insider's guide to tourist info for Louisiana cities and towns.
Louisiana Towns from
Scott to Zwolle
Miss Helen's Cajun Seafood Restaurant - I-10 Exit 97 (Scott/Cankton), Scott, LA 70583. (318) 234-3536.
Christmas in the Country - Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. The first weekend in December. On Saturday: shopping, food, and fun for the whole family. Parade at 2:00 pm, live Nativity at 7:00 pm. Caroling all day, and town wrapped in white lights all month! (504) 635-6330.
25th Annual Audubon Pilgrimage - Tour of private homes in West Feliciana Parish. Includes the Rural Homestead, gardens, evening entertainment all for one ticket price. Group rates available. Relive the Felicianas of the 1820s when John J. Audubon lived and worked in his “Happyland.” The third weekend every March. (504) 635-6330.
Festival of St. Francis - Blessing of the animals is part of the day-long festivities commemorating the town's namesake. Artists, food, entertainment, competitions, children's activities all along Ferdinand St. The last Saturday of September. (504) 635-6330.
Audubon State Commemorative Area - P.O. Box 546, St. Francisville, LA 70775. Audubon State Commemorative Area contains Oakley House, the antebellum plantation home where John James Audubon painted many of his famous “Birds of America.” (504) 635-3739.
Locust Grove State Commemorative Area - P.O. Box 546, St. Francisville, LA 70775. 1-acre cemetery containing the graves of Sarah Knox Taylor, wife of Jefferson Davis, and General Eleazor W. Ripley, distinguished at the Battle of Lundy's Lane in the War of 1812. Free. (504) 635-3739.
Butler Greenwood - 8345 U.S. Hwy. 61, St. Francisville, LA 70775. Historic 1790s plantation on National Register of Historic Places, with area's finest original Victorian formal parlor, original antiques. Admission. (504) 635-6312.
Green Springs Home & Gardens - 7463 Tunica Trace (Hwy 66), St. Francisville, LA 70775. Built by "Spinach" Madeline Nevill on beautiful Tunica Hills terrain. Woodland walk. House tour features antiques, art, tropicals. Feliciana slide show by appt. (504) 635-4232, (800) 457-4978.
Greenwood Plantation - 6838 Highland Rd., St. Francisville, LA 70775. Built in 1830 in Greek Revival style. Furnished with some of the original portraits and antiques. (504) 655-4475.
The Myrtles Plantation - 7747 Hwy. 61 N., St. Francisville, LA 70775. Historical tours daily 9-5. Mystery tours Friday & Saturday pm. Restaurant open for lunch, dinner or catered events. Large group discounts. Listed on National Historic Register, also “America's Most Haunted House.” (504) 635-6277.
Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area - West Feliciana Parish, 14 miles northwest of St. Francisville. 3,366 acres of rugged hills, bluffs and ravines. Upland mixed hardwoods. Day-hiking, watchable wildlife, rattlesnakes, birding, hunting. (504) 765-2360.
The West Feliciana Historical Society Museum - 11757 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville, LA 70775. Features flag bedecked walls, interesting displays of local history. Pilgrimage tickets in March. (504) 635-6330.
St. Francisville Tours - P.O. Box 89, St. Francisville, LA 70775. Secializing in planning unique customized plantation and garden tours of the St. Francisville area. (504) 635-6283.
Barrow House Inn - 9779 Royal St., St. Francisville, LA 70775. Southern Living's Top 10 Inn! Historic District heart; period antiques. Original Audubon, teddy bear collections. (504) 635-4791, 74051.
St. Francisville Hotel on the Lake - P.O. Box 440, Hwy. 61 & LA 10, St. Francisville, LA 70775. Nestled in wooded area overlooking lake. Features 101 guest rooms, lounges, restaurant, live entertainment, meeting facilities, olympic pool, ample parking. (504) 635-3821.
B+B Butler Greenwood - 8345 U.S. Hwy. 61, St. Francisville, LA 70775. Quiet private cottages with plenty of historic charm on peaceful oak-shaded plantation grounds. (504) 635-6312.
