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The total driving distance from Dallas, TX to New Orleans, LA is 521 miles or 838 kilometers.
Your trip begins in Dallas, Texas. It ends in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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You can discover more of Texas and Louisiana when you take a road trip from Dallas to New Orleans.
We recommend a stop at Longview TX in East Texas. Visit the Gregg County Historical Museum, an important institution for the people of Longview and for visitors to understand the history of East Texas. Every year around the second week of April, the museum hosts and sponsors Dalton Days with Wild West shows, blacksmith demonstrations, children’s activities and a re-enactment of the famous Dalton Gang bank robbery.
Dalton Days was started in 1994 during the centennial year of the famed bank robbery by outlaw Bill Dalton and three of his gang members. It was at Longview’s First National Bank in 1894 when Dalton escaped with $2,000 in bank notes and coins. Read more about this event on Gregg County Historical Museum’s website.
We recommend a stop in Shreveport for traditional Cajun and Creole foods. New Orleans is not the only place for seafood, crawfish, gumbo, jambalaya or po-boys. Shreveport won many awards from food magazines and Food Network.
Stop at Herby-K for their signature Shrimp Buster sandwiches and Fertitta’s Delicatessen for an Italian sandwich. Fertitta is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Another food institution is Strawn’s Eat Shop. Try their world famous ice box pies.
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