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  • National WWII Museum

    National WWII Museum

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    New Orleans was the manufacturing center for D-Day landing craft by shipbuilder Andrew Higgins.

  • Quirky Monuments of New Orleans

    Quirky Monuments of New Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Since the 1850s, New Orleans has erected statues and public works of art to celebrate its heroes and quirks.

  • Flashy Tombs of Metairie Cemetery

    Flashy Tombs of Metairie Cemetery

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    If you were a 19th century rich person and wanted to be buried in a pyramid or a picturesque ruin, Metairie Cemetery was the place to go.

  • Statue of Ignatius J. Reilly

    Statue of Ignatius J. Reilly

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    The unlikely hero of John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "A Confederacy of Dunces," in life-size bronze.

  • Nicholas Cage's Pyramid Tomb

    Nicholas Cage's Pyramid Tomb

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    In 2010, actor Nicolas Cage purchased two adjacent plots for his final resting place, a 10-ft. tall pyramid tomb. Latin inscription "Omnia Ab Uno," translates as "Everything From One."

  • Voodoo Museum

    Voodoo Museum

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Real human skulls, voodoo dolls, and a Rougarou: a man with a gator head. Small, but packed with real voodoo items.

  • Musee Conti: Wax Museum of New Orleans

    Musee Conti: Wax Museum of New Orleans

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    History of New Orleans told in 147 figures, plus a Haunted Dungeon.

Top Rated Attractions

  • Abita Mystery House

    Abita Mystery House

    Abita Springs, Louisiana

    John Preble's attraction of art and oddities.

  • Mardi Gras World

    Mardi Gras World

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Tour of a giant warehouse and art studio full of bizarre Mardi Gras props and floats.

  • Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum

    Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum

    Angola, Louisiana

    Features state retired electric chair and many other grim penal artifacts. The convict rodeo is held twice each year.

  • Dr. Charles Smith African-American Heritage Museum

    Dr. Charles Smith African-American Heritage Museum

    Hammond, Louisiana

    Folk art environment chronicling African-American history with hundreds of hand-made sculptures.

  • Huey Long Death Gun, Speechifying Statue

    Huey Long Death Gun, Speechifying Statue

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Famously gunned down Louisiana politician leaves a trail of exhibits, bullet holes and a grave.

  • Huey Long Shot Here: See the Bullet Hole

    Huey Long Shot Here: See the Bullet Hole

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Spot where Louisiana's boss "The Kingfish" was gunned down in the state capitol in 1935. You can still put your finger in a bullet hole.

  • Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum

    Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum

    Gibsland, Louisiana

    Museum is in the former cafe where the doomed road trippers bought their last snack.

  • Storyland

    Storyland

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    26 fairy tale statues and buildings built by Mardi Gras float-makers.

  • Jefferson Davis Died Here

    Jefferson Davis Died Here

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    The first and only President of the Confederate States of America outlived the Civil War by almost 25 years, and died in a New Orleans house.

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