B+B Cottage Plantation - 10528 Cottage Ln., St. Francisville, LA 70775. Area's most complete plantation complex. Many original outbuildings. Rooms furnished with antiques, private baths, heat and air. Swimming pool in season. Restaurant on grounds. (504) 635-3674.
B+B Dogwood Plantation Bed & Breakfast - 4363 Hwy. 966, St. Francisville, LA 70775. An 1803 log-core plantation furnished in period antiques. Located on 5 acres with pond, near The Bluffs. (504) 635-4790, (800) 635-4790.
B+B Green Springs Plantation Bed & Breakfast - 7463 Tunica Trace (Hwy 66), St. Francisville, LA 70775. Spacious bedrooms, private baths, plantation breakfast. Quiet setting of gardens, wildlife, birds. (504) 635-4232, (800) 457-4978.
B+B Hemingbough - P.O. Box 1640, St. Francisville, LA 70775. Beautiful guest rooms overlooking 38-acre lake. Four poster rice beds. Continental breakfast. Hemstead Hall seats 350. 622-seat Greek Revival Amphitheater. One mile south of St. Francisville. (504) 635-6617. Here's what they say " Hemingbough cannot be found in any dictionary, because as a word, it is undefinable. As a place it is the essence of spiritual purity and tranquility serving all people as a reaffirmation of the beauty of nature and the peace within."
B+B Lake Rosemound Inn - 10473 Lindsey Lane, St. Francisville, LA 70775. Picturesque lake setting, bird sanctuary in plantation country. Enjoy fishing, hiking, biking, ice cream parlor. Working fireplace, Jacuzzi tub for two. Full breakfast. Wheelchair accessible. (504) 635-3176.
B+B The Myrtles Plantation - 7747 Hwy. 61, St. Francisville, LA 70775. National Historic Register. Ten guest rooms. Historic tour & full breakfast included. Full service restaurant on grounds. Sometimes called “America's Most Haunted House.” (504) 635-6277.
B+B Rosedown Plantation and Historic Garden - 12501 Hwy. 10, St. Francisville, LA 70775. Louisiana's finest museum house, the nation's fifth most important historic garden, 28 acres, private baths, canopied beds, pool, tennis, full breakfast. Among the state's best. (504) 635-3332.
B+B Shadetree - Box 1818, St. Francisville, LA 70775. 3 private & very romantic hideaways on 3-acre hilltop in Historic District. KS beds, private baths, cable, stereo, phones, wet-bars. All amenities of a 5-star hotel. (504) 635-6116.
B+B St. Francisville Inn - 5720 N. Commerce St., St. Francisville, LA 70775. We are an 1880s Victorian Gothic home with a full restaurant, coffee house. (504) 635-6502 or (800) 488-6502.
The St. Francisville Inn - 5720 N. Commerce St., St. Francisville, LA 70775. Casual dining in our 1880 Victorian home with quaint atmosphere and delicious cuisine make us a great stop. Home of Wolf's General Store. (504) 635-6502.
The Bluffs on Thompson Creek - P.O. Box 1220, St. Francisville, LA 70775. Just north of Baton Rouge, The Bluffs features highly acclaimed Arnold Palmer golf course, overnight lodging, tennis, swimming, restaurant, conference facilities, nearby historic plantations, antique shops. (504) 634-3410.
Shadetree - Box 1818, St. Francisville, LA 70775. Open daily, 11-4. Complimentary refreshments. Spectacular view. Emporium with unique gifts in pre-Civil War cottage on 3-acre hilltop in Historic District. See B&B's. (504) 635-6116.
St. JAMES PARISH
Airboat Adventures - They tour areas of the swamp that are inaccessible to large "party" boats by using small all-terrain airboats carrying 6 guests.
Bay Tree Plantation - A small but charming plantation this French Creole Cottage (c.1850) listed on the National Historic Register sitis on the West Bank in St. James Parish and has Oak Alley Plantation as it's neighbor
Poche Plantation - This B&B has been beautifully restored to its original splendor. Built in the late 1800s it was the last of the great Mississippi River plantations.
