Louisiana September 25, 2018
8 Beautiful Louisiana Locations You Probably Didn’t Know Existed
There are so many beautiful spots in Louisiana, and we do our darndest to feature as many as possible. For an epic adventure that you won’t soon forget, consider a visit to one of these beautiful hidden gems in Louisiana.
1. American Rose Center
The 118-acre park features approximately 20,000 rose bushes, making it the nation’s largest park dedicated to roses. The garden is from April 1 through October 31, so you have some time to get there before they are closed for winter.
Address: 8877 Jefferson Paige Rd., Shreveport, LA 71119
2. Brownell Memorial Park
This peaceful park in Morgan City clocks in at about 10 acres and features beautiful water views and abundant plant life. The Carillon Tower stands at 106 feet and contains 61 bronze bells, which add a soothing soundtrack to your peaceful stroll through this hidden gem.
Address: 3359 State Route 70, Morgan City, LA 70380
3. Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Located on Jefferson Island in southwestern Louisiana, the serenity of Rip Van Winkle Gardens is unparalleled. Visitors can enjoy a delicious lunch at Cafe Jefferson and then take a delightful stroll through the semi-tropical gardens for a picture-perfect day.
Address: 5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd., New Iberia, LA 70560.
4. Red River National Wildlife Refuge
There are five miles of hiking trails to explore at this beautiful wildlife refuge. Don’t forget to stop by the visitor’s center to check out the exhibit halls to learn more about the area and about the animals that call it home.
Address: 150 Eagle Bend Point, Bossier City, LA 71112
5. Longleaf Vista Interpretive Trail
Just shy of two miles, this lovely loop trail is nestled within the Kisatchie National Forest near Cloutierville. The sweeping views of the forest will leave you speechless, and you’ll find yourself second guessing if you’re actually in Louisiana.
6. Holly Beach
Head on down to the Cajun Riviera for some fun in the sun! Sink your toes in the sand and gaze out towards the Gulf of Mexico, or search for seashells along the shore.
7. Chauvin Sculpture Garden
Tucked away on Bayou Petit Caillou in south Louisiana, the Chauvin Sculpture Garden was once the home of artist Kenny Hill. He created all of the sculptures on the property and it’s quite a sight to see. As you stroll through the grounds, take notice of the dominant good vs. evil theme throughout his work.
Address: 5337 Bayouside Dr, Chauvin, LA 70344
8. Cypremort Point State Park
From sailing to fishing, you can do it all at this beautiful state park located on the shores of the Vermilion Bay. Stick around for the sunsets, as they're some of the most spectacular in the state.
Address: 306 Beach Ln., Cypremort Point, LA 70538
How many of these sites have you been to? Let us know in the comments below!