insider's guide to tourist info for Louisiana cities and towns.
Louisiana Towns, from
Abbeville to Franklinton
Abbeville Tourist Information Center - 1905 Veterans Memorial Dr., Abbeville, LA 70511. Historic district twenty minutes south of Lafayette. Group tours are available. (318) 898-4264.
Betty's RV Park A unique, intimate RV park in the heart of Cajun country. It's like a Bed & Breakfast experience. (If you're gonna pick an RV park always go for the ones with a woman's first name attached to the name of the park . - Roland the Roach) Phone: 337-893-7057
Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission - P.O. Box 1106, Abbeville, LA 70511-1106. Vermilion Parish has been called "the most Cajun place on Earth." Visitors can see the Jean Lafitte Scenic Byway, investigate French-Acadian history and culture, tour museums and do birding. Call (318) 898-6600.
State Wildlife Refuge is 13,000 acres of brackish marsh in Vermilion Parish. On the west bank of Vermilion Bay with access mainly by boat; managed primarily for waterfowl, seabirds, shore birds, wading birds. Fishing, crabbing, birding. (318) 369-3807.
Sunbelt Lodge - 1903 Veterans Memorial Dr., Abbeville, LA 70510. (318) 898-1453.
UCM Museum - AKA The Abita Mystery House - 22275 Hwy 36. Abita Springs, LA 70420 Louisiana's mosty eccentric museum is a tourist attraction somewhat like Ripley's Belive it or Not museums -- but a smaller more personal size. (985)892-2624
The Abita Quail Farm A special events facility for private parties.
Abita Area Links An active collection of links
Alexander State Forest - Rapides Parish, 10 miles south of Alexandria. 7,875 acres, pre-dominantly loblolly pine plantation. 2,600-acre reservoir. Camping, boating, day-hiking. Water, electricity, bath houses, boat ramps. Hunting, fishing. (318) 445-2933.
Alexandria Zoological Park - 3016 Masonic Dr., Alexandria, LA 71301. 22 shady acres in Bringhurst Park. 500 animals/20 endangered species exhibited. Train (318) 473-1385.
Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area - Rapides Parish, 8 miles south of Alexandria. Troop training facility. 12,500 acres managed primarily for pine timber. Falgon Creek bottom. Fishing, hunting with special permit. (318) 487-5885.
Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area - LaSalle and Catahoula Parishes, 20 miles northeast of Alexandria. 60,276 acres of mixed hardwood bottomlands. Hunting, fishing, canoeing, boating, birding, day-hiking. Campground, water, boat ramps. (318) 487-5885.
Kisatchie National Forest Wild Azalea National Recreation Trail - 3727 Government St., Alexandria, LA 71302. Louisiana's longest trail, it winds through 31 miles of pine woods and hardwood bottoms that become profuse with delicate pink wild azaleas and snowy white dogwoods. (318) 445-9396.
Loyd Hall Plantation - 292 Loyd Bridge Rd., Cheneyville, LA 71325. South of Alexandria. Antebellum mansion, National Register working cotton plantation. Search for arrowheads, bullet holes, ghosts playing violins. Tours daily. (318) 776-5641, (800) 240-8135.
Cenlabration - 315 Bolton Ave., Ste. 3, Alexandria, LA 71301. Regional festival promoting Louisiana music/musicians & heritage. Carnival rides, water events, children's village & music stages. Labor Day weekend, Red River Levee Park. (318) 473-1127.
Kent Plantation - 3601 Bayou Rapides Rd., Alexandria, LA 71303. Classic raised Creole cottage built in 1796, with outbuildings and sugar mill. Open daily; bus parking, group discounts. (318) 487-5998.
Bailey's Dam- A historical marker marks the location of Bailey's Dam, which Union soldiers constructed to deepen the Red River so their boats could escape the area.. (318)443-7049.Forts Buhlow and Randolph - Earthen fortifications built to defend against an expected attack by Union troops. About 500 yards apart, the forts are on the Pineville side of the Red River (off US 71) upstream from Alexandria. Artillery placements at Fort Buhlow's are still visible. (318/443-7409)
Alexandria Travelodge - 1146 MacArthur Dr., Alexandria, LA 71303. (US 71 and 165 Bypass, I-49 link). (800) 578-7878 or (318) 443-1841.
