Lafayette, Louisiana

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Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Attractions in Lafayette, Louisiana


  • Kart Ranch

    508 Youngsville Highway 89
    Lafayette, LA 70508
    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 food, featuring fresh baked...
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Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Alexandre Mouton House

    1122 Lafayette Street
    Lafayette, LA 70501
    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 local artifacts.
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  • Cathedral of St John the Evangelist

    515 Cathedral Street
    Lafayette, LA 70501
    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 the parish history through...
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Libraries & Research Centers

  • Edith Garland Dupré Library

    302 East Saint Mary Boulevard
    Lafayette, LA 70503
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    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 information on subjects relating...
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Museums & Galleries

  • Children's Museum of Acadiana

    201 East Congress Street
    Lafayette, LA 70501
    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.
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  • Gallery 912, The

    912 Coolidge Boulevard
    Lafayette, LA 70503
    Located Midcity in the Oil Center
    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 open Monday through Friday from...
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  • Grand Contemporary Art Gallery

    402 S. Buchanan Street
    Lafayette, LA 70501
    located in downtown Lafayette
    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 consulting. Call them for a full...
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  • Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

    710 East St. Mary Boulevard
    Lafayette, LA 70504
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette Campus
    This museum features exhibits from Robert Rauschenberg, Darryl Pottorf, and Christopher Rauschenberg. The museum is the recipient of six architectural design awards.
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National Parks & Natural Wonders

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Acadiana Park Nature Station

    1205 East Alexander Street
    Lafayette, LA 70501
    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 trails located on 110 acres...
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  • Girard Park

    500 Girard Park
    Lafayette, LA 70503
    Enjoy the Girard Park Recreation Center outdoor pool (seasonal lessons), 1.25 mile jogging trail, work-out station, covered pavilion with restrooms and grill (reservations required), open play area,...
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  • Vermilionville

    300 Fisher Road
    Lafayette, LA 70508
    Truly a Cajun and Creole history lesson. Listen to music, taste baked goods and learn from craftsmen about long ago arts.
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  • Zoo of Acadiana

    5601 Highway 90 East
    Lafayette, LA 70501
    Located in Broussard
    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 satisfied to see that the...
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Science & Technology

  • Lafayette Science Museum

    433 Jefferson Street
    Lafayette, LA 70503
    The museum offers planetarium programs, environmental trails and nature stations on over 10,000 square feet.
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  • USGS National Wetlands Research Center

    700 Cajundome Boulevard
    Lafayette, LA 70506
    Learn about current US Geological Survey research in wetland ecology including ways to manage and restore disappearing LA wetland habitats. Tours by appointment.
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Tours & Cruises

  • Acadian Village

    200 Green Leaf
    Lafayette, LA 70505
    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 and a chapel. There is a...
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  • Atchafalaya Experience

    338 North Sterling Street
    Lafayette, LA 70501
    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 guests to the wild portion of...
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