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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    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
    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
    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.
    City: Opelousas
    337 West Landry Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Air-conditioned rooms, TV/cable, direct-dial telephones. Daily, weekly, and commercial rates.
    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
    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.
    City: Opelousas
    5696 I-49 North Service Road Opelousas, LA 70570
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    12012 Highway 190 Opelousas, LA 70570
    35 spacious rooms. TV/cable. Daily, weekly, and economical rates. Air conditioned/heat, 24-hour service.
    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...
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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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