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Old 05-17-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Well, it's me again and the final plans for the trip have been hashed out, we are driving to Mississippi, New Orleans, Alabama and such, we'll be following I-20 through Texas and stopping to see family.

Is there anything to see East of Dallas and in Northern Louisiana? And in places throughout Alabama?
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:53 PM
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Well, it's me again and the final plans for the trip have been hashed out, we are driving to Mississippi, New Orleans, Alabama and such, we'll be following I-20 through Texas and stopping to see family.

Is there anything to see East of Dallas and in Northern Louisiana? And in places throughout Alabama?
DK, you might enjoy stopping off a bit and looking over the ante-bellum town of Jefferson, Texas. Lots of historic attractions for a small town. Going east on 1-20 take the Hwy 59 exit to Marshall and Jefferson. Jefferson is about 15 miles. To get to the downtown area, turn right off Hwy 59 onto Hwy 49 (which becomes E. Broadway). Go up several blocks and turn right on N. Polk St, and you will enter the historic downtown area. If you decide to go thru it, be sure and visit the Jefferson General Store.

Jefferson General Store - Jefferson, Texas

Have a safe trip, and tell us about it!
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Thanks again, Reb!
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:17 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Well, it's me again and the final plans for the trip have been hashed out, we are driving to Mississippi, New Orleans, Alabama and such, we'll be following I-20 through Texas and stopping to see family.

Is there anything to see East of Dallas and in Northern Louisiana? And in places throughout Alabama?
Well, there's Shreveport/ Bossier City. I don't know that it's got many tourist attractions, but is a nice medium sized city. It does have the Casinos, and you might b able to get a bite of Cajun food up there even though it's not really Cajun country.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Well, there's Shreveport/ Bossier City. I don't know that it's got many tourist attractions, but is a nice medium sized city. It does have the Casinos, and you might b able to get a bite of Cajun food up there even though it's not really Cajun country.
They have the casinos and the Louisiana Boardwalk. I can count the times I've been to North Louisiana on my hand so I don't know much about it other than it might as well be another state.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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They have the casinos and the Louisiana Boardwalk. I can count the times I've been to North Louisiana on my hand so I don't know much about it other than it might as well be another state.
Well, what about New Orleans, we are stopping there for a day. We are going to see the French Quarter and a couple of the cemetaries, but what else is there?
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Well, what about New Orleans, we are stopping there for a day. We are going to see the French Quarter and a couple of the cemetaries, but what else is there?
French Quarter
Marigny Triangle
Magazine St
St Charles Ave
Ride the streetcar
Ride the ferry
WWII Mueseum
The Cabildo
City Park
Various other museums
Swamp tours
Riverboat cruise
Aquarium
Riverwalk
Cafe du Monde
Cochon (probably only uthentic Cajun in city)
Algiers Point
3 Casinos
Shoppes at Canal Place (not as high-end as it used to be)
Moonwalk
Warehouse district art galleries

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Old 05-18-2010, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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French Quarter
Marigny Triangle
Magazine St
St Charles Ave
Ride the streetcar
Ride the ferry
WWII Mueseum
The Cabildo
City Park
Various other museums
Swamp tours
Riverboat cruise
Aquarium
Riverwalk
Cafe du Monde
Cochon (probably only uthentic Cajun in city)
Algiers Point
3 Casinos
Shoppes at Canal Place (not as high-end as it used to be)
Moonwalk
Warehouse district art galleries

This thread might help too... Street Names
Now that I think about it I am going to see the Confederate museum and maybe a swamp tour, I'll keep those others in mind WestbankNOLA!
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:21 PM
 
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Now that I think about it I am going to see the Confederate museum and maybe a swamp tour, I'll keep those others in mind WestbankNOLA!
The Confederate museum shouldn't be missed.

As for the swamp tour, if you're coming from northern Louisiana and driving eastward toward Mississippi and Alabama, I would actually stop at the Atchafalaya around the Breaux Bridge area (near Lafayette and 2 hours west of New Orleans). That area can't be beat for what you're talking about.

And if you fancy the glorious plantations of the South, Desertkid, Oak Alley (in Vacherie, LA) is one of Dixie's finest and sits right along the Mississippi in the River Parishes.
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:10 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Me personally, I think the Cabildo (Louisiana History Museum) and the WWII museum are much better than the Civil War museum. I would take ReluctantGardenStater's advice as well. Achafalaya would probably nicer for a swamp tour. Barataria and Lafitte (in NOLA) aren't bad though. I don't know about Honey Island.


I forgot about The Presbytère, the old U.S. Mint, and the Insectarium.
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