Best Western Alexandria - 2720 W. MacArthur Dr., Alexandria, LA 71303. (318) 445-5530.
Days Inn Alexandria - 2300 North MacArthur Dr., Alexandria, LA 71303. (318) 443-7331.
Holiday Inn Convention Centre - 701 Fourth St., Alexandria, LA 71301. Located in the heart of Historic District. (318) 442-9000.
Holiday Inn MacArthur Dr. - 2716 N. MacArthur Dr., Alexandria, LA 71303. (318) 487-4261 or (800) 787-8336.
Hotel Bentley - 200 Desoto St., Alexandria, LA 71301. One of America's Grand Hotels. 178 guest rooms. (800) 356-6835.
Ramada Inn and Convention Centre - 2211 N. MacArthur Dr., Alexandria, LA 71301. (318) 443-2561.
Rodeway Inn - 742 MacArthur Dr., Alexandria, LA 71301. (318) 448-1611.
B+B Loyd Hall Plantation - 292 Loyd Bridge Rd., Cheneyville, LA 71325. 16 miles south of Alexandria. Restored 1820 plantation kitchen on National Register working cotton plantation. (318) 776-5641, (800) 240-8135.
B+B Matt's Cabin Bed & Breakfast/Inglewood Plantation - P.O. Box 5443, Alexandria, LA 71307-5443. Secluded 1900s sharecropper's cabin in Nat'l Historic District. Pool, tennis, & tour of plantation. Kitchen, fireplace. (318) 487-8340, fax (318) 448-0441. e-mail: Kellerofce@aol.com
Plantation - 2 bed and breakfast cottages amidst ancient oaks on a working
a plantation. Featured in Southern Living this 1836 plantation house is
a private home, available by reservation for familyand corporate occasions
or short-term houseparties and reunions. pool, tennis, seclusion with
privacy, splendid amenities.(888)575-6288
B+B Tyrone Plantation on Bayou Rapides - 6576 Bayou Rapides Rd., Alexandria, LA 71303. Built in 1843by General George Mason Graham. Northwest of Alexandria. (318) 442-8528.
Catfish Shak - 3800 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA 71303. Louisiana country cooking prepared fresh daily. (318) 473-8125.
Tunk's Cypress Inn - 9507 LA Hwy. 28 W., Boyce, LA 71409-9863. Louisiana Cuisine overlooking Lake Kincaid. (318) 487-4014.
Alexandria Mall - 3437 Masonic Dr., Alexandria, LA 71301. 100 stores and restaurants. (318) 448-0227.
Kisatchie National Forest-Kincaid Lake Recreation Area - 3727 Government St., Alexandria, LA 71302. Picnicking, swimming, fishing, water skiing, hiking/biking trails, boat launches, group picnic shelter, restroom facilities. Camping area with full RV hook-ups. (318) 445-9396.
Kisatchie National Forest-Valentine Lake Recreation Area - 3727 Government St., Alexandria, LA 71302. 46-acre lake. Picnicking, swimming, fishing, hiking/biking trails, non-motorized boats, group picnic shelter. Camping area: 32 units with no hook-ups; restroom facilities. (318) 445-9396.
B+B Blythewood Plantation - 400 Daniel St., Amite, LA 70422. Largest plantation in the parish. Greek Revival mansion (504) 345-6419.
B+B Elliott House Bed & Breakfast - 801 North Duncan Ave., Amite, LA 70422. Quiet 1880s home in wooded setting. Judge Clay Elliott's historic country home. After 100 years in the family, this spacious but cozy residence has been turned into an up-to-date retreat for the discerning traveler. Elliott House is one of Amite's earliest homes nestled among oaks, pines, dogwoods, and camellias on four acres. (504) 748-8553 or (800) 747-8553.
B+B Preacher's Cottage - 305 North Bay, Amite, LA 70422, 504-748-4979 or 1-888-748-4979 This 100-year old home is located in historic Amite, Louisiana. The home is named for Preacher Twiggs Bennett, a native Georgian and a stonecutter by trade. Its simple Greek Revival style shares the ambience of six fireplaces, cypress floors, heart of pine walls, original antiques and always - fresh cut flowers.
