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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    5454 I-49 North Service Road Opelousas, LA 70570
    57 rooms, two jacuzzi suites, ten king bed mini-suites with sofa beds. Hot deluxe breakfast, pool, high speed internet, business center and more.
    City: Opelousas
    1633 West Vine Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Established in 1941, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Burgers, po-boys, fried seafood and chicken. Plate lunches served Monday through Friday. Party trays available as well. Ask for the menu.
    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...
    City: Opelousas
    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.
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    1125 North Main Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Commercial, daily, weekly rates, direct dial phones, air conditioned and TV/HBO.
    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
    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
    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: Opelousas
    5853 Highway 182 South Opelousas, LA 70570
    Antiques, primitives, shabby chic, collectibles, doors, architectural, gifts, plants and flowers. Furniture restoration.
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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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