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Acadian Village

Address: 200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone Number: 337-981-2364
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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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Kaplan, Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We try and make it out to Acadian Village each Christmas for the lights. This year it was very nice. Try and make it during the week and early in the evening, as to avoid the big crowds. I would suggest this to any family.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great place to walk around and see the lights for Christmas time and some original homes that date back to the early 1800's. Have patience because there is a lot of people on the pathways.

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Cat Spring, Texas
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26 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had a very enjoyable Christmas experience while visiting the Acadian Village this Dec14, worth the visit and go early to avoid traffic and lines, purchase tickets prior to arrival and save time and $$ The village is decorated in the spirit and plently to see and enjoy the stroll around, music, food and people watch. Something different through out... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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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
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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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