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10 Things to Do in Thibodaux and Lafourche Parish 10 Things to Do in Thibodaux and Lafourche Parish
Explore the hundreds of miles of Bayous, small town charm and experience the Cajun culture first hand.
E.D. White Historic Site E.D. White Historic Site
Rich in History, graced with tranquil beauty, this plantation home is a “must-see” on your visit to bayou country.
10 Cajun Essentials: Guide to Cajun Culture in Louisiana 10 Cajun Essentials: Guide to Cajun Culture in Louisiana
Want to experience everything Cajun? Try these top ten Cajun things to do in Louisiana.
Gumbo Festivals in Louisiana Gumbo Festivals in Louisiana
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Louisiana Seafood Festivals Louisiana Seafood Festivals
Shrimp, oysters, crabs and crawfish. They're not just types of seafood, they are reasons to party.
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Along the banks of Bayou Petit Caillou in Terrebonne Parish, a lighthouse guides visitors to a treasure of modern American folk art.
Shop Louisiana Farmers Markets Shop Louisiana Farmers Markets
Fresh-food markets are popular throughout Louisiana, and visitors can enjoy shopping them just as locals do.
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Though first settled by French and Spanish Creoles from New Orleans, Thibodaux rapidly became a refuge for the Acadian exiles of the mid-1700s. The city’s history still echoes today, through its historic architecture. There’s the 1830s era E.D. White Historic Site, a plantation on Bayou Lafourche that was home to a Louisiana governor and his son, who served on the U.S. Supreme Court. There’s the Rienzi plantation, built during the Spanish colonial days— according to legend— for the Queen of Spain. There’s also the Laurel Valley Village. Once a massive sugar plantation, its dozens of remaining structures give visitors, a window into the past, as it was lived by field hands.  As home to Nicholls State University, Thibodaux benefits greatly from the vibrancy and cultural activities that come from being a college town. Stop in at the Jean Lafitte Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center to learn more about the area.The Center is a great way to experience the culture. It offers canoe treks in the spring and fall, plus daily walking tours and Monday night Cajun jam sessions.

 

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