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  • Abita Mystery House

    Abita Mystery House

    Abita Springs, Louisiana

    John Preble's attraction of art and oddities.

  • Kenny Hill's Sculpture Garden

    Kenny Hill's Sculpture Garden

    Chauvin, Louisiana

    Vivid enigma wrapped in bricks, concrete, and paint -- an art environment of 100 strange figures built Kenny Hill. Badly damaged by Hurricane Ida in 2021.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Storyland


    New Orleans, Louisiana

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

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