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Louisiana - The State of Celebration
If one word has to be used to describe the State of Louisiana - only one word would apply and that one word would be Celebration. This is because when one thinks of Louisiana, their heart begins to pound fiercely, and their senses begin to tingle for some unknown reason? That unknown reason can very well, be linked to a number of different aspects of this truly unique place, which has a singular mind and a voice that is distinctly all its own. When Louisiana talks, people do listen, and this is just not the local natives either. People, from all over the world, listen to the very cultural language that it does have in abundance. They also can feel the allure, the old world charm mingled with the new, and last but not least. They are drawn to this very captivating state that has a very rich, as well as colorful history, in addition to lots of other features that are endless. Louisiana is truly a one of a kind state, which is situated in the Southeastern region of the United States, and which has been under the rule of three different flags in the past.

Louisiana is known by a lot of colorful terms from The Bayou State to the Pelican State to beyond. This is because, in essence, it is a state that is truly wondrous in every way. Celebration is a regular part of life for the people of Louisiana in every way. Fun is what they live for, and know, in addition to being a strong part of spirit in this very captivating southern realm. It was the French who first brought Mardi Gras to Louisiana, and since the time it first arrived, Mardi Gras has only managed to add to the spirit of Louisiana over its long history as an American state. Now, Carnival is far more than just a simple event, which was celebrated just before the beginning of Lent. In Louisiana, it is a part of life, and an extravaganza that only adds to life for locals/visitors alike. Mardi Gras is a festive time beyond festive with lots of street parades, people in costume, music, street dancing, and the list goes on from there. Mardi Gras is indeed the height of State of Celebration here. There is nothing more fascinating then planning on visiting Louisiana, during the time of Mardi Gras, just to get a close-up view of the festive air that is everywhere! It is literally contagious and is catching. So expose yourself to it freely.

Louisiana is a state that truly has it all, from lots of entrancing natural beauty, the very rich heritage of French, Creole, and Cajun influences, right down to a one of a kind way of life that also has many engaging facets to it too. What are these facets? They are no other than mouth-watering and delectable food fare such as gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish, shrimp creole, potatoes au gratin, Cayenne pepper, andouille sausage, the list goes on. Some of the other engaging facets include music, and these famous music forms include jazz, blues, and of course zydeco. Louisiana is indeed the place to be year round. If you are an individual that knows and truly appreciates the meaning of celebration on all fronts.

A Mississippi River paddlewheel cruise on the Queen of the Mississippi brings a new high standard to America's most iconic river.  The boats come in all sizes with every amenity know to mankind - so pick your passion and fulfill your dreams of a “real deal “ cruise up the Mississippi. With America The Beautiful.  

Hit the Mississippi on a Paddlewheeler Chesapeake!

The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is an aquarium in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Recognized as one of the leading aquariums in the United States, it is run by the Audubon Institute, which also supervises the Audubon Zoo and Audubon Park.

Louisiana allows you to go Underwater!

The bayous of Louisiana are teaming with all sorts of wildlife including alligators, giant snapping turtles, snakes, snakes ...yup, more snakes.  There are dozens of adventures that will get you up close and personal in the bayous and swamps of Louisiana - so pick your passion on a pontoon or air boat. Either way, you will long remember it.

Leapin’ Lizards - Now that’s a show!

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Relish the flavors of Louisiana with your opportunity to “Eat where the Locals eat”. Your palate will thank you for experience the flavor of this state.

Dining options in Louisiana - a wide selection of foods for the descriminating palate.

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Few cities in the United States can offer the mystery and magic of New Orleans, and the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line – the oldest continuously operating street railway system in the world – offers one of the most popular and inexpensive tours in this gorgeous city.

More than 175 years old, the line, which includes riverfront and Canal Street spurs, features beautifully restored original streetcars that still strike those endearingly familiar clangs! Ride the full length of the main line, from downtown New Orleans through the stunning Garden District along oak-draped St. Charles Avenue. Enjoy views of some of the most beautiful and historic mansions in the South, and make fun stops along the way for dining, refreshments or simply strolling the Uptown New Orleans streets. Stop along lovely Audubon Park and you'll find yourself next door to the award-winning Audubon Zoo! Make it a round-trip ride and you can end up steps from the French Quarter, where the touring and fun can continue nonstop.  Interesting History!

2014 Top 10 Events in Louisiana including festivals, fairs and special activities.
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