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This beautiful antebellum home done in a classic Greek-revival style is a popular attraction in Vacherie, Louisiana. Oak Alley plantation is located on the Mississippi River between the historic cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Many festivals are held here including the Fall Arts & Crafts Show, and the Christmas Bonfire Party. The plantation has been featured in popular movies and shows such as, Interview with the Vampire and Ghost Hunters. Tours of the planation grounds are available. Visitors may also be interested to know that there also a number of other plantations in the area known for their history, gardens, antiques and restaurants.
The Mississippi River is the third longest river system in the world - stretching approximately 2,350 miles from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. To enable travel upstream from St. Louis, 29 locks and dams have been built between there and Minneapolis. The Mississippi River is the reason the Twin Cities St. Paul and Minneapolis exist. Used by Native Americans for trade, food, and water long before Europeans visited the “New World,” the Mississippi River and its watershed is a major contributor to the ecology, culture, politics and economy North America. Congress established Mississippi National River and Recreation Area in 1988. The park’s boundaries enclose about 54,000 acres and 72 miles of river - a significant and representative stretch of the Mississippi. They contain the only gorge and waterfall on the main course of the entire 2,350 miles of river. From visitor centers to trails, from industrial centers to Mississippi River backwaters, this park has a bit of something for everyone.
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