Outdoorsy and Obscure-As-All-Get-Out
Fresh air and roads less-traveled.

A true escape, this 10,000-acre rustic refuge invites visitors to lose themselves in its wild beauty. At Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge, take in lush trees and foliage, wildlife and a 1,500 year-old Bald Cypress tree.

St. Francisville, LA

Once a drug store and soda fountain, The Market at Circa 1857 is in the historic Mid-City space and has been remade into a retail collective with vendors selling original art, antiques and quirky gifts. Enjoy a bite at Yvette Marie’s Café while inside.

1857 Government St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Dance: La Poussiere

Poussiere means “dust” so don’t expect a fancy ballroom at La Poussiere, just an authentic Cajun dancehall that has been drawing talented musicians and sure-footed dancers since 1955.

1215 Grand Pointe Ave., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

Louisiana’s colorful politics come to life at tallest state capitol in the U.S. The free tour of the Louisiana State Capitol reveals bullet holes in the wall where Governor Huey P. Long was assassinated. The observation deck offers stunning views.

900 North 3rd St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802


Find the ultimate road food at Bergeron’s Cajun Meats. Savor the flavor of homemade cracklins, boudin balls and beef jerky. Enjoy a home-cooked meal in the dining room and stock up all manner of Cajun meats to go.

760 LA-415, Port Allen, LA 70767

Kids adore watching Mike the Tiger and standing under statues of basketball greats Pistol Pete and Shaq, but there’s more to an outdoor tour of LSU. Stroll past the 6,100-year-old Indian Mounds, and meander into the LSU School of Design Sculpture Garden where students create the installations.

16 N Stadium Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Plan your Louisiana Trip, but be sure to confirm with local businesses before you hit the road!