insider's guide to tourist info for Louisiana cities and towns.
Louisiana Towns from
Madisonville to Ruston
Madisonville Museum - Housed in the historic Madisonville Court House this museum has exhibits on the local wildlife, the Civil War, Native American culture and the town jail. Free, donations are allowed. Open Sat and Sun, noon to 4 p.m. 201 Cedar St., Madisonville, 845-2100
Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival - P.O. Box 549, Madisonville, LA 70447-0549. World class wooden boats on display during the last weekend September. Problems parking but worth it to boat lovers. (504) 898-2029, (800) 634-9443.
Fairview-Riverside State Park - P.O. Box 856, Madisonville, LA 70447. Boat dock, camping, and fishing pier. Campsites and picnic facilities. This is a small state park -- close to everything including fast food joints. (504) 845-3318.
B+B The Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast - 904 Main St., Madisonville, LA 70447. (504) 845-4922.
Friends on the Tchefuncte - 407 St. Tammany St., Madisonville, LA 70447. Casual dining on our deck over the Tchefuncte River. (504) 845-7303.
Mandeville, Louisiana, Community Pages - has lot of restaurant info and recipes
Fontainebleau State Park - P.O. Box 8925, Mandeville, LA 70470-8925. More than 2,700 acres on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Features overnight camping, group camps, picnicking, a swimming ool and a beach area.. The Tammany Trace passes through the park.(504)624-4443
B+B The Pollyana - 212 Lafitte St., Mandeville, LA 70448. Built in 1875, newly renovated, furnished with antiques. (985) 626-4053.
Windy Pines Bed & Breakfast - 736 Lafayette St., Mandeville, LA 70448. Lovely restored cypress home. (985) 626-9189.
Mar Villa Guest House - welcomes you to enjoy Old Mandeville while relaxing on the verandah of a fully restored 1870's guest house.In town for business or pleasure, the Mar Villa is your home away from home. 2013 Claiborne Street Mandeville, Louisiana 70448 Telephone: (985) 626-5975 Toll Free 1-877-650-3930 pin 4023
Old Mandeville Business Association A network of businesses creating and supporting the growth of business and preserving the community spirit of Old Mandeville, Louisiana.
The Mandeville Seafood Festival For The Best July 4th Party in the Greater New Orleans Area
Mandeville Trailhead The Trailhead is integral to providing the citizens and visitors of the City of Mandeville, and users of the Tammany Trace, a historical, environmental, and cultural interpretive center.
Mansfield State Commemorative Area - 15149 Hwy. 175, Mansfield, LA 71052. Site of a major Civil War battle. On April 8, 1864, the Red River campaign ended in Mansfield when the Union soliders were defated by the Confederates under the guidance of General Richard Taylor. They retreated to Pleasant Hill and fought another battle there; they then retreated further to the south. The park features a museum with a comprehensive collection of Civil War artifacts. (318) 872-1474.
Mansfield Inn - 1055 Washington Ave., Mansfield, LA 71052. (318) 872-5034.
Hodges Gardens - P.O. Box 900, Many, LA 71449. U.S. 171 south of Many, Louisiana's “Garden in the Forest” features 4,700 acres of woodlands, waterfalls and multi-level botanical gardens. (318) 586-3523, (800) 354-3523.
Fort Jesup State Commemorative Area - 32 Geoghagan Rd., Many, LA 71449. Site of a fort established in 1822 by Zachary Taylor and occupied by the U.S. Army until the Mexican War in the 1840s. (318) 256-4117.
Pendleton Bridge Resort & Marina - RR 1, Box 850, Hwy. 6 West, Many, LA 71449. Cabins, motel, covered boat stalls, bait, gas, groceries, boat rental, RV camper spaces. Restaurant overlooking Toledo Bend Lake. (318) 256-2958.
Country Boy Restaurant - Hwy. 171 South, Many, LA 71449. (318) 256-3953.
Armadillo Junction Antique & Gift Shop - Hwy. 6 West, Many, LA 71449.Local folk & Indian art, paintings, crafts, souvenirs, and Louisiana food items. (318) 256-3477.
Turtle Beach Lodge - 3017 Turtle Beach Rd., Many, LA 71449. Located South Midlake area Toledo Bend Lake. Open year round. Cabins, Camping, R/V, Boats, Bait, Gas, and Guides. (318) 256-5595.
Sabine River Authority - 15091 Texas Hwy., Many, LA 71449. Offers 3 full-service and 2 primitive parks located off Hwy. 191 along the shoreline of the 186,000-acre man-made Toledo Bend Reservoir. Phone (800) 259-LAKE.
Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge - Rt. 2, Box 401-B, Farmerville, LA 71241. Upper Ouachita NWR is a 23,000-acre wildlife refuge with hunting and fishing as the main recreational uses. This refuge is remote and access may be difficult. (318) 726-4222.
Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge - Hwy. 1 South, Tunica-Biloxi Indian Reservation, Marksville, LA 71351. 6,000-acre migratory bird refuge. Presently open only to wildlife observation, 3 miles west of Marksville. (318) 253-4238.
