13 Inexpensive Road Trip Destinations In Louisiana That Won’t Break The Bank
With the final few weeks of summer approaching, you may be trying to fit in one or two more road trips before school starts back up. Louisiana is full of wonderful attractions that won’t break the bank, and listed below (in no particular order) are some of our favorites.
1. Prehistoric Park
Step back into the Jurassic area with this unique dinosaur themed park. The 12 acre park is a great way to spend the day learning about this massive beasts. The replicas are intricately detailed and some of them are even animatronic. Learn more about Prehistoric Park
Prehistoric Park is located 1135 North Barn Road in Henderson, LA 70517
2. Grand Isle
A drive down to the tip of the boot makes for an awesome road trip. The drive down LA 1 is very picturesque, and once you get to Grand Isle, you’ll feel like you’re in another state. Grand Isle State Park offers camping, nature trails, a beach, and a 900-foot fishing pier. Grand Isle is also a wonderful spot for birdwatching, so keep your eyes peeled! Learn more about Grand Isle
3. Gators & Friends
This adventure park is fun for all ages. With over 150 alligators and an exotic animal zoo, you’ll have hours of fun learning about these animals. Their main attraction is an extreme zip line that’ll take you straight over live gators! Learn more about Gators & Friends
Gators & Friends is located at 11441 Highway 80, Greenwood, Louisiana 71033.
4. Visit A Winery
Landry Vineyards has been producing delicious wine since 1999, and a tour of their vineyards will transport you to another land. They also have regular outdoor concerts with local musicians, so make sure to follow them on Facebook for the latest updates. Learn more about Landry Vineyards
Landry Vineyards is located at 5699 New Natchitoches Rd, West Monroe, Louisiana 71292.
5. Poverty Point
Poverty Point is still bit of a mystery, but archaeologists are constantly unearthing clues to learn more about this interesting piece of Louisiana history. Poverty Point was built sometime between 1650 and 1100 B.C. While the original inhabitants left no written record of their day to day lives, archaeologists have found several figurines, relics, pots, arrowheads, and other things that help us understand what Poverty Point was used for. Learn more about this Poverty Point
Poverty Point is located at 6859 Highway 577, Pioneer, Louisiana 71266
6. Visit A Plantation
Take a tour of a plantation house and learn about the history of the family and the area surrounding it. The architecture of these homes is simply beautiful and these homes are a huge piece of Louisiana’s history. To find out more about plantations homes and find one near you, click
7. Take A Swamp Tour
Explore the beautiful bayous with an experienced tour guide who will explain the history and importance of our amazing wetlands. There are several companies that would be happy to take you on a tour, and you can find some of our favorites
8. Explore The Creole Trail
This epic All-American Road is 180 miles of scenic highways that’ll take you through what’s known as "Louisiana’s Outback." Alligators, turtles, over 400 species birds, and hundreds of other animals call the area home so you’re sure to see some wildlife. Learn more about the Creole Nature Trail
9. Spent The Night With Some Ghosts
It’s no secret Louisiana has some notoriously haunted attractions. People come from all over hoping to see one of these apparitions, and you can too! There are several bed and breakfasts, plantations, and hotels that are known for their ghostly encounters, and you can stay the night if you dare.
a list of some of the most haunted places you can stay the night.
10. Global Wildlife
Take a covered wagon tour and feed zebras, buffalo, giraffes and more! This is a definite win for all ages. Learn more about Global Wildlife
Global Wildlife is located at 26389 Highway 40, Folsom, Louisiana 70437.
11. Avery Island
A visit to Avery Island is definitely worth your while. Tour the Tabasco plant and then spend the afternoon in the jungle gardens admiring the beautiful foliage and abundant wildlife. There’s a massive egret rookery that will blow you away. Bird City is home to hundreds of birds who migrate to the area annually, and it’s certainly a sight to see.
Learn more about Avery Island
12. Barataria Preserve
These beautiful boardwalk trails will take you through parts of the swamp and marsh you wouldn’t be able to get to otherwise. Make sure to bring your camera, you’ll encounter some amazing views! There are multiple trails, all varying in length and they’re all free! Learn more about Barataria Preserve
The Barataria Preserve is located at 6588 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072
13. Visit A State Park
With over 20 state parks, you’re never too far away from one. Typically, state parks don’t charge very much for admission, so find one to road trip to and get out and explore!
are some of our favorite state parks.
Have you done any of these? Did this list inspire you for your next road trip? Let us know in the comments below!
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