Places to visit in Louisiana include some of the most historical places that you will experience in life. If you are looking for vacation ideas in the states then Louisiana should surely be marked under the list of vacation attractions for families. Most people visit the state of Louisiana during the winter season but hey there is no hard and fast rule. You can visit the place whenever you feel like.

If you are living anywhere nearby the state of Louisiana, the places to go to Louisiana for the weekend are numerous. The only thing that you need to do is make a small list of the places and shortlist them accordingly. Hidden Places are also quite fun to check out, so make sure you do not miss on them as well.

Louisiana is located in the South Easter Region which is 25th most populous state out of all. The state has a very moderate weather as compared to other states. Summers and moderately hot and the winters are cool. The places have about 22 state parks and many other conservation areas.

Top 50 Places to Visit in Louisiana, U.S.A

1Story Land

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About : The Story Land is a dream come true place for any kid or adult because the place is filled up with more than 20 life like sculptures of creatures that are from the story books. Here, you will find goblins, mermaids and many others.

Why Should You Visit : You should definitely visit this place along with your kids as there are a lot of sculptures from storybooks that kids read and love.

Entry Fee : $4 per person

Timings : 10: 00 am to 5:00 pm

Official Website : Nil

2Whitney Plantation

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About : The place was opened in the year 1803. Here you will learn about the plantations and create a unique perspective about the enslaved people of Louisiana. You can only tour inside the museum under guidance.

Why Should You Visit : You should visit the place to learn about the Whitney Plantation slavery.

Entry Fee : Adults – $22

Timings : 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Official Website Whitney Plantation

3Jungle Gardens

About : The Jungle Gardens in Louisiana are blend of all things nice. You can experience animal interaction, bird watching or simply rest and enjoy the botanical treasures of the place. You will also find an age-old Buddha statue over here.

Why Should You Visit : You should definitely visit the Jungle Gardens if you are bird enthusiast and a animal lover.

Entry Fee : Adults – $8

Timings : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Official Website Jungle Gardens

4Natchitoches Alligator Park

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About : The park is spread in an 8-acre space of land and offers various activities that are related to alligators. You can enjoy the world of alligators and also dine in the alligator themed diner.

Why Should You Visit : You can visit the place an experience how it feels like to hold a baby alligator in your arms.

Entry Fee : Adults – $8.95

Timings : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Official Website Natchitoches Alligator Park

5Afton Villa Gardens

About :  The Afton Villa Gardens is a perfect place for hanging out along with your family or friends. Basically, the place consists of a formal garden that has extraordinarily beautiful view.

Why Should You Visit : The gardens have a very picturesque view as the background is quite gorgeous during both day and night.

Entry Fee : Adults – $5

Timings : 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Official Website : Afton Villa Gardens

6The Singing Oak

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About : The Singing Oak is actually a tree that is presented in New Orleans which produces sounds like that of a wind chime. This is an unexpected kind of happening wherein all the branches of the tree give out coordinated sounds.

Why Should You Visit : You should visit the place for checking out the sounds of Singing Oak which is quite unusual.

Entry Fee : Nil

Timings : Open 24 Hours

Official Website : Nil

7Escapology

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About : The Escapology Game Room is a kind of experience that you are not going to forget ever in your life. The place offers many intriguing games that will make your mind go all haywire.

Why Should You Visit : You can visit the place with the group of friends and enjoy this mysterious game in the Escapology premises.

Entry Fee : $30 per person

Timings : 5:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Official Website Escapology 

8Global Wildlife Center

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About : The Global Wildlife Center is not just another animal park because of the fact that it is actually a free-roaming wildlife park that allows animals to roam around alone. The place is home to about 4,000 animals.

Why Should You Visit : You should visit the place to sight some of the endangered wildlife animals freely roaming around in the park.

Entry Fee : Adults – $19

Timings : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Official Website Global Wildlife Center 

9Carousel Gardens

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About : The Carousel Gardens has about 17 fun rides that amaze each and every visitor. whosoever visits over there. The place is a perfect example of craftsmanship.

Why Should You Visit : You should visit the Carousel Gardens to sight the beautifully carved carousals of the country.

Entry Fee : $18 per person

Timings : 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Official Website Carousel Gardens

10Backstreet Cultural Museum

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About : The Cultural Museum was opened in the year 1999 and features collections of different objects and artifacts that are related to the African American Culture. The prime motive is to spread awareness about the rich legacy of the culture.

Why Should You Visit : You can visit here to have a knowledge about the African American culture.

Entry Fee : Adults – $10

Timings : 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Official Website Backstreet Cultural Museum

11RTA- Streetcars

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Why Should You Visit : The Streetcar line was built in the year 1835 and is the oldest streetcar line which is considered historic. It is one of the busiest routes.

