About 2,000 prosperous plantations once stretched out along what is now Louisiana’s winding River Road Drive, which follows the Mississippi River for approximately 45 miles from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Most are now gone, perhaps 100 remain, and of those only 20 are open to the public. If traveling by car, visit just a couple a day, more than that can be overwhelming. Alternatively, organized day tours from New Orleans allow visitors to leave the logistics to someone else.
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