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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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Recreated historic Acadian village, giftshop and restaurant

The Vermillionville historic village is open Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm. Entry fee is 10 dollars. Volunteers in historic dress tell stories. Cajun music performances are every... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It wasn't too bad but not exactly exciting. The old buildings were pleasant, the craft people were interesting to talk to but the experience didn't really grab you. It was just okay. The cost was $8.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Vermillionville historic village is open Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm. Entry fee is 10 dollars. Volunteers in historic dress tell stories. Cajun music performances are every Saturday done in the Performance Centre (in the shape of a historic barn). Parking is ample and free. There is also a restaurant on site, La Cuisine de Maman, which is separately listed on TripAdvisor, and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Slow service with laughable fine dinning effort. Sent appetizer back. Sent cold entree back. Sent back the free "we're sorry" desert. Sent everything back. Would not go back. You won't either after you try it.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a great stop in learning how much of a role the early Acadian settlers shaped Louisiana's Bayou landscape. Plant life is everywhere and with the brochure that is included in this self-guided tour, it gives us much information on how important plant life was and still is. The buildings(some reconstructed) offer the visitor a view of what life... More 

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Mich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by a few years ago but wanted to go again as we had more time this trip. Open days on website show open on Mondays but sign on door dated about 2013 said now closed Sundays and Monday's . Needs Updating, very inconvenient for travelers. It was a pretty nice museum as I recall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Nice way to spend a few hours before heading downtown to the International Music Festival! Staff was very engaging. It is nice to see history being preserved in such a peaceful setting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was informational and we even got to pull ourselves across a bayou on a wooden pontoon-type boat.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We have been to this place many times and always enjoy the volunteers giving the tours. The volunteers each research the information that they give during the tour. Each volunteer will give you different information. They all are very helpful and can answer most questions you may have. Very rich with history and how life was back when the Acadians... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Just been here for the 2nd time and although quieter than the first time still enjoyed showing our Norwegian visitors around. It's probably best to go on a Saturday when there is live music and dancing (check schedule maybe not every Saturday). The volunteers are really friendly and eager to explain the history of the place and their knowledge of... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a great educational look at the way of life of the Cajun/Creole people. You can spend hours on the grounds looking at the old homes and the way of life of people from the past.

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