Springview Country Club - Hwy. 1054 North, Amite, LA 70422. (504) 748-9760.
Bonnie & Clyde Trade Days - P.O. Box 243, Arcadia, LA 71001. Take Exit 69 off I-20. Go south for 31/2 miles. Very large flea market. Open monthly on weekend before third Monday. (318) 263-2437.
Trails End Golf Course - P.O. Box 433, Arcadia, LA 71001. Hwy. 9S. This is a public 18-hole golf course. (318) 263-7420.
Tabasco Country Store & Visitor Center - Avery Island, LA 70513. (800) 634-9599.
Joes Landing, Inc. - 811 Privateer Rd, Barataria Tel:504-689-4304, 800-547-6501 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Full service marina. Family owned & operated since 1970. 35 minutes from New Orleans. Lodging, Fishing Charters.
Inland Charters - Located at Joes Landing, Barataria, Tel:504-689-2665
Steve's Fishing Charters
- (Located at Joes Landing, Barataria)
Chemin-A-Haut State Park - 14656 State Park Rd., Bastrop, LA 71220-7078. Freshwater lake fishing, camping facilities and overnight cabins, pool (318) 283-0812.
Georgia Pacific Wildlife Management Area - Morehouse Parish, 5 miles northwest of Bastrop. 28,000 acres managed for timber. Intersected by the Ouachita River.
Louisiana's Old State Capitol - Office of Secretary of State, 100 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70801. Iinteractive exhibits. (504) 342-0500.
Louisiana State Archives - 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Genealogical library for public use, Louisiana history and culture exhibits. (504) 922-1000.
Magnolia Mound Plantation - 2161 Nicholson Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Restored 1790s French Creole home on 16 acres. Visitor's Center, gift shop, seasonal open-hearth cooking (504) 343-4955.
Rural Life Museum & Windrush Gardens - 4600 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70898. Large outdoor museum consisting of twenty buildings depicting pre-industrial 19th-century Louisiana. 25-acre Windrush Gardens features classical statuary. (504) 765-2437.
Old Arsenal Museum - State Capitol Grounds, Baton Rouge, LA 70804. Exhibits of the Capitol, Battle of Baton Rouge and Louisiana history. (504) 342-0401.
U.S.S. Kidd - 305 South River Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. National Historic Landmark, restored WWII destroyer. The Nautical Historic Center contains collection of ship models, Corsair A-7E attack aircraft, P-40 fighter plane, Hall of Honor, Veterans Memorial Wall, gift shop. (504) 342-1942.
Baton Rouge Blues Festival - 730 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Music festival featuring local, regional & national Blues and Jazz artists on several different stages, crafts & food booths. (800) LA ROUGE.
Christmas on the River - 730 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. A month-long celebration of Christmas (800) LA ROUGE.
FestForAll - 730 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. A large festival featuring crafts, fine arts, performing arts, 3 stages of continuous music, Children's Village, fireworks and food booths. (800) LA ROUGE.
Greater Baton Rouge State Fair - P.O. Box 15010, Baton Rouge, LA 70895. Family entertainment. Music, carnival midway, 4-H and FFA animal shows. (504) 755-FAIR.
St. Jules Catholic Church - P.O. Box 38, Belle Rose, LA 70341. Allons Manger Food Fest. Cajun food on the Bayou (504) 473-8569, (504) 473-9398.
Antiques on the River - The Landmark Mall 832 St. Phillip St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. In the Steinberg building, built in 1847, next to Catfish Town. Over 50 dealers, antiques and collectibles. (504) 383-4867.
Blue Bayou Water Park - 18142 Perkins Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810. I-10 at Exit 166. Many water slides, waterpool, lazy river, gift shops, snack bars. (504) 753-3333.
The Culinary Arts Institute of Louisiana/Caila's Fine Cuisine - 427 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Culinary institute and restaurant operated by students. Demos and tours. (504) 343-6233, (800) 927-0839.
The Enchanted Mansion (A Doll Museum) 190 Lee Drive, Bldg. 2, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Animatronics. (504) 769-0005, (504) 766-7221.
Louisiana African American Odyssey - 10985 N. Harrell's Ferry Rd., 2nd floor, Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Tour African American landmarks. Full-day and half-day tours. (504) 338-6309, (800) 385-6309.
