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Vermilionville

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Stepping Back in Time

This is a great experience for young and old as you enter history. Walk thru the village and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vacationneededs53
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Lafayette, Louisiana
Amazing

It was a peaceful walk between the different homes. No matter what your age is, you'll find things... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lori G
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Lumberton, Texas
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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

This is a great experience for young and old as you enter history. Walk thru the village and interact with those that live in a world without cell phones, technology and see how it was "way back then". The restaurant is also a must with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a peaceful walk between the different homes. No matter what your age is, you'll find things of interest here. There were people in period costumes in some of the homes/stops and they told us stories of the past and shared the history. Highly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lori G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch with friends here and enjoyed the experience. The staff was friendly, the prices are reasonable, and the food was very good. Shrimp chef salads were excellent. The ham and cheese Po boy was excellent. We expected a visit of an hour or two...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth an hour's visit.Buildings have been restored and give a good picture of their original use. Staff are helpful and explain their activities such as weaving and blacksmithing

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terry W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good way to get an idea as to how the Cajuns lived with restored buildings. It was a nice stroll building to building with locations having a person to share some tidbits in Cajun culture.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It 's a place where you can spend a day and has interests for all ages.t The Idea is the maintenance of Cajun culture showing us the Aadian, Native, Creole buildings in a peaceful landascape. Articrafts, boat tours, gardens, gift shop, restaurant can be visited...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eliene
Reviewed November 10, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

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!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Flyer818550
Reviewed November 5, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LollLee
Reviewed October 27, 2018

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!

Date of experience: October 2018
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drannboyd
July 22, 2018|
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Response from VanyaLosAngeles | Reviewed this property |
No, not walking distance but a short drive.
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Cronicktravel
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.
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Sophy0075
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!
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