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Lake Pontchartrain

Address: New Orleans, LA
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Ranked #61 of 190 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Cat Spring, Texas
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152 reviews 152 reviews
26 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Peralta, New Mexico
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94 reviews 94 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you want a thrill for a cheap price, drive over the Lake Pontchartrain Bridge. The view is spectacular, the feeling of being on the water when you are on the road is unique, and being able to see forever is just mind-boggling. I've only been on one bridge that was better and it was golden. Give it a try... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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475 reviews 475 reviews
229 attraction reviews
405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Just by virtue of its length, it's worth driving across the bridge, which is the longest in the world. But it's not a particularly scenic drive. There are no forests to drive through, no mountains to see, no herds of animals.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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253 reviews 253 reviews
83 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

The Causeway is a neat bridge and is great in length. Fog closes it down, and poor weather is downright dangerous. Several accidents end in a plunge to the lake. The Lake has great history and is quite scenic. It offers good water sports and fishing. Fed by some small rivers and Lake Maurepas, it's also brackish and has very... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Only by seeing Lake Pontchatrain will you understand how truly surrounded by water New Orleans is. Here, you can see how New Orleans is below sea level. It is not that they built the levees and pumped the water out. It is mostly because the high land near the Mississippi Rive was surrounded by mash and swamps. When they built... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you have the time, this would be a nice addition to the list of places you visited. I like lakes and bridges so that's why it was on my list. I'm sure on my next visit I will go back to Lake Pontchartrain for a visit...this is just me

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San Diego
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

An OK drive, the other side of the bridge is so different from New Orleans it was good to see it but really only if you have spare time.

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