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Address: 200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone Number: 337-981-2364
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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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A must see in Lafayette

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Westmont, Illinois
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Westmont, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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Hudson, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quiet and beautiful. We truly enjoyed the beauty of this place. A little hard to find but worth it. The small entry price make it affordable for families.

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Beaumont, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Loved the lights. Was a little crowded but to be expected at that time of year. Bought a homemade christmas ornament at gift shop that was very nice

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is a great place to visit and learn how the early cajun people lived. Their light display during Christmas is just beautiful!!! Love the little church

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Montgomery, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

A good representation of our past. Period homes, church, clothes, music. A good history lesson. Maybe a little boring for younger folks. Beautiful setting on a river. We got a bonus of an alligator sunning on a grass lawn and a very large water moccasin sleeping under a bush.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

An unexpectedly good find,many of the host were in traditional costumes. We were lucky to go on a Saturday were they had a jamming session, it seemed if you played an instrument or could sing, you just show up and play. Good fun.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We arrived late in the day, so we didn't get to fully appreciate all of the buildings' history. Two of the buildings are being renovated, but it was a good representation of Acadian life. You just walk from building to building and read on your own. No docents, though it looked like they might have demonstrations some of the time.... More 

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