St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | 337.948.8004 | www.cajuntravel.com

Here in the heart of Cajun Country, we host a wide range of events and activities for residents and visitors alike. Enjoy your stay in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. This printable listing of events was generated on www.cajuntravel.com!

Attractions

  • Eunice

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    337-457-8499
    250 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Jean Lafitte National Park & Preserve - Prairie Acadian Cultural Center

    A unit of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, the center tells the story of the Acadians who settled the prairie region of southwest Louisiana. View extensive exhibits and artifacts interpreting the history, language, music, and architecture of the Cajuns. Music, crafts, and Cajun cooking demonstrations take place every Saturday. Visit the Country Mardi Gras Exhibit to see costumes and photos, listen to audio recordings and follow the history of the rural Mardi Gras celebrations. A wide assortment of publications and recorded music, as well as children's books and crafts are available for purchase. 

    Free admission | Wednesday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm | Saturday 9:30am-6pm 
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    337-457-8499
    250 Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Grand Coteau

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    337-662-5251
    313 E. MLK Dr.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    Jesuit Spirituality Center at St. Charles College

    Founded in 1837, St. Charles College is the site of the first Jesuit College in the South. Today, it functions as a Jesuit seminary and spirituality center. The massive brick structure was built in 1909 to replace the original, which was destroyed by fire. The extensive grounds include the dairy barn, another Grand Coteau landmark. 

    3, 5, 8, & 30 day Retreats offered through reservations | Monday-Friday 8am-12pm, 1pm-5pm | Private.

    337-662-5251
    313 E. MLK Dr.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

  • Opelousas

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    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    JS Clark Memorial Walkway

    The Opelousas high school that bore the name of the late educator J.S. Clark, founder of Southern University in Baton Rouge, lasted for only 15 years. But it made a lasting mark on its city and will forever be remembered by the J.S. Clark Memorial Walkway, located at Le Vieux Village. From 1954 to 1969, in the days before school desegregation, J.S. Clark served the needs of black high school students in and around Opelousas. 

    The memorial walkway was officially dedicated on October 18, 2014, during a special ceremony. It features bricks and monuments that pay tribute to many of the school’s former teachers, staff and students. It also honors outstanding people connected with J.S. Clark: football standout Preston Fontenot, 1972 Olympic track and field gold medalist Rodney Milburn, and Rosa B. Scott Anderson, a former lead majorette who became a nurse and helped casualties during a firearm assault on Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington State 20 years ago.

    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Eunice

    337-546-0007
    109 S. 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    KBON 101.1 FM - Radio Station

    Be sure to include in your music tour the downtown radio station KBON 101.1 FM, a variety music station that highlights Cajun, zydeco and swamp pop artists. Check out the wall with signatures of legends. Many of these legends are honored at Le Cajun Music Awards, held annually in August.

    Monday-Friday 9am-4pm 

    337-546-0007
    109 S. 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • Opelousas

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    337-948-6263
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Le Vieux Village

    The Old Village of the Opelousas Poste. The village was created in 1988 by the Opelousas Tourism and Activities Committee. Many of its structures were donated by families from the area. We invite you to sit back and imagine yourself in any of these historical buildings that were brought together from various places within St. Landry Parish to form this beautiful little village of the past—from a schoolhouse to a store, a church, and a doctor's office. Guided tours are available by request. Tours are given Tues - Fri on the hour from 10-2 p.m. and by appointment.

    Also housed at Le Vieux Village is the City of Opelousas Tourist Information and Welcome Center is located at the eastern entrance to Opelousas along U.S. Highway 190. The center houses the Jim Bowie Display. Jim Bowie, an American hero of the Alamo, once lived in Opelousas. The Jim Bowie Display has many artifacts and memorabilia from that era.

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    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here. 

    Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
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    337-948-6263
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Melville

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    337-623-4595
    497 Cannatella Rd.
    Melville, LA 71353

    Long River Lodge

    Open since 2008, visitors can experience wing shooting Louisiana style. Hunt quail and or register for a sporting clay course or package, some of which include lodging and meals. Shooting instruction is offered for men, women, and junior shooters. The lodge is opened during hunting season (primarily November to March). Outside of hunting season, the lodge can be rented privately. It features two cabins that can each sleep four. 

    Closed Monday

    337-623-4595
    497 Cannatella Rd.
    Melville, LA 71353

  • Opelousas

    337-948-9922
    223 S. Academy St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570

    Louisiana Orphan Train Mural

    Artist Robert Dafford depicts the arrival of the orphans at the Opelousas train depot. This impressive mural measures 7'x14' and hangs in the main area of the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum. 