Hymel Farm - A B&B in the heart of Plantation Country, 1 hour from New Orleans and 45 minutes from Baton Rouge. Here you will find an Overseer's Cottage and a Slave Cabin, between two fishing ponds on eight beautiful wooded acres of manicured gardens and wildlife.
Laura: A Creole Plantation - 2247 LA Hwy. 18 (The Great River Road), Vacherie, LA 70090. (504) 265-7690, (504) 488-8709. Home of Br'er Rabbit and the "tar baby." Built 1805; 12 bldgs. on Nat'l Reg., slave quarters. Memoirs of Laura tells true-life stories of owners, slaves, women and children. In Vacherie, built in 1805 and restored to same period. [This is one of favorite plantations.]
Oak Alley Plantation, Restaurant & Inn - 3645 Hwy. 18 (River Rd.), Vacherie, LA 70090. One of the most photographed and visited homes. It is a National Historic Landmark, c.1839. Famous for its 1/4-mile alley of 300-yr.-old live oak trees. . (504) 265-2151, (800) 44-ALLEY.
Tezcuco Plantation - 3138 Hwy. 44, River Road, Darrow, LA 70725. C. 1855 antebellum Greek Revival mansion. Grounds include gardens, chapel, dollhouse, commissary, Civil War & African-American museum, antique & gift shop. (504) 562-3929.
St. JOHN PARISH
Lake Bruin State Park - Rt. 1, Box 183, St. Joseph, LA 71366. Features a magnificent cypress growth along the lakeshore; visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, waterskiing, picnicking and camping. (318) 766-3530.
ST. MARTIN PARISH
Petit Paris Museum - 103 S. Main St., St. Martinville, LA 70582. Located Church Square historic St. Martinville, features costumes depicting famous Oak & Pine Alley Wedding c. 1870. (318) 394-7334.
St. Martinville Tourist Information Center - 127 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582. Evangeline Oak Park nearby. (318) 394-2233.
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park - 5400 Levee Rd., St. Martinville, LA 70582. Located at the edge of the Atchafalaya Basin. Waterfront vacation cabins, campsites, boat launch, picnic area and picnic pavilions. (318) 229-4764.
Longfellow-Evangeline State Commemorative Area - 1200 North Main, St. Martinville, LA 70582. Interprets the history of the French-speaking peoples of South Louisiana and depicts life on an early 1800s French Creole plantation. (318) 394-3754.
B+B La Maison Louie Bed & Breakfast - 517 E. Bridge St., St. Martinville, LA 70582. 1850s French Colonial w/Greek Revival influence. (318) 394-1872.
B+B Old Castillo House/La Place d'Evangeline - 220 Evangeline Blvd., St. Martinville, LA 70582. Listed on the National Register. Historic District. (318) 394-4010, (800) 621-3017.
Josephine's Creole Restaurant - 830 S. Main St., St. Martinville, LA 70582. Authentic Creole food made fresh daily. (318) 394-8030.
La Place D'Evangeline/Old Castillo House - 220 Evangeline Blvd., St. Martinville, LA 70582. Seafood, steak with French Cajun flair under Evangeline Oak. Located in Historic District. Listed on National Register. (318) 394-4010, (800) 621-3017.
Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau - 629 Spring St., Shreveport, LA 71101. (318) 222-9391, (800) 551-8682.
Spring Street Museum - 525 Spring Street, Shreveport, LA 71101. Antiques and artifacts from the area's past are exhibited in its oldest building, which is listed in the National Register of Historical Places. (318) 424-0964.
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park - 8012 Blanchard Furrh Rd., Shreveport, LA 71107. 160-acre nature preserve. Open 8-5 Wed.-Sat., and 1-5 Sunday. Free. (318) 929-2806.
The Strand Theatre - Opened July 3, 1925, this beautiful opera house and movie theatre is wonderful.
