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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
Activities: Leisure education
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... more » 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. « less
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English first
Williamstown, Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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158 reviews 158 reviews
66 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Cycling from coast to coast one gets rather saddle sore, on my rest day my host recommended the Arcadian Village which I duels visited Wonderful walk and history lesson - I like the ability to engage - allowing myself to be absorbed by the surroundings I love tourist attractions where you can interact with sights, smells, sounds and the feel... More

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Sussex
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were lucky enough to visit on a day a charity music festival was taking plus. The icing on the cake was a black pot cook off . We tasted three different Cajun Gumbos - could not get more authentic dishes cooked by local very competitive men. A winner was declared and commiserations were offered to the losers. We left... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Reassembled and furnished Acadian properties in a pleasant setting with an overview of local history and demonstrations of craft and music of the time. Our experience was added to by someone visiting her grandmother's house and recalling times spent there. A nice way to spend an hour or so. It is worth visiting the nearby Acadian Cultural Centre first to... More

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Libertyville
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is like a smaller version of Colonial Williamsburg. It is a good recreation of life here in the past. The guides and "residents" of the village were well informed and presented it in a good way.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was my second time to come here. If you want to learn about Acadian life visit this place. IF you don't enjoy history stay at home. Otherwise this is a fun place to come. It is do it yourself, but the descriptions and cards help explain what all you are seeing. There are about 12 major buildings to see.... More

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Rosenberg, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were very disappointed, and wish we had gone to the other Cajun attraction in Lafayette. This is a do-it-yourself tour, at least on Tuesday when we visited. There were no reenactors and no docents to explain the significance of what we were seeing. Worst of all, however is that this place is not ADA accessible. My mother could only... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Enjoyed visiting here, but our teenagers were bored quickly. I think it would be great to visit when there's a reenactment or other activity going on as well.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place won't disappoint! My kids, husband, and I wanted to see more about the life and homestead of the Acadian. This is the perfect place for that!

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