If you have decided to spend vacations or a week-end in Louisiana, be sure, you will not have to spend much time looking for louisiana attractions. Louisiana gardens, louisiana state parks, louisiana casinos, festivals will welcome you. And one word that is an essential part of Louisiana is music. It was music that made the state famous.
Ok. Let's enjoy at least some of louisiana attractions together. Do you mind me starting with Cajun Country? You'll discover crawfish étouffée, dance to Zydeco music and learn a whole lot of new and interesting words. In Lafayette, you'll find two fascinating living history museums--Acadian Village, a charming re-creation of the past featuring a blacksmith shop, doctor's museum, a quaint little chapel and the Mississippi Mud Museum where you can see a 400-year-old dugout canoe, and spear points used by warriors centuries before the birth of Christ. At Vermillionville, you can listen to authentic Cajun music and learn the two-step. Cooking and craft demonstrations take place throughout the day. On the way to Vermillionville, stop at the Jean Lafitte Acadian Center, where you can catch a short film that dramatizes the plight of the Acadians. In Eunice, Louisiana, where Cajun and Zydeco music thrive, you can visit the Liberty Theater, home of the "Rendezvous-vous des Cajuns" radio and TV show, better known as the Cajun Grand Ole Opry. In Mermentau, you'll be treated like visiting royalty at le Petit Chateau de Luxe, a romantic French castle right out of a fairy tale. Now you need a prince? Try your luck in Rayne, the Frog Capital of the World. The 39 murals that adorn the city leap out at every turn.
Louisiana attractions, that Crossroads offers, will involve you in some very interesting actions. At Frogmore Plantation, you will be invited to attend the reenactment of a slave wedding. And at Loyd Hall Plantation Bed & Breakfast, you can spend the night with a red-haired, violin-playing ghost.
Not far away from all this opulence, is the Lewis Family Museum, run by Frankie Jean "Killerette" Lewis, the sister of piano-bustin' rock 'n roller Jerry Lee "Killer" Lewis.And don't miss the Tunica Treasure in Marksville. Rumor has it that some of the coins and china were given to the Native-American tribe by King Louis XV for helping the French explorers. (You can also try to win a treasure of your own at the casino nearby.) Although several Cane River plantations welcome visitors, students of feminist literature will particularly enjoy the Kate Chopin House and Bayou Folk Museum. Kate shocked Louisiana society by sitting with her legs crossed, and she shocked the world with the publication of The Awakening, a daring story of a woman's quest for self-fulfillment.
Sportsman's offers plenty of nightlife and casino gaming in the twin cities of Shreveport and Bossier City. For the gardening buff there's the American Rose Center, with winding paths, babbling brooks and the fragrant scent of some of the grandest and rarest roses. And the Ark-La-Tex Antique and Classic Vehicle Museum offers an impressive assembly of antique fire trucks, vintage motorcycles, Graham trucks and Dodge cars, as well as the duds those dashing drivers wore on the road. Travel east to Monroe, Louisiana, and treat yourself to a riverboat ride on the scenic Ouachita River. Monroe is also the home of the first Coca-Cola bottler, pharmacist Joseph Biedenharn, You can tour his home, Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, full of old Coca Cola memorabilia and a fascinating bible museum with a Guttenberg Bible.
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