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Here are some highlights (entertainment, historical sights, shopping and dining) of each town. This is by no means all there is to see and do, but they are grouped together by location or direction from L'Acadie Inn as a central starting point.

Eunice

  • Liberty Theatre - every Saturday the radio show features Cajun and Zydeco music, local recipes, and Cajun humor
  • Jean Lafitte Center -features static exhibits, indoor displays in video, slide and case format, "hands-on" Cajun craft, cooking and musical workshops taught by local experts
  • Cajun Music Hall of Fame Museum -boasts of a variety of cajun musical instruments as well as records and albums of cajun sounds from the past, as well as a Wall Hall Of Fame with photographs and articles about great cajun musicians
  • Eunice Depot Museum -includes cajun music, old toys, railroad items, history of cajun Mardi Gras, pioneer farming, Louisiana Indian life, history of newspaper, caboose, loom & spinning wheel ( weaving can be done by interested persons), video tapes, cajun life, traveling exhibits, craft workshops and much more
  • Savoy Music Center -specializes in building Cajun accordions and offers some of the greatest sound equipment, CDs and cassettes, and other Cajun instruments including handmade rubboards and triangles; also hosts the Cajun jam session every Saturday morning from 9 to 12 noon
  • Fred Charlie's Recording Studio/Dee's Cajun Gifts-musical instruments, books for learning Cajun music, cd's, and Louisiana made gifts
  • KBON Radio Station -world famous radio and internet station that carries "Louisiana Proud" music 24 hours a day; they generally host an open house on Wednesday evenings

  • The Pelican Restaurant -locals gather at breakfast and lunch for a true Cajun meal
  • Mama's Fried Chicken -World Champion in the professional division of the Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff
  • Mathilda's Kitchen - best known for their barbeque plate lunches
  • Nick's on Second Street - a historical site in Eunice, also known for their seafood dishes at a slightly higher price
  • Ruby's Cafe- down home cooking, serves breakfast and lunch
  • The Chatterbox-also a gathering spot for breakfast and lunch by the locals
  • Charlie's Restaurant- steaks and seafood
  • D.C.'s Sports Bar and Grill-steaks and seafood
  • Zaunbrecher's Boiling Hut -the place for take-out boiled crawfish (in season)
  • Jimbo's-homemade hamburgers and poboys

Mamou

  • Fred's Lounge - world famous for their live bands on Saturday

Ville Platte

  • Floyd's Record Shop - internationally famous for its promotion of Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop music
  • Chicot State Park - largest Louisiana state park, also has Louisiana State Arboretum
  • Native Plant Heritage Garden
  • Doucet's Recording Studio
  • The Jungle Dinner Club
  • Pig Stand Restaurant - famous for their barbeque sauce
  • Logan's Restaurant

Washington

  • Steamboat Warehouse
  • O'Connor's Antique School Mall - antiques to buy; certain weekends of the month

Opelousas

  • Opelousas Town Market/ Old City Hall
  • What Bayou Trading Company - authentic Cajun crafts and paintings
  • Jim Bowie Museum, Vieux Village and Tourist Information
  • Tony Chachere's Creole Foods Plant
  • Palace Cafe
  • Ronnie's Boudin and Cracklin Market

Grand Coteau

  • Academy of Sacred Heart
  • Grand Coteau Historic District - antiques and gift shops galore
  • Catahoula's Restaurant

Sunset

  • Chretien Point Plantation
  • Bourque's Club - (Lewisburg) recognized as one of the Top Ten dancehalls in the U.S.
Church Point
  • Le Vieux Moulin-Cajun crafts gift shop

Richard

  • St. Edward Catholic Church- Charlene Marie Richard's Gravesite-known as the "Little Saint of Southwest Louisiana"

Rayne

  • Chef Roy's Restaurant

Iota

  • D.I.'s Cajun Restaurant-family restaurant with live Cajun bands
  • Southwest Developmental Center- has a beautiful nursery with quality native plants at a lower price
  • Bubba Frey's -restaurant and boudin, convenience store

Crowley

  • National Historic District
  • Old Rice Theatre
  • Crystal Rice Plantation with Blue Rose Museum
  • Larry Miller's Bon Cajun Instrument Factory

Kinder

  • Grand Casino Coushatta- land-based casino

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