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AUG 2017

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2 0 1 7 / 2 0 1 8 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 51 Jazz Jazz sits at the heart of the Louisiana experi- ence. For generations, the soulful music has been woven into the fabric of American history by great musicians such as Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. Preservation Hall in the French Quarter of New Orleans is a great place for tour- ing groups to unwind and listen to the expressive tunes of classic jazz. The hall was built as a hom- age to traditional New Orleans jazz and offers nightly public events or private gatherings. World History Along with its own uncommon character and influential history, the city of New Orleans offers a rare look at one of the greatest conflicts in world history, World War II. The National WWII Museum covers the stories of the second World War, from the leaders of each nation to the everyday men and women who fought. The museum has amassed a collection of more than 100,000 artifacts, which are accompanied by interactive and personal stories that educate and enlighten visitors through the eyes of those who fought. Groups can arrange special guided tours as well as choose from a variety of unique event spaces designed to accommodate everything from small meetings to large receptions and cor- porate events. Wine Tours Family-owned Landry Vineyards is nestled in the hill country near West Monroe. Visitors can taste fine wines in the company of good friends in the tasting room, at seasonal con- certs on the outdoor lawn or at a private event. Numerous family varietals are available — including Chardonnay, Bayoutage Red Blend and Blackberry Merlot — that comple- ment Louisiana's Cajun cuisine and French heritage. Group tours of the winery and bottle facility are available as well as a wagon tour through the 20-acre vineyard, cellar, winery, crush pad and bottling facility. Landry wines are available in more than 300 stores through- out Louisiana as well as online from the Landry Vineyards website. n A B C D E F 1 2 3 4 5 6 Alexandria.........................B3 ........................ 52 Baton Rouge ................... D4 ........................ 52 Gonzales ......................... D4 ........................ 52 Hammond .........................E4 ........................ 53 Houma ..............................E6 ........................ 53 Jefferson ...........................E5 ........................ 53 Kinder ...............................B4 ........................ 53 Lafayette .......................... C5 ........................ 53 Lake Charles ....................B5 ........................ 54 Many .................................A3 ........................ 54 Metairie .............................E5 ........................ 54 Monroe/West Monroe ...... C2 ........................ 54 Morgan City ..................... D6 ........................ 54 Natchitoches .....................B3 ........................ 54 New Iberia ....................... C5 ........................ 54 New Orleans .....................E5 ........................ 54 Shreveport/Bossier City ......A2 ........................ 58 Slidell ................................ F5 ........................ 58 Sulphur .............................B5 ........................ 58 City Map Location Page LOUISIANA Jazz, World History & Wine Tours! Mardi Gras in New Orleans As the Louisianans might say, visitors to the Bayou State can "pass a good time" with them and enjoy the flavorful cuisine and the smooth sounds of harmonious jazz. Influenced by many ethnicities, the state's heritage is revealed in its unique modern-day culture, which has taken on a life of its own. Groups will find that Louisiana has a lot to offer as they tra- verse the state's distinct regions, beauti- ful waterways and remote swamp lands. Landry Wine Cellar

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