Fort deRussy - located on the south bank of the old Red River Channel north of Marksville, LA, in the river's closest bend towards Marksville. It has recently been purchased by La Commission des Avoyelles, the local historical organization, and plans are underway to restore parts of the fort. It is ranked in the top 1/3 of the best preserved civil war sites by members of the National Park Service and the Civil War Trust.
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge - Hwy. 1 South, Tunica-Biloxi Indian Reservation, Marksville, LA 71351. 15,000-acre migratory bird refuge. Wildlife observation, fishing, limited hunting, 20 miles east of Marksville. (318) 253-4238.
Pomme de Terre Wildlife Management Area - Six miles east of Moreauville in Avoyelles Parish. Access to interior is primarily by boat or on foot. 7,084 acres of mixed hardwoods and open water. Fishing, boating, hunting, canoeing. Primitive campsites, boat launch. (318) 948-0255, (318) 253-7068.
Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area - Avoyelles Parish, 3 miles southeast of Marksville. Access to the interior is mainly by boat. 12,078 acres of Red River backwater system. Hunting, fishing, boating, birding, canoeing. Campsites, boat launches. (318) 948-0255, (318) 253-7068.
Marksville State Commemorative Area - 700 Martin Luther King Drive, Marksville, LA 71351. The site of an Indian culture and earthen mounds dating from 1400 A.D. The museum features artifacts and exhibits interpreting that culture. (318) 253-8954.
Tunica-Biloxi Museum - Tunica Reservation, Marksville 318-253-8174 Displays of Indian crafts and examples of the famous Tunica Treasure.
Abe's Spring Bayou Tours & Catering - Spring Bayou Road Marksville 318-253-5502
Steve's Bayou Tours - Spring Bayou Road Marksville 318-253-9585
Little Cypress Swamp & Bayou Tours - Marksville 318-253-8331
Dr. Jules Desfosse House - L'Eglise Stree., Mansura. Built c. 1790 in the Louisiana French Colonial Style. Open for tours Tue. - Sat., 11AM. - 3PM
Spring Bayou Golf Course - 1182 Spring Bayou Road Marksville 318-253-9264
Avoyelles Golf Course - 200 Golf Course Road, Bay Hills 318-346-6245
The Briarwood Motel Highway - 71 South Bunkie, LA 318-346-7241
Avoyelles Grand Hotel - 709 Grand Boulevard Marksville, LA 318-253-0777 800-642-7777
Deluxe Inn Motel - 204 North Preston Marksville, LA 318-253-7595
Ranch House Motel - 5406 Highway 1 Marksville, LA 318-253-9507
Terrace Inn Motel - 979 West Tunica Marksville, LA 318-253-6528
The Sportsman's Motel - 16093 Highway 1 Simmesport, LA 318-941-2222
Oakhall Plantation Bed & Breakfast - 171 Plantation Road Bunkie, LA 318-346-6254
Victorian House Bed & Breakfast - 3032 L'Eglise Street Mansura, LA 318-964-2073 318-964-2889
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
La Maison Rose - 248 Airport Rd. Marksville, LA 318-253-8422
The Pope House - Pershing / Walnut - Bunkie, LA 318-346-2299
Grand Casino RV Park - Earl Barbry Blvd.- Marksville, LA 800-578-7275
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
Red River RV Park - HWY 452 Marksville, LA 318-253-8261
Russell Laborde's Trailer Park - HWY 452 Marksville, LA 318-253-6279
Spring Bayou Management Area - Spring Bayou Rd Marksville, LA 318-253-6068
Nanny's Restaurant - 307 W. Tunica Marksville, LA 318-253-6058
The Sportsman's Cafe - Highway 1 Simmesport, LA 318-941-2222
Rebel State Commemorative Area - P.O. Box 127, Marthaville, LA 71450. A local legend tells how a young Rebel soldier became separated form his unit during a skirmish at “Crump's Corner,” near present day Marthaville. Alone, and lost in the woods, the soldier was searching for other Confederates when he stopped for a drink of water at a spring. There he was killed by Union soldiers. The Barnhills, a local family, found the body and buried him near the road where he had died. Annual memorial services are held in the honor of the unknown Confederate soldier at the Rebel State commemorative Area, the soldier's final resting place. 318/472-6255)
Site of the Louisiana Country Music Museum, which features displays on the music and artists of the state. Marthaville (318) 472-6255.
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Holiday Inn New Orleans I-10 - 6401 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA 70003. (504) 885-5700, fax (504) 888-5815.
Orleans Courtyard Inn - 3800 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, LA 70002. (504) 455-6110, (800) 258-2514.
La Quinta Inn - 3100 I-10 Service Road/Causeway, Metairie, LA 70001. (504) 835-8511, (800) 531-5900.
La Quinta Inn - 5900 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA 70003. (504) 456-0003.
Quality Hotel & Conference Center - 2261 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA 70001. (504) 833-8211.
Ramada Limited - 2713 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA 70002. (504) 835-4141.
Sheraton New Orleans North - 3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA 70002. On the lake. (504) 836-5253.
Shoney's Inn New Orleans - 2421 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, LA 70001. (504)456-9081.
