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All aboard! You don’t need to hop a train to take a tour of these historic railroad towns.
Stops
6
Time
72
Distance
470

Follow the Ponchatoula Quilt Trail through Ponchatoula and Manchac and see beautiful, hand-made quilt blocks. Each unique tile can be found at different locations, like the Ponchatoula strawberry fields or local businesses, homes and more.

Throughout Ponchatoula and Tangipahoa Parish

From special boutiques to art and antiques, there’s something for everyone in the downtown Hammond shops. With over 25 different stores, this railroad town is sure to satisfy any shopper.

Entirety of Downtown Hammond, LA

At Sundown Tavern, you can dine and dance at this popular pub with a spacious patio, casual cuisine and live entertainment from local and regional musicians located in historic downtown Ruston. 

111 E Park Ave., Ruston, LA 71270
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Stop by this quaint little town for a free history lesson at the Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site commemorating the commercial waterway that was built in 1909 and acted as a gateway from Bayou Plaquemine to the Mississippi River. 

57730 Main St., Plaquemine, LA 70764

Get the real experience by dining in an active train station at Times Grill. Guests can choose from a variety of classic burgers and milkshakes before hitting the road.

1827 Front St., Slidell, LA 70458

For an afternoon activity that’s out of this world, take the whole family to the Kenner Planetarium and Rivertown Space Science Complex in downtown Kenner. Learn and explore through interactive exhibits that include a NASA International Space Station prototype, or do some star gazing at an astronomy show in the Megadome Cinema.

2020 Fourth St., Kenner, LA 70062
Plan your Louisiana Trip, but be sure to confirm with local businesses before you hit the road!