This website offers a tour of popular Louisiana destinations, interesting cities and travel attractions across the Bayou State.
Many new visitors to the state ask "What is there to see and do in Louisiana?"
Many residents in South Louisiana are "Cajuns", descendants of 18th-century Acadian exiles from what are now Canada's Maritime Provinces, while others are descended from various native American and nationalities.
Louisiana is positioned in the Deep South, between Texas and Mississippi, and south of Arkansas. The Gulf of Mexico defines the southern border of the state.
Louisiana stretches 130 miles east-west, and 379 miles north-south. It occupies 51,843 square miles. The highest point is Driskill Mountain, in north Louisiana, at 535 feet above sea level. The population of the state in 2020 was about 4.6 million residents. The state is divided up into 64 parishes.
The Atchafalaya Basin is the nation’s largest river swamp, containing almost one million acres of the nation’s most significant bottomland hardwoods, swamps, bayous and backwater lakes.
Meandering from near Simmesport southward past Pierre Part down to Morgan City and the Gulf of Mexico is the Atchafalaya River.
Louisiana's Atchafalaya Swamp
The Atchafalaya Basin is a unique combination of wetlands, swamps, bayous, marshes, estuaries, and river delta.
It is often called "America's Wetland", and covers an area 20 miles wide and 150 miles long.
Louisiana is a popular setting and filming location for several hit TV shows. The stories and adventures of alligator hunters in Louisiana are told in the TV series "Swamp People" on the History Channel.
It's the dawn of a new alligator season in Louisiana, and another season of "Swamp People" on the History Channel. The series is filmed in towns such as Pierre Part and Pecan Island bordering South Louisiana bayous, the great Atchafalaya Swamp, and the Gulf of Mexico.
The History Channel debuted Season 15 of Swamp People on January 4, 2024, at 8/7C, with Episode 1, entitled “Cruel Summer.”
Acadiana is a vast region encompassing 22 parishes in French Louisiana in the southern part of the state.
The residents in Cajun Country are descended from various native American and nationalities, but many are "Cajuns", descendants of 18th-century Acadian exiles from Canada's Maritime Provinces.
Louisiana covers an area of 51,855 square miles. It is bounded by Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.
It is 31st among the states in size, and the 25th most populous.
Louisiana does not have "counties", but instead has 64 "parishes".
As the tallest state capitol in the United States, the building is 450 feet high with 34 floors. The cost to complete the building was a modest $5 million.
It is one of only four skyscraper capitols in the country and one of only nine capitol buildings that does not have a dome.
The architects of the State Capitol used symbolism throughout the design of this towering building.
Louisiana offers a variety of hotels, motels, extended-stay suites, upscale inns, and other lodging.
Vacation rentals are also an excellent option in many parts of Louisiana, particularly in the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette metro areas.
For those planning trips to outdoor destinations, lakes and campgrounds, they will find numerous State Parks, camping facilities and RV parks in every part of Louisiana.READ MORE
The American Alligator is the largest reptile in North America.
Many residents in Louisiana and visitors from across the country have an interest in, and fascination with, the alligator. A variety of swamp tours, alligator tours, alligator ranches, alligator expeditions, alligator parks, and nature tours cater to tourists in Louisiana.READ MORE
One of the most popular things to do for visitors to Louisiana is touring the swamps! Most tours are concentrated in South Louisiana.
In the greater New Orleans area, there are many swamp tour options in communities such as Marrero, Westwego, Braithwaite, Lafitte, Des Allemands and Laplace.
Others can be found in South Louisiana cities such as Breaux Bridge, Henderson, Slidell and Thibodaux.READ MORE