Art Gallery - 16950 Strain Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816.
Lagniappe Tours - 900 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5743. Itinerary planning for groups. (504) 382-8687.
Baton Rouge Hilton - 5500 Hilton Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808. I-10 at College Drive. (504) 924-5000.
The Stockade - B&B - Named after the Union stockade that existed on the property during the Civil War. It features large, beautifully furnished rooms, is set on expansive grounds and is on the list National Register of Historic Places.
The Bellemont Hotel & Convention Center 7370 Airline Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70805. Full service hotel. (504) 357-8612.
Best Western Richmond Suites Hotel - 5668 Hilton Ave. (@ I-10 College Dr.), Baton Rouge, LA 70808. (504) 924-6500, (800) 332-2582.
Comfort Inn University Center - 2445 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (504) 927-5790.
Corporate Inn - 2365 College Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (504) 925-2451, (800) 695-077.
Crown Sterling Suites - 4914 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808. (504) 924-6566, (800) 336-7571.
Days Inn Baton Rouge - 10245 Airline Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70816. I-12 at Airline Hwy. (504) 291-8152, (800) DAYS INN.
Hampton Inn - 4646 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808. I-10 at College Dr. (504) 926-9990.
Holiday Inn East Baton Rouge - 10455 Rieger Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70809. I-10 at Siegen Lane. (504) 293-6880, (800) HOLIDAY.
Holiday Inn Express - 131 Lobdell Hwy., Port Allen, LA 70767 (504) 343-4821, (800) HOLIDAY.
Holiday Inn South Baton Rouge - 9940 Airline Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70816 (504) 924-7021.
Howard Johnson Plaza Suite Hotel - 2045 N. Third St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (800) 487-8157, (504) 344-6000.
La Quinta Inn - 2333 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (504) 924-9600, (800) 531-5900.
Newcourt Inn - I-10 & LA 415, Exit 151, Port Allen, LA 70767 (504) 381-9134, (800) 826-3375.
Quality Inn I-12 at Sherwood Forest - 10920 Mead Frontage, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 (504) 293-9370, (800) 395-8847.
Radisson Suite Hotel - 4728 Constitution Ave. I-10 at College Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (504) 925-2244.
Shoney's Inn Baton Rouge - 9919 Gwendale Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70816. I-12 and Airline Hwy., Exit 2B (504) 925-8399, (800) 222-2222.
Wilson Inn - 3045 Valley Creek Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (504) 923-3377, (800) 945-7667.
Don's Seafood & Steak House - 6823 Airline Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA, 70805-4795. Cajun cuisine since 1934. (504) 357-0601.
Drusilla Seafood Restaurant - 3482 Drusilla Lane, Suite D, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (504) 923-0896, (504) 927-8844.
Mamacita's Restaurant and Cantina - 7524 Bluebonnet Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810 Mexican fare (504) 769-3850.
Mulate's, The World's Most Famous Cajun Restaurant - 8322 Bluebonnet Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810 Authentic Cajun cuisine and live traditional Cajun music nightly. (504) 767-4794, (800) 854-9149.
Ralph & Kacoo's - Baton Rouge, LA. Specializing in fresh Gulf seafood, prepared Cajun style Sunday jazz brunch. (504) 356-2361 (504) 766-2113.
Knight's RV Park - 14740 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70819-3232. I-12, Exit 7. Quiet wooded area, blacktop road, cement pads, laundry, phone, full hook-ups. Family owned/operated. (504) 275-0679.
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport - 9430 Jackie Cochran Dr, Terminal Bldg., Suite 212, Baton Rouge, LA 70807 On-site covered parking, car rentals, lounge & restaurants, gift shop. (504) 355-0333, (504) 357-4165.
Bernice Depot Museum - Louisiana and Main Streets., P.O. Box 186, Bernice, LA 71222. Restored 1899 Railroad Depot, 1938 wooden caboose, park. Articles, exhibits relating to old railroad, early town, parish. (318) 285-9071.
Lynn Creek Winery - 1807 Hwy. 167 North, Bernice, LA 71222. Visit North Louisiana's only winery. Sample delightful native wines including muscadine, mayhaw, and blueberry. Wine and beer making supplies and equipment. (318) 285-9298.
