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Founded by Spaniards in 1779 on the banks of Bayou Teche, New Iberia eventually became home to French settlers known as Acadians, who had been driven from Nova Scotia by British troops. The Acadians, who in their new home came to be known as Cajuns, imbued the region with their unique cultural traditions and cuisine. Today the area—which is home to world-famous Tabasco® hot pepper sauce—is renowned for its food, music and festivals, which draw from the melting pot of Spanish, French, African-American and Creole heritage.

New Iberia’s dedication to preserving its history has helped the community win accolades for its restored Main Street and historic downtown area. A walking tour of the East Main Street National Register Residential District reveals the stomping grounds of famed Detective Dave Robicheaux, the main character in novels by New Iberia native and Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Lee Burke. History is on display in the Bayou Teche Museum and at Shadows-on-the-Teche, an antebellum home was once occupied by Union soldiers during the Civil War. New Iberia also is home to the South’s largest source of quality religious articles, the Rosary House, which draws visitors from far and near to buy hand-made rosaries, devotional candles, statues and medals.

In anticipation of the solemn Lenten season each year, New Iberia throws a festive Mardi Gras celebration, with parades, balls and much revelry. September brings the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and Fair, and in October, get ready for the World Championship Gumbo Cook-off. Whether dancing to a fiddle and accordion at a fais-do-do, or perfecting their culinary talents at year-round festivals, people in this area are dedicated to their signature slogan: Laissez les bons temps rouler! Let the good times roll!

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    City: New Iberia
    1201 East Admiral Doyle Drive New Iberia, LA 70560
    Sun-Thurs 11AM-9:30PM; Fri-Sat 11AM-10:30PM. Oversized buffet tables with more than 80 items arranged beautifully that capture the favorite flavors of China, Japan and Mongolia. Banquet facility...
    City: New Iberia
    713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212) New Iberia, LA 70560
    We are a family friendly campground located in the histroic new iberia. we are closed to lots of great tourist attraction like Mcilhenny Tabasco Co., Jungle Gardens, and the shadows to name a few....
    City: New Iberia
    1510 S. Hopkins New Iberia, LA 70560
    Daily 9:30AM-9PM. Some of the best homemade boudin and cracklin' in town. Boudin, fried shrimp, fried chicken, boudin balls, BBQ wings, angus prime rib and Sunday BBQ.
    City: New Iberia
    300 Center Street New Iberia, LA 70560
    Mon-Wed 10:30AM-10PM; Thurs-Sat 10:30AM-11PM. Gourmet pizza and sandwiches.
    City: New Iberia
    101 E. Main Street New Iberia, LA 70560
    Located on Historic Main Street.  Enjoy delicious and exquisite sushi and sashimi, oysters, ribeyes and fillet mignon fresh off the grill.  Many grilled entrees, kids menu, and special...
    City: New Iberia
    2325 E. Main Street New Iberia, LA 70560
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    1020 E. Dale Street New Iberia, LA 70560
    Jewelry Store. Please call for hours of operation.
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    2908 Belvedere Ave. New Iberia, LA 70563
    Vibes is a multi-instrument old school r&b band from New Iberia, La. They specialize in funk, blues, jazz and old school/contemporary r&b. The band is currently available to play at festivals,...
    City: New Iberia
    833 E. Main St. New Iberia, LA 70560
    Monday-Thursday 11AM-10PM; Friday 11AM-11PM; Saturday 5-11PM.  A family tradition since 1932 with third generation owners. Reservations welcomed and kid friendly.  Fine Cajun cuisine, seafood,...
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Founded by Spaniards in 1779 on the banks of Bayou Teche, New Iberia eventually became home to French settlers known as Acadians, who had been driven from Nova Scotia by British troops. The Acadians, who in their new home came to be known as Cajuns, imbued the region with their unique cultural traditions and cuisine. Today the area—which is home to world-famous Tabasco® hot pepper sauce—is renowned for its food, music and festivals, which draw from the melting pot of Spanish, French, African-American and Creole heritage.

New Iberia’s dedication to preserving its history has helped the community win accolades for its restored Main Street and historic downtown area. A walking tour of the East Main Street National Register Residential District reveals the stomping grounds of famed Detective Dave Robicheaux, the main character in novels by New Iberia native and Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Lee Burke. History is on display in the Bayou Teche Museum and at Shadows-on-the-Teche, an antebellum home was once occupied by Union soldiers during the Civil War. New Iberia also is home to the South’s largest source of quality religious articles, the Rosary House, which draws visitors from far and near to buy hand-made rosaries, devotional candles, statues and medals.

In anticipation of the solemn Lenten season each year, New Iberia throws a festive Mardi Gras celebration, with parades, balls and much revelry. September brings the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and Fair, and in October, get ready for the World Championship Gumbo Cook-off. Whether dancing to a fiddle and accordion at a fais-do-do, or perfecting their culinary talents at year-round festivals, people in this area are dedicated to their signature slogan: Laissez les bons temps rouler! Let the good times roll!

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