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Acadian Cultural Center

501 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-2033
+1 337-232-0789
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Nice overview of Cajun History

The center is part of the Jean Lafitte Historical Park of the National Park Service. The Center is... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
USNA73
,
Florida
Well researched, well curated.

As an Acadian descendant pretty knowledgeable about Acadian/Cajun history, I am very proud of what... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
CajunPhiMu
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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501 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-2033
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"the national park service"
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"nova scotia"
in 9 reviews
"short movie"
in 4 reviews
"the junior ranger program"
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"friday morning"
in 2 reviews
"informative film"
in 2 reviews
"cajun history"
in 9 reviews
"small museum"
in 6 reviews
"scavenger hunt"
in 2 reviews
"nice overview"
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"short visit"
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"interesting information"
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"gift shop"
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"new orleans"
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"cajuns"
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"culture"
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"exhibits"
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

The center is part of the Jean Lafitte Historical Park of the National Park Service. The Center is difficult to locate as your GPS will probably leave you at the entrance to the park and there are no signs directing you to the Center. It's...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

As an Acadian descendant pretty knowledgeable about Acadian/Cajun history, I am very proud of what the National Park Service accomplished in developing this venue. It complements Vermilionville very well and is a must do if you want to learn about Acadian/ Cajun history and culture....More

1  Thank CajunPhiMu
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We knew a little about Acadian culture after spending some time in Maine and Nova Scotia, but the film and exhibits were really eye-opening. The folks in the visitor center were all very friendly and helpful. If we had had more time and the weather...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I've taken several people to this facility, as there is not only an interesting display but the movie is so educational and well done explaining the what the Acadians went through.

Thank lauramelancon
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We already knew quite a bit about the Acadians however the film shown here depicted the heart-wrenching emotions of what it must have felt like to be cast into exile and treated with disdain and hatred. To learn the Acadians were told to leave was...More

Thank Pat M
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to get an overview of the area, not expecting much. But we were pleasantly surprised to get much more than that. The film gives the history of the Cajun people in the area and is very informative. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Thank mas1105
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Most places in this part of Louisiana that focus on Cajun culture are more focused on recent history, and tell fantastic tales of what life was like in the bayou a few decades ago before speedboats and satellite TV. This site is different, though, and...More

2  Thank AlnAbroad
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This free center is part of the National Park Service and is worth an hour or two. We had the delight of meeting an 8th generation Acadian who was volunteering the Friday morning we were there. He knowledge really made this a five star stop!...More

Thank krankn
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This National Park gave a wonderful cultural perspective of the Arcadian People. The video pulled the together all the details beautifully. A definite must see for understanding and appreciation of the Arcadians.

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a wonderful museum with artifacts and interesting information on the Acadian culture. There are tour guides placed all around the museum and they are eager to share the rich history of the Acadian people. Worth a visit.

Thank JRAP2013
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The Acadian Cultural Center is open Tues- Fri 9- 4;30 and 8;30- 12 noon on Saturdays. It is closed Sun & Mon. It is free. They play a film on the history of the Acadian people and how they came here and would eventually... More
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