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“That's a whole 'lotta water!”
Review of Lake Pontchartrain

Lake Pontchartrain
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City of New Orleans and Katrina Recovery Tour
Ranked #75 of 354 things to do in New Orleans
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Denver, Colorado
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239 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“That's a whole 'lotta water!”
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!

Visited March 2014
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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“Best value in the New Orleans area.”
Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Paying only $3 if you take the south causeway from Mandeville to Metaire or the free north causeway in the reverse direction has to be the best value in the New Orleans area. It is quite a feat of engineering to have constructed the longest bridge (just over 24 miles) in the world over water (continuous). This is not your normal tourist attraction but a visit to New Orleans is not complete without this experience.

Visited March 2014
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Joshua Tree, California
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185 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Lovely shoreline”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

I rented a bike and rode down Marconi until it dead-ended into the Ponchartrain shoreline and it was lovely there. Grassy area, park benches to sit on and enjoy the view, sailboats on the water, then I rode around to Wisner Blvd and rode along a bike path on the bayou.

Highly recommend at least taking a quick stop to see the shoreline, somewhere. It was pretty and serene.

Visited February 2014
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Armonk, New York, USA
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“spectacular experience”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

It's just very cool driving over a causeway that is just under 25 miles long. When in the middle, you can't see any land and so get a very unique experience. It's probably not as enjoyable if you are scared of bridges though you are not high off the water. We left from the Metairie side, stopped at Sunset Point on the Mandeville side for a little walk and some pictures, then went to lunch in Mandeville, then went on to Abita Springs for the brewery tour. Make a day of it!

Visited February 2014
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Kirkland, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“Too busy”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

I was so relieved when we were done driving on this bridge. You couldn't even enjoy what you were seeing on the bridge because everyone was driving so fast. I'm sure it would have been nice but I was a little focused on my driving

Visited December 2013
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