North is a region of Louisiana.
- Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point (UNESCO site)
English is almost universally spoken. French, while not uncommon in parts of southern Louisiana, in almost unheard of in northern Louisiana.
Interstate 20 and Interstate 49 are the main highways into northern Louisiana.
By Bus or Train
There are bus stations in the major cities in northern Louisiana. There are no train stations in northern Louisiana, except for a bus stop in Shreveport that provides transportation to and from the Amtrak station in Longview, TX.
Traveling by car is the best way to see northern Louisiana. Interstate 20 runs east-west across northern Louisiana, linking Shreveport-Bossier, Ruston and Monroe. There is bus service between the major cities in northern Louisiana.
- Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum, 2419 Main St. Gibsland LA 71028. The notorious Bonnie and Clyde were shot and killed a few miles south of Gibsland, Louisiana.
- Caddo Lake. Is a large, natural lake on the Louisiana-Texas border.
- Driskill Mountain. Is the highest point in Louisiana, and is located about one hour east of Shreveport. The mountain is located on private property, but the trail to the top is open to the public. The hike from the road to the top of the mountain is about one mile with about 100ft of elevation gain.
- Eddie G. Robinson Museum, Grambling (60 mi to the E), toll-free: +1 318-247-6337, e-mail: email@example.com. Museum dedicated to the life and career of the late Grambling State University head football coach, winningest NCAA Division I football coach. Opened in February 2010.
- Poverty Point. Is a prehistoric Native American site consisting of mounds and other earthworks built over 2000 years ago.
Don't be fooled by the relatively small size of the major cities in northern Louisiana; Monroe and Shreveport-Bossier have crime rates on par with much larger metro areas.
The weather can be hot and humid in the summer, and severe thunderstorms are common in the summer and fall. Tornadoes, while not as common as in "Tornado Alley", do occur. Snow falls occasionally in the winter, and causes more havoc than might be expected by people from colder climates. Hurricanes rarely make it this far inland, and are generally no stronger than a severe thunderstorm when they do.