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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
    12012 Highway 190 Opelousas, LA 70570
    35 spacious rooms. TV/cable. Daily, weekly, and economical rates. Air conditioned/heat, 24-hour service.
    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: Opelousas
    2235 Creswell Lane Extension Opelousas, LA 70570
    Located in Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino, this upscale dining and comfort food bring legendary Southern hospitality to the table at Blackberry's. The menu ranges from Pork Ribs to...
    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
    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
    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.
    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
    5761 I-49 South Service Road Opelousas, LA 70570
    58 rooms and suites. Corporate, AAA, senior and military discounts. Fridge, microwave, continental breakfast, WiFi, pool. Banquet/meeting room.
    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.
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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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