Sightseeing in Louisiana

LSU Museum of Art Visit for Two or Four (40% Off)

LSU Museum of Art

Downtown

Galleries showcase everything from Chinese jade to contemporary Louisiana artists; museum offers panoramic views of the Mississippi River

$10 $6

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90-Minute Boat Tour of Jean Lafitte National Park for One or Two from Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours (Up to 46% Off)

Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours

Marrero

Local guide leads 90-minute boat tour through the swamplands of Jean Lafitte National Park, where gators, snakes, egrets, mink & nutria live

$25 $15

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$22 for a Swamp Tour via Boat for Two from Cajun Pride Tours (Up to $48 Value)

Cajun Pride Tours

LaPlace

As a boat drifts through protected swampland, tourists catch glimpses of friendly gators and learn facts about wetlands and Cajun culture

$48 $22

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Sugar-Cane Plantation Tour for Two or Four at St. Joseph Plantation (Up to 33% Off)

St. Joseph Plantation

Vacherie

Tours of sugar-cane plantation, birthplace of architect H.H. Richardson, explore original slave cabins and other historical structures

$30 $20

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Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting for Four or Six at Landry Vineyards (46% Off)

Landry Vineyards

B

Guests sample all available wines after visiting the cellar and winery on a one-hour vineyard tour

$45 $25

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Guided Tour for Two or Four at Nottoway Plantation & Resort (Up to 51% Off)

Nottoway Plantation & Resort

White Castle

Knowledgeable guides lead visitors through painstakingly restored 64-room antebellum plantation with rich history

$40 $20

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Guided Walking Tour of Beauregard-Keyes House for Two or Four (Up to 50% Off)

Beauregard-Keyes House

French Quarter

Tour of former home of General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard & author Frances Parkinson Keyes highlights Victorian architecture & items

$20 $10

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Cemetery Tour Admission for One, Two, Four, or Six from The Voodoo Bone Lady Haunted Tours (Up to 51% Off)

The Voodoo Bone Lady Haunted Tours

French Quarter

Explore one of the city’s oldest above-ground cemeteries, visit the tomb of Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau, and pass through Congo Square

$25 $15

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Swamp Tour for Two or Four from James & James Tours (Up to 44% Off)

James & James Tours

New Orleans

Swamp tours get up close and personal with bayou wildlife in a privately owned wildlife refuge

$98 $59

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Walking Historical or Ghost Tour Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Magic Tours, LLC (Up to 56% Off)

Magic Tours, LLC

Corner of Royal and St. Louis

Walk among the graves at St. Louis Cemetery, historic mansions in the Garden District or French Quarter, or markers of the city’s dark past

$50 $24

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Aphrodisiac Walking Tour for Two or Four from Witches Brew Tours (45% Off)

Witches Brew Tours

French Quarter

Guests sample historically sensuous foods and libations as they tour the city’s shops for more love-sparking fare

$120 $66

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4-in-1 Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Witches Brew Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Witches Brew Tours

Multiple Locations

Walking tours travel through historic haunts where vampires, witches, and spirits are said to lurk

$50 $25

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Two-Hour Haunted Houses and Ghosts Walking Tour for Two or Four from Livery Tours (Up to 55% Off)

Livery Tours

Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar

Groups hear tales of the haunted past of the French Quarter during walking tours and enter a 200 year old haunted mansion

$50 $25

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Two-Hour Cemetery History Tour from Ernie's Tours (Up to 59% Off). Three Options Available.

Ernie's Tours

Johnny White's Corner Pub

Louisiana native and licensed tour guide leads groups from the French Quarter to the spooky and historic St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

$50 $25

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African American–History Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from Ella Tours LLC (Up to 59% Off)

Ella Tours LLC

The Upper Quarter Bar

Guides teach tour groups about some of the city’s most interesting aspects of African American history during three-hour walking tours

$40 $17

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VIP Bourbon Street Pub Crawl for One, Two, or Four from Pub Crawl New Orleans (Up to 51% Off)

Pub Crawl New Orleans

New Orleans

Knowledgeable guides lead guests to local hot spots to enjoy VIP admission, party favors, and drink specials

$20 $11

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Walking Tour of Tremé Neighborhood for Two or Four from French Quarter Phantoms (Up to 50% Off)

French Quarter Phantoms

The Voodoo Lounge

In a neighborhood rich with African-American and jazz history, guides explore the sites of civil-rights events and musical inspiration

$44 $22

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Cemetery Walking Tour for Two or Four from French Quarter Phantoms (Up to 63% Off)

French Quarter Phantoms

The Voodoo Lounge

Visitors encounter more than 700 tombs and the grave of Marie Laveau while tip-toeing through a cemetery built in 1789

$40 $16

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For the last 20 years, satanic cults, monsters, and the undead have been congregating at The House of Shock to perform unspeakable horrors in the name of Halloween. Envisioned by a crack team of fright experts, including Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo, this seasonal haunt has been featured in the Travel Channel's Halloween's Most Extreme, Rolling Stone, Maxim, and Top Haunts magazine's list of the Top 13 Haunts nationwide. The house's exhibits are so scary that they've caused some extreme reactions. Allegedly, one patron's heart stopped beating. After she was resuscitated and rushed to the hospital, it was determined she had technically been dead for a short period.

