Louisiana has lots of swamp land and many of the lakes over here have beautiful cypress trees, etc. We also have lots of alligators, turtles, snakes, birds, etc. that love this kind of environment. It is their natural habitat and although lots of progress has been made in Louisiana...we also have done our best to keep the natural habitats of things that are native to Louisiana. Many people are interested in "touring" these natural habitats...for others the cajun food, Festivals, Mardi Gras, etc. might be more to their liking. There's a little bit of everything here for those who want to visit. We do even have beaches...but don't expect them to look like Florida's.