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Acadian Cultural Center

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Address: 501 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-2033
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+1 337-232-0789
09:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Sat 08:30 - 12:00

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Excellent film

We stopped here to get an overview of the area, not expecting much. But we were pleasantly surprised to get much more than that. The film gives the history of the Cajun people in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Mae Faek
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Mae Faek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here to get an overview of the area, not expecting much. But we were pleasantly surprised to get much more than that. The film gives the history of the Cajun people in the area and is very informative. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Thank mas1105
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most places in this part of Louisiana that focus on Cajun culture are more focused on recent history, and tell fantastic tales of what life was like in the bayou a few decades ago before speedboats and satellite TV. This site is different, though, and focuses on the original story of how the first Cajuns ended up in Louisiana. I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This free center is part of the National Park Service and is worth an hour or two. We had the delight of meeting an 8th generation Acadian who was volunteering the Friday morning we were there. He knowledge really made this a five star stop! I recommend the movie to really gain an understanding of the history of the people,... More 

Thank krankn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This National Park gave a wonderful cultural perspective of the Arcadian People. The video pulled the together all the details beautifully. A definite must see for understanding and appreciation of the Arcadians.

Thank Susan C
Gulfport, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a wonderful museum with artifacts and interesting information on the Acadian culture. There are tour guides placed all around the museum and they are eager to share the rich history of the Acadian people. Worth a visit.

Thank JRAP2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We were able to see and experience how things were back in the day with our culture. With things and times changing it was great for the kid to see how things were . they speak a lil french and im happy about that . bon noel !

Thank roncalilove11
Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The centre was full of Acadian History and filled in a lot of blanks for me ! The 35 min film was a tad dramatic but got home the point that the British once again cruelly treated their victims. But the last laugh is on the British , when they transplanted people it normally ended better for the transplanted ,... More 

Thank Skeney57
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Lafayette site of the Jean Lafitte National Park (6 sites in all) offers a movie and exhibits. The movie was very artsy and dated. The movie spends the majority of its time in Nova Scotia (where the Acadians first settled in the New World) and then finally discusses the people who settled in Louisiana. The movie was about 30... More 

Thank Cathy S
Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is maintained by the National Park Service (happy 100th anniversary!) and like everywhere else the rangers do a good job here. You can watch a movie (about 30 minutes) about the history of Acadians expulsion from Nova Scotia. Then, there are many exhibits about the various aspects of life in the region - from material culture to music, songs,... More 

Thank vladimir70
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a National Park Service museum so was free. They show a short movie and have nice displays on life of Acadians and Cajuns in Acadiana. Free parking.

Thank AkuByrd

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