St. Landry Parish Visitor Center

St. Landry Parish Visitor Center, Opelousas: Hours, Address, St. Landry Parish Visitor Center Reviews: 5/5

St. Landry Parish Visitor Center

St. Landry Parish Visitor Center
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The center, opened in May 2011, not only provides travelers with information on the area, including historic and cultural traditions, but it is one of the first visitor information centers in the state and the southern region that has a focus on sustainability and green construction. The building was designed to show how sustainable practices, both old and new, can work together for the betterment of the region. Sustainable features of the center include a water cistern, wind turbine and photovoltaic panels. Building materials were salvaged during construction to reuse for the creation of an art exhibit and functional pieces to be shown and utilized within the center. This project was completed by area artists, craftsmen and students. Travelers are also introduced to the various ecosystems found within the area. The landscape design plays an integral part in this project utilizing indigenous plantings and trees from St. Landry Parish, reflecting several of Louisiana's ecosystems. Our Our travel counselors are ready to provide group or individual tours of the facility. We look forward to seeing you in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana!
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Garry M
Orillia, Canada997 contributions
Very Informative.
Jan 2020
Great spot to get all the local info on area activities and culture. Very friendly and informative staff, could not have been more helpful. Think her name was Francine.
Written January 15, 2020
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We are glad you found our center valuable! Stop by again sometime or join us for one of our jams on the 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of the month.
Written January 31, 2020
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jandlUk
Chesterfield, UK1,416 contributions
Helpful & Friendly
Oct 2018 • Couples
Called in passing en route to Baton Rouge during an extensive road trip. The staff were really helpful and we amassed lots of information, leaflets etc. We were able to use the free Wi-fi to check out our intended Hotel stay in nearby Opelousas.
Written October 6, 2018
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Gwen F
Napa, CA15 contributions
Very helpful, knowledgeable staff.
Jun 2016 • Family
Helpful staff who know the area. This was a really nice surprise to find right in the area I grew up all my life in...id passed this place hundreds of times coming in and out of town. Amazing gem!
Written June 27, 2016
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Gwen, thank you for review. We are overjoyed that you're pleased with our award winning facility and the work we do promote St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Thank you for stopping by; we hope you come back and see us!
Written June 29, 2016
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Janell S
72 contributions
Friendly staff
Jan 2016
A great place to find information about the Cajun region and Louisiana in general. The native plant landscape is interesting. Signs are posted in both French and English.
Written January 13, 2016
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Janell, thank you for leaving such a flattering review of our sustainable visitor information center. We are so happy to hear that our staff was helpful, and that you enjoyed the native prairie plants. If you ever find yourself back in Cajun country, please stop by!
Written January 20, 2016
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kayak0036
Oklahoma City, OK88 contributions
Amazing tourist center, staffed by friendly locals
Mar 2015 • Family
First off, clean bathrooms.
Second, awesome design of the entire center is inspiring. Educational displays, a wall of brochures and maps, the requisite vending machines, all overseen by a friendly local/staffer who was more than happy to share stories and info/advice (both personal a professional).

Don't miss this stop, if only to see the blooming irises (hope you catch them in full bloom) surrounding the grounds.
Written March 22, 2015
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