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Louisiana Ranked Most Fun State in the Southeast

We here in New Orleans have always known that we are particularly skilled at having a good time — but now, it’s a scientific fact. According to a new survey, Louisiana is one of the top ten most fun states in America. 


WalletHub conducted the survey, analyzing the fifty states across 22 key metrics of how each state lets les bon temps roule. The criteria ranged from movie costs and entertainment venues to the station of national parks and casinos per capita. 


Louisiana is the only state in the Southeastern United States repped in the top ten list. According to the findings, The Boot’s final total score was 42.09 —ranking eighth, just ahead of Montana and Hawaii in the top ten ranking. Rounding out the top ten are Nevada (in the number one spot), South Dakota, Colorado, North Dakota, New York, Wyoming, and Oregon. 


Findings from the study initially appear to work against the Boot's favor. Louisiana ranked dead last in 50th place for the amount of movie theaters per capita. Further analyses from the study showed that the state also fell 48th for the number of performing-arts theaters per capita. Louisiana ranked 46th in the country for golf courses and country clubs per capita. Unsurprisingly, the state also ranked low on the number of skiing facilities per capita, ranking in the 37th spot. 


Louisiana benefitted from ranking the fourth best place for highest state and local expenditures on parks and recreation per capita. In the amalgamated ranking, Louisiana came in at 13th place for entertainment and recreation. Props to the Big Easy, as the state also was ranked sixth for best nightlife. 


Check out WalletHub's graphic below to check out where all the states rank. 


Source: WalletHub


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