Cane River Creole National Park will take you on an adventure back in time. Here you can explore the workings of a plantation. The Oakland Plantation has been preserved for you to see the workings of a plantation that was a working plantation since 1762. It actually stayed as a working plantation even after the Civil War with share croppers.
Alexandria is the middle of Louisiana the city was completely burned to the ground during the Civil War. Victorian buildings are a feast for the eyes here. You will discover area museums offer up Dali to African American Art. River Oaks Square will allow you to visit artist studios and watch them create their masterpieces.
Adventure into the Bayou by canoe and view the wildlife in the area. The Wild Azalea Trail will take you through 31 miles of scenic beauty traveling by bike or on foot. This area was part of the top 100 cities for adventure by Discovery Magazine and should be a part of your wanderings in Louisiana.
Chicot State Park is about 45 minutes from Alexandria and if you would like to stay in the woods they have tent sites and cabins. You can take a hike completely around Lake Chicot enjoying the forest or rent a paddle boat and hit the water. New Orleans is an adventure not to be missed when visiting Louisiana. If you venture into the city for just a few hours enjoy the food and listen to some jazz you won’t be disappointed. The spirit of the people that visit and live here make the trip worth while.
Mississippi River boat cruises start from New Orleans and are a great option to hear some jazz, eat dinner and check out the banks of the river. If your feeling the itch to have an adventure into the swamps. You can pick up an air boat just 25 minutes away and visit the Jean Lafitte Swamp.
If you travel to Louisiana you will find adventure all around you. Discover the art, food, swamps and people in the area and its not something you will soon forget.