Sights & Attractions in Side Trips from New Orleans

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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Abita Brewing Company
Head out to Abita Springs to see where this...
Wineries / Breweries Side Trips from New Orleans
 
Abita Mystery House
Artist John Preble's strange vision—sort of a...
Museums / Galleries Side Trips from New Orleans
 
Academy and Convent of the Sacred Heart
A magnificent avenue of pines and moss-hung oaks...
Religious Sites Grand Coteau
 
Acadian Cultural Center
A unit of the National Park Service, the center...
Museums / Galleries Lafayette
 
Acadian Memorial
A video introduction, a wall of names of Acadian...
Museums / Galleries St. Martinville
 
Acadian Museum
The Acadian Museum is filled to the rafters with...
Museums / Galleries Erath
 
Acadian Village
Most of the structures at this re-creation of an...
Museum Village Lafayette
 
Acadiana Center for the Arts
This multicultural arts center hosts art...
Arts / Performance Venues Lafayette
 
Acadiana Park Nature Station
Naturalists are on hand in the interpretive...
Parks Lafayette
 
African American Museum
This museum traces the African and...
Museums / Galleries St. Martinville
 
Alexandre Mouton House and Lafayette Museum
Built in 1800 as the maison dimanche, or "Sunday...
Museums / Galleries Lafayette
 
Angola Museum
The 18,000 acres that make up the notorious...
Jails St. Francisville
 
Audubon State Historic Site and Oakley Plantation House
John James Audubon did a major portion of his...
Historic Districts / Sites St. Francisville
 
Bayou Teche Museum
The story of New Iberia's Spanish colonial roots...
Museums / Galleries New Iberia
 
Chamber of Commerce
You can pick up a city map and information at the...
Information Centers Breaux Bridge
 
Children's Museum of Acadiana
Good on a rainy day or to burn off extra...
Museums / Galleries Lafayette
 
Conrad Rice Mill
The country's oldest rice mill that's still in...
Industrial Sites New Iberia
 
Courir de Mardi Gras
The area surrounding Eunice is the major stomping...
Festivals Eunice
 
Destrehan Plantation
The oldest plantation left intact in the lower...
Houses / Mansions The Great River Road
 
Eunice Depot Museum
This museum, in a former railroad depot, contains...
Museums / Galleries Eunice
 
Houmas House
Majestic 200-year-old oaks surround this classic...
Houses / Mansions The Great River Road
 
Jungle Gardens
This 170-acre garden has trails through stands of...
Gardens / Arboretums Avery Island
 
Lafayette Courthouse
The courthouse contains an impressive...
Government Buildings Lafayette
 
Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium
This sparkling natural-history museum includes...
Museums / Galleries Lafayette
 
Laura Plantation
This is a more intimate and better-documented...
Houses / Mansions The Great River Road
 
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site
Shaded by giant live oaks draped with Spanish...
Historic Districts / Sites St. Martinville
 
Louisiana Arts & Science Museum and Irene W. Pennington Planetarium
Housed in a 1925 Illinois Central railroad...
Museums / Galleries Baton Rouge
 
Louisiana Orphan Train Museum
Between 1854 and 1929, more than 2,000 orphans...
Museums / Galleries Opelousas
 
Louisiana State Museum–Baton Rouge
This museum showcases the history of Louisiana...
Museums / Galleries Baton Rouge
 
Madewood
This galleried, 21-room Greek Revival mansion...
Houses / Mansions The Great River Road
 
The Myrtles
A 110-foot gallery with Wedgwood-blue cast-iron...
Houses / Mansions St. Francisville
 
Nottoway
The South's largest plantation house is a...
Houses / Mansions The Great River Road
 
Oak Alley
The most famous of all the antebellum homes in...
Houses / Mansions The Great River Road
 
Old Arsenal Museum
Only one Revolutionary War battle was fought...
Museums / Galleries Baton Rouge
 
Old Governor's Mansion
This Georgian-style house was built for Governor...
Museums / Galleries Baton Rouge
 
Old State Capitol
When this turreted Gothic Victorian castle was...
Government Buildings Baton Rouge
 
Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center
This museum traces the history of Opelousas from...
Museums / Galleries Opelousas
 
Opelousas Tourist Information Center
At the intersection of Interstate 49 and U.S....
Information Centers Opelousas
 
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
Inside a gleaming glass-clad box built in 2003,...
Museums / Galleries Lafayette
 
Prairie Acadian Cultural Center
Part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical...
Museums / Galleries Eunice
 
Rip Van Winkle Gardens
The highlight of a visit here is the magnificent...
Houses / Mansions, Gardens / Arboretums Jefferson Island
 
River Road African American Museum
The contributions of African-Americans in...
Museums / Galleries The Great River Road
 
Rosedown Plantation and Gardens
The opulent, beautifully restored house at...
Houses / Mansions St. Francisville
 
Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens
Run by Louisiana State University, this outdoor...
Museums / Galleries Baton Rouge
 
San Francisco Plantation
An intriguing variation on the standard...
Houses / Mansions The Great River Road
 
Savoy Music Center and Accordion Factory
Part music store, part Cajun accordion workshop,...
Stores / Malls Eunice
 
Shadows-on-the-Teche
One of the South's best-known plantation homes...
Houses / Mansions New Iberia
 
Shaw Center for the Arts
This arts facility houses the Louisiana State...
Arts / Performance Venues Baton Rouge
 
St. John the Evangelist Cathedral
This Dutch Romanesque structure with Byzantine...
Religious Sites Lafayette
 
St. Martin de Tours
The mother church of the Acadians and one of the...
Religious Sites St. Martinville
 
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
This fine Romanesque Revival building built in...
Religious Sites Abbeville
 
State Capitol Building
Still called the "New State Capitol," this...
Government Buildings Baton Rouge
 
Tabasco Factory
Tabasco was invented by Edmund McIlhenny in the...
Industrial Sites Avery Island
 
USS Kidd & Veterans Memorial Museum
This World War II survivor has been restored to...
Nautical Sites Baton Rouge
 
Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission
You can pick up information about the town of...
Information Centers Abbeville
 
Vermilionville
Directly behind the Acadian Cultural Center, this...
Museums / Galleries Lafayette

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