Best Louisiana Places to Picnic
in the Deep South, Louisiana, the "Pelican State," has a
colorful history and was named in honor of King Louis XIV.
A strong French influence is still evident
throughout the state--its capital city is named Baton Rouge, French for
"red stick," because the French-Canadian explorer Pierre Le
Moyne d'Iberville visited the area in 1699 and observed a red cypress
Today the city of New Orleans is known for its
Mardi Gras and jazz festivals.
- Louisiana City, Towns and Parrish Sites
- National Park Sites
- Louisiana Forest Sites
- Louisiana Park Sites
- Louisiana Historic State Park Sites