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Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans, LA
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Ranked #61 of 172 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Bodies of Water
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you have the time, this would be a nice addition to the list of places you visited. I like lakes and bridges so that's why it was on my list. I'm sure on my next visit I will go back to Lake Pontchartrain for a visit...this is just me

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San Diego
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

An OK drive, the other side of the bridge is so different from New Orleans it was good to see it but really only if you have spare time.

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Mandeville, LA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Tours are available to view the newly (since Katrina , Isaac etc) rebuilt/refurbised light house. There is also a gift shop sponsored by the LPBF (Lake Ponchatrain Basin Foundation).

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Omaha, Nebraska
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618 reviews 618 reviews
488 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Even if you have no reason to how across the bridge, if you have a car drive to the other side for lunch. This is the longest bridge in the world and is a spooky feeling to drive across it

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West Melbourne, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This review is about the longest bridge over water in the world over the Pontchartrain lake. Driving on this causeway was one of a kind experience. It was overcast and a bit foggy when we drove on this bridge so it felt like driving over water with no land in sight, which wss cool. I enjoyed driving on this causeway... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Just got here and was amazed at the view coming in. The animal life, homes people that live along the lake. The length and structure of the bridge was breath taking. I have been told the view coming out of New Orleans is even more dramatic. Can you imagine the skill, man power, money and imagination it took to build... More

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Dothan, Alabama
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156 reviews 156 reviews
22 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

This review is brief because that's all I got to see or experience this time. I came in across the causeway and the twenty mile long bridge is amazing in itself. I also took a tour that brought me to the lake, but it was a stay on the bus tour. Maybe next time I'll do a fishing trip on... More

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Mamou, Louisiana
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159 reviews 159 reviews
100 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Simply a bridge over a lake. There is not much scenery. Sure, it is a nice bridge, and the end result is a drive out of new Orleans, but that is all there is to it. It is not a tourist attraction. Could not recommend it as something one has to see. Don't waste your time.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was amused to see this as an attraction but reflecting on our drive, it definitely was a highlight. We took this bridge out of New Orleans and I would suggest taking it even if it adds some time to your trip. Living in a land-locked state, this much water is not something I see very often. And I definitely... More

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Stavanger, Norway
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155 reviews 155 reviews
60 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you have a car when you are i New Orleans, you'll just have to do the drive over this bridge. The longest roadbridge in the world!(over water)

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