Entry Fee : Nil

Timings : Nil

Official Website : Nil

12Shreveport Water Works Museum

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Why Should You Visit : You can visit and check out here the details and history about the water treatment plant and vintage pumps and machines.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 10 : 00 am to 4:00 pm

Official Website Shreveport Water Works Museum

13Blue Bonnet Swamp Nature Center

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Why Should You Visit : You can visit the park and see here the live animal exhibits and wonderful pictures of flora and fauna. The prime motive of the place is to educate people about conservation.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Official Website Blue Bonnet Swamp Nature Center

14Bird City

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Why Should You Visit : The place is located in Avery Island and is home to many migratory birds. It was initially built by the birds for their protection and soon all the birds adapted to the surroundings.

Entry Fee : Adults – $8

Timings : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Official Website : Nil

15Chimp Haven

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Why Should You Visit : The place was established in the year 2005 and is home to Chimpanzees who have retired from laboratory research. The place provides care and protection to families of Chimpanzees.

Entry Fee : Adults – $50

Timings : 9:45 am

Official Website : Chimp Haven 

16Rip Van Winkle Gardens

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Why Should You Visit : The Rip Van Winkle Gardens is a beautiful garden situated in Louisiana wherein you can visit to sight the relaxing fountains, the famous mansion and the lush greenery.

Entry Fee : Adults – $10

Timings : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Official Website Rip Van Winkle Gardens 

17Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

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Why Should You Visit : This wildlife refuge was established in the year 1937. Here, you can plan out your fishing adventures. You can visit here for recreational activities.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Official Website : Sabine National Wildlife Refuge 

18Frenchmen Street

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Why Should You Visit : The Frenchmen Street is a kind of landmark in the Louisiana wherein you can just walk around or hang out with your friends at the various clubs and cafes situated over there.

Entry Fee : Nil

Timings : 12:00 am to 11:59 pm

Official Website : Nil

19Kiroli Park

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Why Should You Visit : The place is spread over 150 acres of land and is known for its scenic trails and gardens. You can a plan out a picnic over here with your family.

Entry Fee : Adults – $1

Timings : 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Official Website : Nil

20Mike the Tiger Habitat

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Why Should You Visit : The Mike the Tiger is actually the mascot of Louisiana State University. It is actually a live tiger who is the resident of this habit. He roams around in his protected park specially built for him.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Official Website : Mike the Tiger Habitat

21St. Louis Cathedral

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Why Should You Visit : The Cathedral is actually a place of worship for and you can visit here for a peaceful and spiritual time. It overlooks the Jackson Square and is one of the most notable landmarks in Louisiana.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Official Website : St. Louis Cathedral

22Splash Kingdom Water Park

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Why Should You Visit : You will find here many water rides with even more cute and innovative names. You can choose the place as a weekend getaway as well.

Entry Fee : Adults – $24.95

Timings : 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Official Website Splash Kingdom Winter Park

23Longue Vue House and Gardens

Why Should You Visit : The place is a blend of both beauty and historical significance. The prime motive is to educate people about the artistic legacy of the state of Louisiana.

Entry Fee : Adults – $12

Timings : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Official Website Longue Vue House and Gardens

24Gators and Guns

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Why Should You Visit : You can visit here for a complete adventurous outing which offers a rifle shooting experience accompanied with baby alligator interactions.

Entry Fee : Depends on activity

Timings : 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Official Website Gators and Guns

25Brownell Memorial Park

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Why Should You Visit : The park is situated in Morgan City and you can visit the place for a quick stroll and to hear the lovely bell.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Official Website : Nil

26City Putt

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Why Should You Visit : You can visit place for the mini-golf complex experience as also meet the Park’s cute Mascot called Parker.

Entry Fee : Free

Timings : 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Official Website City Putt

  • #26 Rise Escape Rooms
  • #27 Our Sacred Stories
  • #28 Southern Escape Room
  • #29 Hodges Gardens
  • #30 New Orleans Botanical Garden
  • #31 Gardens of the American Rose Center
  • #32 Holly Grove Market and Farm
  • #33 Imahara Botanical Garden
  • #34 Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
  • #35 NOLA Tropical Winery
  • #36 Avery Island
  • #37 Baton Rouge
  • #38 Monroe
  • #39 Jackson Square
  • #40 Garden District
  • #41 Cypress Island Preserve
  • #42 Louis Armstrong Preserve
  • #43 Prien Lake Park
  • #44 Woldenberg Riverfront Park
  • #45 Holly Beach
  • #46 North Beach
  • #47 Grand Isle
  • #48 Lafayette
  • #49 Lake Charles
  • #50 Houma

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