Louisiana State Parks http://www.crt.state.la.us/crt/parks/
Here is the homepage for Louisiana State Parks.
Louisiana Travel http://www.louisianatravel.com/
Here is the official state tourism website for Louisiana.
Louisiana Kids Page http://www.louisiana.gov/Explore/Kids_Page/
Here is a special page for kids from the Louisiana Governor's Office.
Other State Links
50states.com: Louisiana http://www.50states.com/louisian.htm
The site provides a wealth of information about Louisiana. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
Things To Do in Louisiana http://www.thingstodo.com/states/LA/index.htm
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about Louisiana's entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state's interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
Roadside America: Louisiana Attractions http://www.roadsideamerica.com/map/la.html
Roadside America describes itself as an online guide to offbeat attractions. This site offers reviews of "weird sites along the highway" in Louisiana.
Real Cajun Recipes http://www.realcajunrecipes.com/
Try your hand at Cajun cooking with this constantly growing collection of Cajun recipes, gathered from hundreds of Cajun cooks. Be sure to check out the Heritage link at the top to learn all about Acadiana, the Cajun Heartland.
FedStats: MapStat: United States: Louisiana http://www.fedstats.gov/qf/states/22000.html
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on "economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more" in Louisiana.
Mardi Gras is a celebration that is known world wide. It is an ancient custom that originated in southern Europe. It celebrates food and fun just before the 40 days of Lent: a Catholic time of prayer and sacrifice. This custom was brought to Louisiana by the French.
Louisiana marshes supply most of the nation's muskrat fur as well as that of opossum, raccoon, mink, and otter, and large numbers of game birds.
The state tree is the Bald cypress, state insect is the Honeybee, state dog is the Catahoula Leopard Dog, state gemstone is Agate, state fossil is Petrified palmwood, and the state colors are gold, white, and blue.
Planters initially produced indigo and tobacco, but these crops were replaced by cotton in north Louisiana and sugar cane in the more tropical southern Louisiana. Today, Louisiana is among the top ten states in the production of sugar cane (2nd), sweet potatoes (2nd), rice (3rd), cotton (5th) and pecans (5th).
Louisiana has the greatest concentration of crude oil refineries, natural gas processing plants and petrochemical production facilities in the Western Hemisphere.
Louisiana is the nation's largest handler of grain for export to world markets. More than 40 percent of the U.S. grain exports move through Louisiana ports.
Because of its many bays and sounds, Louisiana has the longest coastline (15,000 miles) of any state and 41 percent of the nation's wetlands.
Some Famous People from this State
Louis Armstrong (1900 - 1971), jazz musician and entertainer.
Sieur de Jean Baptiste le Moyne Bienville (1680 - 1768), explorer, governor of Louisiana colony, founder of New Orleans, and referred to as the "Father of Louisiana."
Fats Domino, musician.
Bryant Gumbel, TV newscaster.
John James Audubon (1785 - 1851), naturalist and artist, some of whose paintings for Birds of America were done in Louisiana.