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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
    5505 Rip Van Winkle Road New Iberia, LA 70560
    Please call for hours of operation.
    City: New Iberia
    113 E. Main St. New Iberia, LA 70560
    Tues-Thurs 11AM-9PM; Fri 11AM-10PM; Sat 6-10PM. Award-winning cuisine and cocktails at one of the most beautiful antique bars in Acadiana in the heart of the New Iberia Historic District. Live...
    City: New Iberia
    2318 Hwy. 90 W. New Iberia, LA 70560
    Mon 11AM-2PM; Tues-Thurs 11AM-9PM; Fri-Sat 11AM-9:30PM. Locally owned. Cajun specialties, salads, steaks and daily lunch. Landry's grand seafood buffet on Friday and Saturday with live Cajun music....
    City: New Iberia
    1512 A. Weeks Island Rd. New Iberia, LA 70560
    Mobil gas & diesel. Atchafalaya Treasures Gift Shop inside convenience store w/Cajun folk art, cookbooks, TABASCO gifts & clothing, Hunt Brother's Pizza, Burger King, carwash, bus parking, dump...
    City: New Iberia
    113 Willow Wood Drive New Iberia, LA 70563
    2000 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility, soccer fields, tennis courts and swimming pool.
    City: New Iberia
    2915 Hwy 14 New Iberia, LA 70560
    Please call for hours of operation.
    City: New Iberia
    3005 Loreauville Rd New Iberia, LA 70560
    Mon-Fri 10:30AM-2PM, 4:30-9PM; Sat 4:30-9PM. Full service restaurant. Hand-cut steaks with pasta and daily fresh fish specials in the evening. Lunch favorites include signature burgers, salads and...
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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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