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Louisiana Scenic Drives

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Scenic drives to consider in Louisiana are listed below. Click on any scenic byway or backway listed below for complete information.

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  • Take one hour to drive this byway.
  • 21 miles (33 km)

Take a trip from the border of Texas to historic DeRidder, Louisiana on a portion of the famed El Camino Real, which dates back to the Spanish Colonial times. Discover Native American heritage as you travel along the same road that was once home to the Attakapas tribes and learn about WWII military ...

  • A self-guided tour could take a half day to two days.
  • 125 miles (201 km)

Teche Country is off the beaten path and is a little wild with its lush vegetation and hauntingly beautiful moss-draped oaks.Following the scenic route that meanders alongside the Bayou Teche,a stream that twists and turns for 125 miles through the semi-tropical land of southern Louisiana, is a jour...

  • Allow at least 2 days.
  • 450 miles (724 km)

Follow the Bienville Trace Scenic Byway I to fascinating places like the Germantown Museum in Minden, the Bernice Depot Museum in Bernice or the Caddo-Pine Island Museum in Oil City. Explores Louisiana's northeastern Parishes of Monroe-West Monroe,Claiborne, Madison, Grant, and Franklin, the byway o...

  • Two days to enjoy the Byway.
  • 300 miles (482 km)

From the country's formative years of 1698 to 1850, settlersblazed the winding trails that created the frontier. Their searchfor a better life was what founded Louisiana's farms, plantationsand towns, and the Colonial Trails Scenic Byway will have youtracing our forefather's footsteps.Journey throug...

  • 4 1/2 hours to drive or 2 days to visit the Byway
  • 180 miles (289 km)

Join in an authentic Louisiana Festival or capture alligators with your camera. When you travel the Creole Nature Trail, you will get an up-close and personal view of Louisiana's unique environment. The Creole Nature Trail travels through thousands of acres of untouched wetlands that reflect an ar...

  • 9 - 10 hours
  • 540 miles (in Texas)
  • Paved

Texas's El Camino Real, created in 1691, has had any number of names. El Camino Real itself means "King's Highway" in English and this once was the thoroughfare between East Texas and Mexico. The section between San Antonio and Louisiana was once known as Camino Arriba. The section between San Anton...

  • 2 hours
  • 50 miles (80 km)

Visitors come to this byway for a leisurely step back in time among an enjoyable atmosphere. Delve into Mississippi's history, explore the lush countryside, or imagine men in arms as they marched along the byway years ago. The fifty-mile byway stretches from northern Claiborne County all the way t...

  • Allow at least three hours.

The Louisiana segment of the Great River Road is splendid for its wildlife, beaches, and historic homes.

A journey along the Great River Road opens the door toMississippi's history. Often referred to as "Blues Alley,"Hwy. 61 takes you south from Memphis into the Mississippi Delta.Here, centuries of Mississippi River floods have created some ofthe world's richest farmland. Depending on the time of theye...

  • Take 2 days to fully experience the roadway.
  • 178 miles (286 km)

This byway crisscrosses through the heart of central Acadian aand has so many points of interest that you could easily spend aweek on it and not see everything there is to see. So, your bestbet is to cover the trail in segments over a period of time,possibly on a two- or three-day trip.A Trip Thru t...

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