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Side Trips from New Orleans Sights

Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center

  • 315 N. Main St. Map It
  • Opelousas

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This museum traces the history of Opelousas from prehistoric times to the present. There's an exhibit on the town's brief stint as state capital during the Civil War, and a collection of more than 400 dolls; exhibits of artists' works rotate every three months. The museum is also home to the Louisiana Video Library and the Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival archives.

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315 N. Main St., Opelousas, Louisiana, 70570, USA

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  • Free
  • Weekdays 8–4:30


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