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Vermilionville

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Address: 300 Fisher Road, off Surrey Street, Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone Number: 337-233-4077
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts, Leisure education
Description: Get a taste of life for the 18th-century Acadian settlers in this 23-acre...
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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Good open air museum

Vermilionville is a very nice open air historic Acadian village. It's not too big so you can easily walk through the whole village and visit all the houses. Most of them have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Ennis
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98 reviews 98 reviews
34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Vermilionville is a very nice open air historic Acadian village. It's not too big so you can easily walk through the whole village and visit all the houses. Most of them have people in them in period clothing who can provide a lot of information on the history of the place. We were there on a Sunday and were very... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

In this place you can recreate as people lived in Lafayette, early XIX century. There is also a cafe where you can try cajun food.

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Durango, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the restored structures and the well-informed volunteers, all of whom were Acadians and most willing to talk and answer your questions. Visited during Mardi Gras so we got to see an Acadian version of the parade, which is unlike the extravagance of New Orleans. Learned a lot about the culture.

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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Being tourists at Vermillionville on a rainy day this was a very convenient place for us to have lunch. Due to the weather we pretty much had the place to ourselves. We both had the daily special - cabbage roll, potatoes, biscuit, drink, etc. for $9.95. Not a bad price for a decent meal. Nothing special but it was a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A collection of buildings from the Acadian settlement set on a bayou. People in period clothing are on hand to explain the customs of the time and answer questions.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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170 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very well done. I wish that there were more local handicrafts for sale in the gift shop. We especially loved Mr. Merlin, an elderly Cajun man, with his stories, and the locals' music jam session that afternoon. The fiddle maker, school room and Mr. Merlin were fascinating. It's great to see real Cajun history and my family heritage coming to... More 

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Ottawa, ON
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Cold January morning. I saw four people total. Didn't mind particularly. It was 16$ for my daughter and I to walk around a ghost town. Interesting, beautiful at times, friendly staff (50% of the people I saw) but many buildings closed. Washroom at the end of the village. Weaver-woman was born here and was all too happy to spill the... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

To learn about and see how things were done back in the old days when the Acadians came down from Nova Scotia this is the place to go. VermillionVille is a living museum with artisans in the houses showing the way of life in 17-1800's in south Louisiana. There is also a restaurant on site serving great Cajun food at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

this Is A Wonderful Historical Experience. There Are Many Interesting Exhibits In The Historical Village. On Sundays They Have Local Bands And Dancing. There Is Also A Restaurant On The GroundS However That Is Not My Favorite Dining Experience. The Admission Prices Are Very Reasonable.

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Houston, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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