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“Louisiana Cajun country” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vermilionville

Vermilionville
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Baltimore
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Louisiana Cajun country”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

After the Acadian Cultural Center, which is nearby, this is a must see. It is a restoration of a typical Cajun town similar to a Williamsburg thing. The day we were there, they had several villagers doing things things the "old way." There was a cook making candy, a blacksmith making a door hinge, a lady sewing and making dolls and even a fiddle player. This is a very interesting place with beautifully kept grounds.

Visited April 2013
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Southern California
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99 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice historical place to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

I enjoyed visiting Vermilionville. I would suggest visiting the Acadian culture center next door before you visit so you can get an overview of the Cajun history. I would have liked to see more information in the buildings themselves. I liked going over the bridge that you had to pull over to the other side. The guides in period costumes added a nice touch. I was just alittle disappointed but I was expecting something more grand like a mini Williamsburg like attraction which isn't fair. Overall I liked the place.

Visited April 2013
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Boerne, Texas
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154 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Arrived too late”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Our friends wanted us to visit this attraction because they had visited before and enjoyed the history lessons. The only problem is we arrived about 45 minutes before they closed. There is a $5.00 per person entrance fee. We did not want to pay this amount since we would have to rush through the village. Maybe next time we are in the area we will visit.

Visited April 2013
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3 Thank MarieH774
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Houston, Texas
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128 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Interesting history lesson”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

We enjoyed a stroll through this wooded living history museum and lunch in the cafe serving Cajun food.

Visited March 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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124 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Historical and informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

The village of settler era buildings is authentic and well maintained, with friendly and helpful tour guides to explain key parts. We also enjoyed the flowering trees and the attention to labeling the trees and herbs. Quite a good gift shop also, but note the early closing time in the afternoon.

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank StayWithFriends
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