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Welcome to the Bigroads.com guide to the top 25 attractions in Louisiana!

The list below represents our opinionated selections for the top 25 attractions in the state of Louisiana. Please take note that this list is sorted alphabetically (and not by quality or rank).

This list is part of our top 25 USA attractions series.

Author/Contributor: Greg Parsons

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Audubon Insectarium Insect Zoo New Orleans supposedly the largest "insect zoo" in the U.S.A.
Audubon Park Urban / City Park / Tennis Court New Orleans public park with stables, playgrounds & tennis
Audubon Zoo Zoo New Orleans one of the top 25 zoos in the U.S.A.
Bourbon Street Shopping / Dining / Historic District New Orleans famous wild district of New Orleans
French Quarter Shopping / Dining / Historic District New Orleans 13-block historic district; "heart of New Orleans"
Frenchmen Street Shopping / Dining / Historic District New Orleans the place to go for live music in New Orleans
Garden District Historic District New Orleans see a great collection of historic mansions
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens Historic Home Tours / Plantation Darrow guided tours of a spectacular mansion
Jackson Square Shopping New Orleans "one of America's great green spaces"
Jungle Gardens Botanical Garden / Animal Shows Avery Island nice gardens plus bird and animal shows
Laura: A Creole Plantation Historic Home Tours / Plantation Vacherie offers some of the best plantation tours in the USA
Louisiana State Capitol State Capitol Building / Observation Deck / Scenic Views Baton Rouge beautiful art-deco capitol building
LSU Tiger Stadium Football Stadium / College Football Baton Rouge one of the best college football stadiums in the US
Mardi Gras World Offbeat / Unusual Museum New Orleans tour large warehouses filled with Mardi Gras floats
National World War II Museum, The History Museum / Military Museum New Orleans the premier WWII museum in the U.S.A.
New Orleans City Park Urban/City Park / Botanical Garden / Hiking Trails New Orleans one of the largest urban parks in the U.S.A.
Oak Alley Plantation Historic Home Tours / Plantation Vacherie perhaps the most famous plantation in the U.S.A.
Old New Orleans Rum Distillery Distillery New Orleans visit the oldest premium rum distillery in the US
Royal Street Shopping / Dining New Orleans elegant district with antique & boutique shops
St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Other New Orleans take ride on one of New Orleans' famous streetcars
St. Louis Cathedral Church / Chapel New Orleans the oldest Cathedral in North America
Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden Art Museum / Sculpture Park New Orleans good art museum plus more than 60 sculptures
Tammany Trace Trail Bike Path / Rail Trail Multiple towns excellent 31-mile rail trail / recreation path
USS Kidd Boat Museum / Military Museum Baton Rouge tour a WW II destroyer (Fletcher class)
Vermilionville Living History Museum / Boat Tours / Cooking Class Lafayette re-created living history village and folk life park


Here are a list of other great attractions in the state of Louisiana that we considered for the top 25 list above. Please email us @ gparsons66@hotmail.com if you think there are any other attractions of this quality that we should be considering, either for this runners-up list or for the top 25 attractions list itself.

Abita Brewing Company Breweries / Brewery Tours Abita Springs
Biedenharn Museum & Gardens History Museum / Botanical Garden Monroe
Coushatta Casino Resort Casino / Lodging Kinder
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve History Museum / Battlefield / Boat Tours New Orleans
Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store Shopping / General Store Natchitoches
Kliebert's Turtle & Alligator Farm Zoo / Alligator Attraction Hammond
Louisiana's Old State Capitol State Capitol Building / History Museum Baton Rouge
LSU Rural Life Museum Living History Museum Baton Rouge
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum Medical / Health Museum New Orleans
Preservation Hall Concerts New Orleans
Rip Van Winkle Gardens Garden New Iberia
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site Historic Home Tours / Plantation St. Francisville
Saenger Theatre Theater / Concerts New Orleans
Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center Science Museum Shreveport
Tabasco Visitor Center & Pepper Sauce Factory Factory Tour Avery Island


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