Southwest Louisiana received a tourism boost this week, as the southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that the Creole Nature Trail All-American road is part of national competition.
Rand McNally and USA Today are holding the competition to find the best small town in America.
The Creole Nature Trail scenic byway includes 28 points that are of interest in the competition.
They include the City of Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau visitor information center, Brimstone Museum Complex in Sulphur, Intracoastal Park, town of Hackberry, Brown's Grocery, Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, Hog Island Gully Recreation Area, Blue Goose Trail, Wetland Walkway, Holly Beach, Peveto Woods Bird & Butterfly Sanctuary, Sabine Pass Lighthouse, Calcasieu Ship Channel and Cameron Ferry, Cameron Courthouse, Cameron Jetties Fishing Pier and RV Park, Rutherford Beach, Airboat Rides & Alligators, Grand Chenier, Price Lake Nature Drive, Rockefeller Refuge, Rollover, Conway Lebleu Memorial Bridge, Pintail Wildlife Drive & Boardwalk, Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge, Calcasieu Lake, Lacassine Wildlife Drive/Lacassine Pool and Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge.
Megan Hartman with the Bureau says this is great news for southwest Louisiana.