December on the Red - 100 John Wesley Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71112. Shreveport-Bossier's Thanksgiving to New Year holiday celebration. (800) 551-8682, (318) 429-0645.
Downtown Development Authority - 400 Edwards St., Shreveport, LA 71101. Come enjoy Shreveport's “Brown Baggers' Bash,” “Great Red River Trail Ride,” “Good Times Festival,” “Mudbug Madness,” “Farmer's Market,” “Office Olympics,” and “Christmas on The Red”! (318) 222-7403.
Holiday In Dixie - P.O. Box 44067, Shreveport, LA 71134-4067. A Spring tradition in the Ark-La-Tex, Parades, a carnival, a treasure hunt, air show, tournaments, and more. (318) 865-5555, (318) 868-9577.
Red River Revel Arts Festival - 101 Milam St., Shreveport, LA 71101. The country's top artists, craftsmen, entertainers and culinary masters come together for annual festival of the arts. (318) 424-4000.
State Fair of Louisiana - 3701 Hudson St., P.O. Box 38327, Shreveport, LA 71109. The State Fair of Louisiana is an annual fall event. Offering more rides, entertainment, exhibits and livestock than ever before. (318) 635-1361.
Ark-La-Tex Antique & Classic Vehicle & Firefighters Museum & Sales - 601 Spring St., Shreveport, LA 71101. 36 vehicles, 21 displays, vintage clothes & photos. Wed-Sun. (318) 222-0227.
The Gardens of the American Rose Center - 8877 Jefferson Paige Rd., Shreveport, LA 71119. America's largest park dedicated to the rose. (318) 938-5402.
Meadows Museum of Art, Centenary College - 2911 Centenary Blvd., Shreveport, LA 71104. (318) 869-5169.
The R.W. Norton Art Gallery - 4747 Creswell Ave., Shreveport, LA 71106. A museum of American and European art spanning four centuries, spotlighting art of the American West by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. (318) 865-4201.
Sci-Port Discovery Center - 528 Commerce, Shreveport, LA 71101. “Hands-on” science museum with fun, interactive exhibits for all ages. Open daily. On the Riverfront. (318) 424-3466.
Shreveport Captains Baseball - 2901 Pershing Blvd., Shreveport, LA 71109. Professional baseball team affiliated with the San Francisco Giants. “AA” baseball games April through August. (318) 636-5555.
Shreveport Pirates Football - Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA. Professional football in the Canadian Football League. July through November. (800) 575-4CFL.
Shreveport Storm Professional Basketball - 401 Market Street, Ste. 530, Shreveport, LA 71101. (318) 425-SLAM,
Soda Lake Wildlife Management Area - Caddo Parish, 15 miles northwest of Shreveport. 1,300 acres managed as a waterfowl refuge. Fishing, birding. Observation tower. (318) 371-3050.
Sports Museum of Champions - 700 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71162. Featuring sports memorabilia of yesterday & today. (318) 221-0712.
Water Town - 7670 W. 70th, Shreveport, LA 71129. A water park amusement area. (318) 938-5473, (318) 938-5475.
Kerrville Tours - 800 Spring St., Suite 100, Shreveport, LA 71179-0079. A multi-service tour operator specializing in Louisiana. (318) 227-2882, (800) 442-8705, fax (318) 227-2486.
Best Western Chateau Suite Hotel - 201 Lake Street, Shreveport, LA 71101. I-20 at Spring St. Minutes to airport, Louisiana Downs, downtown, Strand Theater. (318) 222-7620, (800) 845-9334.
Best Western Richmond Suites Hotel - 5101 Monkhouse Dr., Shreveport, LA 71109. (318) 635-6431, (800) 447-2582.
Holiday Inn Downtown/Riverfront - 102 Lake St., Shreveport, LA 71101. I-20 at Spring. Centrally located downtown, walk to Convention Center. Minutes to LA Downs & Regional Airport. (318) 222-7717.
Holiday Inn Financial Plaza - 5555 Financial Plaza, Shreveport, LA 71129. I-20 at Pines Road. 3 min. From airport, downtown 8 min., Louisiana Downs 15 min. (318) 688-3000.
