Camping with small RVs in Louisiana can be great fun. One place that ought to be on your list of places to stay is Shreveport. While there one should be sure to visit the American Rose Center located on 118 acre plot of land. It is the home to the American Rose Society. On the land are sixty five rose gardens which include more than 20,000 rosebushes. The gardens also features many other plants, and sculptures. Continuing with the flower theme visitors should also visit the R.W. Norton Art Gallery whose gardens features 15,000 azaleas of 150 different varieties. Guests will also enjoy the many pieces of western art featured in the gallery including those by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The museum features six tapestries from the 1500s. The museum also has an extensive collection of pressed and blown glass. Visitors to Shreveport, Louisiana should also leave time to visit the Louisiana State History Museum which is in an impressive building with a rotunda with a mural painted in it. Visitors will also want to pay special attention to the dioramas of early agricultural life.
Once done with Shreveport visitors should wander on down the road in their small RVs should next stop in Baton Rouge. Visitors to Baton Rouge will want to make sure and visit the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center which has 103 acres of swamp land right in the middle of the city. The nature center also has a large building full of live animals and rocks. Of special interest to visitors will be the large display of different carved waterfowl decoys many of them very old. Birds love this area and are very plentiful particularly during migration season. Louisiana is full of old plantations and one of the best is Magnolia Mound which features the architecture of France and the West Indies. Visitors will learn why the area is known as Cajun country as they see an open-hearth kitchen, pigeonnier and carriage house. They will learn how the people grew their own food and the different jobs on the plantation. The 200 year old home is being repaired and will be decorated according to the seasons.
Visitors with small RVs will enjoy their visits. They will want to make sure and visit both Shreveport and Baton Rouge. Both are known for their wonderful nature facilities. Both are also known for their wonderful historical displays.