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Known for delicious Creole and Cajun food, Louisana makes your mouth water at the thought of natives cooking spicy, aromatic meals. Those outside Lousiana may not realize those delicious foods come from an authentic way of life for many residents. Thousands of visitors flock to Louisiana each year to gobble up the jambalaya, red beans with rice, gumbo, shrimp, crawfish, and other specialties.
Flowing through the southeast portion of the state are the Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River. The Kisatchie National Forest marks the middle of the state. Head to the southwestern region of Louisiana to discover even more distinct local culture and rich natural landscape. Many people in the U.S. consider this area the most impressive and interesting in the entire state.
The most popular and well-known city in Louisiana is New Orleans. Situated in the southeastern corner of Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans is home to the French Quarter, Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas, and other natural landmarks. The annual Mardi Gras celebration attracts thousands of tourists from across the world.
Baton Rouge is a second popular destination. Many small towns like Alexandria sit along the Mississippi border.
Throughout Louisiana, entertainment and culture often focus on water activities. While there are still numerous communities throughout the state, most people agree that it is the coastline that defines it.