Ramada Inn Shreveport - 5116 Monkhouse Dr., I-20 at Airport Exit, Shreveport, LA 71109. 2 blocks from airport. (318) 635-7531.
The Remington Suite Hotel - 220 Travis St., Shreveport, LA 71101. Airport shuttle. (800) 444-6750, (318) 425-5000.
Sheraton Shreveport Hotel - 1419 East 70th St., Shreveport, LA 71105. (318) 797-9900.
B+B 2439 Fairfield - A Bed and Breakfast - 2439 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport, LA 71104. A 1905 Victorian mansion with private baths and whirlpools, private balconies overlooking English gardens with gazebo, fountain and Victorian swing. Full English breakfast served. (318) 424-2424.
B+B The Columns on Jordan - 615 Jordan, Shreveport, LA 71101. The atmosphere of the stately mansion, bringing to life visions of days past, surrounds our guests with incomparable Southern charm and hospitality. (318) 222-5912.
B+B Fairfield Place - 2221 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport, LA 71104. 1890s Victorian, spacious, beautifully restored. European and American antiques, European feather beds. Historic district Gourmet breakfast. Serene, elegant. (318) 222-0048, fax (318) 226-0631.
B+B Slattery House Bed & Breakfast - 2401 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport, LA 71104. 1903 Victorian mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Situated on over an acre of grounds and gardens. 4 guest rooms non-smoking, private pool, jacuzzi & balconies. (318) 222-6977.
Don's Seafood and Steak House - 3100 Highland Ave. @ Kings, Shreveport, LA 71104. Est. 1934. (318) 865-4291.
Glenwood Drug - 3310 Line Ave., Shreveport, LA 71104. Royally appointed British toiletries, tea fare, gifts and gourmet. Country and Victorian tea rooms. (318) 868-3651.
Monsieur Patou, Your French Restaurant - 855 Pierremont Rd. #135, Shreveport, LA 71106. Voted Best Elegant Restaurant in Northwest Louisiana. (318) 868-9822.
Randol's Cajun Restaurant - 101 Travis St., Shreveport, LA 71101. Cajun cuisine, lively music, and dancing in a historic Riverfront setting. (318) 424-4FUN.
Northwest Louisiana Antique Association - 3004 Highland, Shreveport, LA 71104. More than 40 antique shoppes, Bed & Breakfasts, and collectible shops. (318) 266-0146.
Fort Pike State Commemorative Area - Rt. 6, Box 194, New Orleans, LA 70129. Now on the National Register of Historic Places this large masonry fort was constructed between 1819 and 1827 to protect New Orleans from foreign invasion.. (504) 662-5703.
go2slidell - a site of general info about Slidell
Slidell, Louisiana, Community Pages - has lot of restaurant info and recipes
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge - 1010 Gause Blvd., Bldg. 936, Slidell, LA 70458. Thirty miles from New Orleans. Boat launches & a canoe trail aid access to this refuge. Fishing, hunting & camping allow visitors to see this pristine hardwood forest. (504) 646-7555.
Pearl River Wildlife Management Area - 2 miles east of Slidell in St. Tammany Parish. 34,896 acres including cypress-tupelo swamp and hardwoods. Fishing, canoeing, boating, birding, crawfishing, waterfowl hunting, game hunting, a nature walk, boat ramps, campsites, water, comfort stations, rifle range. (504) 765-2360.
Gator Swamp Tours - 55130 Hwy. 90, Slidell, LA 70459. A personal real life adventure. Small boats maneuver easily through the moss-draped trees and still waters of the Honey Island Swamp. (504) 649-1255, (800) 875-4287.
Honey Island Swamp Tours - Crawford Landing at the West Pearl River, Slidell, LA 70461. Explore the interior of America's least altered, most beautiful cypress-river swamps on a 2-hour narrated adventure with wetlands ecologist Dr. Paul Wagner and staff. (504) 641-1769, (504) 242-5877.
