We are a state of amazing food, art, music and people. And once you throw history and Mardi Gras in there, what's not to love? But even in our diverse state there are places that are still considered one of a kind. And thanks to Only in Louisiana for finding some places that are on my bucket list to visit real soon!

  • 20 Ft Dalmatian Sculpture, Shreveport. 801 Crockett St. Built of fiberglass, this was a gift to the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. The dots actually glow at night!
  • House of Shards, Abita Mystery Museum. 22275 LA-36, Abita Springs. Famous roadside attraction built by artist John Preble, and made up of thousands of found and folk art objects.
  • Future Tomb of Nicolas Cage, St Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans. Creepy, and shaped like a pyramid
  • The only International Boundary Marker in the USA. Hwy 765, Logansport. This is on the border of Louisiana and what was once the Republic of Texas
  • Yellow Fever Mound, Oakland Cemetery, Shreveport. Commemorating the 800 Shreveport citizens who died in the 1873 outbreak of Yellow Fever.
  • Garden of Salvation, 5337 Bayouside Dr, Chauvin. Over 100 folk art sculptures by outsider artist Kenny Hill
  • Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, 19100 Ligo Rd., Livingston. National site built to detect gravity waves. The 8th longest building in the world
  • Madonna Chapel, Plaquemine, north of Nottoway Plantation, on Bayou Goula. Supposedly the smallest church in the world at 13 ft long and 10 ft wide.
  • Empty Head of Blind Justice, 800 Lafayette St., Lafayette. We know you've had your picture taken in front of this a million times during Festival International.
  • Giant Safety Pin, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden New Orleans. Built in 1999, we're still trying to figure out what the purpose of this is...