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“Excellent Tour”

Evangeline State Park
Ranked #10 of 48 things to do in Lafayette
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Owner description: The park grounds include a museum, a Creole plantation and an 18th-century Acadian shack.
Texas
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210 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Excellent Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

We really enjoyed this place. The friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff and guides made it most interesting. This is real, not Disneyland. The little historical museum in the office area is very well done. I can't remember the name of the young man on the Homestead farm, but he was most enjoyable and interesting! I chewed on my first sugar cane stalk here. :-)

Visited October 2013
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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A little pricey, but worth the money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

I had been to see the Evangeline oak 35 years ago and back then it was just the oak with a fence around it. When we pulled in this time I was surprised to find it is a State Park (thus the fee). Thinking the $8.00 apiece was just to see the oak , we almost left without going in but decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad we did. They have a wonderful museum that gives an overview of the Acadian migration as well as the Creoles (French-speaking colonists). There is a very nice video presentation and at the end the curtains pull back to reveal a wall of windows overlooking the beautiful grounds. We walked down to the Creole cottage where a docent showed us through the house and explained how the people lived and how they added onto the home as time went on. We then headed down to the Acadian cottage which was much more modest. There was a docent there, although he wasn't near as good as the woman at the Creole cottage had been. There is also an area with another Acadian cottage (not accessible) and some other outbuildings. Overall, it gives a good picture of life back then. The staff was very pleasant and we were even offered some homemade bread pudding! If you like history, it will be worth the money.

Visited February 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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379 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Great park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2013

Wonderful place to understand the history of the area. The staff are very informative. The park is well kept.

Visited February 2013
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Paris
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent stop! Very interesting, do not miss!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

We visited the state park during our trip to Lousiana. This was extremely interesting.
The house and the surroundings are beautiful. It is really enjoyable to walk around.

The house itself is really well maintained. It is not Laura's /disney world like plantation but believe me it is far more interesting! And the reason for that is the staff which is absolutely charming and very knowledgable.

We arrived late about 10 minutes late to the tour so when the tour was finished, the lady started back the tour for us IN FRENCH (yes we are french!). She was sorry for her french altough she was speaking perfectly. We has such a great time, the lady explained very clearly the difference between creole and accadians, warned us that we would hear very funny definitions and indeed it was funny to hear the one at Laura's...

Visited May 2012
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Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Don't miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

Visited the park Memorial day weekend. The guides and staff were excellent-- knowledgeable and friendly. The grounds were well groomed even though I understand there has been a significant reduction in staff due to budjet adjustments. It was an enjoyable educational experience of the acadian people and their history.

Visited May 2012
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