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Acadian Village

200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506
337-981-2364
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
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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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Louisiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
51 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
40 helpful votes 40 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
99 helpful votes 99 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 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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Williamstown, Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It was a nice 2 hour max side trip. This is not a place I would build a trip around, but a nice place to visit while already in the area. Great period buildings and appropriate antiques nicely share the Cajun heritage of the area. Admission was reasonable. The gift shop was small, but it was nice to purchase something... More

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We visited this Museum and we had a tour, watched the movie and learned so much about how 'Acadia' came to be. A must see!!

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