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“A national Park Service Site”

Acadian Cultural Center
Ranked #4 of 54 things to do in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 February 2014

The Acadian Cultural Center is a National Park Service site in Lafayette, LA. It is close to the airport and NEXT DOOR to the Vermilionville acadian village. Some people have said on here that Vermilionvile and the Acadian Cultural Center are one in the same. They are not, although they compliment each other and neither are to be missed the Vermilionville village charges admission. The Acadian Cultural Center does not. The Acadian Cultural Center is open Tues- Fri 9-4:30 and Saturday 8:30- 12. tHE ACC IS CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY Vermilionville is open Tues - Sunday 10 -4. VERMILIONVILLE IS CLOSED MONDAY.
The ACC shows a film on the Acadian exile from Nova Scotia every hour, on the hour,starting at 9 and last show starts at 3. Yes, they do not close until 4:30, but a 4 o'clock film is not shown because there simply is not enough time for the almost 40 minute film before they close at 4:30. so make sure you get there by 3 if you want to see the show. It is a nice place. The rangers are very friendly and helpful with directions and things to do while in Cajun Country. This place is a great jumping off point for your stay in Lafayette. I would reccommend you visit, see the film, and explore the museum and the artifacts within.

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

The restaurant you can skip, but the village is great and do not miss the Cajun jamming! I love talking to the actors dressed a Cajun settlers. They know their history.

Thank rmgordonphd
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

What a pleasant surprise to see this kind of history.

Also known as Vermillionville.

A fairly complete village kept in its original place for all to see.

Great place for young and old as there is so much to see here and kept in pristine condition.

The homes and businesses are all here to walk thru and experience - even a little ferry to cross as it would have been during its heyday.

A lot of staff in period costume doing things that would have been done here,

A lot of culture and artifacts and a must see. You will go home a little happier.

1  Thank TangoForFun
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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.

Thank 1amalie
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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.

1  Thank VariD
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