Louisiana has lots to offer visitors including a culture found nowhere else in the country. You'll quickly see the long-lasting influences of the French, Spanish and African ancestry. Metropolitan areas express a unique style of architecture --wrought iron balconies and port coheres of the French Quarter, plantation homes along the Mississippi River and raised cottages found through out Cajun. The traditional food is just as diverse as the culture with homeland favorites including gumbo, pecan pie, or unique Cajun and Creole foods that date back to the days of Evangeline. The music, too has a sound and a story all its own making Louisiana a great place to study.