Louisiana Bucket List ~ Greater New Orleans Region

This is the place in Louisiana that we have spent the most time visiting as we spent 3 days in New Orleans the summer of 2016. While we didn’t find New Orleans to be quite what everyone talks it up to be, we did enjoy the few days we were there and found several things to keep us busy.

Franklinton

  • Bogue Chitto State Park: A nice way to view the landscape of Louisiana.

Madisonville

  • Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum and Research Center: Museum that gives some history about life on Lake Pontchartrain.

Mandeville

  • Fontainebleau State Park: This state park was once a sugarcane plantation.

New Orleans

  • Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation: New Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center: I’m really sad we missed out on this, and quite frankly that we didn’t see much of Lake Pontchartrain at all as we did not approach the city from that angle. This unique lighthouse would have been neat to see.
  • Mardi Gras World: This place is fun to visit no matter what the season. When we were there in August, work was constantly being done to complete these massive floats for Mardi Gras celebration.
  • The National World War II Museum: This was the highlight of our visit to New Orleans. We spent a whole day here as they have so much to offer. So much was interactive and gave great insights into America’s involvement in the war.
  • New Orleans Jazz Museum and the Old U.S. Mint: Not only was this a neat historic building to visit, but they had live jazz performances occurring while we visited.
  • Southern Food and Beverage Museum: This is another place that I’m sad to have missed. Looking at pictures it looks like the perfect place to visit for a foodie like me!
  • Cafe du Monde: Ok, this is an extra, and a food related one that I would rarely share, but no visit to NOLA is complete without trying their tasty beignets.

All attractions found in the 2018 Louisiana Travel Guide.

 

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