The Outback: 180 miles of interesting

Karen Dawkins
March 15, 2015
The Outback: any remote or sparsely populated region (not just in Australia). Most people think Australia when they hear the word... but you don't have to travel that far to see spectacular scenery, unusual creatures or expansive marshland. Tucked away in Southwest Louisiana, the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road offers 180 miles of quiet, natural beauty sure to capture the imagination of visitors young and old. You might not see kangaroos, wallabies and koalas here, but we think you'll love it just the same.

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