Louisiana, constituent state of the United States of America. It is delineated from its neighbours—Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and Texas to the west—by both natural and man-made boundaries. … The total area of Louisiana includes about 4,600 square miles (12,000 square km) of inland waters.
Its history as a melting pot of French, African, American and French-Canadian cultures is reflected in its Creole and Cajun cultures. The largest city, New Orleans, is known for its colonial-era French Quarter, raucous Mardi Gras festival, jazz music, Renaissance-style St. Louis Cathedral and wartime exhibits at the huge National WWII Museum.
There is a rich diversity of peoples in Louisiana. They include the original Indian inhabitants, plus the descendants of a variety of settlers, among whom were the French, Spanish, English, German, Acadians, West Indians, Africans, Irish and Italians and now include almost every nationality on earth.
Capital: Baton Rouge, KS
Population: 4,657,757 (2020)
Official Website: https://www.louisiana.gov/
Tourism website: https://www.louisianatravel.com/
Tourist Attractions for Louisiana:
Even the name Louisiana evokes a feeling of sultry summer nights with cicadas chirping nearby, and the laughter of friends and family over a table groaning with tasty Southern fare. This a state where time slows down, and life is more about living than doing. One of the best places to experience the charms of the state and soak up a bit of Creole culture is the Crescent City, better known as New Orleans. World-famous Mardi Gras brings out the fun in people as they dress up and parade through the streets. The French Quarter celebrates the state’s history and is a great place to get lost knowing that no matter where you turn, a great meal and a good time is waiting.
- New Orleans’ French Quarter
- National WWII Museum
- Mardi Gras
- Melrose Plantation
- Old State Capitol
- Swamp Tours
- Laura Plantation
- Spend a Day at the Beach in Louisiana
- Sci-Port Discovery Center
- USS Kidd and Veterans Memorial
- Rosedown Plantation and Gardens
- St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church
- DeQuincy Railroad Museum