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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    City: Opelousas
    808 LA Hwy 742 Opelousas, LA 70570
    17 NEW shaded campsites nestled under 100 year old oak trees.  Located off LA Hwy 742 in Opelousas, LA. Just minutes from Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, shopping, resturants, historic sites,...
    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
    1152 Prudhomme Circle Opelousas, LA 70570
    The home is believed to be the oldest structure in St. Landry Parish. This French Colonial house built in the late 1700s is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Now owned by the...
    City: Opelousas
    1214 South Union Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Daily plate lunches, variety of seafood dishes, hamburgers & sandwiches. Boiled crawfish and shrimp in season
    City: Opelousas
    135 West Landry Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Open since 1927, this popular diner is still operated by members of the Doucas family, serving down home Cajun cooking. Try the daily lunch special and the most popular fried chicken salad.
    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
    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
    315 North Main Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Discover the history and culture of the Opelousas area from prehistoric times to the present. Peruse through the main exhibit room, The Geraldine Smith Welch Doll Collection, Civil War Room,...
    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...
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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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