans
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Garden District New Orleans
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Church
St. Louis Cathedral New Orleans
4.7
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Louisiana

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New Orleans City Park New Orleans
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Specialty Museum
New Orleans Museum of Art New Orleans
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium New Orleans
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Aquarium
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas New Orleans
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Louisiana

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Historic Walking Area
Jackson Square New Orleans
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Old Ursuline Convent Museum New Orleans
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Battlefield
Chalmette National Historical Park New Orleans
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Cemetery
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 New Orleans
3.9
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Louisiana

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Specialty Museum
Cabildo New Orleans
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World New Orleans
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Ogden Museum of Southern Art New Orleans
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Louisiana

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Zoo
Audubon Zoo New Orleans
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
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Children’s Museum
Louisiana Children's Museum New Orleans
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
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Park
Audubon Park New Orleans
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Walking Area
Vermilionville Lafayette
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Louisiana

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Faulkner House Books New Orleans
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Louisiana Music Factory New Orleans
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Antique Store
M.S. Rau New Orleans
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Flea Market
French Market New Orleans
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Literary / Art / Music Tour
The Savvy Native New Orleans
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Nightlife
French Quarter Phantoms New Orleans
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Bus Tour
Cajun Food Tours Lafayette
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
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Ghost / Vampire Tour
Ghost & Vampire Tours New Orleans
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

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