GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) - Every day, thousands of cars on Interstate 10 speed through Iberville Parish without stopping.
Officials want that to change.
About 15 miles west of Baton Rouge, Iberville Parish has built a new Visitors Center, a $2 million, Acadian-style cottage on the banks of Bayou Grosse Tete.
Parish President Mitch Ourso said the cottage was built last year as part of a push to promote tourism in the parish.
If the parish can get people driving on the interstate to stop at the visitors center, Ourso said, they will see what attractions the parish has to offer, and some will make a detour to visit some of those places.
The grand opening of the center is March 19.