Kisatchie National Forest-Sugar Cane National Recreation Trail - 324 Beardsley, Homer, LA 71040. 7.6-mile trail circles Upper Caney Lake. See visible remains of an old sugar cane mill, forest ecosystems, and views of the lake. (318) 927-2061.
Kisatchie National Forest-Caney Lakes Recreation Area - 324 Beardsley, Homer, LA 71040. Swimming, skiing, picnicking, fishing, hiking, biking trails, boat launches, group picnic shelter. Camping, RV hook-ups, (318) 927-2061.
Exacta Inn - 1404 Sibley Rd., Minden, LA 71055. (318) 377-3200.
The Louisiana Folklife Festival - 130 DeSiard Street Suite 610, Monroe, LA 71201. Traditional folk skills, music and food at the only state sponsored folklife festival in Louisiana. (318) 329-2609, (318) 329-2375.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Monroe Area Office for Operations, 3505 South Grand St., Monroe, LA 71202-5273. Fishing, picnicking and boating opportunities in areas located along the Red River Waterway and along the Ouachita-Black Rivers Navigation Project, Bayou Bodcau Reservoir. (318) 322-6391.
Emy-Lou Biedenharn Foundation - 2006 Riverside Dr., Monroe, LA 71201. Features the Biedenharn Home, built by Joseph Biedenharn, first bottler of Coca-Cola; the ELsong Garden & Conservatory, and the Bible Museum and. Free admission. (800) 362-0983.
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo - Standifer Rd. Off U.S. 165 S., Monroe, LA 71210. Tours by boat and train. (318) 329-2400.
Masur Museum of Art - 1400 South Grand Street, Monroe, LA 71202. NE LA's largest fine art museum. Features a permanent collection and traveling exhibits. Free. (318) 329-2237, fax (318) 329-2847.
Ouachita Wildlife Management Area - 8,747 acres in Ouachita Parish, 6 miles SE of Monroe. Bottomland hardwood forest restoration in progress. Game hunting, waterfowl hunting, birding, fishing, crawfishing, one camping area/water. (318) 343-4044.
Rebecca's Doll Museum - 4500 Bonaire Dr., Monroe, LA 71203. Over 2,000 dolls on display. (318) 343-5627.
Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area - Ouachita, Richland and Morehouse parishes, 7 miles east of Monroe. 17,280 acres within the Bayou Lafourche flood plain. Mixed hardwood tracts of forest. Game hunting, waterfowl hunting, day-hiking, birding, fishing. Campsites. (318) 343-4044.
Twin City Queen Crusies- Forsythe Boat Dock, Monroe, LA 71201. Public cruises. (318) 329-2879.
Best Western Civic Center - 610 Civic Center, Monroe, LA 71201. Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo, 2 miles. (318) 323-1728.
Days Inn Monroe - 2102 Louisville Ave., Monroe, LA 71201. Across from Twin City Mall. (318) 325-5851.
Hampton Inn - 1407 Martin Luther King Dr., Monroe, LA 71202. (318) 361-9944.
Holiday Inn Holidome Monroe - 1051 Hwy. 165 Bypass at I-20, Monroe, LA 71203. (318) 387-5100.
Howard Johnson - 5650 Frontage Road., Monroe, LA 71202. Across from Pecanland Mall on I-20, Exit 120. (318) 345-2220.
La Quinta Inn - 1035 U.S. 165 Bypass South, Monroe, LA 71203. (318) 322-3900, (800) 531-5900.
Ramada Limited Inn - 1601 Martin Luther King Dr., Monroe, LA 71202. (318) 323-1600.
B+B Boscobel Cottage Bed & Breakfast - 185 Cordell Rd., Monroe, LA 71202. Only 8 miles from Monroe. National Register. 3 restored bldgs. C. 1820, 1890. Romantic, quiet, private baths. (800) 254-3529, (318) 325-1550.
Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge - On October 18, 1996, the Historic
Attakapas Wildlife Management Area - Accessible by boat only, 20 miles NW of Morgan City. 26,000 acres of predominantly bottomland hardwoods with intermittent cypress-tupelo swamp. Boating, birding, crawfishing, fishing and hunting. (318) 948-0255, (318) 828-4391.
International Petroleum Museum & Exposition - 111 First St., Morgan City, LA 70380. “The Rig Museum” features an authentic offshore drilling rig, the renowned and historic “Mr. Charlie.” This is the grandfather of all transportable drilling rigs. (504) 384-3744.
Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival - 710 Third St., Morgan City, LA 70381. Louisiana's oldest chartered harvest festival is held every Labor Day weekend. Live music, Cajun Culinary Classic, shrimp cookoff, children's village, Blessing of the Fleet and more! (504) 385-0703.
Original Swamp Gardens - 725 Myrtle St., Morgan City, LA 70380. A walking guided tour through 31/2 acres of natural swamp depicting life in the great Atchafalaya Swamp and animals native to the swamp. (504) 384-3343.
