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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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    1633 West Vine Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Relax in downtown with a variety of coffee specialties. Mingle with locals at the old Parish & Trust bank building that was built in 1927 across the street from the historic St. Landry Courthouse...
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    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
    1531 Union Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    For a hearty lunch featuring local homemade Cajun fare, this is the place. Daily plate lunches, burgers, and more. BBQ on Thursdays and Sundays. Catering available.
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    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
    337 West Landry Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Air-conditioned rooms, TV/cable, direct-dial telephones. Daily, weekly, and commercial rates.
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    5791 I-49 South Service Road Opelousas, LA 70570
    46 rooms, WiFi, pool, cable TV/HBO complimentary hot breakfast. AAA, AARP and corporate rates available.
    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
    1125 North Main Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Commercial, daily, weekly rates, direct dial phones, air conditioned and TV/HBO.
    City: Opelousas
    637 Creswell Lane Opelousas, LA 70570
    More than 65 dealers and 30,000 square feet of antiques, vintage clothing and primitive items in stock. Enjoy a rest area and snack bar with homemade candies and drinks, while listening to 60s, 70s...
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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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