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“history come to life” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vermilionville

Vermilionville
300 Fisher Road, off Surrey Street, Lafayette, LA 70508
337-233-4077
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Lafayette
Type: Historic Sites, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Activities: Arts and crafts, Leisure education
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Owner description: 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.
welling
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“history come to life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is an incredible experience but you need to be fresh to appreciate it.
Regrettably we came late on a very hot day, and would recommend coming early in the day. The guides in costume in the individual houses are fantastic and enthusiastic, there are even children though not as guides of course. There was an authentic band playing and the food at the restaurant was good too. Do mind the mosquitos down on the water. Guide book is in French and English.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Corpus Christi, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I had a delicious lunch in their restaurant as I arrived. It's a self guided tour which was nice I thought to be able to go your own pace. When you pay the small fee to enter, they give you a map that also includes the history of the houses. There was so much shade I didn't get hot until the end. The houses and grounds were beautifully kept and volunteers were spread out showing their trade and answering questions. There was a guy playing the accordion, a lady sewing a dress by hand, a guy carving wood and a lady weaving tiny baskets. I enjoyed every minute of it. You don't want to miss it.

Visited July 2013
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Lafayette, Louisiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Low Key Fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I was expecting this to be just like Willaimsburg but it wasn't. Don't get me wrong, this is still a fun place to visit but in my opinion it wasn't up to the hype it was made out to be. There weren't a lot of "interactive" people around. However, the buildings and the tour guides that were out were fantastic! It's also not to long so the kids can walk instead of needing to be pushed or carried (we took our 3 year old son with us and he had a blast).

Visited July 2013
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louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“nice place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

it was very charming interesting place with friendly informative staff. nice place to see when in lafayette

Visited June 2013
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Fernley, Nevada
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go back.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

My husband and I visited here last fall. We have since traveled throughout the northeast and now in Micihigan rounding our way through the Midwest and south again for the winter. We enjoyed the Vermillion and the KOA Campground so much we ensured that it was part of our return trip back to Florida. The village was very educational, the food was excellent, we had an exclusive boat ride by the man that built the boat! To Really Appreciate The Culture - Plan to be there when they are having a Cajun Jam Session...........talk about capturing the culture! Love It So Much Talent in one room, just amazing.

Can't wait to go back.

Visited November 2012
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