There are 22 state parks and 18 state historic sites in Louisiana.
Home to agencies including the Louisiana divisions of Arts, Historic Preservation and Archaeology.
Founded in 1906, this network of properties statewide has more than 450,000 artifacts and works of art collectively. There are eight sites in New Orleans and sites in Baton Rouge, Natchitoches, Patterson and Thibodaux.
This flagship of Louisiana public libraries in downtown Baton Rouge, the State Library of Louisiana’s holdings include the Louisiana Room, a massive archive of historical documents and photography. Much is available in digital formats.
Information on Louisiana’s national prominence in the American film industry. Be sure to see the “Screening Room” section for details on notable movies shot in Louisiana including Django Unchained, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons, Ray, Monster’s Ball, Dead Man Walking, JFK, Interview With The Vampire, A Streetcar Named Desire, Steel Magnolias and Easy Rider; and smash TV hits like Duck Dynasty, Swamp People, Treme and True Blood.
Focuses on Louisiana music – Cajun, zydeco, jazz, blues and country. Includes genre descriptions, brief bios on prominent musicians and lists of music-themed attractions, popular music venues and recurring jam and concert series.
A network of 12 pro-caliber courses spread statewide.
Loops provide avenues to experience some of the best bird and wildlife watching in North America.
A 180-mile National Scenic Byway through the coastal prairie, swamps and marshlands of Calcasieu and Cameron parishes in southwest Louisiana.
The Atchafalaya Basin, a 186,000 square-mile freshwater river swamp, is considered to be one of America’s last frontiers. It is in the heartland of Louisiana’s “Cajun Country” region.
40 sites statewide paying tribute to black Americans’ contributions to both Louisiana and American history and culture.
Where to experience Louisiana’s best open road and off-road biking.
Where to experience Louisiana’s best swamp, bayou and river canoeing and kayaking.
A journey throughout the state exploring the culinary offerings in each Louisiana region.
A trail through seven local microbreweries in New Orleans, the New Orleans Northshore, Baton Rouge and Cajun Country.
A one-stop shop for everything saltwater and freshwater fishing in Louisiana.
Develops and directs a wide variety of marketing and communications programs which strengthen and revitalize the Louisiana seafood industry.