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Address: 200 Greenleaf Dr, Lafayette, LA 70506-7400
Phone Number: 337-981-2364
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Step back in time to a small 19th-century Cajun bayou community, which...

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.

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like stepping back in time

very interesting! the walking tour of the homes gives you the feel of walking in a true Cajun village the staff if very friendly and helpful I really like the fact the all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Duson, Louisiana
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Duson, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

very interesting! the walking tour of the homes gives you the feel of walking in a true Cajun village the staff if very friendly and helpful I really like the fact the all profits go to help the mentally disabled of the area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came here and spent several hours. We thoroughly enjoyed it here! It's beautiful, relaxing, and educational. You do a self guided tour with the map they give you. On the map they give you there is educational and informational summary of each building. It's a bit pricey for admission but worth it. You get to have an enjoyable time... More 

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Thank Heather M
Arnold, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very different place for a wedding. The Chapel was small and rustic, just what the bride wanted. Then we had a short walk to the reception hall which had a nice Bar area and a large Kitchen. It holds up to 100 people with round tables set up and even a bit room to dance. I loved... More 

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Thank Geli B
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girls and I had sometime to kill while my husband was in a meeting, so we went to the Acadian Village. We have family in Nova Scotia Canada and have learned many things over our years of visits there about the Acadians...so it was great to see how they lived when they settled in Louisiana. The open air museum... More 

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Thank BinMcKin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 6th grade class to Acadian Village on a field trip! It was the perfect place to take them. We were taken on a tour of the buildings from early Louisiana History. The tour only took maybe, 30 minutes--so they didn't get board. Then we had our picnic lunch and the kids feed the ducks and geese. We... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit for Christmas lights Cajun style. Good food and entertainment and rides for all the kids

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Thank amaking67
Westmont, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This historic Cajun village is a must see when visiting Lafayette. There are multiple historic houses set on beautiful grounds. Very informative.

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Thank debbykk
Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

There are several houses that depict the early Acadian style. There is also a house that has medical instruments that was a doctor's office. The church that is on the grounds is also used for weddings. It is a step back in time that is really worth seeing

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Thank Cecelia B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

I remember coming here as a kid and the people would be dressed up in costumes doing reinactments. It was so neat. Now it's a self given tour through grounds that have seen their better days and upkeep that isn't getting quite the upkeep it used to. Don't get me wrong- the history is still here and that's what's important... More 

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Acadian village has been portraying Cajun life over the years for decades! It has authentic houses etc., not some recreated village such as Vermilionville. Why Lafayette felt the need to create Vermilionville in the first place is beyond me. Trust me. Go see the real thing and support a good cause while you're doing it!

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