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Vermilionville

300 Fisher Road, off Surrey Street, Lafayette, LA 70508
337-233-4077
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Henderson, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We took a self-paced walking tour of the historic buildings and artisans of the area. All areas are handicap accessible. I was able to

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Lafayette
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Cool and pleasant even in late June. The older homes and gardens were amazing. The restaurant was good and very reasonable.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My kids LOVED the Vermilionville. Walking the grounds and soaking in the history and learning about the culture was fascinating. My kids especially loved seeing the whittling, basket weaving, and eatching/listening to the beautiful music from the accordion instrument. They people are so friendly and informative. My kids actually stood for about 15 minutes just talking to and watching the... More

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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192 reviews 192 reviews
135 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We visited this site on June 12th. There is plenty of parking. Before we entered we went to NPS to see a film about the Acadiens. Afterwards we visited the different old houses. In some houses a person explained an old craft. Some of them do speak French. There is also a restaurant, but we did not eat there.

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Kenner, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It was ok.... Not a large place. Good Cajun information. Love the young man giving fiddle lessons. No need to every go back.

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Cat Spring, Texas
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133 reviews 133 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Step back in time & enjoy all the facilities you will find during your visit. Allow plenty of time to stroll the grounds as they are very well done and walking is an easy stroll. You can eat, listen to music and it's best to check ahead of time during the week as well as weekend programs. Great gift shop... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We visited on a Sunday afternoon, looking forward to live Zydeco (which was AWESOME) and a nice walk. The tour was nice, but there was less interaction with actual people (staff) than I expected . The grounds were so beautiful and the buildings were well done. We stopped for a late lunch in the restaurant and it was a disaster.... More

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UK
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday and found a band playing with a good crowd dancing and having fun. The place is very picturesque and the 'living' exhibitions are all interesting, the guy in the school even did an impromptu fiddle show. The buildings are well laid out and labelled and the guides we met were happy to stop and talk..... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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234 reviews 234 reviews
71 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

It was interesting to see and learn the history of the settlers in Lafayette. Here you can watch them do reenactments, each house has a different reenactment. The landscape is so pretty to walk around. The boat rides on the river are only at 10am or 12pm. The gift shop has pralines and other southern goodies to buy. This was... More

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Glensted Mo
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104 reviews 104 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Vermilionville is a nice living museum facility. It provides a up close and personal experience into the Cajun Culture with staff giving demonstrations on ancestral activities. Nice. Good Restaurant available on site.

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