Scully's Swamp Tours & Restaurant - 3141 Hwy. 70, Morgan City, LA 70380. Two-hour tours into the deep swamp. See alligators, herons, egrets, nutria, and more. Enjoy local seafood, cooked and prepared by real Cajuns. (504) 385-2388.
Turn of the Century House - 715 Second St., Morgan City, LA 70381. Cypress home depicting lifestyle of early 1900s. Extensive Mardi Gras costume exhibits (changed annually). Area artifacts collection. s. (504) 380-4561.
Acadian Inn - 7408 Hwy. 90 East, Morgan City, LA 70380. Call (504) 384-5750.
Holiday Inn - 520 Roderick St., Morgan City, LA 70380. (504) 385-2200.
Lake End Park & Campground - State Hwy. 70, Morgan City, LA 70381. 1 mile North of Morgan City. Full hook-up sites, showers, laundry, boat ramp, fishing, sand beach, swimming, marina, volleyball, horseshoes, children's playground. Campfires OK, (504) 380-4623.
Natchitoches Historic Foundation - 550 Second St., Natchitoches, LA 71457. Tourist info regarding attractions, area history, & Pilgrimage Ticket Sales. (318) 352-0990.
Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commission - 781 Front St., Natchitoches, LA 71458. Natchitoches is the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory (1714). Complete Information Center for visitors, motorcoach tours, conferences & conventions. (318) 352-8072, (800) 259-1714.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Commemorative Area - 130 Morrow, Natchitoches, LA 71458. Located on the banks of the Cane River and features a full-scale replica of the French Colonial fort built in the 1730s. (318) 357-3101.
Beau Fort Plantation - 4078 Hwy. 494, Natchitoches, LA 71457. On Hwys. 494 and 119. Built c.1790. Beautiful antique furniture and accessories. Lovely gardens, Bed & Breakfast. (318) 352-9580, (318) 352-8352.
Cane River Cruise & City Belle Trolley Tours - 612 Williams Ave., Downtown riverfront, Natchitoches, LA 71457. Open March-December. View sites from Steel Magnolias. Cruise with us down beautiful Cane River Lake. (318) 352-7093.
Kisatchie National Forest-Kisatchie Hills Wilderness - Hwy. 6 West, Natchitoches, LA 71457. This 8,700-acre area features flat-topped mesas, sandstone bluffs and outcroppings and several distinct forest types on some of the most rugged terrain in Louisiana. (318) 352-2568.
Briarwood - The Caroline Dorman Nature Reserve 216 Caroline Dorman Road, Saline, Louisiana Telephone: (318)576-3379
Kisatchie National Forest-Longleaf Trail Scenic Byway - Hwy. 6 West, Natchitoches, LA 71457. Recognized as one of the most scenic drives in Louisiana; many vistas along the 17-mile drive offer spectacular views of mesas, buttes and sandstone outcroppings. (318) 352-2568.
Kisatchie National Forest-Longleaf Vista Recreation Area - Hwy. 6 West, Natchitoches, LA 71457. Interpretive picnic area of Longleaf Auto Trail, offers spectacular views of mesas, buttes and sandstone outcroppings within the Kisatchie Hills Wilderness. (318) 352-2568.
Magnolia Plantation Home - 5487 Hwy. 119, Natchez, LA 71456. One mile north of Derry. Extensive collection of Southern Empire and Louisiana furniture. Working plantation, National Bicentennial farm dating from 1753. (318) 379-2221.
Melrose Historic Complex-A National Historic Landmark - P.O. Box 2248, Natchitoches, LA 71457. Exit 119 off I-49. Big House (1833), Yucca (1796), and the Famous African House. (318) 357-0055.
Museum of Historic Natchitoches - 840 Washington, Natchitoches, LA 71457. Artifacts and movie props, Primitive Indian (from 5000 BC), French arrival (1714), Louisiana Purchase (1801), War for Southern Independence, Steel Magnolias, Jim Croce Memorial (318) 357-0070.
Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery - 615 Hwy. 1 South, Natchitoches, LA 71457. Tours include viewing of multiple aquarium tank with species native to Louisiana and 25-min. video presentation. This is a nice place to get out of the summer's heat. Usually not very crowded. (318) 352-5324.
Natchitoches Shooting Range - Tauzin Island Rd. at Red River Bridge, Hwy. 6 East, Natchitoches, LA 71457. Family recreation at a public shooting complex. Ranges for rifle, pistol, archery, skeet, trap, sporting clays and airguns. (318) 352-2303, (318) 356-9457.
Best Western Motel - Rt. 2 Box 3510, Natchitoches, LA 71457. I-49 and Hwy. 6. Minutes from Natchitoches Historic District. (318) 352-6655.
Comfort Inn Natchitoches - 5362 Hwy. 6 West at I-49, Natchitoches, LA 71457. (318) 352-7500, (800) 228-5150.
Holidle House Bed &ay Inn Natchitoches - Hwy. 1 South Bypass, Natchitoches, LA 71457. (318) 357-8281.
Kate Chopin House - 243 Hwy 495, Cloutierville, Louisiana Telephone: (318)379-2233
B+B Beau Fort Plantation - 4078 Hwy 494, Natchez, LA 71456. 9 mi. S of Natchitoches. Circa 1790. Magnificent home furn. w/family heirlooms & antiques. (318) 352-9580, (318) 352-5340.
