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Lake Pontchartrain

Address: New Orleans, LA
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Ranked #121 of 456 things to do in New Orleans
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Wilsonville, Alabama
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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203 reviews 203 reviews
124 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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158 reviews 158 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
71 helpful votes 71 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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505 reviews 505 reviews
233 attraction reviews
434 helpful votes 434 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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261 reviews 261 reviews
85 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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