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    337-948-9922
    223 S. Academy St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570


  • Opelousas

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    337-948-9922
    223 S. Academy St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Louisiana Orphan Train Museum

    The Louisiana Orphan Train Society, Inc. domiciled in Opelousas is dedicated to collecting and preserving those items that tell the history of the Orphan Train Riders who came to Louisiana by train from the New York Foundling Hospital between 1873 and 1929 and using this collection to inform and educate the public. The Louisiana Orphan Train Museum is the only one of its kind in Louisiana and second in the nation to the Orphan Train Museum in Concordia, KS. 

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    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.

     Adults $5, Seniors (65 and over) $3, Children $3
    Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm | Saturday 10am-2pm

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    337-948-9922
    223 S. Academy St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Opelousas

    Mural History

    Tony Wimberly of Church Point portrays a chapter in the life of Jim Bowie, a hero of the Battle of the Alamo and resident of Opelousas in the early 1800s. 

    Located at the parking lot on W. Landry Street between Main Street and Court Street. 


  • Arnaudville

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    337-453-3307
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

    NUNU Arts & Culture Collective

    Located within the 5,000-square-foot former Singleton Hardware Store, arts and social activity combine to celebrate a living French culture. Home to the Music of Acadiana stage; Deux Bayous (emerging artists) Gallery; Steeple Vue (contemporary art) Gallery; Frederick l’Ecole des Arts educational outreach program; the Jacques Arnaud French Studies Collective; the George Marks Studio; Nu Gifts handmade productsand the Blue Velvet Encore (clothing) Collection. 

    Host to a multitude of programs, including art exhibitions, classes/workshops, music performances, dances/jams, monthly French conversational tables and film showings. This space is also available for gatherings, family reunions, parties and receptions. 

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    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here

    2015 Innovator of the Year winner 

    Thursday-Sunday 11am-4pm and by appointment

    337-453-3307
    1510 Bayou Courtableau Hwy.
    Arnaudville, LA 70512

  • Opelousas

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    337-948-5227
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Opelousas Historic District

    A must see, Louisiana's third oldest city’s historic district. Its makeup includes an abundance of historic structures including antebellum, Victorian and turn-of-the-century homes and other structures. Many are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Come and see where the governor lived when Opelousas was the Hidden Capital during the Civil War. Visit our Tourist Information Center for a brochure on self-guided tours of these interesting historic sites. Along the way, sample the flavor of Cajun/Creole foods, Zydeco/Cajun Music and the warm, friendly welcome of our people.

    337-948-5227
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Opelousas

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    337-948-2589
    315 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Opelousas Museum & Interpretive Center

    Learn about the history and culture of the Opelousas area from prehistoric times to the present. Main Exhibit Room, Civil War Room, The Geraldine Smith Welch Doll Collection, Louisiana Video Collection Library, and the Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival Archives. Group tours are by appointment.

    Visit the new "Art of Animatronics" exhibit featuring Stumpy, Ted E bear, Clock, and the rest of the gang! 

    Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
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    337-948-2589
    315 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Krotz Springs
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    337-566-8867
    208 S. Levee Rd.
    Krotz Springs, LA 70750

    Port of Krotz Springs

    This facility operates six docks handling such products as oil and grain. It handles 2.8 million tons of liquid and dry bulk cargo. The port recently purchased 215 acres of riverfront property.

    337-566-8867
    208 S. Levee Rd.
    Krotz Springs, LA 70750

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  • Eunice

    W. Laurel Ave. & N. 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    Robert Dafford Prairie Mural

    Painted by an internationally known muralist and Louisiana native, Robert Dafford, this is a lovely mural of a south Louisiana prairie. He captures an explorer and his horse gazing out on the land that became Eunice, the Prairie Cajun Capital, charted in 1894. Dafford is constantly sought out for his dramatic, large-scale illusions. He has painted more than 300 murals across the United States, Canada, France, Belgium, and England.

    W. Laurel Ave. & N. 2nd St.
    Eunice, LA 70535


  • Opelousas

    Seven Brothers Oak Mural

    Robert Tinney shows early settlers of the area enjoying music and dancing under the historic oak. View this legendary live oak yourself on Hwy. 182 Washington, LA.

    Parking lot on W. Landry Street between Main Street and Court Street. 


