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J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM A 48-foot wooden shrimp boat, a glittering Mardi Gras fl oat and a two-row sugar cane harvester all loom large and grab the attention of visitors to the Capitol Park Museum. Focused on the culture and history of Louisiana, the museum uses interac- tive and fl ashy exhibits to place guests inside the historic nar- rative rather than simply explaining with words. "If your group has never been to Louisiana, the museum gives them a very overarching glimpse of how we celebrate life and culture," said Juarez. "They also have a lot of photo ops, such as an actual Lucky Dogs hot dog stand that you would see in the French Quarter." The museum highlights the state's many intertwined cul- tures , such as American Indian, French, British, African Amer- ican and Cajun. Some of this rich culture has infl uenced music, which guests can hear in the music section of the museum. Sounds of Cajun, zydeco, swamp pop, Baton Rouge blues and New Orleans jazz refl ect the state's overlapping heritages. Exhibits also showcase Louisiana's historic events with arti- facts such as a rare Civil War submarine and trophy antlers won by Robert E. Lee in the Great Steamboat Race of 1870. www.visitbatonrouge.com Capitol Park Museum Mardi Gras fl oat Lucky Dogs exhibit VICKSBURG The Key to the South Scan this QR to visit our mobile site and get your keys to Vicksburg. VISIT THE KEY TO ADVENTURE THE KEY TO HISTORY THE KEY TO DINING THE KEY TO ENTERTAINMENT THE KEY TO SHOPPING Contact Ashley Gatian, Sales Manager, for itinerary planning assistance. 800-221-3536 ï ashley@visitvicksburg.com www.VisitVicksburg.com /VisitVicksburg

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