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"OMG" a quote from my grandchild !!

I took my grandchildren on the Pontchartrain Causeway and they loved it. The drive is 25 miles each way and is monitored by the police so I saw only 1 or 2 wild and crazy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
shelley511972
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I took my grandchildren on the Pontchartrain Causeway and they loved it. The drive is 25 miles each way and is monitored by the police so I saw only 1 or 2 wild and crazy drivers!! It is so amazing to watch the land disappear. We enjoyed watching the birds fly down and try to catch fish. It reminded us... More 

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Deerfield, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It's so worth your while to take a drive past the city to the Lake and then stroll along the lakefront--maybe a mile (you need to walk off all the fine dining). Nice restaurants nearby and beautiful neighborhoods.

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Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We had a sunny day to drive the Lake Pontchartrain causeway/bridge. Nice smooth ride on a straight road, it was actually relaxing. We would use it again.

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Wilsonville, Alabama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

If you are anywhere close to New Orleans you must cross the almost twenty four mile bridge! Every time we get anywhere close we always find time to cross the big pond.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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226 reviews 226 reviews
136 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It's a beautiful lake, much larger than I expected. Its over 600 square miles in area but not very deep, 30 feet or so in some spots, much shallower in others. The causeway over it is quite long, more than 20 miles. It is so long and the lake is so big that at times, you can't even see land... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our family enjoyed the Causeway drive, especially since both kids have studied bridges. Because of the length there is nothing to see along the way except the vast expanse of the Lake, which is to be expected. We were glad we were able to cross this incredible feat of engineering. As an attraction, it is not typical.

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Cat Spring, Texas
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159 reviews 159 reviews
26 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Not sure why this would be an attraction. But been there done that if it helps. You can not miss this on the drive coming from the East. So enjoy

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Moorpark, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My son wanted to drive through the longest bridge (continuous) over water in the world 23.87 miles of it! Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Longest bridge in the US, as well. For $3 toll, it was worth it. Since we were in the area, made slight changes to our itinerary, and we did it. Toll can be paid in cash. The driver,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

It's exactly what you would expect, a long drive over the lake. There isn't much to see other than water.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The bridge over Lake Ponchartrain is quite an engineering feat. It is impressive even today. The bridge is 23 miles of road crossing Lake Ponchartain, and the view is amazing. It feels as if you were in the middle of the ocean. The only drawback is that there is no place to stop and take in the view. There is... More 

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