B+B Breazea Breakfast - 926 Washington, Natchitoches, LA 71457. Victorian house built in late 1800s, within walking distance to downtown Natchitoches. Children welcome (318) 352-5630, (800) 352-5631.
B+B Cane River House - 910 Washington Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457. Spacious craftsman bungalow in Historic Dist. Period art & furnishings. (318) 352-5912.
B+B The Queen Anne, 125 Pine Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457 In the historic heart of town. At almost 100 years old, The Queen Anne continues to define elegance offering American history with French sophistication.
Cloutier Bed & Breakfast - Ducournau Square, Front Street. Natchitoches, LA 71457. Grand Creole building, 1835. Courtyard & balcony views of Cane River. Empire antiques & canopy beds fill rooms. Deli on site with live blues. (318) 352-5242, (800) 351-7666.
Casa Rio - 1326 Williams Avenue Telephone: (318)356-5698
B+B The Dogwood Inn - 225 Williams Ave., Natchitoches, LA 71457-5150. Colonial Revival old plantation home on National Register. . (318) 352-9812, fax (318) 352-2837.
B+B Fleur de Lis Bed & Breakfast - 336 Second Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457. 1903 Victorian home offers yesterday's charm with today's amenities. (800) 489-6621, (318) 352-6621.
B+B Jefferson House Bed & Breakfast - 229 Jefferson St., Natchitoches, LA 71457. Located on beautiful Cane River in the Historic District. (318) 352-3957, (318) 352-5756.
B+B The Levy-East House - 358 Jefferson St., Natchitoches, LA 71457. A most luxurious Bed & Breakfast. (318) 352-0662, (800) 840-0662.
B+B Martin's Roost Bed & Breakfast - 17351/2 Washington, Natchitoches, LA 71457. (318) 352-9215.
B+B River Oaks Bed & Breakfast - 112 South Williams Ave., Natchitoches, LA 71457-5030. Located on Cane River. (318) 352-2776.
B+B Tante Huppe Inn, A Bed & Breakfast - 424 Jefferson St., Natchitoches, LA 71457. Circa 1830. (318) 352-5342, (800) 482-4276.
Abigails Cottage - 332 Second St, Tel. (800)489-6621
Chalet Du Lac Cottages - 100 Sibley Lake, Tel. (888)433-3312
Chaplin House - 434 Second St, Tel. (318)352-2324
Cottage on the Cane - 2370 La. Hwy 494. Tel. (318)352-1951
Green Gables & Camellia Cottage - 201 Pine St., Tel. (318)352-5580
Judge Porter House - 321 Second St., Tel. (800)441-8343
La Maison De Riviere - 459 Jefferson St., Tel.(318)352-5885
Little House 194 - Orchard Run. Tel. (318)357-0032
Log Cabin on the Cane - 614 Williams Ave., Tel. (318)352-7947
Painted River Lady - 917 Washington St., Tel.(318)356-0841
Petit Tarn Guesthouse - 612 Williams Ave., Tel. (877)699-8471
Rue Cypress B&B - 124 Rue Cypress. Tel. (318)354-6626
Starlight Plantation - 2228 Hwy 494, Tel. (800)866-8893
Steamboat House - 200 Jefferson St., Tel. (318)352-7433
T House B&B - 869 Washington St. Tel. (318)352-0859
Tante Huppe House - 424 Jefferson St., Tel, (800)482-4276
Ackel House - 146 Jefferson St., Tel/. (318)352-3748
Alton's Kitchen - 1230 Washington St., Natchitoches, LA 71457. Specializing in meat, crawfish, shrimp & fruit pies cooked or frozen. Real Cajun cooking. (318) 352-2699.
The Landing Restaurant - 530 Front St., Natchitoches, LA 71457. Overlooking Cane River in the Historic District. Old Louisiana-style atmosphere. (318) 352-1579.
Lasyone's Meat Pie Kitchen and Restaurant - 622 Second St., Natchitoches, LA 71457. Famous meat pies, red beans, rice & sausage (318) 352-3353.
Mariner's Seafood & Steakhouse - Hwy. 1 Bypass, Natchitoches, LA 71457. Overlooking Sibley Lake. (318) 357-1220.
The Craft Connection - 113 St. Denis, Natchitoches, LA 71457. A 45-shop mall & over 75 crafters. (318) 357-0064.
Granny's Antique Emporium - 310 Texas St., Natchitoches, LA 71457. One block from historic downtown Natchitoches. Over 40 dealers showing over 30,000 sq. ft. of antiques and collectibles. (318) 357-0807.
Historic District Business Association - P.O. Box 37, Natchitoches, LA 71457. ! (318) 352-8072 (Dept. BA), (800) 259-1714 (Dept. BA).
Kisatchie National Forest-Kisatchie Bayou Recreation Area - Hwy. 6 West, Natchitoches, LA 71457. Primitive camping/picnic area isolated along Kisatchie Bayou. Bluffs provide great views of white sandy beaches, rocky rapids and sandy bottomland flats of large hardwoods. (318) 352-2568.
Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and Fair - P.O. Box 9768, New Iberia, LA 70562. Fais do-do, coronation and ball, carnival, luncheons, quilt show, ag show, sugar cookery competition, street and boat parades, fireworks, sugar run and walk and more. (318) 369-9323.
Airboat Tours - P.O. Box 716, Loreauville, LA 70552. Departures from Marshfield Boat Landing, off Hwy. 86 near Loreauville. Travel through shallow swamps, bayous, sloughs. View native wildlife, vegetation. (318) 229-4457.
Conrad Rice Mill/KONRIKO - 307 Ann St., New Iberia, LA 70560. Oldest rice mill in America, next to KONRIKO Company S Site of the Louisiana Country Music Museum, which features displays on the music and artists of the state. Marthaville (318) 472-6255. tore. Tour the mill, browse through Cajun crafts, foods and folklore. (318) 364-7242, (800) 551-3245.
The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany - 303 West Main St., New Iberia, LA 70560. Among the oldest Gothic Revival brick churches in Louisiana and the oldest non-residential building in New Iberia (1856). (318) 369-9966.
Live Oak Gardens on Jefferson Island - 5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd., New Iberia, LA 70560. Landscaped gardens, home of actor Joseph Jefferson. Antique Decoy Museum, Cafe, Museum Store. (318) 365-3332.
Olivier Plantation Store - 6811 Weeks Island Rd., New Iberia, LA 70560. Nostalgic shopping in historic sugar plantation general store. National Register. (318) 369-7696.
Shadows-on-the-Teche - 317 E. Main Street, New Iberia, LA 70560. c. 1834. Authentically restored and interpreted historic site. Ask the guide if you can put your autograph on their famous door. (318) 369-6446.
Cajun “FUN” Tours - 701 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, LA 70560. (318) 369-6777.
Best Western of New Iberia - 2714 Hwy. 14, New Iberia, LA 70560. (318) 364-3030.
Holiday Inn New Iberia - 2915 Hwy. 14, New Iberia, LA 70560. U.S. 90 at LA 14. (318) 367-1201.
B+B Chez Hebert - 5304 Shoreline Drive, New Iberia, LA 70560. (318) 367-6447.
B+B The Estorge-Norton House Bed & Breakfast- 446 E. Main St., New Iberia, LA 70560. 1910 bungalow-style 3-story home in Historic District. (318) 365-7603.
B+B The Inn at leRosier - 314 E. Main St., New Iberia, LA 70560. (318) 367-5306.
B+B La Maison Bed & Breakfast - 8317 Weeks Island Rd., New Iberia, LA 70560. (318) 364-2970, (800) CAJUNS-1, code 5459.
B+B La Maison du Teche - 417 E. Main St., New Iberia, LA 70560. Over-100-year-old Victorian home overlooking Bayou Teche in Historic District. (318) 367-9456, (800) 667-9456.
B+B Maison Marceline - 442 East Main St., New Iberia, LA 70560. Romantic circa 1893 inn, in Historic District; 318) 364-5922.
B+B Pourtos House - 4018 Old Jeanerette Rd., New Iberia, LA 70560. (318) 367-7045, (800) 336-7317.
Belmont Campground - 1000 Lot 1 Belmont Rd., New Iberia, LA 70552. Campsites with electrical, water. Tent spots, pavilion rental, picnic table, stocked catfish pond, bathhouse, playground, washateria. (318) 364-6020.
Pointe Coupee Electric Farmers Market & Craft Bazaar - 2506 False River Dr., New Roads, LA 70760. The events scheduled for early summer and fall feature homegrown produce of the season, crafts, food, entertainment, fun for the entire family. (504) 638-3751.
B+B Carruth House - 303 Poydras Street, New Roads, LA 70760. Historic Creole Victorian Home; French furnishings, feather beds & pv. baths. Full breakfast. Dinner Du Jour/fanciful food basket for enjoyment by the river available. MC/V/AE/D. (504) 638-9745, (800) 749-1928.
B+B Garden Gate Manor Bed & Breakfast - 204 Poydras St., New Roads, LA 70760. Creole restoration 504) 638-3890, (800) 487-3890.
B+B Jubilee! Bed & Breakfast - 11704 Pointe Coupee Road, New Roads, LA 70760. 1840 Creole cottage (504) 638-8333.
B+B Mon Coeur Bed & Breakfast - 7739 False River Dr., Oscar, LA 70762. Greek Revival style plantation home facing False River. (504) 638-9892.
B+B Mon Reve Bed & Breakfast on False River - 9825 False River Rd., New Roads, LA 70760. 1820 French Creole plantation is located on the banks of False River. Pier and boat dock for guests, gardens. (504) 638-7848, (800) 324-2738.
B+B River Blossom Inn - 300 N. Carolina Ave., New Roads, LA 70760. c. 1900 historic home (504) 638-8650.
B+B Sunrise on the River - 1825 False River Rd., New Roads, LA 70760. On beautiful False River (504) 638-3642, (800) 644-3642.