  • Krotz Springs
    Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

    Encompasses 40 thousand acres within the Atchafalaya Basin—located in Pointe Coupee, Iberville and St. Martin Parishes as well as St. Landry Parish. Many outdoor recreational opportunities, such as hunting, fishing, ATV trails, trapping, camping, hiking, bird watching, nature photography, along with many more activities exist on this WMA. Development and management have improved access, habitat, wildlife populations, and public use on the Sherburne WMA complex. Camping is permitted on two designated camping areas, one each on the northern and southern portions of the area. A shooting range complex consisting of rifle, handgun, archery and skeet shooting is available for year round use. Boat launches available on both Big and Little Alabama Bayous.

    Location: Highway 975, which connects with Highway 190 near Krotz Springs on the north, and I-10 at Whiskey Bay on the south near Arnaudville

    337-948-0255

  • Grand Coteau

    337-662-5275
    1821 Academy Rd.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541

    Shrine of St. John Berchmans

    In 1866, Mary Wilson, a novice in the Religious of the Sacred Heart, was suffering from a prolonged illness. As her health continued to fail, the nuns offered a novena to John Berchmans, a Jesuit priest from Belgium who had died at an early age. After eight days, she was near death, anointed and assigned a nun to sit with her the night as it was sure to be her last. The next morning she was sitting in bed and cured. She told of a vision she had of John Berchmans, which was documented and ultimately recognized by the Catholic Church leading to his canonization. Today, it is possible to visit the Shrine of St. John Berchmans located on the grounds of one of America's oldest Catholic schools—the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau.

    The only miracle recognized by the Catholic church in the United States

    Academy of the Sacred Heart | Monday-Friday 9am-2pm by appointment only

    337-662-5275
    1821 Academy Rd.
    Grand Coteau, LA 70541


  • Opelousas

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    337-942-6552
    980 N. Union St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570

    St. Landry Catholic Cemetery

    This historic cemetery contains graves that date back to the 1790s. Veterans from various wars are buried here, along with old prominent families of the Opelousas area. Louisiana Governor Jacques Dupré and his wife are buried here, as well as one of Napoléon Bonaparte's soldiers, Gen. Garrigues de Flaugeac. 

    Visit in October for Voices from Our Past: St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery Tours

    Tours by appointment. 

    337-942-6552
    980 N. Union St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570

  • Opelousas

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    337-942-6552
    1020 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    St. Landry Catholic Church

    This Cathedral-size church is the third building to sit on this elevated track of land. Founded in 1770 by French Capuchin friars, it is the second oldest church parish in the Lafayette Roman Catholic Diocese. The current edifice, designed by noted Opelousas architect Tilghman George Chachere, Sr., is a Gothic form of structure with Romanesque motifs; while the stained-glass windows were made in France by German artisans.  

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    337-942-6552
    1020 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Washington

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    337-826-5211
    417 Solid Waste Rd.
    Washington, LA 30.616307

    St. Landry Parish Solid Waste - Landfill Tours

    Visit a progressive facility who's very concerned about their carbon footprint, St. Landry Parish Solid Waste. In an effort to address that, the practice of capturing methane gas and converting it into compressed natural gas has taken high priority. CNG is being used to run automated natural gas vehicles for garbage collection as well as our local sheriff department's fleet. In fact, The St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District’s landfill gas to vehicle fuel project received national recognition when it earned the United States Environmental Protection Agency Landfill Methane Outreach Program 2012 Project of the Year Award. 

    Tour the sanitary landfill today, and learn more about the landfill gas to BioCNG Fueling project. All groups and students are welcome. The landfill is a permitted facility designed to protect and preserve the environment and is operated and monitored to ensure efficiency as well as the safety of the surrounding water, air, and land. The adjacent wildlife habitat and bird sanctuary demonstrate to visitors that through litter prevention and proper management of waste, landfills and nature can coexist. The land and water are protected by the use of retention ponds located next to the landfill which allows for monitoring and cleaning of water that has been in contact with the waste. Visitors are also introduced to the methods in which clean wood waste is diverted from the landfill and used to make mulch which is made available to local residents. 

    franco responsable Group and individual tours available.
    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here. 

    Monday-Friday, 6am-5pm | Saturday, 6am-4pm | Free Admission  

    Small Town, Big Impact: St. Landry Parish Fuels Up on RNG – Energy Vision

    337-826-5211
    417 Solid Waste Rd.
    Washington, LA 30.616307