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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    747 North Union Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    This church boasts the largest Catholic congregation of African Americans in the US. The gospel choir sings on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month during the 11am Mass. The youth choir...
    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
    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...
    City: Opelousas
    7829 Highway 31 Opelousas, LA 70570
    39 full hook-up sites located near Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino with access to electricity, running water dump station. Showers and laundry available as well as partial handicap access....
    City: Opelousas
    2235 Cresswell Lane Extension Opelousas, LA 70570
    Located in Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino, Mojo's Sports Bar offers sports, scores, snacks and spirits all in one fun place. With over 20 televisions and a giant TV wall, you'll be right in...
    City: Opelousas
    840 Highway 167 Opelousas, LA 70570
    Smoked meats, canned preserves, boudin, cracklins, plate lunches, burgers **Cajun Swiss Twist**, and **BBQ Dinners on Sundays**
    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
    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.
    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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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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