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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-10PM. Oversized buffet tables with more than 80 items arranged beautifully that capture the favorite flavors of China, Japan and Mongolia. Banquet facility and...
    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: Cypremort Point
    306 Beach Lane Cypremort Point, LA 70538
    Charter fishing service, saltwater fishing at it's best. Reservation only
    City: New Iberia
    7304 E. Hwy 90 New Iberia, LA 70544
    Rent for meetings, parties, weddings and special events.
    City: New Iberia
    2714 Highway 14 New Iberia, LA 70560
    Daily 11AM-10PM. In business since 1979, this family restaurant with great margaritas features nine lunch specials daily. Authentic Mexican food specializing in fajitas, nachos and seafood with...
    City: New Iberia
    5505 Rip Van Winkle Road New Iberia, LA 70560
    Daily 9AM-5PM. Last house tour 4PM. Admission. Tour the Joseph Jefferson Home, Rip's Rookery and a semi-tropical garden surrounding beautiful Lake Peigneur. View the film of the 1980 catastrophe on...
    City: New Iberia
    2408 Darnall Road New Iberia, LA 70560
    Handmade swings, chairs, gliders, rockers and more made out of Cypress wood.
    City: New Iberia
    2714-B Highway 14 New Iberia, LA 70560
    Wed-Thurs, 3PM-midnight; Fri-Sat, 3PM-2AM. Live entertainment Wed-Sat: Cajun, Zydeco, country and soft rock bands. Happy Hour Wed-Sat. Friday Ladies Night.
    City: New Iberia
    1002 East Hopkins Street New Iberia, LA 70560
    Mon-Thurs 11AM-7PM; Fri 11AM-8PM; Sat 11-until. Fried seafood dinners, shrimp fried rice, shrimp lo mein and a variety of Chinese dishes. Dine in or take out.
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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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