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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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    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 Ext Opelousas, LA 70570
    The Evangeline Downs Hotel, a Choice Hotels Ascend Collection Hotel, is iocated in Opelousas and directly connected to the Evangeline Downs Casino, Racetrack and Event Center. In-room amenities...
    City: Opelosuas
    4165 I-49 South Service Road Opelosuas, LA 70570
    66 spacious guest rooms, offering cable TV/Showtime, continental breakfast, meeting facilities, sauna, swimming pool and suites with a wet bar and whirlpool bath.
    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
    519 Lombard Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    The leader in Creole Seasoning since 1972. See for yourself what makes our little green can Number 1.
    City: Opelousas
    1214 South Union Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Daily plate lunches, variety of seafood dishes, hamburgers & sandwiches. Boiled crawfish and shrimp in season
    City: Opelousas
    1152 Prudhomme Circle Opelousas, LA 70570
    The home is believed to be the oldest structure in St. Landry Parish. This French Colonial house built in the late 1700s is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now owned by the...
    City: Opelousas
    806 South Union Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Deli serving plate lunches, salads and sandwiches.
    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.
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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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