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“Great history lesson!”

Acadian Cultural Center
Ranked #6 of 48 things to do in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
190 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great history lesson!”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We learned about the cultures and how they came to be. We will go back again to capture what we missed.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Cajun history and culture - a must visit”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

We were really taken with this free , small , cultural centre that housed a cinema , an exhibition and a gift shop. The volunteer cajun guide that we met was very knowledgable and happy to answer any questions . We watched the 35 minute film which as the guide warned gave the history in a rather dramatised way but we enjoyed it and learnt a lot that we didn't know . The exhibition was great and again we learnt more about the Cajuns, the culture and the land than we knew before. We were recommended the centre by the french speaking Cajun volunteers in the Lafayette visitors centre and we were glad we followed their advice. We would say this is a must visit if you want to understand about the history, the people , the land .
Ps restrooms but no catering facility.

Visited November 2013
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Roanoke, Virginia
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659 reviews
229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
“First Class National Park Service”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

This is another first class operation by the National Park Service; no wonder they continually are rated by the public as the number one federal government agency. We visited late morning on a weekday and had the place virtually to ourselves. The theater, where watched a piece about Acadian history that astounded us, could seat a couple of hundred people; their were three of us. The displays depicted and described a time period and cultural mix that fascinated us. We are no longer ignorant of the struggles of the French who settled here has been reduced.

Visited October 2013
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705 clinton Street, Brenham, Texas
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Learned so much about the French as they journey to American and how they were treated by the English. The film was enlightening and the museum was great.

Visited August 2013
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Chicago
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2,044 reviews
574 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,198 helpful votes
“Not open on Monday”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

My wife and I stopped here as it was highly recommend by Mary Linn at Au Bayou Teche Bed and Breakfast in Breaux Bridge where were staying. She said that The Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette tells stories of the origins, migration, settlement, and contemporary culture of the Acadians (Cajuns) and other area groups.

We were there on a Monday morning and unfortunately there was a sign on the front entrance saying that starting June 30th - New Hours open Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am to 4:00 pm.

Visited July 2013
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