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Free things to do in New Orleans – Stroll down Royal Street

Just steps away from the rowdiness of Bourbon Street is the more sedate Royal Street. Known as Rue Royale in French and Calle Real in Spanish, this historical street – lined with some of the city’s most photographed wrought-iron clad … Continue reading

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Things to see and do in Lafayette Louisiana

Lafayette, recently named the Happiest City in America, is a fantastic place to visit to experience authentic Cajun culture. Enjoy live Cajun and Zydeco music at any one of the many music and cultural festivals; eat your way around the … Continue reading

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Things to do in Lafayette – Visit Acadian Village

The picturesque open air museum known as Acadian Village is an interesting place to visit for a chance to see authentic 19th century Acadian homes. Though not as culturally diverse as Vermilionville Historic Village, the exhibits here offer a glimpse … Continue reading

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Things to do in Lafayette – Visit Vermilionville Historic Village

For a glimpse of early life in Lafayette visit Vermilionville Historic Village, one of the city’s most interesting attractions. This 23-acre Living History Museum & Folklife Park, situated along the Vermilion River—on land once owned by former Louisiana Governor Alexandre Mouton—works … Continue reading

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Things to do in Lafayette – Tour the Alexandre Mouton House

This Greek Revival-style building is quite possibly the most notable historic home in Lafayette. Originally a single story structure built in 1825, the residence was home to Alexandre Mouton, the first Democratic Governor of Louisiana, and constructed as an extension to … Continue reading

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Things to do near Lafayette – Visit the Tabasco Factory Museum

One of the most iconic products to come out of South Louisiana is Tabasco brand pepper sauce. Situated above the salt domes of Avery Island and surrounded by picturesque swamps and marshes, the Tabasco factory makes for an interesting day … Continue reading

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Things to do in Lafayette – Visit the Hilliard Museum

  On the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, you’ll find the impressive Hilliard Museum, officially known as the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum. Created with the merging of the Art Center for Southwestern Louisiana and … Continue reading