Situated in the heart of southern Louisiana, The Village of River Ranch is located in an area known culturally as Acadiana. Rich heritage, and a culture of hospitality centering around cuisine and music and entertaining that are still apparent today make this a wonderful area to explore
From antebellum plantations to Zydeco music and Cajun food there are places to visit, music to listen to, and so much to eat!
Lafayette's original museum of authentic Acadian homes.
200 Greenleaf Dr. Lafayette, LA 70506 http://www.acadianvillage.org
Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music
Professional symphony orchestra and conservatory of music offering classical and pops concerts as well as private instruction in music.
412 Travis St. Lafayette, LA 70503 http://www.acadianasymphony.org
Children's Museum of Acadiana
Hands-on educational children's museum for ages PK to 12 years. Visit our museum store, The Peek Inside. The museum is dedicated to de-mystifying everyday life, cultures and human differences. Its mission of Learning by Doing is reflected in community outreach programs, as well as, exhibits, including a grocery store, recycle art projects, bubble exhibit, child size cafe and bank.
201 E. Congress St. Lafayette, LA 70501 http://www.childrensmuseumofacadiana.com
Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium
Over 10,000 sq. ft. of exhibitions, a state-of-the-art planetarium, discovery room and museum store. Activities include periodically scheduled programs with hands-on science, workshops, films, and other programs for children, families and adults. Call 291-5544 for information. Cash or checks only.
433 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501 http://www.lnhmpmuseum.org
Paul and Lulu Hillard University Art Museum
We believe in the power of art to ignite the imagination, stimulate thought and nourish the soul. Visitors experience art exhibitions of regional, national and international significance.
710 E St. Mary Blvd. Lafayette, LA 70503 http://http://museum.louisiana.edu/
A beautiful 23-acre Cajun/Creole heritage & folklife park that recreates life in the Acadiana area from 1765 to 1890. Features self-guided tours, costumed craftspeople, live music, cooking demos, a restaurant and a special events facility.
300 Fisher Rd. Lafayette, LA 70508 http://www.vermilionville.org
McGee's Landing Inc.
A complete restaurant and marina with swamp tours, airboat tours and floating guest cabins. Full service bar and deck with live music on weekends. Banquet and meeting facilities, as well as, guide services for hunting and fishing available.
1337 Henderson Levee Rd. Henderson, LA 70517 http://www.mcgeeslanding.com
McIlhenny Co. TABASCO
Short presentation by tour guide, 10-minute video, artifacts & exhibits to view. Shop at Country Store with a sampling bar. Free miniature of TABASCO given to each visitor.
Hwy 329, Factory Rd. Avery Island, LA 70513 http://www.tabasco.com