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going to take off next month around the 4th thinking about going south and seeing the sites. Anybody have any ideas on what to do or see, I have a 5 year old girl I am taking.
 

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where at in la are you planning on visiting? i am on the west side. lots to do, just depends on your interests.
 

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where at in la are you planning on visiting? i am on the west side. lots to do, just depends on your interests.
:whs: What part of LA? If you like to drink, you will blend in with the locals. Big Adam, what part of Lafayette you live in? I'm in Lafayette....
 

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my girl likes animals, really just want to get away from my business, We thought we would visit do there. I really have no plans yet, driving down on the 3rd probably.
 

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Audubon Zoo is one of the best zoos in the country. And there's also the Aquarium of the Americas and the Insecterium. And the Kid's Science Museum (I think that's what it's called). And the D-Day Museum is awesome, although that'd be more for you than her. They have package deals you can do for the zoo/aquarium/insecterium and I think for the Kid's (or Children's maybe?) Museum. New Orleans has a lot more to do (besides drinking and partying) than people think. You can also come to this side of Lake Pontchartrain (the Northshore) for some swamp tours. There's a number of festivals going on right now too I believe, on both sides of the lake.

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youngsville. right by fabacher park, on la nuevelle
 

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so I think I need to spend a couple days around new orleans by the way it sounds. I read about ticket packages you can save some money if you buy a combo ticket. Thanks for the info
 

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Big Adam. I live in Lafayette off of fieldspan or duson to be exact. I have a freind that lives near you on the youngsville rd buy the shell station. I am always in the area. I drive a white 09 king ranch with 8 in lift.
 

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think I want to go airboating while we are down there. Is there any other places I should go other than new orleans
 

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wife wants to see plantation houses, are they worth seeing or is it going to be a waste of time. I am guessing I am not going to see the coast cuz of the oil leak the ocean has.
 

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wife wants to see plantation houses, are they worth seeing or is it going to be a waste of time. I am guessing I am not going to see the coast cuz of the oil leak the ocean has.
PLantations are pretty neat. You can still see he coast, its not as bad as it sounds. I would spend a couple days here, The zoo thing has a boat you can ride to the aquarium, kids love that.
 

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if your girl likes animals, check out Global Wildlife. in folsom, la. we just got back, awesome day trip. covered wagons, free range animals. good times.
 

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think I want to go airboating while we are down there. Is there any other places I should go other than new orleans
Avery Island is pretty cool, especially if you like tabasco sauce...
TABASCO.COM - the hot, legendary pepper sauce!

If you like amazing food, you are in the right state as well,

Prejeans Restaurant: Award-Winning Cajun Cuisine Prejeans is pretty good, they're world renowned..

Shucks! - The Concept I personally prefer Shucks over Prejeans though.
Not as pricey, they have better food as well. Their margaritas are off the chain.

USS KIDD Veterans Memorial The USS KIDD is on the Mississippi in Baton Rouge.

Crawfish Town USA - Home As far as crawfish go, crawfish town has the absolute best restaurant-availible crawfish.

A lot more info can be found here..http://www.baton-rouge.com/BatonRouge/

If I think of any thing else, I'll post up.
 

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Also, you can come to the beach down here in Bay St. Louis. The water has never been much for swimming, so that's up to you. Also, we have some good fishing down here at night if you're in to fishing. My bro catches shark, large reds, and more off of Garfield Ladner Pier. It's a nice setup.
 

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not planning on swimming, just to say we seen the coast, Its probably going to be hot in july but thats about the only time I can get away while its still warm. I am in the outdoor powersports and lawn and garden. This is my busy season but my girl starts school this year so we have to go now. You guys are giving my some great ideas. I always plan way ahead before we go but havent even started this time and we leave in less than a month. Do I need to plan anything for the west part of the state or just the eastern part? I would love to fish while I was there but dont know if the wife will let me.
 

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think I want to go airboating while we are down there. Is there any other places I should go other than new orleans

You can do that on the Northshore (St. Tammany Parish) too. It's half an hour north of New Orleans, where I live.


wife wants to see plantation houses, are they worth seeing or is it going to be a waste of time.

The Baton Rouge area is good for that. It's only an hour west of New Orleans. They even have some haunted ones you can stay overnight in. We're supposed to stay in this one for a friend's birthday in October: http://www.myrtlesplantation.com/


if your girl likes animals, check out Global Wildlife. in folsom, la. we just got back, awesome day trip. covered wagons, free range animals. good times.

Yup, that's also here on the Northshore. I've actually never been to it but have heard good things about it.

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sounds like we are coming down on the 3rd of july, start the zoo thing and stay a few days and start heading towards baton rouge and hit plantation houses. Then come back across and hit the global wildlife and insta gator farm and try to airboat. I am just having a hard time getting a time line on how long this will take me. I kinda need to book places to stay and cant really get any good ideas on how long to spend there. Any help would be great!!!
 

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also where would be a good place to stay in new orleans, guess we will be there about three days.
 

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Make Danny boil you som crawfish while you are there...
 
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