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Vermilionville

300 Fisher Road, off Surrey Street, Lafayette, LA 70508
337-233-4077
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Activities: Arts and crafts, Leisure education
Owner description: Get a taste of life for the 18th-century Acadian settlers in this 23-acre village with meticulously recreated period homes, costumed staff... more » Owner description: Get a taste of life for the 18th-century Acadian settlers in this 23-acre village with meticulously recreated period homes, costumed staff demonstrating arts and crafts and a restaurant serving Cajun and Creole food. « less
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Vermilionville is a premier facility that provides a up close and personal experience into the Cajun Culture. everything is done just the way it was done by our ancestors.

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San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Balfa week is a week of classes in zydeco and cajun music, dancing and cooking held during the first week of April.At the end of every day, a famous zydeco band plays and it costs only $10 to spend the evening dancing and listening to fabulous music. You don't have to attend all the classes. We would appear at the... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

It was earth day when we went one Sunday morning. They had lots of booths set up that informed you of how to live more "green". Some crafts available for the children which was nice since I had a small child with me who has no interest in history. A Cajun band was playing at the performance center. Food was... More

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Sherwood, Arkansas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We enjoyed our lunch in the restaurant before starting our stroll around the grounds. The grounds are very attractive. I love that we got a booklet with facts about each structure and the plant life instead of everyone gathering around a sign to read about the place. After strolling, we got to listen to live zydeco in the Performance Center.... More

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Kansas City
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The service was spot on! Servings were very large, tasty and well presented. The waiter made a good recommendation for our wine.

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Marcoussis
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Acadian cultural center being closed on Sundays, we went to Vermilionville, as recommended by our B&B Host - Savoy-, and were fully satisfied by what we saw, heard from various craftsmen, and ate in the restaurant. The restaurant was an excellent surprise, because it was a buffet with Cajun typical food (the desert pecan plum pie was fantastic) with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

I had no idea that the word "Cajun"came from "Arcadian"or any notion of the history of the Arcadians, but it all makes sense now - the French and Creole influences coming together in their music. Thoroughly enjoyed seeing the preserved houses and meeting a few descendants. It was quiet when we visited(March ) and the restaurant had closed at 2pm... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

For those new to Lafayette , Vermillionville is a must. Most of the buildings have resident guides who talk you through the history of the structure and it's use. The only pity was the intrusive traffic noise from a nearby main road.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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178 reviews 178 reviews
84 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I really enjoyed everything - especially the guides who talked about the houses and life of the Acadians. I found nothing I disliked. We ate at the restaurant and it was very good.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We were there on a Sunday band with a full cajun band playing. The bar served beer for $2!!! It was fascinating to go into all the houses, see the barge, speak with the woodcarver as well as the gentleman in the schoolhouse with his fiddle. This is a great intro to what you will experience in Acadiana.

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