As a live metal band strikes its first ominous chords, the fright fest kicks off with a nightly horror show of pyrotechnics, death metal, live stunts, and masochists. Adrenaline levels soar as courageous guests tiptoe through the coffins, ornate gravestones, and crumbling mausoleums of an ancient graveyard. The house's professional actors don't just slink by waving chainsaws and body parts—they tear apart bodies and scare the dickens out of guests who brave the interactive horrors of a funeral parlor, a morgue, and a butcher shop's dreadfully rotten cuts of beef. The adventure reaches terrifying new heights in a controversial satanic church, where flickering candles and hellfire cast eerie shadows on demonic worshipers and their torture victims. The onsite Hell's Kitchen churns out thematic eats and adult beverages to help frightened guests regain their senses before they revert to a mental world where the only conflict is over which Teletubby wore it best.

319 Butterworth St
New Orleans,
LA
US

One of the nation's longest-standing professional artist cooperative galleries, Baton Rouge Gallery houses contemporary works from professional visual artists and promotes education through exhibits, programs, and events. Monthly exhibitions, which change out the first Wednesday of each month, allow visitors to gawk at the aesthetic talents of the gallery's artist members, including photographers, painters, and stained-glass and multimedia artists. Although everyday admission is free, as part of the gallery's elite support squad members receive free or discounted special-event admission—and in the case of patron membership, free or discounted admission for up to four guests, making it easy to mend fences after a splash fight with a gang of rival watercolorists.

1442 City Park Avenue
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

Typically, when someone walks into a restaurant and leaves with a piece of artwork it's a misdemeanor. But at café @ artspace it's not just legal, but encouraged—as long as you pay for it. Since the café is attached to artspace—a hub for art exhibitions, poetry readings, and live concerts—there's always a selection of original artworks by regional artists on hand in the gift shop. These creations occupy diners as they wait for one of the café's golf-themed sandwiches or housemade desserts, which they can order from the menu or a chalkboard scrawled with the day's specials. Meals may be prepared to go or enjoyed in the café, where free WiFi allows diners to tweet photos of their silverware.

710 Texas St
Shreveport,
LA
US

Preservation is as much a priority as presentation at LeMieux Galleries, which is why the displays that the shop crafts from thousands of frames and acid-free mats often involve leaving a buffer of air between delicate paintings and glass. Framers there ensure that stolen copies of the Declaration of Independence can be secretly enjoyed for generations to come with their careful framing techniques, which can preserve the natural edge of paper and safeguard the stitches of antique needlework. In more than a quarter century in the business, the store has displayed everything from souvenir magazines to jerseys within their frames, the styles of which range from sleek contemporary to the ornate gold moulding that grows unbidden in French palaces. LeMieux Galleries also exhibits sculptures, paintings, and ceramics by artists from the Gulf South.

200 Metairie Rd
Metairie,
LA
US

The hands-on, participatory Children’s Museum of Acadiana entertains children aged 2 to 12 while boosting their understanding of art, human development, and cultural awareness. The Bubble Factory exhibit engulfs children in a life-sized bubble while they concoct massive bubbles of their own. Stuffee teaches future surgeons the proper placement and usage of internal organs without the use of tiny tweezers and an electric buzzer. Children stage their own TV newscast at the Le TV des Enfants exhibit, where they learn the ins and outs of being a camera operator, meteorologist, or a newscaster.

201 E Congress St
Lafayette,
LA
US

The guides at Cajun Tours and Cruises lead small groups on expansive adventures through the history and architecture of New Orleans. Experts meet groups at their hotels, houses, or couch forts at 9 a.m. to venture out on citywide jaunts. Eyes explore prime examples of Southern architecture, including Creole townhouses with asymmetrical arched openings and stucco exteriors, and shotgun houses with covered front porches and lacey Victorian ornamentation. Camera wielders click photos, freezing moments in the French Quarter, Jackson Square, and St. Louis Cathedral before wandering past the site where the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina. In City Park, guides dole out refreshments at the Pavilion, recounting how the sculpture garden was donated and how it once came to life on a full moon. After picnics, visitors hop rides on streetcars and cruise down St. Charles Avenue to take in more beautiful New Orleans structures, returning to their home bases at 4 p.m.

709 May St
Houma,
LA
US