Morel's Restaurant - 210 Morrison Pkwy., New Roads, LA 70760. On beautiful False River, in downtown New Roads. (504) 638-4057.
The annual Dave L. Pearce Memorial Gospel Sing in Oak Grove features gospel singers from the area and beyond.
St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission - P.O. Box 1415, Opelousas, LA 70570.. (800) 424-5442.
Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival Parish Rd. 5-75-3 off of 167 (between Opelousas and Ville Platte), Plaisance, LA 70570. (318) 942-2392 ofc., (318) 826-3431 site.
Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center 329 North Main St., Opelousas, LA 70570. From prehistoric times to the present. (318) 948-2589.
Tony Chachere's Creole Foods - 533 N. Lombard, Opelousas, LA 70570. Food manufacturer of Cajun/Creole seasoning. Free tours. (318) 948-4691, (800) 551-9066.
Quality Inn Opelousas - 4501 I-49 South, Opelousas, LA 70570. (318) 948-9500.
B+B Coteau Ridge Bed & Breakfast - 120 Bois de Chene, Opelousas, LA 70570. (318) 942-8180
B+B The Estorge House - 427 N. Market St., Opelousas, LA 70570. (318) 942-8151. The "Elegant Old Lady of Market Street". Built in the early 1820's by French colonist Pierre Labyche, this is one of the most historic homes in Opelousas.
Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation Museum of Louisiana - 394 Airport Circle, Patterson, LA 70392. State Aviation Museum on the airport where famous race planes of the 1930s were built. Replica & other aircraft-trophies-models-artifacts. (504) 395-7067.
Cajun Jack's Swamp Tours - 118 Main St., Hwy. 182, Patterson, LA 70392. Tour the Atchafalaya the largest swamp in North America. See first-hand how the Cajun people still live as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. (504) 395-7420.
Kemper Williams Park - Hwy. 90, Patterson, LA 70392. Recreational park and campground. Showers, pavilions, golf driving range, tennis courts, fishing ponds and Civic Center. (504) 395-2298.
Best Western Pineville - 11 Lord of Lords Ave., Pineville, LA 71360. (318) 640-5818.
Lee J's on the Levee - 208 Main Street, Pineville, LA 71360. Southern-Style Home Cookin'. “Best Bread Pudding!” (318) 487-4628.
Old Homes of Turnerville - 23230 Nadler St., Plaquemine, LA 70764. Two-century-old, antique-furnished homes (504) 687-5337 or (504) 687-6029.
B+B Old Turnerville Bed & Breakfast - 23230 Nadler St., Plaquemine, LA 70764. Century-old home (504) 687-5337 or (504) 687-6029.
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Kisatchie National Forest-Stuart Lake Recreation Area - 5325 LA Hwy. 8, Bentley, LA 71407. A 5-acre for picnicking, swimming, fishing, hiking/biking trails, non-motorized boats, camping, restroom facilities. (318) 765-3554.
Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival - P.O. Box 446, Ponchatoula, LA 70454. (504) 386-6677. every spring
Collinswood Museum - Corner S.E. Railroad Avenue & East Pine Street, Ponchatoula, LA 70454, Phone 504-386-2098 Originally built around 1874, contains theme display cases with items depicting the city's history surrounding the railroad, agriculture, Indians, and the cypress mill.
B+B Bella Rose Mansion - 255 N. 8th St., Ponchatoula, LA 70454. 15,000 sq.ft. Southern mansion. (504) 386-3857.
Maison d'Or - 122 West Pine Street, Ponchatoula, LA 70454, Phone:
504-386-0585 An elegant victorian featuring 5 guest rooms,
each with private bath. Guest rooms and suites individually decorated
with antique furnishing of fine quality creating an atmosphere reminiscent
of the early 1900's. Listed on the
B+B Grand Magnolia - 255 West Hickory St., Ponchatoula, LA 70454. In the Historic District of America's Antique City. (504) 386-4606.
B+B The Guest House - 248 West Hickory St., Ponchatoula, LA 70454. (504) 386-6275.
B+B Nature People - 39635 Beach Road, Ponchatoula, LA 70454, Phone: 504-386-9035 Your cottage is located on the beautiful Tangipahoa River, 6 miles east of Ponchatoula, Louisiana where water and songbirds abound.
B+B The Cottage - 39302 Mount Villa Estates, Ponchatoula, LA 70454, Phone: 504-385-2449 Located on the grounds of Mount Villa Estates, next to Carriage House Antiques. An early 20th century sharecropper's dwelling divided into two units, each containing a sitting room, bedroom, kitchenette and bath. Guests have a choice of a Continental breakfast or a voucher for breakfast at the adjacent restaurant, Taste of Bavaria. Enjoy a real country atmosphere, just minutes away from downtown Ponchatoula.
Taste of Bavaria Restaurant - 14476 Hwy. 22, Ponchatoula, LA 70454. Quaint German rest. in relaxed country setting. (504) 386-3634.
Ponchatoula Country Market - 10 E. Pine St., Ponchatoula, LA 70454. I-55 & LA 22. Historic depot offers local arts, crafts, collectibles. Mail Car Art Gallery, R.P.O. museum, “Old Hardhide,” 1912 locomotive. (504) 386-9580.
