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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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    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....
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    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
    204 East Main Street New Iberia, LA 70560
    Tues-Fri 8AM-5:30PM; Sat 8AM-Noon. Local cakery on Historic Main Street, offering custom cakes and daily sweets, including cookies, truffles, cupcakes, cake balls, petit-fours, cannolis, coffee,...
    City: New Iberia
    920 S. Lewis Street New Iberia, LA 70560
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    1000 Parkview Drive New Iberia, LA 70563
    Mon-Thurs 11AM-2:30PM, 4:30-9:30PM; Fri-Sat 11AM-2:30PM, 4:30-10PM; Sun noon-3PM, 5-9PM. High energy, family friendly Japanese restaurant. Large variety of sushi, hibachi and traditional Japanese...
    City: New Iberia
    4216 South Drive New Iberia, LA 70563
    Charming pool house flanked by a large inviting pool.  Accommodates  two people.
    City: New Iberia
    713 NW Bypass (Hwy 3212) New Iberia, LA 70560
    56 Campsites with electricity 30 / 50 Amps, water, dump station . Adjacent to a 135,000 sq. ft. Covered Multi-Service Facility which hosts Livestock Shows, Equine Events, Festivals, Rodeos and more...
    City: New Iberia
    1120 Center St. New Iberia, LA 70560
    Serving Fresh Seafood~ fried chicken, po-boys and cajun specials.
    City: New Iberia
    8317 Weeks Island Road New Iberia, LA 70560
    Tranquil, country Cajun home adjacent to sugar cane field. Open gallery, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms with king-size beds and bath/shower. Spacious living room with satellite TV. Washer,...
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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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