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2014-15 through 2018-19
The Atchafalaya Heritage Area has been designated by Congress as a National Heritage Area.
Welcome to the happiest state in America!
According to the results of a Science Magazine poll, Louisiana is America's happiest state … and there's a reason for that. We love our land. We love our cuisine. And we love our rich varieties of music.
Our unique and authentic culture is celebrated throughout the world. Pick your passion and make Louisiana your favorite vacation adventure. Take your family to learn about Poverty Point in northeast Louisiana, the oldest city in America. Explore the scenic bayous of south Louisiana and take a canoe trip through the Atchafalaya Basin. How about a visit to one of America's most cosmopolitan cities – New Orleans, a fascinating blend of food, music and fun wrapped around an astounding historical and architectural package?
You'll enjoy a vibrant arts community and a treasure trove of museums and trails, from the Cabildo at Jackson Square in New Orleans to our Heroes and Heritage Trail, which showcases the people and places that have shaped our identity. If you simply want to hunt, fish, bicycle, camp, hike, sail or watch birds, Louisiana is your destination. We offer experiences for every taste. Please join us! There is nothing we enjoy more than having company. Come for a visit and let us show you why we love Louisiana. You may even decide to settle down among the nation’s happiest people!