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Discover DeSoto on the northwestern boundary of Louisiana

By | July 7th, 2019|

Discover DeSoto on the northwestern boundary of Louisiana, at the Texas state line. From natural areas like Toledo Bend Lake to living history reenactments at Civil War battlefield sites, to small town Main Streets, DeSoto Parish beckons you with rural charm and hospitality. Drive though rolling, piney woods, view beautiful, mid-19th-century Greek Revival architecture, pick ripe berries in-season, and explore historic cemeteries.

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An Historic Glimpse of French Creole Plantation Living Hidden In Plain Sight

By | July 15th, 2019|

Bordering a busy Nicholson Avenue at the advent of downtown Baton Rouge is a historic gem that simply must not be overlooked. There, peering from behind sweeping magnolia and oak trees, is what once functioned as a 900-acre plantation operation, and is currently open to tourists and school groups as BREC’s Magnolia Mound Plantation. Here visitors are treated to the experience of French Creole life from the colonial

Experience Scenic Trails and Awesome Animal Encounters at the Delightfully Swampy Bluebonnet Swamp

By | July 10th, 2019|

Snakes, turtles and alligators, oh my! This is what you’ll find when you visit BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp, where the hikes and trails are authentic, and the wildlife is plentiful. Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m., it is the mission of this 103-acre all encompassing nature center, located just off Bluebonnet Boulevard on North Oak Hills Parkway, to connect

Public Golf Courses in the Baton Rouge Area That Offer Premier Golfing Amenities

By | July 2nd, 2019|

If you are a golf enthusiast visiting the Baton Rouge area, and you are looking for a place to to play golf, look no further than the outstanding public golf courses of BREC’s Santa Maria Golf Course and Beaver Creek Park and Golf Course.

Santa Maria 

Enjoy playing golf surrounded by magnificent greens under a blue Louisiana sky at Santa Maria Golf Course, an 18-hole course that is 6,969 yards

Bayou BBQ Bash comes to Morgan City July 11-13, 2019

By | July 1st, 2019|

MORGAN CITY, LA — The 8th annual Bayou BBQ Bash will take place July 11-13, 2019, rain or shine, under the U.S. 90 bridge in downtown Morgan City.

The event, held at the corner of Second and Greenwood streets, is a BCA Sanctioned State Championship BBQ Competition. In addition to the competitive teams, locals can get in on the action.  There will also be a Corporate Cooking Team Throw-Down

Family Spring Festing in Louisiana Is Just a Short Road Trip Away

By | June 30th, 2019|

Louisiana is chock-full of festivals year-round showcasing cultural experiences and delectable dishes unique to our way of life. As the weather warms and springtime blooms throughout the state, families will not want to miss events such as the Sunflower Trail and Festival, the Rayne Frog Festival and Kite Fest Louisiane.

Sunflower Trail and Festival

What began as one farmer’s idea to plant sunflowers at his home, and then invite friends

Jennings’ New Gator Chateau & Visitor Center Opens

By | June 29th, 2019|

May 16, 2019 – Local government and tourism officials from throughout the state celebrated the official opening of the new Gator Chateau and Visitors Center Thursday at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park just off Interstate 10. The ribbon cutting ceremony officially marked the completion of the new $664,000 facility. The facility replaces the original Gator Chateau, which was built in 1989.

Visitors to the new 5,000-square-foot facility will

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