Ben's Creek Wildlife Management Area - 13,500 acres west of Bogalusa in Washington Parish. Rolling hills managed primarily for pine timber. Intermittent streams. Day-hiking, hunting. (504) 765-2360.
8th Air Force Museum - Building 5088, Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier City, LA 71110. Take an exciting journey through the past as you trace the history of strategic bombardment and the story of Barksdale Air Force Base. (318) 456-3067.
Loggy Bayou Wildlife Management Area - 4,211 acres of alluvial flood plain or bottomland hardwoods. Hunting, fishing, birding, day-hiking. Boat launch, designated camping areas. (318) 371-3050.
Louisiana Downs - 8000 E. Hwy. 80, Bossier City, LA 71111. Thoroughbred racing. (318) 742-5555, (800) 551-RACE.
Touchstone Wildlife & Art Museum - 3386 Hwy. 80. Over 1,000 specimens of wildlife mounted in action poses surrounded by natural habitat. Diorama backgrounds professionally painted by master artists. Indian and Civil War artifacts. (318) 949-2323.
Best Western Airline Motor Inn - 1984 Airline Dr., Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 742-6000.
Days Inn Bossier City - 200 John Wesley Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 742-9200, (800) 673-2743.
Hampton Inn Shreveport-Bossier - 1005 Gould Dr., Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 752-1112, fax (318) 752-1112, ext. 128.
Horseshoe's Le Bossier Hotel - 4000 Industrial Dr., Bossier City, LA 71111 (800) 789-0711.
Isle of Capri Hotel - 3033 Hilton Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111 (800) 525-5143.
La Quinta Inn - 309 Preston Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 747-4400, (800) 531-5900.
Quality Inn (formerly Sundowner Inn Bossier City) - 4300 Industrial Dr., I-20 Exit 23, Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 746-5050.
Sheraton Inn Bossier City - 2015 Old Minden Rd., Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 742-9700.
Shoney's Inn/Shreveport-Bossier - 1836 Old Minden Rd., Bossier City, LA 71111. 121 rooms (800) 222-2222, (318) 747-7700.
Cowboys Club & Grill - 1003 Golilo Dr./I-20 @ Old Minden Rd., Bossier City, LA 71111.
Cypress Black Bayou Recreation & RV Park - 135 Cypress Park Dr., Benton, LA 71006. 340-acre RV park. Sand beach, fishing piers, cabins, nature trails, rental boats. Full hook-up RV sites. . (318) 965-0007.
Bayou Boudin & Cracklin' Cajun Cafe - 100 Mills Ave., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517. Home of Cracklin' King of Louisiana. Serving Cajun specialties, po-boys & lunches. Served out of 1869 home set on Bayou Teche. (318) 332-6158.
Cafe Des Amis - 140 East Bridge St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517. Where the experience of down home cooking is elevated to a French Louisiana art form. Coffee, local art, historic bldg. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner. (318) 332-5273, fax (318) 332-2227.
Crawfish Town, USA - 2815 Grandpoint Hwy., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517. Exit 115, north of I-10. “Biggest Crawfish in the World.” (318) 667-6148.
Mulate's - The Original - 325 Mills Ave., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517. Authentic Cajun cuisine and live traditional Cajun music nightly & weekend lunch. (800) 634-9880 (LA), (800) 422-2586 (US).
Maxie's Mobile Valley & Overnite Park - 4350 Highway 90 East, Broussard, LA 70518. 72 lots with electricity, water and sewage. (318) 837-6200.
The Briarwood Motel Highway - 71 South, Bunkie, LA 318-346-7241
Oakhall Plantation Bed & Breakfast - 171 Plantation Road, Bunkie, LA 318-346-6254
All Star Motel Hwy. - 29 E., Bunkie, LA 318-346-8113
Evergreen Bed & Breakfast - 1419 Hwy. 29 E. ,Bunkie, LA 318-346-2220 1-800-968-0812
The Pope House - Pershing / Walnut - Bunkie, LA 318-346-2299
Bay Hills Resort & Country Club - RV Park HWY 115, Bunkie, LA 318-346-6245
Lachney's Trailer Park - Orange Street, Bunkie, LA 318-346-2424
Houmas House - 40136 Hwy. 942, Darrow, LA 70725-2302. Greek Revival mansion (1840) surrounded by lush romantic gardens. Tour by guides in antebellum dress. Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte starring Bette Davis was filmed here. (504) 473-7841, New Orleans (504) 522-2262. [We liked this one when we visited it about 4 years ago.]
