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Address: 200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506
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+1 337-981-2364
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Step back in time to a small 19th-century Cajun bayou community, which...

Step back in time to a small 19th-century Cajun bayou community, which includes genuine Cajun homes relocated and combined with recreated period buildings and a Native American museum.

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Great way to spend a couple of hours

The lady in the gift shop was very nice. We walked around and looked at the old houses and buildings. There are displays in most all of them. We went early on a weekday morning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Franklin, Kentucky
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Franklin, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The lady in the gift shop was very nice. We walked around and looked at the old houses and buildings. There are displays in most all of them. We went early on a weekday morning and had the place all to ourselves.

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved every minute of this tour. I went with Lil cousin for a school field trip & all of the guides were very patient with the 3rd grade classes. They answered every question and explained everything in great detail. The premises were very clean & there were Ducks to feed. There are lots of trees & a large pavillion... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Going to the Acadian village is like stepping back in time. It shows the culture and tradition of a Cajun village. Cajun music on weekends. So many weekends are filled with old southern traditions such as hide tanning, making butter, cooking in pot in house chimney. The view of some of the oldest southern oak with Moss trainings. Great for... More 

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Thank Susanfromlouisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Christmas has began to be a family ritual I love this place and hard to believe the shot guns house was not that long ago just amazing

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Helendale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the ambiance of this place! Peaceful, quiet, venue. Homes are authentic and a phone app helps educate as you explore, plus signs assist also.

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth visiting. Small village made up of houses that were moved here to replicate how people lived in the past. Very interesting and highly recommend.

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Estherwood, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have gone for the Christmas lights and also during the summer with a friend and spent the afternoon. VERY interesting to see the original way the houses and all were down here a long time ago and all of the Acadian information and history. Want to go back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was passing through Lafayette and dropped in to understand more of the Cajun influence and how that came about. This little village of real and replica homes and buildings is really authentic. There is not a lot in one sense, but also it does not cost a lot either. Mary in the general store was really helpful too.

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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

What a terrific display they had for Christmas! The church was complete lighted, every inch. All the houses had a different theme and so well done. As an out-of-town guest for the holidays, this was a nice place to get in the Christmas spirit.

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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Lafayette has done a wonderful job preserving this depiction of the Acadian history. The houses and other buildings make you feel like you are back in time. This is a self guided tour so pick up some info before beginning the tour. Most of the village is self explanatory but a guide doesn't hurt. Take your time and feel the... More 

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