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Vermilionville

300 Fisher Road, off Surrey Street, Lafayette, LA 70508
337-233-4077
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement 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...
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Type: Historic Sites, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Arts and crafts, Leisure education
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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English first
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have great day at this peaceful and culturally rich place. It is not an artificially created touristic place, this place used to be a real village and majority of the homes there were built in the beginning of 19th century and then restored to be a museum. If you want to learn about cajun culture and history it is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

They re-located many buildings from the 19th century (maybe earlier) to Vermilionville. While the buildings were interesting, it was the people inside them that was the main attraction. It was clear that they love the Cajun culture and loved talking about it. We stumbled across an all-star Cajun jam session. Every Saturday, musicians come to jam and this Saturday we... More 

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon learning about Cajun culture and history and touring the various houses. Especially interesting was our informative chat with a musician about the differences between Cajun and Zydeco music. The gift shop was awesome.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A great welcome to the culture of Louisiana. The owners are hospitable, the food is fabulous and there service is perfect. If you can go during the fall, try a Wednesday night for their dining and music series.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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246 reviews 246 reviews
61 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

East access, free parking. Pleasant staff and value for money entrance fee. Exhibits were well presented and the guides were very informative. We spent over 2 hours viewing various furnished homes from the past. Finished off by having gumbo soup in the restaurant and it was very nice.

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Ferndown, Dorset
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101 reviews 101 reviews
26 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We spent an enjoyable few hours visiting this living history Arcadian settlement. There were seven restored homes, a school house and a chapel dating from 1765 to 1890. A number of crafts people in the homes demonstrated their skills and in the school house we were entertained with some Cajun music. Historically it was interesting to learn what happened to... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Gumbo is great. Service Brandon awesome. We also did the tour. Need water station, due to heat. Nice history, gift shop use to have more souvenirs

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good cross section of structures - houses, churches, etc. Knowledgeable staff. Watch out for alligators in the lake.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A group of friends were in town for a sporting event. We chose this restaurant after a travel agent recommended it. I must say it was a very good choice. All in our party enjoyed their meal and no one had any complaint on the food. We had drinks and dessert also. All were very good. It isn't a place... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a great place to spend an afternoon and learn a few things about cajun history. The grounds and buildings are nice to look at and explore but fortunately for us there were several re-enactors around and that made the experience much richer and memorable. We especially enjoyed the 92 year old fiddler who really enjoys life and told... More 

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