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If you have any desire to learn the local history, this is a must stop. The employees, in character... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Best Cajun Food

Absolutely the best homemade Cajun food I had. Walking through the village and experiencing the... 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 5 days 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.

Thank 366victorial
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s worth the trip. It is interesting and gives you a real insight into what life was like in the 18 and 19th centuries. On Bayou Vermilion, you also get the atmosphere of the rivers edge.

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Bayou boat ride, Acadian village self-guided tour and lunch buffet is a good value tour package. The boat ride is an hour and 1/2; mostly consisting of water and landscape scenery. Buffet items consisted of two entrees & sides. The food was fair; with a...More

Thank 576donnaw
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Our two couples visited this very nice historic village near Lafayette and truly enjoyed it as French Canadians with ancestors who got deported in Louisiana centuries ago. We were very well received by the staff at the ticket office who enjoyed practicing their French with...More

1  Thank Dan_Explorateur
Reviewed August 3, 2018

The city of Vermilionville is a place to visit and experience the history of Louisiana. The culture is so different here and the southern hospitality is at the top of the list. Will always remember my time here and so will you.

Thank Travel-BWP
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Learned about the Creole and Acadian culture. Authentic homes to tour, had some fun live swamp music. Stopped for food afterwards, was good. Enjoyable and affordable family event.

Thank Scott S
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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!