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8 Aug 2018
“Sit back and enjoy an old highway. Don't expect glamour. Chill out.”
9 May 2017
“Louisiana 511 app for drivers might be very helpful”
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This 70-mile corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, running along both sides of the Mississippi, is rich in history and culture.
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

I think it's important to take the drive and visit plantations. We revisitedWhitney Plantation and it was not only educational but a reminder of the horror of slavery. Very important part of. U.S. History

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Janet H
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I haven't used the app, but it's set up by the LaDOTD and says it provides up-to-date road info and other driving/traffic info. Certainly for anyone planning to drive in Louisiana it's worth looking into, as traffic regulations/customs in LA are a bit different from...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank travelerS_Korea
Reviewed 11 November 2016

As one of the earliest designated "scenic by-ways" is the US, we expected scenery. I agree with the "No Scenery Here" reviewer. The levees block the views of the river nearly the whole drive! Very few little river towns to enjoy. We drove from Memphis...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Andi27891
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Get any idea of a quaint drive by the river out of your mind. Most of it is blocked by the Levy and what you can see is a lot of industry. My advice is pick Plantations you'd like to visit and go straight there....More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank DTscientia
Reviewed 26 March 2015

We first travelled the "Great River Road" from Minnesota south to Iowa. It ran along the river with outstanding views and quaint small towns and great visitor areas. The route from New Orleans to Oak Valley Plantation does not have the same vistas. We travelled...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank GreenLakerGA
Reviewed 24 January 2015

From New Orleans west along the Great River Road that follows the Mississippi River, there are many historic plantations that are open to tourists. They all provide guided tours and some also offer accommodations. Staying in New Orleans we visited Destreham and San Francisco Plantations...More

Date of experience: December 2014
4  Thank msgttop
Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

Not a scenic driving tour, but a great way to see some of the south's most notable plantations. My wife and I take things at a leisurely pace and found it easy to take in 2 tours per day. We have visited 6 plantations, San...More

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