Days Inn of Slidell - 1645 Gause Blvd., Slidell, LA 70458. Junction of I-10, I-12 and I-59. Color TV, cable/Showtime, direct-dial phones, pool. (504) 641-3450, (800) 325-2525.
Econo Lodge - 58512 Tyler Dr., Slidell, LA 70459. Exit #266. (800) 55-ECONO, (504) 641-2153.
La Quinta Inn - 794 E. I-10 Service Rd., Slidell, LA 70461. (504) 643-9770, (800) 531-5900.
Ramada Inn Slidell - 798 East I-10 Service Rd., Slidell, LA 70461. Gause Blvd. At I-10/I-12/I-59 Interchange. (504) 643-9960.
B+B Garden Guest House - 34514 Bayou Liberty Road, Slidell, LA 70460. Serene c.1900 private guest cottage, restored, amid ten acres of centuries-old oaks. Tropical landscaping, antiques, glass-walled porches, lofty ceilings, decks, laundry. (504) 641-0335 (888) 255-0335 .
House Bed & Breakfast - 127 Cleveland Ave., Slidell, LA 70458. Magnificent
Victorian 1895 mansion on 41/2 acres with huge oaks. National Historic
Landmark beautifully furnished with antiques. (504) 643-1405; reservations
Chateau Inn - 2022 Ruth St., Sulphur, LA 70663. Located at the head of the Creole Nature Trail, I-10 Exit 20. (318) 527-8146, (800) 38-CHATO.
Holiday Inn Sulphur - 2033 Ruth St., Sulphur, LA 70663. 9 miles from downtown Lake Charles. (318) 528-2061, (800) 645-2425.
La Quinta Inn - 2600 Ruth, Sulphur, LA 70663. Creole Nature Trail. (318) 527-8303, (800) 531-5900.
Cajun Charlie's Seafood Restaurant & Gift Shop - 202 Henning Dr., Sulphur, LA 70663. I-10 Exit 20. (318) 527-9044.
Edward Douglass White Historic Site - 2295 St. Mary St., Thibodaux, LA 70301. Antebellum Creole plantation home contains exhibits about the life and times of Governor White and his son, U.S. Chief Justice E.D. White II. (504) 447-0915.
Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve - 314 St. Mary St., Thibodaux, LA 70301. The park includes boardwalk, museum, gallery with changing art exhibits, video theater, sales area, and performing arts theater. (504) 448-1375.
Best of Louisiana Tours - 119 Elm Street, Thibodaux, LA 70301. Customized Statewide-Cajun Country-New Orleans Tours. Experience swamps, bayous, plantations, food, music, etc. (504) 447-3125, fax (504) 446-5344.
Holiday Inn Thibodaux - 400 East First St., Thibodaux, LA 70301. (504) 446-0561, (800) HOLIDAY.
Howard Johnson Lodge - 201 North Canal Blvd., Thibodaux, LA 70301. (504) 447-9071, (800) 952-2968.
Bubba's II of Thibodaux
Cajun Restaurant & Sports Lounge - 764 Bayou Rd., Hwy. 308, Thibodaux,
LA 70301. A cozy family restaurant on beautiful Bayou Lafourche. (504)
446-5117, fax (504) 446-2525.
B+B G. W. Nesom
House, P.O. Box 602, 50023 Highway 51 North, Tickfaw, LA 70466,
Phone 504-542-7159 Listed on the National Register, this beautiful
Eastlake Queen Anne Victorian house was built in 1903 by George Wilburn
Nesom and filled with antiques.
Oak Alley Plantation, Restaurant & Inn - 3645 Hwy. 18 (River Rd.), Vacherie, LA 70090. Between New Orleans & Baton Rouge on Mississippi River. National Historic Landmark, c.1839. Famous 1/4-mile alley of 300-yr.-old live oak trees. . (504) 265-2151, (800) 44-ALLEY.
