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Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans, LA
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Ranked #59 of 171 Attractions in New Orleans
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Type: Bodies of Water
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Mandeville, LA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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590 reviews 590 reviews
469 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
22 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
80 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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nolaqueen
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336 reviews 336 reviews
171 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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