Celebrating Black History Month within Louisiana’s River Parishes

Celebrating Black History Month within Louisiana’s River Parishes

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We’re excited to celebrate a groundbreaking achievement this Black History Month, within our community. Denise Burrell made history as the first African American appointed Executive Director of the River Parishes Tourist Commission.

A proud native of the River Parishes, Ms. Burrell brings a spirit of dedication and heritage to her role. “It is an honor to lead the tourist commission. I am eager to elevate our region as a top-tier travel destination, inspired by the enduring strength and creativity of my ancestors,” Ms. Burrell reflects.

With over ten years of dedicated service in the tourism industry, Ms. Burrell is well-prepared to navigate Louisiana’s River Parishes through innovative pathways. Her commitment to forward-thinking leadership and partnership is poised to usher in an era of unprecedented growth and celebration of our region’s unique charm.

Join us in celebrating Denise Burrell’s significant milestone and her vision for a vibrant future. Her historic appointment in July 2023 is not only a personal achievement, but also a beacon of progress and representation for the community.

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New Orleans PLANTATIONS Country

Explore the 10 historic estates in the River Parishes of Louisiana and discover the stories rooted in their past.

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New Orleans SWAMP Country

Create memories learning the folklore of our swamps and viewing gators in their natural habitat.

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Andouille was created here, so get out and try the local smokehouses that each have their own version of the "best".

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The region out here is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and find adventure.

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Lac Des Allmands

Famous for catfish, Lac Des Allemands is a haven for outdoor sportsmen.

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Enjoyed around the world, Perique can only be grown and processed out here.

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Cajun and Creole cuisine are as necessary to our culture as the people who make it.

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Tour buses, shuttles and local airports are all transportation options for the River Parishes.

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Louisiana's River Parishes offers a wide range of lodging options from rustic and quaint to upscale and luxurious.

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