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.

Opelousas Tourism Resources

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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...
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    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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    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
    806 South Union Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Deli serving plate lunches, salads and sandwiches.
    City: Opelousas
    5696 I-49 North Service Road Opelousas, LA 70570
    Stay Your Way at Our Hotel's Opelousas Locale Welcome to Opelousas We are pleased to offer contemporary, attractive pet-free rooms and a quaint location in the heart of South Louisiana's Cajun...
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    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
    840 Highway 167 Opelousas, LA 70570
    Smoked meats, canned preserves, boudin, cracklins, plate lunches, burgers **Cajun Swiss Twist**, and **BBQ Dinners on Sundays**
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    337 West Landry Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Air-conditioned rooms, TV/cable, direct-dial telephones. Daily, weekly, and commercial rates.
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    1665 N. Main St. Opelousas, LA 70570
    One of Opelousas's oldest dealers and most knowledgeable in antiques. Wonderful estate acquisitions.
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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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