Swamp Pop
Swamp Pop & Lock It
Experience authentic Louisiana swamp tours along with homegrown music and dancing.
Stops
6
Time
48
Distance
185

Head deep into swamp country with Captain Billy Gaston and his team at A Cajun Man's Swamp Tour and Adventures. All aboard a comfy 50-passenger boat and witness the beauty of the bayou, complete with migratory birds, turtles and gators.

251 Marina Dr., Gibson, LA 70356 

You can buy crickets here, but the name comes from owner, Cricket, who has created the quirkiest bait shop you’ll visit. Recognize Cricket's Bait Shop by its mix-and-don’t-match exterior, and ever-evolving interior selection of bait and oddities, including folk art and a century-old Loggerhead turtle that Cricket rescued.

24386 Ronald Reagan Hwy., Krotz Springs, LA 70750

Is your two-step ready? Do you hear the accordion? Get your Cajun or country dancing fix on weekends at the Jolly Inn Cajun Dancehall, where you can also grab a cold beer and enjoy true-blue Cajun food. Got two left feet? No worries. You can take weekday dance lessons here too.

1507 Barrow St., Houma, LA 70360
Swamp Pop

Swamp Pop's rich history comes to life through exhibits at the Louisiana Swamp Pop Museum dedicated to this energetic musical genre, born in Louisiana in the 50s and 60s. Check out stage costumes, photos, records, a “wall of fame” of autographs and rare memorabilia. Large charts and maps trace Swamp Pop's influence across the globe.

205 NW Railroad Ave., Ville Platte, LA 70586

They might want your best B&T joke here at Boudreau & Thibodeau's Cajun Cookin', but the food is no joke at all – just real Cajun. Start with frog legs and move on to alligator sauce picante followed by redfish courtbouillon. Then again, you could just order the Hank Williams-inspired, “jambalaya-crawfish pie-filé gumbo.”

5602 W Main St., Houma, LA 70360 

The Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center includes a family-friendly stroll through a 103-acre Cypress-Tupelo swamp in the middle of the Capital City that’s filled with native birds and hidden wildlife. An interpretive center includes interactive exhibits on local flora and fauna, a working bee hive and live reptiles.

10503 N Oak Hills Pkwy., Baton Rouge, LA 70810
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