Opelousas

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Opelousas is a great place to use your feet, whether strolling over the 19th-century brick sidewalks lining its historic district or participating in the city's deep Zydeco music tradition by dancing at a local club or festival. Opelousas is Louisiana's third-oldest city and is part of the state's Main Street Program with its downtown cluster of antique shops, boutiques and restaurants serving Cajun cuisine. Visitors can see antebellum, Victorian and early 20th-century buildings on a walk through town, including the "Hidden Capital of Louisiana," which served as the governor's mansion during the Civil War. A trip to the historic Le Vieux Village, with its 19th-century cottages, Orphan Train exhibit and Jim Bowie display about the famous one-time Opelousas resident, adds historical context to the Cajun and Creole folkways still in such vibrant evidence around the city today, while the Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino is among the city's newest attractions.

Opelousas Tourism Resources

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    City: Opelousas
    2235 Creswell Lane Opelousas, LA 70570
    This "racino" is the first facility of its kind to be built from the ground up. It features over 1,350 Las Vegas style slot machines, an event center with headline entertainment, two bars with live...
    City: Opelousas
    2235 Creswell Lane Extension Opelousas, LA 70570
    Located in Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino, this upscale dining and comfort food bring legendary Southern hospitality to the table at Blackberry's. The menu ranges from Pork Ribs to...
    City: Opelousas
    1618 North Main Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Established in 1937, Soileau's offers fresh seafood, char-broiled angus beef, Cajun specialties. Family and candlelight dining, private banquet room and take-out available. Family owned and operated.
    City: Opelousas
    828 East Landry Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    An essential stop for information on Opelousas and surrounding areas. The tourist center also houses a display with photos and information on Jim Bowie, one-time resident of Opelousas.
    City: Opelousas
    828 E. Landry St. Opelousas, LA 70570
    An essential stop for information on Opelousas & surrounding areas located in Le Vieux Village.
    City: Opelousas
    135 West Landry Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Open since 1927, this popular diner is still operated by members of the Doucas family, serving down home Cajun cooking. Try the daily lunch special and the most popular fried chicken salad.
    City: Opelousas
    631 Desiree Road Opelousas, LA 70570
    Eight full hook-up sites with access to electricity, water and sewer hook-up. RV rental, laundry, picnic tables, church services available. One pet allowed per party.
    City: Opelousas
    312 North Main Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    A true find for any shopping and history enthusiast, this hardware store has been open since 1878 and is Opelousas's second oldest business. Hardware, housewares and gifts.
    City: Opelousas
    1524 South Market Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    61 sites with water, electricity and a dump station. 30 amp and 50 amp RV hook-ups and tent camping. Year-round tennis courts in walking distance. Pavilion and meeting halls for special events.
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Opelousas is a great place to use your feet, whether strolling over the 19th-century brick sidewalks lining its historic district or participating in the city's deep Zydeco music tradition by dancing at a local club or festival. Opelousas is Louisiana's third-oldest city and is part of the state's Main Street Program with its downtown cluster of antique shops, boutiques and restaurants serving Cajun cuisine. Visitors can see antebellum, Victorian and early 20th-century buildings on a walk through town, including the "Hidden Capital of Louisiana," which served as the governor's mansion during the Civil War. A trip to the historic Le Vieux Village, with its 19th-century cottages, Orphan Train exhibit and Jim Bowie display about the famous one-time Opelousas resident, adds historical context to the Cajun and Creole folkways still in such vibrant evidence around the city today, while the Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino is among the city's newest attractions.

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