Louisiana Tourist Attractions
For those interested in prehistoric early American history then the Louisiana Tourist Attraction for you is Poverty Point in NE Louisiana. This was an early civilization culture around 2000 B.C even before the Mayan pyramids were built. It is the largest prehistoric earth works in North America.
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Cane River National Heritage Area is another Louisiana Tourist Attraction where a melting pot of diverse cultures American Native Indian, Creole, French, Spanish and African-American has resulted in a unique way of life. Creole means "native to this place" from the Portugese crioulo. Creole nowadays refers to those people with a mixture of French, Spanish, African & American Indian blood & which their culture expresses today in language, cuisine & buildings. Enslaved African-Americans built the Oakland and Magnolia Plantations & many of descendents remain as sharecroppers & tenant farmers
The Southern Louisiana Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve has a wide choice of attractions including
Re-enactement of the Chalmette Battle - the last great battle of the War of New Orleans 1812 between the United States and Britain.
The French Quarter Visitor Center of New Orleans reveals the history of the city exhibits and film. Perfect for the children !
At the Barataria Preserve outside Marrero you can sample another Louisiana Attraction - wild wetlands where alligators, birds, bayous, swamps, marshes & dense forests abound. Explore by canoe or the preserve's trails & boardwalks. This is a must see , very unique, Louisiana Attraction.
New Orleans where Jazz was born in the early1900s. Jazz is probably the most famous Louisiana Tourist Attraction with its fusion of ragtime , gospel & blues .
National Historic Trails in Louisiana :
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail. During Mexico's Spanish colonial period main roads were termed Royal Roads or Real in Spanish. These connected the regions to the capital Mexico City. One of these roads was El Camino Real de los Tejas 2,500 miles long, which connected Mexico to Louisiana. For over 150 years the trail was the conduit for business, emigration & war used by the armies of Spain, Mexico, France & America.
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail was first established by the Spanish to connect missions in Monclova ( Mexico)and Los Adaes(NWLouisiana). It was the only route from the Río Grande to the red River Valley in Spanish Colonial Days. Battles were fought on this trail as American, British & Spanish governments fought for ascendency.