St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | 337.948.8004 | www.cajuntravel.com

Here in the heart of Cajun Country, we host a wide range of events and activities for residents and visitors alike. Enjoy your stay in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. This printable listing of events was generated on www.cajuntravel.com!

Attractions

  • Opelousas

    113 W. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Acadian to Cajun Mural

    Created by Jerome Ford of Opelousas, this mural depicts the journey of the Acadians, from their exile from Nova Scotia in the mid-1700s to their settlement here in south Louisiana.

    113 W. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

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    337-945-5064
    1113 W. Vine St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Creole Heritage Folklife Center

    This attraction offers the public the opportunity to relive traditions of the African-American community with Creole folklorist, Rebecca Henry. Henry is a native to St. Landry Parish and offers educational programs and events that focus on Creole heritage. Guided tours offered weekly and by appointment for a fee. Creole Heritage Folklife Center was included on the Louisiana African-American Heritage Trail.

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    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.

    Tuesday-Friday 12pm-4pm | Saturday 1pm-4pm | Sunday by appointment

    337-945-5064
    1113 W. Vine St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Opelousas

    109 N Union St
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Early Fire Fighting Tribute Mural

    The fire mural pays tribute to early firefighting and dedicated to all firefighters - past, present and future. The mural, Early Fire Fighting: A Tribute to Lelle, was painted by a group of local student artists at Opelousas Catholic under the direction of Cindy Pitre. The mural depicts the fire truck named after Marie Celeste "Lelle" Dupre' Robertson. Along with her husband, she was an active member of the Hope, Hook and Ladder Fire Company Number 1 established in 1871. Miss Lelle has been credited with many of the company's early successes, but most remember her for her role in helping fight the courthouse fire that occurred during the early years of the 20th century.

    Hope, Hook and Ladder Station

    109 N Union St
    Opelousas, LA 70570

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    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln. Extension
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino

    This Racino is the first new facility of its kind to be built from the ground up. More than 1,400 slot machines, live horse racing, music, nightlife and great food, makes Evangeline downs the perfect place play. Enjoy live thoroughbred horse racing April through September and live quarter horse racing October through December (Wednesday through Saturday). 

    Taste down-home Louisiana cooking in The Cajun Buffet, or breakfast items and plate lunches at Café 24/7. The casino’s newest addition, The Spotted Horse Tavern & Dining Parlor is the perfect place for specialty cocktails, craft beer, and Cajun fusion cuisine. For musical entertainment check the Event Center calendar concerts happening year round.

    Celebrated 50 years of racing in 2015!

    Open 24 hours a day
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    337-594-3000
    2235 Creswell Ln. Extension
    Opelousas, LA 70570

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    337-948-5227
    109 W. Vine
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Fiddle Mania II

    Fiddle Mania features over-sized fiddles fabricated from metal, painted and designed by local artists. It was unveiled in November 2012 in conjunction with the state office of tourism’s Main to Main initiative. 

    The overall theme of the fiddle designs encompasses Louisiana’s rich heritage depicting wildlife and waterways, diverse people, food, music and places. The Fiddle Mania exhibit is dedicated in memory of local musician/fiddler and cultural ambassador Hadley J. Castille.

    Artists involved in the project include June Lowrey, Jerome Ford, Kat Guidroz, Kimberly Nelams Becnal, Alicia Johnson, Gary Steckler, Shawn Hunt, Natalie Clay Hutchinson, Darlene Moore, Tony Cutrera, Ne’keeta Guillory, Kate Ferry, Deante Benjamin, Theon Guillory, Katy Leger Roy, Westminster Christian Academy Art II Senior Emily Waguespack and Bailey Benoit, Hunter Tardiff and Brianna Jordan of Port Barre Middle School, Davonte’ Lafontaine of Port Barre High and Noah Guidroz of Park Vista Elementary.

    The address provided is for the Opelousas-St. Landry Chamber of Commerce for parking. The fiddles are across the street, behind the St. Landry Bank. 

    337-948-5227
    109 W. Vine
    Opelousas, LA 70570

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    337-942-8011
    1152 Prudhomme Circle
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Historic Michel Prudhomme Home

    The home is believed to be the oldest structure in St. Landry Parish. The home is a French Colonial House built in the late 1700s and currently listed in the National Register of Historic Places. During the Civil War, the house was used to house Union officers. The home is currently owned by the Preservationists of St. Landry, Inc.

    The home is available for meetings, receptions and tours by appointment.

    337-942-8011
    1152 Prudhomme Circle
    Opelousas, LA 70570

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    337-942-2732
    747 N. Union St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Holy Ghost Catholic Church

    Founded in 1920, this church boasts the largest Catholic congregation of African Americans in the US. The gospel choir sings on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month during the 11am Mass. The youth choir performs on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.

