By Tanja M. Laden in Cool Travel on Tuesday 4 December 2012

In northwest Louisiana, one of America’s weirdest communities is actually closer to Texas and Arkansas than it is to New Orleans. There’s still plenty of Cajun flavor in the mini twin cities of Shreveport-Bossier, but there’s also a lot of other stuff you won’t find down in NOLA, including the annual Shreveport Zombie Walk, meat-filled “muffy” sandwiches at Fertitta’s, and the Touchstone Wildlife and Art Museum — a family-owned roadside attraction devoted to the fine art of taxidermy. 

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