The Swamp Walk - Exit 22, Frontage Rd, off I-55 between Ponchatoula and Manchac, Phone 504-542-7520 The "Swamp Walk" is a primitive boardwalk into the heart of the Joyce Wildlife Management Area Swamp. The Joyce Swamp is one of the largest uninhabited swamps of Louisiana. The swamp provides hundreds of hours of outdoor recreation to the public each year, including bird watching, nature photography, general nature studies and sportsman's access. Exit 22 off I-55.
West Baton Rouge Museum - 845 North Jefferson Ave., Port Allen, LA 70767. See c. 1904 working model sugar mill, c. 1850 plantation cabin, c. 1830 French Creole cottage. (504) 366-2422.
Poplar Grove Plantation - 3142 N. River Rd., Port Allen, LA 70767-3530. Unique private plantation home, originally 1884 World's Fair pavilion, Victorian architecture, moved to present site by barge in 1886. (504) 344-3913, fax (504) 343-8701.
The Audubon Inn - 722 Lobdell Hwy., Port Allen, LA 70767. 128 guest rooms, (504) 383-7188; Reservations: (800) 732-1280.
Days Inn Port Allen - 215 Lobdell Hwy., Port Allen, LA 70767. (504) 387-0671, (800) DAYS INN.
Motel 6 West - 2800 I-10 Frontage Rd., Port Allen, LA 70767. I-10 Exit 151. (504) 343-5045, reservations (800) 4MOTEL6
Shoney's Inn West Baton Rouge - 234 Lobdell Hwy., Port Allen, LA 70767 (800) 222-2222 or (504) 344-3638.
Cajun Country Campground - 4667 Rebelle Lane, Port Allen, LA 70767. Full hook-ups: 30 & 50 amp. Pool, bathhouses, laundry, LP gas, store, free Cajun dinner Saturday nights. (504) 383-8554, (800) 264-8554.
B+B Treehouse in the Park - 16520 Airport Rd., Prairieville, LA 70769. Cajun cabin in Swamp. (504) 622-3885, (800) LE-CABIN.
Cajun Sha Bebe Dolls - 130 New Haven St., Raceland, LA 70394. Unique cloth “originals” by Mary Lynn Plaisance. MC, Visa, Disc. (504) 532-3253.
Life of the Cajun Tours - 4761 Hwy. 1, Raceland, LA 70394. Personalized Cajun cultural land and swamp tours (504) 537-3179.
Bullfrogs - Buy them here.
B+B Maison Daboval - 305 East Louisiana Ave., Rayne, LA 70578. Historic 1892 prairie midwestern home located center of Rayne (318) 334-3489.
B+B Maison D'Memoire - 403 E. Louisiana Ave., Rayne, LA 70578 Furnished with antiques. Listed on the National Register. (318) 334-2477.
Roberts Cove Germanfest - 7166 Roberts Cove Rd., Rayne, LA 70578. St. Leo Church grounds, Hwy. 98, approx. 3 mi. North of I-10, Rayne. A celebration of German music, food, crafts and much more. (318) 334-2332.
B+B Graugnard House - 2292 LA Hwy. 44, Garyville, LA 70051. On National Register. (504) 651-2889.
Hidden Oaks - P.O. Box 669, Robert, LA 70455. Phone: 504-345-9244 or 1-800-359-0940 "Where new friends are made and old friends meet". I-12 Exit # 47 in Robert, LA, 1 mile north on LA 445, left at Jct. 445 & 190. Hookup sites for tents and trailers, cabins, showers, flush toilets, laundry, playground, swimming pool, beach, store, sanitary station, and fishing. Canoeing trips available.
Piney Hills Country Association - 900 N. Trenton, Ruston, LA 71273-0150. Louisiana Political Museum, Bonnie and Clyde Memorabilia.(318) 255-2031.
Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area - 32,460 acres located 12 miles SW of Ruston. Some stream bottoms. Hunting, fishing. (318) 371-3050.
Melody Hills Ranch - 804 North Trenton St., Ruston, LA 71270. Music, food, hayrides, rest stops, Bed & Breakfast. Beautiful View-1 mile from I-20.(318) 255-7127, (318) 255-3023, fax (318) 255-3050.
Best Western Kings Inn - 1111 N. Trenton, Ruston, LA 71270. I-20, Exit 85. (318) 251-0000.
Comfort Inn - 1801 N. Service Rd. East, Ruston, LA 71270. (318) 251-2360.
Holiday Inn Ruston - P.O. Box 1189, Ruston, LA 71273-1189. I-20 at 167. (318) 255-5901.
Super 8 Motel Ruston - 1101 Cooktown Rd., Ruston, LA 71270. Exit 84 off I-20. (318) 255-0588.
Pottery Studio - 1991 Pea Ridge Rd., Ruston, LA 71270. Tour aworking
pottery where functional handmade pottery is formed & fired.
The owner, Kent is a lot of fun to talk with, but sometimes he won't shut
up. He does make nice pots, however. (318) 251-1310.
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