B+B Bay Tree Plantation Bed & Breakfast - 3785 LA Hwy. 18, River Road, Vacherie, LA 70090. C. 1850 Creole Cottage on National Register & “The Rene House.” Neighbor to Oak Alley. Antiques, Fireplaces, Tester Beds, Antique Tubs & Whirlpool Baths. (800) 895-2109, (504) 265-2109.
Oak Alley Plantation, Restaurant & Inn - 3645 Hwy. 18 (River Rd.), Vacherie, LA 70090. Turn-of-century Creole cottages on grounds of plantation, near Oak Alley antebellum mansion, a National Historic Landmark. Quaint, country decor. Continental breakfast included. No TV or Telephones. (504) 265-2151, (800) 44-ALLEY.
Delta National Wildlife Refuge - 1010 Gause Blvd., Bldg. 936, Slidell, LA 70458. Located at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Fishing, shrimping, birding and hunting. Access by boat only (charter boats available.) (504) 646-7555.
Charter Boat Teaser Bluewater & inland fishing. (504) 341-4245, (504) 534-2928.
Cypress Cove Marina - 226 Cypress Cove Rd. (next to the Coast Guard Station), Venice, LA 70091. Restaurant, RV hook-ups, boat slips, free cable TV, marina store, fuel, covered stackable boat storage, houseboats, Hunting & Fishing Guides (504) 534-9289, (800) 643-4190.
Venice Marina - P.O. Box 990, Venice, LA 70091. Full-service marina on Hwy. 23. Easy access to Mississippi Delta/Mississippi River. Fuel, ice, camping, charter boats, guides and 24-hour fishing information line, (504) 534-7701. Office (504) 534-9357.
Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area - Concordia Parish, 50 miles south of Vidalia. 24,307 acres of hardwood bottomlands. Hunting, fishing, watchable wildlife, birding. Campsites, boat ramps. (318) 757-4571.
B+B Lisburn Hall - P.O. Box 1152, Vidalia, LA 71373. 1852 Greek Revival home furnished with period antiques on working plantation. Located on 40 acres overlooking Lake Concordia. Minutes from Natchez, MS. (318) 336-5457.
Louisiana State Arboretum - Adjacent to Chicot State Park in Evangeline Parish. 301-acre facility featuring several miles of nature trails with labeled plant life native to Louisiana. (318) 363-6289.
B+B Maison DeVille - 513 W. Jackson St., Ville Platte, LA 70586. Join Smokey and Ethel at Maison DeVille to enjoy Cajun hospitality at its very best as you rest comfortably in the spacious quarters provided. (318) 363-1262.
Best Western Delta Downs Motor Inn - 2267 Old Hwy. 90, Vinton, LA 70668. I-10 Exit 4, (318) 589-7492, (800) 282-8081.
Town of Vivian - 111 W. Alabama, Vivian, LA 71082. Louisiana Redbud Festival - 3rd weekend of March. Country Christmas Festival - 2nd weekend in December: Christmas carolers, parade, lights, bazaar. (318) 375-3856.
Hinckley House - 405 E. Dejean St., Washington, LA 70589. Built about 1800. Furnished with family heirlooms; antiques include steamboat memorabilia. Family graveyard dated from 1803. (318) 826-3906.
Soileau's Cowhide Chairs and Folk Art Shop, 925 Hwy 363 Washington, Louisiana 70589 (337) 826 - 3295
Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area - 105 Avenue of the Acadians, Opelousas, LA 70570. St. Landry Parish, immediately NE of Washington. 11,000 acres of bottomland hardwoods managed for wildlife. Hunting, day-hiking, birding, watchable wildlife. (318) 948-0255.
B+B Camellia Cove Bed & Breakfast (circa 1825) - 205 W. Hill St., Washington, LA 70589. Circa 1825. Louisiana antiques, pretty gardens. (318) 826-7362.
Jack Womack's Steamboat Warehouse Restaurant - 513 Main St., Washington, LA 70589. (318) 826-7227.
The Country House
(circa 1902) Queen Anne Victorian with 1 suite upstairs, 1 downstairs
and 2 cottages in a lovely garden, all with private baths. Includes the
Country House art gallery, a pre-Civil War carriage house.
