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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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Mentone
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great dance venue - none better! Very reasonable as well - and the food served here is traditional Cajun.

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Hadn't planned to visit Vermillionville, but after visiting the Acadian Cultural Center which is adjacent, we decided to. There are about 10 buildings representing different aspects of Cajun culture, including a school, church and several different styles of residences. Also gardens and farm implements. Several living history interpreters were scattered throughout the exhibits, including a person making Job's tear bead... More

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had an excellent time. We did not know anyone there and joined a group of 4. They were so much fun. The band was excellent and a bonus - no smoking was permitted inside!!

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australia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
47 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Vermillion Ville Historic village was a great spot to visit in Lafayette, not too expensive to get in, we used our AAA for a small discount, we started off with an all you could eat buffet for lunch, approx $12 each, enjoying grits and Alligator for the first time. The village was quaint and enjoyed meeting the people hosting... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My daughters and I went to Vermilionville Historic Village today and had a great time. There are several original homes dated back to the late 1700's & 1800's. Staff dressed in garments of the era and very knowledgeable. It is self guided and some of the buildings had no worker in it, but you have a pamphlet to describe everything... More

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Louisiana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Being of Cajun heritage and from Louisiana, I am always pleased to visit attractions that display my roots and heritage. You enter through the gift shop and there is a $10 admission fee for adults. To me this is a little steep but I guess with all the upkeep required, its worth the price. The gift shop was a little... More

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Grenoble, France
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88 reviews 88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful village with a nice history behind it. There are plenty of activities for kids which make the tour lively, also as it is a self-guided tour with map and lively comments in French and English you may do it at your pace and spend more or less time depending on your interest, a few areas are under maintenance and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We found this on Trip Advisor & glad we did. Beautiful grounds, nice store and very friendly, informative people there. Live music was playing in the music hall, we took a leisurely stroll (self-guided) through all the different homes & buildings. Some had docents in period clothes telling about that particular home. Most interesting to me was the woman who... More

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Montréal, Québec
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The less interesting thing that we did during our trip. We were almost along, we didn't learn anything. Not enough people talk french, so the kids can't understand. Very expensive for what it is.

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Erath, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had a friend down from San. Antonio and he wanted to eat home cooked meal and sight see so thought of vermilinville which would kill 2 birds with 1 stone lol he loved it and the food definitely was home cooking. He loved the historical, quietness and beauty of this place

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