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“Interesting, beautiful living history museum”
Review of Vermilionville

Vermilionville
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Get a taste of life for the 18th-century Acadian settlers in this 23-acre village with meticulously recreated period homes, costumed staff demonstrating arts and crafts and a restaurant serving Cajun and Creole food.
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting, beautiful living history museum”
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

We found this on Trip Advisor & glad we did. Beautiful grounds, nice store and very friendly, informative people there. Live music was playing in the music hall, we took a leisurely stroll (self-guided) through all the different homes & buildings. Some had docents in period clothes telling about that particular home. Most interesting to me was the woman who did quilting. These people really know their stuff! Our teen daughter really enjoyed it too, especially the hands on barge! We had a local man walking around with us (did not work there, but obviously from the area). He was so friendly and told us even more about the history of the Acadians & Creoles. He grew up in a house similar. There is a restaurant, but we had eaten elsewhere before we arrived, so didn't eat there. Had a great day here.

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English first
Montréal, Québec
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“not interesting”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The less interesting thing that we did during our trip. We were almost along, we didn't learn anything. Not enough people talk french, so the kids can't understand. Very expensive for what it is.

Visited July 2014
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Erath, Louisiana
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesfood!”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

I had a friend down from San. Antonio and he wanted to eat home cooked meal and sight see so thought of vermilinville which would kill 2 birds with 1 stone lol he loved it and the food definitely was home cooking. He loved the historical, quietness and beauty of this place

Visited December 2013
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Henderson, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Interesting history”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We took a self-paced walking tour of the historic buildings and artisans of the area. All areas are handicap accessible. I was able to

Visited June 2014
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Lafayette
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great way to spend a morning in Lafayette LA”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Cool and pleasant even in late June. The older homes and gardens were amazing. The restaurant was good and very reasonable.

Visited June 2014
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