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
    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.
    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
    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: Opelosuas
    4165 I-49 South Service Road Opelosuas, LA 70570
    66 spacious guest rooms, offering cable TV/Showtime, continental breakfast, meeting facilities, sauna, swimming pool and suites with a wet bar and whirlpool bath.
    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
    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.
    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
    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...
    City: Opelousas
    2235 Creswell Lane Opelousas, LA 70570
    This "racino" is the first facility of its kind to be built from the ground up. It features over 1,350 Las Vegas style slot machines, an event center with headline entertainment, two bars with live...
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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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