While road tripping the craft brew trail in Louisiana, Kenin and I came upon a historic ice cream parlor on Johnston Street in Lafayette. This historic ice cream shoppe was built in 1940 and is the last one of Borden’s retail stores that is still left standing. We did the only thing we could, pulled in, parked the car and went in to see what it was all about.
Louisiana is one of our favorite states. We go back again and again and are always surprised by how much we missed in the last times we visited. The state always has new things to offer and excite us. Louisiana is one of those places we visit that always feels like a non-stop party while still managing to feel warm and comfortably like home. Here is The Constant Rambler list of 5 Must-see Attractions in Louisiana.
Transport yourself back to a simpler time with a visit to the Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge, LA. This fantastic museum is located on the 450 acre property of the Burden Museum and Gardens and provides an in-depth view on what life was like for 18th and 19th century Louisianans. Taking a trip there was like stepping back in time and it’s an absolute must visit for any history or antique buff.
Touring food factories can be a hit or miss venture. Some times you get a really hands on tour that gets you up close and personal to the action which can be pretty fun. Other times you’re stuck sitting in a room watching animatronic dolls tell you a companies history circa 1982. I’m here to tell you that taking a tour of the Tabasco Factory and then visiting Avery Island, is absolutely worth your time.
Down home cooking is something that Louisiana is incredibly well-known for, as is sugary sweet Southern charm. On our visit to the Where Y’at Diner in Mandeville we were served up with a healthy dose of both. The owner of this adorable diner, Liz Munson, puts her heart and soul into everything that goes on inside this brightly colored building. Her effervescing personality shines through in everything from the staff to the food to the inspirational decor. She went from waitressing for others for 15-years to opening up her own restaurant and became an overnight success. We woke up ready for a great brunch and now we know Where Y’at in Mandeville is definitely where it’s at.