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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
    828 East Landry Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Take yourself back to a small town in the 1700s and visit an array of original buildings. Guided tours are available by appointment. Also, available for meetings and small gatherings.
    City: Opelousas
    2235 Creswell Lane Opelousas, LA 70570
    The Evangeline Downs Hotel, a Choice Hotels Ascend Collection Hotel, is iocated in Opelousas and directly connected to the Evangeline Downs Casino, Racetrack and Event Center. In-room amenities...
    City: Opelousas
    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.
    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
    5696 I-49 North Service Road Opelousas, LA 70570
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    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
    123 West Landry Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Take a step back in time and experience the days of yesteryear in this old-fashioned setting. Scrumptious soups, award-winning salads and sandwiches. Save room for homemade desserts like our award...
    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
    806 South Union Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Deli serving plate lunches, salads and sandwiches.
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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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