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It takes a village

IWe had a free morning and stopped here. I'm glad we did, although I wanted to go to Lake Martin... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul S
Great interactive cultural tour

Wonderful experience. We’re originally from this area but moved away 20 years ago. We learned so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
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300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-2028
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Reviewed 1 week ago

IWe had a free morning and stopped here. I'm glad we did, although I wanted to go to Lake Martin instead. My wife and son voted for Vermilionville, so living hsitory it was. Historic villages like this are one of my wife's main travel interests...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience. We’re originally from this area but moved away 20 years ago. We learned so much about the history and culture. I also learned the difference between Cajun and Creole!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. The staff are really helpful, friendly and knowledgeable and each of the buildings is well restored with great attention to detail. Loved chatting to Cliff while he was whittling away making ducks - I even bought one of his beautiful brooches...More

Thank LollLee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found all of the staff located in the various houses to be a wealth of information and they told their stories in character. We finally got the difference between Cajun and Creole!

Thank hamptonite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a couple of hours before an afternoon bayou trip to visit Vermilionville. We had already visited the Acadian Cultural Center and then came here. The whole 'village' is well laid out and is manned by people with a real passion for their subjects....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have any desire to learn the local history, this is a must stop. The employees, in character are friendly and educational.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best homemade Cajun food I had. Walking through the village and experiencing the demonstrations and interpretive was fun and educational. Even pulling yourself across a bayou on a ferry was fun.

Thank SoniaO-Clark
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday because of the authentic Acadian Sunday dinner and dancing entertainment. Both were wonderful. The displays are also informative and interesting including trappers, weavers, ranchers, school, church, and more. The artists were knowledgeable, but I wish there had been more. An...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2018

We specifically planned to visit Vermillionville on a Sunday so we could tour the village as well as enjoy music in the performance hall from 1-4pm. Fabulous all the way around--we toured the different parts of the village and had expert docents explaining the history....More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We spent a few hours here and were lucky enough to be around for the regular Saturday afternoon jam session, with about 20 musicians gathering to make Cajun music. This is a slow time of year so there were fewer interpreters and artisans around, but...More

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July 22, 2018|
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Response from VanyaLosAngeles | Reviewed this property |
No, not walking distance but a short drive.
February 22, 2017|
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Response from 128kodak | Reviewed this property |
The area is a park and you can take you dog and walk there but, they are not admitted to the historical buildings inside unless service dogs.
May 25, 2016|
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Response from djnToronto | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall seeing pets, but there was an alligator sitting on the riverbank - if you do take the dog keep an eye on it!