The tourism industry is very important to the economy of Louisiana. People come to Louisiana to enjoy the wildlife, weather, and its scenic beauty.
|Oak Alley is located on the Great River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Jacques Roman built it in 1839. There are twenty-eight live oak trees in two rows of fourteen each, eighty feet apart. A French settler had planted the trees in the early 1700’s. Oak Alley Plantation has daily-guided tours, bed & breakfast accommodations in 19th-century cottages, a Cajun/Creole restaurant offering local favorites, a café/ice cream parlor, an impressive gift shop and a most spectacular setting for weddings, parties and other private functions.||Madewood Plantation is located in Napoleonville, Louisiana. Madewood Plantation was designed by Henry Howard and built by Colonel Thomas Pugh in 1846. Its name came from that it is constructed of wood from the trees from the property. The Departmaent of the Interior made it a National historic Landmark in 1983. In 1964 it was bought and renovated by Naomi and Harold Marshall. Madewood represents a good example of Greek Revival architecture.|
A swamp is a seasonally flooded forest. Swamp tours are one of Louisiana’s most popular tourist attractions. Being in a swamp is a one of a kind experience because the only way to see and hear sounds of the bayou is to be in one. Bayous are good habitats for wildlife. Some of the wildlife includes alligators, birds, and fish. Most of the swamp tours are given by Cajuns that have grown up in the area. Here are two Swamp Tours in the area around us.
|Honey Island Swamp Tours has provided unique, interpretative boat tours since 1982. As the swamp boat goes down the Pearl River, visitors can observe alligators, deer, owls, fish camps, cypress trees, marsh grasses and rice fields.||Zam's Swamp Tour is located in Kramer, Louisiana. You can explore beautiful bayous and swamps and see an alligator farm.|
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