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Big Bridge to the Big Easy.

This was a nice drive and a fun trip. I was with a friend and we simply drove across the causeway just to do it. This was a beautiful way to head into the Big Easy. Try and plan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Came into New Orleans from Memphis on the train - try it folk, a great ride! When we crossed the lake it was like we were on a ship- it just went on and on - and it could have kept going actually as I was comfortably seated, having partaken in some onboard snacks and wine and the rain was... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A long drive across a body of water! Get a feel for the topography of the area by driving across this "bridge."

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It is an awesome view crossing the causeway. Unfortunately there are no pullouts along the bridge to take pictures until your each either end of the causeway

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Springville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This was a nice drive and a fun trip. I was with a friend and we simply drove across the causeway just to do it. This was a beautiful way to head into the Big Easy. Try and plan your trip during dawn or dusk so you can see the sun rise or set on Lake Pontchartrain. The colors are... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It was big but still a lot of destruction surrounding outer areas from Hurricane Katrina I did not expect.

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Saint John, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Since this is the longest over the water bridge it is worth the experience. I've been on the bridge several times since my daughter lived in New Orleans for several years. We would go to the North Shore and spend the night for something different when we were visiting. A nice little getaway and so different than New Orleans, our... More 

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Castroville, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Do yourself a favor and give the kids a thrill. We rode from south to north, all 25 or so miles, with me reading the Wikipedia article aloud as hubby drove. It's not soon forgotten!

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Franklin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

By far a enjoyable trip in New Orleans is the Causeway across the Lake. Coming into the city you pay a toll, but it is worth it to start on dry land and drive 26 miles till you hit dry land again.

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Lilburn, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The lake had a continuous breeze. We sat near it while snacking on Popeye's Chicken. We were near the airport area. Serene! I love NO.

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Farmingdale
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

we biked to the lake along the Bayou St. John bike path and when we got to the lake we were hoping for wildlife and trees and a park and we were greeted with a lake surrounded by cement and a parking lot... we were so disappointed and the "bayou" was a miss too.

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