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Acadian Village

200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506
337-981-2364
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Step back in time to a small 19th-century Cajun bayou community, which includes genuine Cajun homes...
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Type: Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Step back in time to a small 19th-century Cajun bayou community, which includes genuine Cajun homes relocated and combined with recreated period buildings and a Native American museum.

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English first
Hickory, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My wife and I were traveling from NC to visit friends in San Antonio. Had never been to Lafayette but knew a little about the area being the center of Acadian culture so we spent three days looking around. The Village was absolutely an excellent way to learn and appreciate all the area has to offer. You can spend a... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I was so delighted to experience this wonderfully decorated Christmas Village. All cottages were decorated with lights and various Christmas characters. There was also an amusement area which the kids absolutely loved. Getting to ride a train AND be the actual driver of the train (with the ability to ring the bell) put a huge smile on my grandson. The... More 

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Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A wonderful Christmas light display in the entire village, every holiday season. A magical place to come for kids and grown ups, also. They serve food and drinks for purchase and have choirs and bands for shows during the event. Also a great Acadian Cultural Center to see historic homes and way of life from the first settlers of the... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Wonderful place to take the family. Christmas lights are spectular. Entertainment every night, really good food, crafts, and alot of history. An experience the whole family will remember.

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West Monroe
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132 reviews 132 reviews
51 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Always attend the Blackpot Festival in October. Very clean and authentic looking. The Festival has great food, music, and crafts. We enjoy walking around the grounds enjoying the people and music. Good experience to enjoy Cajun Country and culture.

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Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We really enjoyed this attraction. We were there on a Sunday and there was an event going on so it may have been more lively than usual. Lots of fun.

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Many authentic Cajun houses and buildings to see. Nice peaceful place. Lots of nice pathways to walk on. Beautiful at Christmas!

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Houston, Texas
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133 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

While I'm too young to remember Acadian during this time period I have parents who can. They have wonderful stories. My uncle actually built several of these structures. My visit was to share my culture with my children so they can one day pass it down to their children.

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Church Point, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We enjoyed visiting all the homes and the church that are in the village. There where no guides at the time of our visit, it would have been more interesting if a guide would have been there for us.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

HIghly recommend going to see this attraction. The film was very informative. Our guide was excellent. There was a 90 year old gentleman that played the violin. He was in World War II. He was delightful. Our group was given a dance lesson.

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