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History & Mystery
Travel through time with a tour of Louisiana’s most quaint and quirky collections and eccentric artifacts.

The unique Germantown Colony Museum tells the story of German settlers fleeing from religious persecution against their efforts to create a societal utopia. Walk among the grounds of the original settlement where some buildings dating from the mid-1800s still stand and learn how the legacy of the colony is recognized today.

200 Museum Rd., Minden, LA 71055

Gander at all the timeless treasures that await inside The Depot Gift Shop housed in an 1894 restored freight depot where you can find art, gifts and Cajun merchandise, before slipping into the two cabooses that contain railroad memorabilia. And while you’re in the mood to reminisce, check out the Sam Guarino Blacksmith Shop Museum, just one block east!

201 W. Lafayette St., Abbeville, LA 70510

Catch a jazz performance at the New Orleans Jazz Market, which hosts the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra as well as other local talents. The only thing in the Big Easy as famous as the music is the food, so visit the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on your way out to see the official china of several First Ladies, the storied history of absinthe and so much more. 

1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113
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Meet the building that served as a local post office for 60 years, which is now beautifully restored while keeping the historic charm. The Old Post Office Museum welcomes guests and locals alike to enjoy the rotating exhibits featuring one-of-a-kind items from historical holiday decorations to heirloom bridal gowns.

513 Prairie St., Winnsboro, LA 71295
Eat: Frosto

Feeling nostalgic? Get to Frosto’s, a 50’s-style diner that serves traditional burgers and shakes, along with updated fare like salads and wraps so everyone can enjoy! It’s the perfect place to recharge after visiting the Ford Automotive Museum in the Crowley City Hall, less than half a mile away. 

228 N. Avenue G, Crowley, LA 70526

While everything is sweet, the pastries at Sweet & Simple are anything but simple! Choose from a variety of special confections like cotton candy macarons and praline cake balls. Once you satisfy your sweet tooth, tour the nearby Mr. Charlie Rig Museum just down the street—you’re in for a real treat! 

209 Freret St., Morgan City, LA 70380
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Louisiana Maneuvers

Did you know the U.S. Army created a mock battle between two fictitious countries in northwest Louisiana in 1941?