Lafayette, Louisiana

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Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Attractions in Lafayette, Louisiana

Amusements

  • Kart Ranch
    508 Youngsville Highway 89 , Lafayette, LA 70508
    337-837-5278, This family fun center offers go-karts, kiddie karts, bumper boats, mini-golf, batting cages, water wars, a huge game room, inside playground, private party rooms, and... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Alexandre Mouton House
    1122 Lafayette Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
    337-234-2208, The oldest part of this historic structure was built by Jean Mouton, the founder of Lafayette, as a Sunday house. The house operates as a museum with period pieces and... more info  map

  • Cathedral of St John the Evangelist
    515 Cathedral Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
    337-232-1322, This cathedral was built in the Dutch Romanesque style. The Cathedral grounds include a 500 year old oak tree and cemetary dating from 1821, while the museum chronicles... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Edith Garland Dupré Library
    302 East Saint Mary Boulevard, Lafayette, LA 70503
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    337-482-6025, Even if you are not planning on using the research facilities, stop by and check the changing exhibits in the library lobby. The library is one of the best sources of... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Children's Museum of Acadiana
    201 East Congress Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
    337-232-8500, Developed especially for children, this museum offers hands-on displays of real life situations such as an operating room, television news room, and a bank. more info  map

  • Gallery 912, The
    912 Coolidge Boulevard, Lafayette, LA 70503
    Located Midcity in the Oil Center
    337-237-2915, With "Fear No Art" as their motto, this gallery of original art by local artists features a variety of medias and is people-friendly. Browsers are welcome. They are... more info  map

  • Grand Contemporary Art Gallery
    402 S. Buchanan Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
    located in downtown Lafayette
    337-235-5252, Grand Contemporary offers the most diverse gathering of artists and the broadest price range in the heart of Acadiana. They specialize in private and corporate art... more info  map

  • Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
    710 East St. Mary Boulevard, Lafayette, LA 70504
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette Campus
    337-482-5326, This museum features exhibits from Robert Rauschenberg, Darryl Pottorf, and Christopher Rauschenberg. The museum is the recipient of six architectural design awards. more info  map

National Parks & Natural Wonders

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Acadiana Park Nature Station
    1205 East Alexander Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
    337-291-8448, An environmental education facility located on a 34 acre tract of bottomland hardwood forest with 2.5 miles of hiking trails. There are an additional 4.5 miles of hiking... more info  map

  • Girard Park
    500 Girard Park, Lafayette, LA 70503
    337-291-8200, Enjoy the Girard Park Recreation Center outdoor pool (seasonal lessons), 1.25 mile jogging trail, work-out station, covered pavilion with restrooms and grill... more info  map

  • Vermilionville
    300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA 70508
    337-233-4077, Truly a Cajun and Creole history lesson. Listen to music, taste baked goods and learn from craftsmen about long ago arts. more info  map

  • Zoo of Acadiana
    5601 Highway 90 East, Lafayette, LA 70501
    Located in Broussard
    337-837-4325, The zoo is nestled on 45 acres of rolling grounds with a very natural setting and environment and houses more than 500 animals representing over 150 species. Guests are... more info

Science & Technology

  • Lafayette Science Museum
    433 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA 70503
    337-291-5544, The museum offers planetarium programs, environmental trails and nature stations on over 10,000 square feet. more info  map

  • USGS National Wetlands Research Center
    700 Cajundome Boulevard, Lafayette, LA 70506
    337-266-8655, Learn about current US Geological Survey research in wetland ecology including ways to manage and restore disappearing LA wetland habitats. Tours by appointment. more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Acadian Village
    200 Green Leaf, Lafayette, LA 70505
    337-981-2364, An entire 19th century bayou town which has been restored to depict the life of Acadians in southern Louisiana. Buildings include homes, blacksmith shop, general store... more info  map

  • Atchafalaya Experience
    338 North Sterling Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
    337-277-4726, A father-son team with many years of experience within the swamp, and knowledge of the fauna and flora of the Louisiana ecosystems. These trips are designed to expose... more info  map

  

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