Promoting Rural Tourism Along U.S. Highway 65 in Louisiana

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Louisiana Delta 65 Logo - Promoting Rural Tourism Along US Highway 65 in Louisiana Wildlife Refuges welcome visitors in fun, educational, safe environments to learn about wildlife conservation... Delicious Southern food like boiled crawfish, fried green tomatoes, grits and so much more Beautiful sunsets, sunrises and outdoor natural beauty are all around in the Delta 65 area

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Bayou Cocodrie
National Wildlife Refuge

Byerley House Museum

CJ Walker

Crescent Plantation

Cushy Alpacas

Delta Music Museum

Delta Airlines Beginnings

Flag Plaza

Frogmore  Plantation

Golfing

Grants Canal

Hermoine Museum

Jerry Lee Lewis Home Tour

Lake Bruin State Park

Lake Concordia

Lake Providence

Lake St. John

Louisiana Cotton Museum

Mississippi River

Poverty Point Historical Site

Tensas River
National Wildlife Refuge

Thomas Jason Lingo
Community Center 

Transylvania

Underground Railroad Marker

Winter Quarters

What Else We've Got:

Okra Salt Domes | Agriculture | Hiking | Wildlife  | Ancient Mounds | Festivals | Much More!

There ought to be a law against anybody going to Europe until they have seen the things we have in this country.

- Will Rogers

Tallulah, 
Delta, Richmond, and Mound, Louisiana

History/Culture

Tallulah.Gazebo.jpg (53710 bytes)Tallulah was founded in 1857, and is now the parish seat for Madison Parish.  

Largely agricultural, the area has cotton, soybeans, corn, rice and wheat fields.  Tallulah is the site of one of the first agricultural experiment stations to use airplanes to control cotton pests. The original airport building (Scotts Field) still stands near Tallulah.

Attractions

In Tallulah, the Hermoine Museum provides a history of the parish, with period pieces available for public view housed there.  Restored from the Civil War era, the home was moved to its present location at 315 Mulberry Street in 1997.

In Delta, the birthplace of the world's first female millionaire is currently used as the Delta, Louisiana, City Hall.  Madam C.J. Walker, born of slave parents, created a line of hair products, which brought her the fame and fortune to become the first ever female millionaire.

Crescent.Plantation.NRB.jpg (41772 bytes)Crescent House is one of the four homes that Union General U.S. Grant did not burn during the seige of Vicksburg.  

Grant's Canal, a failed effort by Union Generals Grant and Sherman to divert the Mississippi River during the Civil War, is at the foot of the Vicksburg Bridge across the Mississippi River from Delta and Mound, between U.S. Highway 80 and Interstate 20.

 LODGING:

Tallulah - Holiday Capri Motel, 610 East Bayou Drive, Tallulah, LA 71282, (318-574-1154)

Tallulah - Super 8 Tallulah LA, 144 Highway 65 South, Tallulah, LA 71282, (318-574-2000)

Tallulah - Days Inn - 143 Hwy 65 South, Tallulah, LA  71282 (318-574-5200)

Madison Parish Tourist Commission

305 Dabney St.
Tallulah, LA 71282
Phone (318) 574-8519
Email: madisonparish@bellsouth.net
Call for information; Description:
Hermoine Museum, Teddy Roosevelt Camp, Tensas Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, Madam C.J. Walker Birthplace, Grant's Canal, Civil War Sites. Regular Hours 9am-5pm

Tidbits: 

Did you know.... Tallulah boasts the first covered mall in the  United States, by the designer Hayes Towne!

Did you know....MOUND, Louisiana is one of the smallest incorporated  towns in the nation.

Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge

Mississippi River

Birthplace of C.J. Walker

Delta Airlines Beginnings

Grant's Canal

Poverty Point Archeology Site

Madison Parish

 


Towns >  Lake Providence  Oak Grove  Transylvania    Tallulah   Newellton   St. Joseph   Vidalia   Ferriday
Parishes >  East Carroll  West Carroll  Madison   Tensas  Concordia

Louisiana Delta 65, Inc.
114 North Cedar Street
Tallulah, Louisiana  71282-3811
Telephone:  318-574-2465

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