Louisiana: 10 Shocks of Visiting Louisiana

Louisiana: 10 Shocks of Visiting Louisiana

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3 Popular Attractions In Louisiana

  • St. Louis Cathedral: Cathedral in the French Quarter neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Myrtles Plantation: Historic plantation and bed & breakfast in St. Francisville, Louisiana.

    Louisiana Facts:

    • The Superdome in New Orleans is the worlds largest steel-constructed room unobstructed by posts. Height: 273 feet (82.3 meters), Diameter of Dome: 680 feet (210 meters), Area of Roof: 9.7 acres, Interior Space: 125,000,000 cubic feet, Total floor footage: 269,000 sq. ft. (82,342 sq. meters), Electrical Wiring: 400 miles (640 kilometers)
    • Louisiana’s first territorial governor, William C.C. Claiborne had great admiration for the awkward bird that inhabited the Gulf Coast region. The pelican, rather than let its young starve, would tear at its own flesh to feed them. The Governor’s great respect for the Pelican led him to first use the Pelican symbol on official documents.
    • Rayne is known as the “The Frog Capital of the World”.
    • Pineville is home to a one of a kind museum called the Old Town Hall Museum. It is the only museum in the entire state of Louisiana dedicated to municipal government.
    • The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the world’s longest bridge.
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    La Nouvelle-Orléans(French)
    City of New Orleans
    Official seal of New Orleans, Louisiana


    “The Crescent City”, “The Big Easy”, “The City That Care Forgot”, “NOLA”, “The City of Yes”, “Hollywood South”

    Interactive map of New Orleans

    29°57′N 90°05′W / 29.95°N 90.08°W / 29.95; -90.08Coordinates: 29°57′N 90°05′W / 29.95°N 90.08°W / 29.95; -90.08

    Country United States
    State Louisiana
    Parish Orleans
    Founded 1718; 304years ago(1718)
    Named for Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674–1723)

    •Type Mayor–council
    Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D)
    Council New Orleans City Council

    Consolidated city-parish 349.85sqmi (906.10km2)
    •Land 169.42sqmi (438.80km2)
    •Water 180.43sqmi (467.30km2)

    3,755.2sqmi (9,726.6km2)

    −6.5 to 20ft (−2 to 6m)

    Consolidated city-parish 383,997
    •Density 2,267/sqmi (875/km2)

    1,270,530 (US: 45th)
    Demonym(s) New Orleanian
    Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
    •Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
    Area code(s) 504
    FIPS code 22-55000
    GNIS feature ID 1629985
    U.S. Highways
    State highways
    Public transport New Orleans Regional Transit Authority
    Primary airport Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
    Website nola.gov


    Whether it is learning how to eat crawdads/mud bugs, the above ground cemetaries, or the incredible hospitality of the state, Louisiana has a lot to pleasantly surprise tourists and visitors to the state. So if you are heading to Baton Rouge, Shreveport, or just hitting up the big easy of New Orleans, here are some things tourists should know about Louisiana.
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    12 thoughts on “Louisiana: 10 Shocks of Visiting Louisiana

    1. New Orleans is mostly a Creole culture. Food, language, etc. If you only go to New Orleans to experience Cajun life you will be sadly disappointed. I love New Orleans but, if you want to experience Cajun food and culture, you need to travel west on I-10 to places like Lafayette, New Iberia, Abbeville, Eunice, Mamou, among other places in Acadiana.

    2. Yeah yeah , food drunks dope and accent . Then what , muggings armed robberies burglaries , rape assault slums ghettos , crooked politicians etc etc etc Shame what's happened to Louisiana . Used to be one of the nicest states in the USA.

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