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Louisiana Attractions

by Vishul Malik

Louisiana is home to a number of beautiful places and attractions. The state has beautiful beaches, mountains and state parks that draw number of tourists to the state every year.

Louisiana Attractions

The major attractions in Louisiana are : 

Alexandria Museum of Art :  Located in central Louisiana, USA, the Alexandria Museum of Art was founded in 1977. However, it was opened to the public only in March 1998.
The Museum houses an extensive collection of contemporary Louisiana art. The largest collection in Louisiana of North Louisiana Folk Art is also present in the museum. The grand foyer of the Alexandria Museum of Art with its exhibition spaces, education space and other public gathering areas is a great place to visit.

Tickfaw State Park : One of the most popular state parks in Louisiana, Tickfaw State Park located west of Springfield, Louisiana. It was opened to the public in May 1999. The park is famous for its natural setting, hardwood forest, mixed pine hardwood forest and the Tickfaw River. The park offers recreation opportunities like canoeing, and boating. It has a rich natural habitat that includes American Alligators, Nine-banded Armadillos, White-tailed deer, Raccoons, North American Beavers, Virginia Opossums, foxes, rabbits, and squirrels.

Longue Vue House and Gardens : One of the most famous historical sites in Louisiana, the Longue Vue House and Gardens draw a number of visitors. The streets of the French Quarter, great music and food, Mardi Gras in the place are world-famous. The architecture is more than sixty years old and is a perfect example of a beautiful Classical Revival styled home. In 2005, it was declared a National Historic Landmark.

State Parks Bogue Chitto State Park, Grand Isle State Park, Lake Bistineau State Park, Tickfaw State Park, St. Bernard State Park
Beaches Holly Beach, Rutherford Beach, Port Fourchon Beach, Grand Isle, Shell Beach
Museums Alexandria Museum of Art,Backstreet Cultural Museum, Delta Music Museum, Leatherwood Museum, Louisiana State Museum
Historical Landmarks Centenary State Historic Site, Kate Chopin House, Fort Jackson, Louisiana State Capitol, San Francisco Plantation House
Other Places Longue Vue House and Gardens, Alexandria Museum of Art, New Orleans City Park, Audubon Zoo, Musee Conti Wax Museum, Kisatchie National Forest

Holly Beach :  Also known as “The Cajun Riviera,” the Holly Beach is one of the most pleasant beaches in the entire Pelican State. It provides ample opportunities for swimming, fishing and crabbing, sun bathing, bird watching and hunting. The place consisted of beach-front cabins known as “camps” which were re-built due to the threat of hurricanes.

Louisiana State Capitol : Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana State Capitol is the capitol building of the state of Louisiana. It is the tallest capitol building in the United States and the seventh-tallest building in the state. The magnificent building houses the Louisiana State Legislature, the governor’s office, and parts of the executive branch. It is a national historic landmark and depicts scenes from Louisiana and US history.

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