Tezcuco Plantation - 3138 Hwy. 44, River Road, Darrow, LA 70725. C. 1855 antebellum Greek Revival mansion. Grounds include gardens, chapel, dollhouse, commissary, Civil War & African-American museum, antique & gift shop. (504) 562-3929.
B+B Tezcuco Plantation - 3138 Hwy. 44, River Rd., Darrow, LA 70725. Meaning “resting place.” Stay with us in your own c. 1855 cottage . (504) 562-3929.
The Cabin - P.O. Box 85, Burnside, LA 70738. Original slave cabin, 150 years old. Fine Cajun food since 1973. Seafood, world-famous gumbo, buttermilk pie. I-10 Exit 182 at corner Hwys. 22 & 44. (504) 473-3007.
CoCo Marina - 106 Pier 56, Chauvin, LA 70344. Well known restaurant and charter fishing outpost and full service marina. RV hook-ups, store, boat launch, fishing, gasoline. (504) 594-6626.
Boeuf Wildlife Management Area - Caldwell Parish, 10 miles southeast of Columbia. 48,504 acres of low-lying woodland. Birding, day hikes, canoeing, boating, hunting, fishing, trapping. Campgrounds, water, boat ramps. (318) 757-4571.
Martin Homeplace - P.O. Box 196, Hwy. 165, Columbia, LA 71418. Two-story circa 1878 farm house, restored to house the LA Art & Folk Museum and LA Art & Folk Festival, held second weekend in Oct. Original outbuildings, separate kitchen. (318) 649-6722.
Covington, Louisiana, Community Pages - has lot of restaurant info and recipes
St. Tammany Parish Fair - 1304 N. Columbia St., Covington, LA 70431-2554. County Fair. First weekend in Oct. Midway, rodeo, pageants, mini-farm, crafts, family entertainment. Commercial, home economics, livestock and agricultural exhibits. (985) 892-2208, (985) 892-8421.
Lake Ramsey Savannah Wildlife Management Area - Longleaf pine, flatwood, savannah (grassland). 796 acres in St. Tammany Parish, 7 miles northwest of Covington. Managed to restore original ecosystem. Day-hiking, watchable wildlife, hunting. (504) 765-2821.
St. Tammany Refuge - 1600 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70112. North shore of Lake Pontchartrain, between Covington & Slidell. Accessible by boat & road. Water fowl, seabirds, shorebirds, wading birds, fishing, crabbing. (504) 568-5885.
St. Tammany Tour Guide Association - 19162 Million Dollar Rd., Covington, LA 70433. Step-on guide service for St.Tammany Parish, New Orleans and Plantation Country (985) 892-1332, (800) 634-9443.
Best Western Northpark Inn - 625 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, LA 70433. (800) 528-1234.
Holiday Inn Covington - 501 North Hwy. 190, Covington, LA 70433. Exit 63B. (985) 892-3580.
Historic Downtown Covington - 434 N. Theard, Covington, LA 70433. Shop our Historic District (985) 892-1873.
Land-O-Pines Family Campground - 17145 Million Dollar Rd., Covington, LA 70435. Open year round. Full hook-ups, electricity, water, showers, laundry, pool, waterslide, mini-golf, store, LP gas, sanitary station, pavilions, game room, planned activities. (985) 892-6023
Rice Palace - 2015 N. Cherokee Dr., Crowley, LA 70527. Rice Palace Restaurant, Sports Bar, C-Store. Featuring family dining, grocery, fuel stop. Open 24 hours a day (318) 783-3001.
Cajun Heritage Festival - 209 Sunny Acres, Lockport, LA 70394. Louisiana's woodcarving and boat building competition featured with fine food and crafts. (504) 532-5380, 632-4183, 475-6257.
