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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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Great place for a family to visit and get some history

We came on a sunday. Apparently there was some thing going on where active duty military and their families got in for free so that was pretty awesome. I think normally it's $5... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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DeRidder, Louisiana
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DeRidder, Louisiana
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We came on a sunday. Apparently there was some thing going on where active duty military and their families got in for free so that was pretty awesome. I think normally it's $5 per person which is still a nice discount. We really enjoyed ourselves. What we liked is that it's small with not a ton of walking. It's shaded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoy a look back at the Cajun Culture and wonder just how they ever tamed this southern land. The hard life just to survive and take care of their family.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Enter & exit through the gift shop, but don't let that stop you. It's a small fee for a self guided tour through some Lafayette history. The restored homes have been transplanted there to give you a variety of the type of buildings and docents, in available have some good stories to tell. The best part is the Saturday jam... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I enjoyed our visit to Vermilionville the most of any attractions we went to while on our Southern vacation tour. Several houses and buildings showing the beginnings of the area in the late 17th century into the 19th century. Several workers showing and talking about what life was life in their era and profession. Everyone was very friendly and willing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

While this place may not push the boundaries of what a typical folk village should be, the employees and artisans that work there really make it worth the visit. They were super friendly and knowledgable about the area's Cajun culture. The gentleman in the main house had an almost encyclopedic understanding of history and lore of Acadia. And though they... More 

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Lafayette, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Centrally located in Lafayette and an over-looked gem smack dab in the middle of town. Close to the airport and major hotels. The perfect place to visit when you have free time between meetings or when a flight is delayed. This is an authentic snapshot of Acadiana's past. Don't miss it. If you wonder why people are sincere, friendly and... More 

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SULPHUR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I love history so this was an excellent place to see how people in our state lived. A beautiful place full of interesting facts about the great state of Louisiana and its wonderful culture.

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CONROE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place to learn about cajun and creole history. Artisans are very friendly and helpful, they obviously love their work and are eager to involve visitors. This was our last stop in Cajun Country before heading back to Texas. We had lunch at the restaurant. Wonderful home cooked meal,daily lunch special is a great deal. The greeter in the gift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Vermilionville is a great place for tourists, field trips, or family day. Unplug and journey back in time as you learn about olde architecture and weaving, widdling wood, and Cajun accordion music. View a classroom from centuries back and walk along the swamp. Plan your day when the weather is nice as most walking is outdoors.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This is not a location review. This is a lunch review. Buffet daily for $11.00. That's soup, buffet, drink, and desert. Good southern food. Friday is seafood. Just tell the front desk you are there for lunch. Not many people know about this restaurant, so I'll see you there. If you are local and have never eaten here, shame on... More 

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