Louisiana is a great state for searching for those hidden gems and unique places to visit while traveling. It has its own pyramid tomb specifically for Nicolas Cage, a beautiful oak tree, and so many more destinations. Keep reading for our favorite places to visit here in Louisiana!

The Day the Civil War Stopped

While it’s not the most breathtaking of views, we thought we’d start this list with a massive part of American history. Every year, St. Francisville stops to honor a momentary truce during the Civil War inspired by the Masonic brotherhood. In what was otherwise known as a rather bloody war, this spot here symbolizes a moment of the ceasefire. Every June, reenactments of an important commander’s burial take place as part of a weekend-long event of lectures, presentations, and concerts.

Garden District

Garden District

This area was once home to the rich who owned multiple slaves and plantations. It’s also known as one of the best collections of well-kept plantation homes and mansions in the southern region of the United States. It gets its name from the large gardens that used to surround the homes but were replaced by Victorian homes

Audubon ParkAudubon Park

Located in New Orleans, Audubon Park is a public park for joggers and walkers alike. It features a nearly 2-mile-long path home to several ancient oak trees that even provide shade for an afternoon picnic. The park also contains a lagoon, riding stables, and playgrounds.

Lincoln Parish ParkLincoln Parish Park

Home to what some say is one of the greatest biking trails in America, Lincoln Parish is one of the best places to check out if you’re a cyclist, or if you simply enjoy being outdoors. Book here, and you’ll have an amazing camping experience unlike any other.

The Singing Oak

Singing Oak

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Happily getting off the topic of death, ghosts, and cemeteries, the Singing Oak in New Orleans often gets overlooked by tourists because most think it’s a simple tree. What they don’t know, is that it offers symphonic melodies and tunes made by wind chimes while also giving one a break from the heat during the brutal summer.

Hung up by local artist Jim Hart, the chimes are painted black in order to blend in with the shadows the tree naturally offers. All chimes are tuned in the pentatonic scale, all ranging in different sizes. While visiting, you can expect to hear soothing and peaceful melodies that may make you relax more than what you thought a tree ever could.

Nicolas Cage’s Pyramid Tomb

Nicholas Cage TOmb

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Some of the best internet memes are of Nicolas Cage and his desire to steal the Declaration of Independence, so we shouldn’t expect anything less than his extravagant purchase of a pyramid-shaped tomb for when he dies.

The nine-foot-tall pyramid stands in the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, along with other above-ground graves. Though Cage has chosen to stay silent over his purchase, fans obviously theorize over his reasoning. Some say it’s a tribute to his “National Treasures” movies, while others say it’s a clue to his connections to the Illuminati group.

The pyramid has clearly made its way into pop culture, though several locals were upset about his ability to gain a spot in the already crowded cemetery. If you want to visit, you’ll need a tour guide, unless you’re visiting a family member.

Regardless of how you like to travel, our wonderful state has something for every type of adventurer! The parks, museums, and destinations for history buffs along with different kinds of RV resorts are waiting for you. The state is a one-stop shop for all your camping and traveling needs. Whether you like resort camping, a deluxe cabin, or you prefer the backcountry, there is something here for everyone. As always, don’t forget to contact us with any questions you have. Happy traveling!  

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