Hassell House Bed & Breakfast - 550 East 74th St., Cut Off, LA 70345. Luxury Accommodations. 2-bedroom, 2-bath cottage, can accommodate up to six people, fully equipped kitchen, peaceful on 27-acre Cajun wilderness. (504) 632-8088.
Louisiana Railroad Days Festival - 300 Holly St., DeQuincy, LA 70633. Held at DeQuincy Railroad Museum. Second weekend in April, (318) 786-8241, (504) 786-2823.
Destrehan Plantation - 13034 River Rd., P.O. Box 5, Destrehan, LA 70047. Built 1787 it is the oldest documented plantation house in lower Mississippi Valley, magnificent live oaks (504) 764-9315, (504) 524-5522.
Chef John Folse's Lafitte's Landing Restaurant - Hwy. 70 Sunshine Bridge Access Rd., Donaldsonville, LA 70346. Cajun/Creole cuisine. (504) 473-1232.
Ruggiero's on the Avenue - 206 Railroad Ave., Donaldsonville, LA 70346. Casual dining (504) 473-8476.
Liberty Theatre/City of Eunice - 200 West Park Ave., Eunice, LA 70535. A live radio show is broadcast every Saturday night featuring Cajun & Zydeco music in Grand Ole Opry format. French is the language of the night. (318) 457-7389.
Prairie Acadian Cultural Center - 250 W. Park Ave., Eunice, LA 70535. Depicts the heritage of the Prairie Acadians, shaped by the region's lush grasslands, ideal for raising crops and grazing cattle. Artifacts, exhibits and live demonstrations portray aspects of the unique culture. (318) 457-8490.
Best Western Eunice - 1531 West Laurel Ave., Eunice, LA 70535 (318) 457-2800.
Howard's Inn Motel - Hwy. 190 East, Eunice, LA 70535 (318) 457-2066.
B+B Potier's Prairie Cajun Inn and Gifts - 110 West Park Ave., Eunice, LA 70535. Unique Cajun Bed & Breakfast suites. (318) 457-0440.
B+B The Seale Guesthouse - 121 Seale Lane, Eunice, LA 70535 Secluded turn-of-century inn (318) 457-3753.
D'Arbonne Lake Motel - 101 Dori Dr., Farmerville, LA 71241 (318) 368-2236.
Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge - P.O. Box 1772, Ferriday, LA 71334. Features deer hunting with bow and muzzleloader. Limited small game hunting. (318) 992-5261.
Red River Wildlife Management Area - Concordia Parish, 35 miles south of Ferriday. 35,043 acres of mixed hardwood bottomland forest. Hunting, day-hiking, birding, fishing. Nature trail, campgrounds, water. (318) 757-4571.
Little River Bluffs - P.O. Box 1466, Folsom, LA 70437. Secluded chalet cottage rental on artesian river/white sand. 50 acres forest. Stocked pond. Nature preserve. (985) 796-5257.
Cypremort Point State Park - 306 Beach Lane, Franklin, LA 70538. A favorite spot for sailboating, swimming and fishing. It has a man-made beach in the heart of a natural marsh. (318) 867-4510.
House of Needlework - 610 St. Mary 131, Franklin, LA 70538. Five generations of fine needlework dating from 1829 displayed on original antique furnishings. Hooked rugs, hand-painted quilts, needlepoint, crewel, knitting. (318) 836-5442.
Oaklawn Manor Plantation - 3296 East Oaklawn Dr. (off Irish Bend Rd.), Franklin, LA 70538. Antebellum (c. 1837) Greek Revival mansion surrounded by landscaped gardens and the state's largest oak grove. Original Audubon prints and carved waterfowl collection on display. (318) 828-0434, (318) 828-2290.
Forest Restaurant - Hwy. 182, Franklin, LA 70538. Exit Franklin 3211 off of Hwy. 90. Fine Cajun dining (318) 828-1810.
Magnolia Restaurant - Highway 90 at Northwest Boulevard - P.O. Box 569, Franklin, LA 70538. Featuring Cajun home-cooking (318) 828-0130.
Washington Parish Fair Association - 820 11th Ave., Franklinton, LA 70438. World's largest fair! Wednesday-Saturday, third weekend in October; midway, PRCA rodeo, authentic pioneer settlement, agricultural, educational and commercial exhibits. Nationally known entertainment. (504) 839-5822.