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Lake Pontchartrain

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Address: New Orleans, LA
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Beautiful Drive

Took a drive across Lake Pontchartrain. It was very beautiful and amazing. Didn't realize it was so large. Lots of great places to eat on the other side.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was fascinated to see the 23 mile long bridge over Lake Pontchartrain as we travelled on the city of New Orleans train to Memphis

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a drive across Lake Pontchartrain. It was very beautiful and amazing. Didn't realize it was so large. Lots of great places to eat on the other side.

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Taylors, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Leaving New Orleans, my wife and I decided to take the 24 mile bridge over Lake Pontchartrain. I am glad I am not phobic of water as once you are committed to the drive, you are committed. It is a straight shot. It is still a sight to behold and I would do it again without reservation. I would love... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the longest overwater bridge in the world. It is very safe, straight - and boring. $3.00 for the round trip. The older span( north to south ) is a little bumpy. Speed limit is 65 - but the police force who work the bridge seem to overlook anything under 75.avoid if possible if it is foggy.

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rode over lake pontchartrain in June 2011 for 2 tours. We also passed over the lake to head to Metairie for some shopping. Very large lake near New Orleans. Also, there is an abondoned 6 flags theme park that never quite made it to opening because hurricane Katrina hit and prevented that. You can see the roller coaster tracks from... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

This is a little travelled area for tourists but gives a different view of the city as its calm peaceful atmosphere washed over you. Many fine restaurants on the lake with the Blue Crab being one of them. Sit outside in nice weather and enjoy the boats going in and out of the lake.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

On our last morning in New Orleans, we crossed Lake Pontchartrain in foggy conditions. The drive was held up by an accident. Anyway, when we could drive as fast as we could in the fog, it was still somewhat creepy knowing you are in the middle of a large body of water.

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We went to lake Pontchartrain looking for an outdoor activity and we found it, it is a beautiful view, despite it was a little foggy but we actually enjoy the walk.

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We saw the lake flying in/out of the airport, on our Tour of New Orleans and again on our drive to/from Shreveport. It's really just a big lake. Other than the long (over 20 miles) causeway that crosses the lake, there is nothing special about it that we could see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

This is a cool bridge that has weather stations at different locations. It is about 24 miles long and is subject to fog. The police led escorts to keep cars going slow during fog.

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Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.
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