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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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Coral Springs, Florida, United States
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35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Oakwood, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The bridge was cool but the day we crossed the lake it was foggy and overcast. I'm not sure if the weather made the lake look icky or if that is the way the lake looks. I'd like to think the lake is beautiful on a sunny day and will not go again!

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Address: New Orleans, LA
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans

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