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

  • 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 with 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

  • Opelousas

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    337-948.3657
    5348 Hwy. 182 S.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial Park

    After 10 years of planning, St. Landry Parish opened its Veterans Memorial Park in September 2014. It is a tribute to all veterans with a purpose of supporting, acknowledging and recognizing all military personnel, and to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. The park is a quiet place unto itself, a place of education, a place of hope, a place of peace, serenity and beauty, a place for all of us.

    The Walk-Way of Remembrance - engraved bricks form a walkway that signifies remembrance of all military personnel from St. Landry Parish. The Walk-Way is flanked by the POW/MIA Flag, Louisiana State Flag and the St. Landry Parish Flag. The Flag of the United States is located in the center of the Walk-Way of Remembrance. The engraved bricks form extended walk-ways for supporters, civilians, and other non-military personnel. These walk-ways are symbols to future generations of the commitment and dedication of all supporters.

    Location: I-49, Exit Harry Guilbeau Rd and take right. Park is less than one mile on the left.

     

    337-948.3657
    5348 Hwy. 182 S.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Leonville

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    337-879-2365
    126 Church St.
    Leonville, LA 70551

    The Grotto at St. Leo's Catholic Church

    In honor of Our Lady of Lourdes, the grotto includes a walkway with the 20 mysteries of the rosary.

    337-879-2365
    126 Church St.
    Leonville, LA 70551

  • Opelousas

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    337-407-1806
    120 S Market St
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    The Historic Delta Grand Theatre

    The Historic Delta Grand Theatre in downtown Opelousas was once the community theatre in the 1930s. After various owners and use as a theatre, Delta Grand is now owned by St. Landry Parish Government and is the venue for the community's performing arts, weddings, and other private events. Preview their website and Facebook page for the calendar of events and to buy tickets.

    Hours vary based on productions and events.  

    337-407-1806
    120 S Market St
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Eunice

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    337-457-7389
    200 W. Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

    The Liberty Theatre

    For almost 25 years, the world has flocked to the “Rendez-vous des Cajuns,” a live radio and TV show held Saturday nights at the Liberty Theater. The restored Vaudeville Theatre, built in 1924,comes alive as Cajun country’s answer to the Grand Ole Opry,Prairie Home Companion and the Louisiana Hayride. Cajun and zydeco bands perform live on stage while dancers waltz and two-step where the orchestra pit used to be. This family-friendly show is emceed in Cajun French and English.

    franco responsable
    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.


    Group tours available by appointment

    337-457-7389
    200 W. Park Ave.
    Eunice, LA 70535

  • Washington

    337-948-0255
    Plant Rd.
    Washington, LA 70589

    Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area

    Take I-49 North to Exit 27. Travel north on LA 10/LA 182 for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Plant Road. Go approximately 3.5 miles to the WMA. Thistlethwaite is a 17-square mile tract offering 11,000 acres of mature hunting as well as birding and nature walks. It is included on America's Wetland Red River Birding Trail.

    337-948-0255
    Plant Rd.
    Washington, LA 70589

  • Washington

    337-826-3627
    404 Main St.
    Washington, LA 70589

    Washington Museum & Tourist Center

    Make this your first stop in Washington for information on historic sites, maps of the area, house tours, walking tours, antique shops and bed-and-breakfast listings. More than 80 percent of this once thriving steamboat town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

    Monday-Friday 8am-4pm | Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm

    337-826-3627
    404 Main St.
    Washington, LA 70589

  • Opelousas

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

    Zydeco Music Exhibit

    This presentation includes seven panels that display the legends of zydeco, the history and information on how Creole sounds developed from the colonial period to the present in South Louisiana.

    Zydeco emerged from the Opelousas area, and is the home to King of Zydeco Clifton Chenier; in 2000 Opelousas was proclaimed Zydeco Capital of the World. This project is part of an effort to preserve and promote zydeco music and culture.

    franco responsable
    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.
     

    The Jarrell House at Le Vieux Village | Mon-Friday 8am-4:30pm | Saturday 9am-4pm | Free Admission 
    337-948-6263 | info@cityofopelousas.com | Free Admission

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

  • Opelousas

    337-948-8004

    Zydeco-Cajun Prairie Scenic Byway

    Travel down this Scenic Byway that includes Acadia, Evangeline and St. Landry Parishes. Along the way, you will visit the birthplace of Zydeco and Cajun music. You will see the sights that inspired this unique music and sample food found nowhere else! While driving the byway, tune into one of our local radio stations to hear these indigenous sounds and don't forget your dancing shoes!

    337-948-8004