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Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans, LA
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Ranked #63 of 171 attractions in New Orleans
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Type: Bodies of Water
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Living here, I sometimes forget how massive this bridge and the lake is to people from other places. I think sometimes we just get numb to the ride when commuting but it is a wonderful engineering design. 24 miles straight over Lake Ponchatrain. The Lake itself isn't very deep but it gets it's share of boaters and fishermen. The toll... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We drove round the lake (well, 1 half) and had a great time. The amount of water is amazing when you are from the west where water is scarce. Very pretty - a nice day!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Paying only $3 if you take the south causeway from Mandeville to Metaire or the free north causeway in the reverse direction has to be the best value in the New Orleans area. It is quite a feat of engineering to have constructed the longest bridge (just over 24 miles) in the world over water (continuous). This is not your... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I rented a bike and rode down Marconi until it dead-ended into the Ponchartrain shoreline and it was lovely there. Grassy area, park benches to sit on and enjoy the view, sailboats on the water, then I rode around to Wisner Blvd and rode along a bike path on the bayou. Highly recommend at least taking a quick stop to... More

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Armonk, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

It's just very cool driving over a causeway that is just under 25 miles long. When in the middle, you can't see any land and so get a very unique experience. It's probably not as enjoyable if you are scared of bridges though you are not high off the water. We left from the Metairie side, stopped at Sunset Point... More

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