Louisiana Trips December 14, 2016
by Kezia Kamenetz 10 Places In Louisiana That Are Off The Beaten Path But Worth The Trip
Here are some hidden Louisiana treasures that I bet you haven’t seen before! While some of these places might be familiar, we think a lot of these places will surprise you. Let us know what you think!
1. Dorcheat Historical Museum, 116 Pearl St., Minden
This well kept small town Louisiana helps shine a light on the fascinating history of this region.
2. Los Adaes State Historic Site, 6354 Hwy. 485, Robeline
This unique Louisiana site gives the history of this area, which served as a meeting point for the Spanish colonists, Native Americans and others.
3. Rip Van Winkle Gardens, 5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd., New Iberia
You'll be so charmed by this hidden farm and gardens that reveal a unique perspective on life in this area during the 19th-century.
4. Cypremort Point State Park, 306 Beach Ln., Cypremort Point
This 185-acre park is right on the edge of Vermillion Bay. It offers beautiful views and awesome places for you to take out your boat and enjoy the water.
5. Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area
One of the only areas in Louisiana that actually has a natural waterfall, there is so much to enjoy in this area that is tucked away on the eastern edge of the state.
6. Beauregard Parish Sheriff Jail, 412 Bolivar Bishop Dr., DeRidder
You will be mesmerized by this unique example of neo-gothic architecture in the small town of DeRidder.
7. Locust Grove State Historic Site, P.O. Box 546, St. Francisville
There is so much to see and learn at this St. Francisville Cemetery, which demonstrates what these cemeteries were like in the early period.
8. Cypress Black Bayou Park & Recreation Area, 135 Cypress Park Dr., Benton
This beautiful area is found in the northern part of the state and offers lots of opportunities for soaking up Louisiana's beauty.
9. Forest Hill Nursery Farm, 104 13th St., Forest Hill
This delightful nursery farm is a great place to explore and play as well as check out all of the beautiful plants grown here.
10. Istre Cemetery Grave Houses, Swift Rd., Morse
These beautiful grave houses will offer you a unique perspective on the Acadian settlers that established themselves here.
How many of these places have you visited? Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback.
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