Louisiana Bucket List ~ Sportsman’s Paradise Region

We visited Louisiana in the summer of 2016, it was hot and sticky when we arrived in New Orleans, but we did enjoy that trip that also let us explore the Gulf for a day trip and the capitol city of Baton Rouge. While researching Louisiana I’ve found overall that we saw a lot of the state that is included on my bucket list series, but this region in particular is one that I would like to see more of as we only briefly touched into this region.


  • Chemin-a-Haut State Park: Bluff park overlooking a bayou.


  • Lake Bistineau State Park: Park along a lake formed by a log jam during flooding on the nearby Red River.


  • Biedenharn Museum and Gardens: Combines two of my favorite things…museums and gardens! Also home to the Coke and Bible Museums.


  • Poverty Point World Heritage Site: This is the one thing in the area we did visit, seeing as how it is both a World Heritage Site and run by the NPS. Ancient mounds are all that is left from the civilization that once lived here.


  • Sci-Port Discovery Center: Neat science center in Louisiana.
  • Shreveport Aquarium: While in New Orleans we visited their aquarium which I didn’t find overly exciting for the admission price. I’m wondering how this one compares.
  • Shreveport Water Works Museum: This unique museum shows how steam water power works.

St. Joseph

  • Lake Bruin State Park: Appears to have some beautiful waterway hikes.

All attractions found in the 2018 Louisiana Travel Guide.


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