Early 19th Century French Colonial House. 1 private suite with 2 beds
and private bath. Master Bedroom with1 private bath. Home is furnished
in Period French Antiques and rare art. Fresh Flowers in rooms daily.
French Creole Breakfast with fresh fruit and variety menu.
The Crawford House
(circa 1850) Historic home just a short stroll from Main Street and all
shops. One room with private bath and entrance.
La Chaumiere &
Acadian Connection - A one room guest cottage built in 1930 and located
on the downtown walking tour decorated in Acadian motif with stocked refrigerator.
La Maison de' Gabrielle (circa 1860's), Walking distance from Main St. Antique shopping - 2 bedrooms with private bath. Phone: 337.623.4711 or 337-942-6525; Cell: 337.351.1309, Address: 204 E. Carriere St.
Two fully equipped cottages overlooking bayou and adjacent to the restaurant
on Du Courtableau., Phone: 337.826.7227
W. FELICIANA PARISH
See St. Francisville
Kiroli Park - 820 Kiroli Rd., West Monroe, LA 71291. Playgrounds, fishing ponds, picnic shelters and paved trails. (318) 396-4016.
D'Arbonne National Wildlife Refuge - Rt. 2, Box 401-B, Farmerville, LA 71241. D'Arbonne NWR is a 17,400-acre wildlife refuge with hunting and fishing as the main recreational uses. Boat launches and trails (318) 726-4222.
Antique Alley - 200-300 Blocks Trenton St., plus nearby streets, West Monroe, LA 71291. (318) 387-5691.
Historic Cotton Port Merchants Assn. - 303 Trenton St., West Monroe, LA 71291. Shop Cottonport's Historic District, one block from the Ouachita River. Variety of specialty shops offering antiques, and collectibles. (318) 325-1961.
North Delta Antique Dealers Association - P.O. Box 2612, West Monroe, LA 71291. (318) 325-0103.
Westwego Historical Museum - opened in the summer of 2000 and features an old time hardware store (early 1900s), upstairs living quarters complete with antique furniture, an outside cistern and outhouse. 275 Sala Avenue Westwego, LA 70094 Phone (504) 341-3161 Fax(504) 341-2570
Cypress Swamp Tours at Bayou Segnette - 501 Laroussini Street, Westwego, LA 70094. 12 miles from New Orleans. Custom-built covered boats with native guides. Group rates available. (504) 581-4501, (800) 633-0503.
The Cottage Gift Shop - 502 Laroussini Street, Westwego, LA 70094. Louisiana gifts and collectibles housed in a 1902 Creole cottage. (504) 347-9155.
Southern Safaris - 511 Laroussini Street, Westwego, LA 70094. Fly-fishing shop. Gear, clothing, gifts, instruction, custom rods and repair. (504) 340-8887.
Big Red Guide &
Outfitters - 511 Laroussini Street, Westwego, LA 70094.
Bayou Segnette State Park - 7777 Westbank Expwy., Westwego, LA 70094. Wave pool, picnic area, large boat launch, cabins, camping area and group camp complex. Situated where marsh meet woodlands. (504) 736-7140.
B+B Nottoway Plantation Inn & Restaurant - LA Hwy. 1, White Castle, LA 70788. Plantation manor house among century-old oaks. Thirteen rooms with private baths; period furnishings in mansion and cottage. (225) 545-2730.
B+B White Castle Inn - 55035 Cambre St., White Castle, LA 70788. Guest rooms decorated with antiques, quilts, artwork. (504) 545-9932.
Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame - 499 East Main St., Winnfield, LA 71483. Highlights the lives of Louisiana politicians, including two of the three governors born in Winnfield brothers Huey P. and Earl K. Long. (318) 628-5928.
North Toledo Bend State Park - P.O. Box 56, Zwolle, LA 71486. Features excellent fishing and water sports. Overnight camping at improved campsites, in vacation cabins or in the park's group camp. (318) 645-4715.
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