Caesars Superdome Headlines Louisiana’s Must-See Sports Venues
The state of Louisiana isn’t lacking in beautiful sporting venues for sports fans who are planning a visit to the Bayou State.
Among the “big four” professional sports leagues — the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB — Louisiana has the NBA’s Pelicans and the NFL’s Saints. Louisiana is also home to several major college sporting programs, including the LSU Tigers — based in Baton Rouge.
The Saints play at the iconic Caesars Superdome, which opened in 1975. It’s the fifth oldest stadium in the NFL, behind only Soldier Field (Chicago Bears), Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers), GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City Chiefs) and Highmark Stadium (Buffalo Bills).
The Caesars Superdome isn’t lacking in history when it comes strictly to NFL games. Seven Super Bowls have been played here, most recently XLVII on Feb. 3, 2013. The Caesars Superdome will also host Super Bowl LIX on Feb. 9, 2025.
This is a must-see place not only because of its rich history and beautiful structure but also because of its incredible atmosphere. Saints fans are consistently among the NFL’s loudest, and the franchise has been a Super Bowl contender for the better part of the last decade.
The Saints are coming off their fifth straight winning season, and they currently carry +3500 odds of winning Super Bowl LVII next year. Louisiana sports betting just went live on Jan. 28, and multiple sportsbooks are offering $100 to $200 in risk-free bets to customers.
When do the Superdome lights go on in the evening? It’s simply a sight to behold. You don’t even have to go inside the stadium to enjoy a visit when the outside of the building itself is so beautiful.
Conveniently enough, the Smoothie King Center — home of the Pelicans — is right beside the Caesars Superdome. So even if it’s not football season, tourists can attend a Pelicans home game and then still get a nice close-up look at the Superdome from the outside.
There’s simply no planning a trip to New Orleans without making several visits to the ever-popular Bourbon Street.
It’s one of the world’s most famous streets for a variety of reasons. Located in New Orleans’ French Quarter, Bourbon Street attracts millions of viewers annually. It’s a long strip with a wide variety of restaurants and bars for tourists to enjoy.
Some of the many popular restaurants to check out on Bourbon Street include Olde Nola Cookery, Brennan’s and Irene’s.
Bourbon Street is always packed with entertainers and music performers. The city, of course, is renowned for its rich jazz history, and there’s no shortage of that along the strip.
Any tourist in New Orleans only needs to go Bourbon Street for a few minutes to experience the culture and magic of the city
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While visiting Bourbon Street, tourists should also check out the nearby and historic Antoine’s Restaurant, which has been in operation since 1840.
There is no shortage of compelling alligator tours in New Orleans. They don’t call Louisiana the Bayou State for anything, after all.
Animal lovers would absolutely enjoy a tour on swamps in the New Orleans areas. Visitors get a beautiful look at the water and the many unique creatures that reside in the bayou, from alligators, wild boars, turtles and raccoons.
Baton Rouge – Louisiana State Capitol & USS KIDD Veterans Museum
Located in Baton Rouge, the Louisiana State Capitol is the tallest state capitol building in the country at 450 feet (34 floors).
This is a wonderful sight for any history lover. The State Capitol’s observation deck (on the building’s 24th floor) provides visitors with a breathtaking view of Baton Rouge.
When visiting Baton Rouge, tourists may also want to check out the USS KIDD Veterans Museum. Located on the Mississippi River, the museum is also home to the historic USS Kidd (DD-661).
This National Historic Landmark is named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who was killed on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS Kidd is 376 feet in length with a beam of just over 39 feet.
The museum is open daily, and visitors can rent out areas for birthday parties, camping and much more. 90-minute tours are also available.