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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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    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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    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.
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    169 Country Ridge Road Opelousas, LA 70570
    Located on a topographical ridge, aesthetic landscaping, pool and life-size yard chess. Four bedrooms, four and a half baths, jacuzzi, fireplace, WiFi, breakfast area and dining room.
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    312 North Main Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    A true find for any shopping and history enthusiast, this hardware store has been open since 1878 and is Opelousas's second oldest business. Hardware, housewares and gifts.
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    1618 North Main Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Established in 1937, Soileau's offers fresh seafood, char-broiled angus beef, Cajun specialties. Family and candlelight dining, private banquet room and take-out available. Family owned and operated.
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    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.
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    4932 I-49 North Service Road Opelousas, LA 70570
    Boudin, smoked boudin, boudin balls, carcklins, smoked sausage, smoked tasso, seasoning and many more cajun products. Hebert's ship anywhere and everywhere.
    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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    1214 South Union Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Daily plate lunches, variety of seafood dishes, hamburgers & sandwiches. Boiled crawfish and shrimp in season
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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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