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Founded as a railroad depot midway between the larger cities of Lafayette and Lake Charles, Jennings today offers plenty of reasons to stop and explore. Cajun heritage thrives in local restaurants, music venues and festivals. Birding, hunting and water sports abound in the countryside, while downtown offers a host of unique attractions. The Zigler Museum, in particular, has been stunning visitors with its world-class art collection housed in a colonial-era home. The Strand Theatre, a 1930's-era movie house, now showcases performing arts, including a long-running, live country music variety show held each month. The Gator Chateau gives the public an up-close alligator encounter in a protected habitat, and the W.H. Tupper General Merchandise Museum presents a time capsule of mid-century country life, including an exhibit on the history of the telephone. Today's farmers bring their produce, preserves and crafts to the Jennings Main Street Farmers Market each Saturday morning.

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    100 Rue de l'Acadie Jennings, LA 70546
    Resue, Educate and Release! The Gator Chateau is home to rescued, orphaned baby alligators as well as mature alligators. We foster the gators until they are able to be released back to their...
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    919 N. Lake Arthur Avenue Jennings, LA 70546
    A Louisiana Tradition. Serving daily lunch buffet, seafood dishes, steaks, and regional specialties.
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    906 W. Division St. Jennings, LA 70546
    Spicy Cajun specialties, including famous Cajun way boudin, gumbo, fried seafood and po-boys.
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    241 N. Market St. Jennings, LA 70546
    Locally owned and operated used bookstore and coffee shop.  Books are "Like New Feel - Used Book Deal!"...
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    1118 South State St Jennings, LA 70546
    Old-style drive-in favorites. Open seven days a week from 9am - 9pm.
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    1823 Elton Rd Jennings, LA 70546
    Featuring New Orleans style po-boys, Bayou home-style dinners, seafood, southern dishes, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and breakfast entrees. Cajun appetizers with unique twists. Sweet treats...
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    509 Allison Drive Jennings, LA 70546
    Old fashioned butcher shop featuring specialty meats. Poboys available daily.   find us on Facebook   Open Mon. - Sat. 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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    311 N. Main St. Jennings, LA 70546
    Step back in time to a country store open from 1910-1949. View the original contents left in the store in 1949 of toys, clothes, hardware items, elixirs and much more. See the largest known...
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    446 Main Street Jennings, LA 70546
    Soups, sandwiches, and plate lunches with specialty coffees in a classic downtown atmosphere. Also baked goods and catering with party trays, cakes, gift baskets and more. Find us on Facebook.  ...
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Founded as a railroad depot midway between the larger cities of Lafayette and Lake Charles, Jennings today offers plenty of reasons to stop and explore. Cajun heritage thrives in local restaurants, music venues and festivals. Birding, hunting and water sports abound in the countryside, while downtown offers a host of unique attractions. The Zigler Museum, in particular, has been stunning visitors with its world-class art collection housed in a colonial-era home. The Strand Theatre, a 1930's-era movie house, now showcases performing arts, including a long-running, live country music variety show held each month. The Gator Chateau gives the public an up-close alligator encounter in a protected habitat, and the W.H. Tupper General Merchandise Museum presents a time capsule of mid-century country life, including an exhibit on the history of the telephone. Today's farmers bring their produce, preserves and crafts to the Jennings Main Street Farmers Market each Saturday morning.

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