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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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    City: Opelousas
    223 South Academy Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    The Louisiana Orphan Train Society, Inc. of Opelousas, is dedicated to collecting and preserving items that tell the history of the Orphan Train Riders who came to Louisiana by train from the New...
    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
    828 East Landry Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    A must see, Louisiana's third oldest city's historic district. Its makeup includes an abundance of historic structures including antebellum, Victorian and turn-of-the-century homes and other...
    City: Lawtell
    11154 Hwy. 190 Lawtell, LA 70550
    The old Richard's Club has been revitalized since its inception in 1947. Through the years, legends such as B.B. King, Clifton Chenier and Rockin' Sydney have graced this Zydeco landmark. The...
    City: Opelousas
    1113 West Vine Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Programs and events offer the public the opportunity to relive traditions of Creole culture. Guided tours offered weekly and by appointment for a fee. Featured on the Louisiana African-American...
    City: Opelousas
    123 West Landry Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Take a step back in time and experience the days of yesteryear in this old-fashioned setting. Scrumptious soups, award-winning salads and sandwiches. Save room for homemade desserts like our award...
    City: Opelousas
    904 Short Vine Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    A Legend in Hot Boudin, Billy's serves two great recipes, his and Ray's. Enjoy smoked sausage, smoked boudin, cracklins and crawfish boudin. They even have a convenient drive-thru window.
    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
    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.
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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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