Explore The Area

Things To Do

McGee’s Louisiana Swamp & Airboat Tours, Lake St. Martin, Atchafalaya Basin

McGee's Swamp Tours immerses guests from around the world into Louisiana's beautiful,

vast, and mysterious Atchafalaya Swamp by offering swamp tours and airboat rides that are entertaining, eco-sensitive and educational.

Acadian Village, Lafayette – Tour

The Acadian Village is a private cultural park located in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Vermilionville, LafayetteTour and Cajun Dancing (Sunday afternoons)

Vermilionville’s mission is to increase appreciation for the history, culture, and natural resources of the Native Americans, Acadians, Creoles, and peoples of African descent in the Attakapas region through the end of the 1800s

Lafayette Science Museum, Lafayette

Interactive exhibits exploring paleontology, marine biology & geology, plus a planetarium.

Children’s Museum of Acadiana, Lafayette

This Museum provides a range of interactive exhibits designed to teach kids crafts & practical knowledge.

Zoosiana, Broussard

Exotic wildlife in a free-range savanna habitat featuring train rides, animal shows & a playground.

Festivals

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, Breaux Bridge

The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world-famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival in the Spring.

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, Lafayette

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles is a three-day festival in October celebrating the music, crafts, and food of South Louisiana. 

Lafayette Mardi Gras, Lafayette

Lafayette’s Mardi Gras celebration is absolutely geared towards families.

Courir de Mardi Gras, French communities west of Lafayette

The Courir de Mardi Gras is a traditional Mardi Gras event held in many Cajun and Creole communities of French Louisiana on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Courir de Mardi Gras is Louisiana French for "Fat Tuesday Run".

Dancing

La Poussiere Cajun Dancehall, Breaux Bridge

At La Poussiere, patrons have been kicking up the dust since 1955. So whether you are looking for an authentic Cajun experience, the coldest beer in South Louisiana, or an atmosphere that reminds you of Maw Maw’s embrace, you’ve found it. 

Pat’s Atchafalaya Club, Henderson, Henderson, Food & Cajun/Zydeco Dancing

After you’ve enjoyed your meal at Pat’s Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant, and before you crawl into your comfortable bed at Pat’s Edgewater Inn, check out the local nightlife at the Atchafalaya Club, where you can take in music from a live band and dance to your heart’s content.

Buck & Johnny’s, Breaux Bridge

Zydeo Breakfast and Dancing on Saturday mornings.

Restaurants & Bars

Little Big Cup, Arnaudville

Buck & Johnny’s, Breaux Bridge (Zydeco Breakfast, Saturdays mornings)

Crawfish Town USA, Breaux Bridge

Crazy Bout Crawfish, Breaux Bridge

Cafe Sydnie Mae, Breaux Bridge

Tante Marie, Breaux Bridge (coffee & liquor) – Cajun music & dancing

Angelle's Ice Cream Shoppe & Grille, Breaux Bridge

Prejean’s, Lafayette – Cajun music & dancing

Bayou Teche Brewery, Arnaudville – Cajun music & dancing

Area Attractions

Evangeline Oak Park, St. Martinville

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