"The Pelican State" Top 5 Page for this destination Louisiana by Helga67

Louisiana Travel Guide: 6,415 reviews and 12,573 photos

Louisiana is named for Louis XIV of France, in whose name La Salle took possession of the Mississippi Valley in 1682. Louisiana is sometimes called the "Nations Sugar Bowl" because it grows more sugar cane than any other state. It also ranks first in growing rice, and is among the leading cotton growing state.

Louisiana has a magical old world flair that sweeps you into a memorable realm of jazz, history, culture, customs ...

... and influence of the early French and Spanish settlers.

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  • Pros:New Orleans, Cajun Country, antebellum and plantation houses, swamp tours
  • Last visit to Louisiana: Apr 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • amandajayne81's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2009 at 11:24 PM

    I have enjoyed learning about Louisiana-hoping to drive through during a road trip in 2010.

  • BarryAir's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2005 at 12:46 PM

    Helga, next time you are in Louisiana, brought yasalf ova to Lafayette....You gunna like dat Sha!..Barry in Louisiana

  • Cruefan's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2005 at 4:59 AM

    Helga, all your pages are informative and nice to look at.. Thanks

  • wcph's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2004 at 3:11 AM

    Hi, another very interesting page, thanks for sharing!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2004 at 7:04 AM

    Excellent page of less visited part of the USA. You convinced me to add Louisiana to my next US adventures, probably and hopefully soon - after 10 Oct. Thanks a million :-)

  • Sep 12, 2004 at 1:01 AM

    Fantastic pictures and info!! Bayou canoeing and Zydeco looks like my kind of stuff!! Collecting tips in my travel guide thks!!

  • nada1712's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2004 at 12:49 AM

    Fascinating and well done pages on one of the most interesting states in the US. I noticed all the lawns of the houses had puddles of water, the bayous are endemic through the region!

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2004 at 5:30 PM

    Those lazy looking old trees with the Spanish moss hanging down are captivating, aren't they? I think you saw the best of Louisiana. Good job!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Feb 29, 2004 at 1:23 PM

    stunning green place,never been here though. very nice presentation on Louisiana. thanx Helga

  • gkitzmil's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2004 at 6:31 AM

    Surely everybody eats at the Cajun Cabin sometime, eh? I know I have more than once. I love Oyster Po-boy's! Now I'll have to find a restaurant and typical food in Belgium next year! :-) -- Greg


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