    337-942-2732
    747 N. Union St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Opelousas

    337-942-3564
    312 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

    J. B. Sandoz, Inc.

    A true find for any shopping and history enthusiast, this hardware store has been open since 1878 and is Opelousas's second oldest business. Still operated by the Sandoz family, find hardware items, housewares, and gifts.

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    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.
     

    Monday-Friday 7am-5pm; Saturday 7am-2pm

    337-942-3564
    312 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, Louisiana 70570

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    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    JS Clark Memorial Walkway

    The Opelousas high school that bore the name of the late educator J.S. Clark, founder of Southern University in Baton Rouge, lasted for only 15 years. But it made a lasting mark on its city and will forever be remembered by the J.S. Clark Memorial Walkway, located at Le Vieux Village. From 1954 to 1969, in the days before school desegregation, J.S. Clark served the needs of black high school students in and around Opelousas. 

    The memorial walkway was officially dedicated on October 18, 2014, during a special ceremony. It features bricks and monuments that pay tribute to many of the school’s former teachers, staff and students. It also honors outstanding people connected with J.S. Clark: football standout Preston Fontenot, 1972 Olympic track and field gold medalist Rodney Milburn, and Rosa B. Scott Anderson, a former lead majorette who became a nurse and helped casualties during a firearm assault on Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington State 20 years ago.

    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

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    337-948-6263
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Le Vieux Village

    The Old Village of the Opelousas Poste. The village was created in 1988 by the Opelousas Tourism and Activities Committee. Many of its structures were donated by families from the area. We invite you to sit back and imagine yourself in any of these historical buildings that were brought together from various places within St. Landry Parish to form this beautiful little village of the past—from a schoolhouse to a store, a church, and a doctor's office. Guided tours are available by request. Tours are given Tues - Fri on the hour from 10-2 p.m. and by appointment.

    Also housed at Le Vieux Village is the City of Opelousas Tourist Information and Welcome Center is located at the eastern entrance to Opelousas along U.S. Highway 190. The center houses the Jim Bowie Display. Jim Bowie, an American hero of the Alamo, once lived in Opelousas. The Jim Bowie Display has many artifacts and memorabilia from that era.

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    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here. 

    Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
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    337-948-6263
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Opelousas

    337-948-9922
    223 S. Academy St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570

    Louisiana Orphan Train Mural

    Artist Robert Dafford depicts the arrival of the orphans at the Opelousas train depot. This impressive mural measures 7'x14' and hangs in the main area of the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum. 

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    337-948-9922
    223 S. Academy St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570

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    337-948-9922
    223 S. Academy St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Louisiana Orphan Train Museum

    The Louisiana Orphan Train Society, Inc. domiciled in Opelousas is dedicated to collecting and preserving those items that tell the history of the Orphan Train Riders who came to Louisiana by train from the New York Foundling Hospital between 1873 and 1929 and using this collection to inform and educate the public. The Louisiana Orphan Train Museum is the only one of its kind in Louisiana and second in the nation to the Orphan Train Museum in Concordia, KS. 

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    Ici on parle français. French is spoken here.

     Adults $5, Seniors (65 and over) $3, Children $3
    Tuesday-Friday 10am-3pm | Saturday 10am-2pm

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    337-948-9922
    223 S. Academy St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Opelousas

    Mural History

    Tony Wimberly of Church Point portrays a chapter in the life of Jim Bowie, a hero of the Battle of the Alamo and resident of Opelousas in the early 1800s. 

    Located at the parking lot on W. Landry Street between Main Street and Court Street. 

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    337-948-5227
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Opelousas Historic District

    A must see, Louisiana's third oldest city’s historic district. Its makeup includes an abundance of historic structures including antebellum, Victorian and turn-of-the-century homes and other structures. Many are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Come and see where the governor lived when Opelousas was the Hidden Capital during the Civil War. Visit our Tourist Information Center for a brochure on self-guided tours of these interesting historic sites. Along the way, sample the flavor of Cajun/Creole foods, Zydeco/Cajun Music and the warm, friendly welcome of our people.

    337-948-5227
    828 E. Landry St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

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    337-948-2589
    315 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    Opelousas Museum & Interpretive Center

    Learn about the history and culture of the Opelousas area from prehistoric times to the present. Main Exhibit Room, Civil War Room, The Geraldine Smith Welch Doll Collection, Louisiana Video Collection Library, and the Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival Archives. Group tours are by appointment.

    Visit the new "Art of Animatronics" exhibit featuring Stumpy, Ted E bear, Clock, and the rest of the gang! 

    Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
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    337-948-2589
    315 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

  • Opelousas

    Seven Brothers Oak Mural

    Robert Tinney shows early settlers of the area enjoying music and dancing under the historic oak. View this legendary live oak yourself on Hwy. 182 Washington, LA.

    Parking lot on W. Landry Street between Main Street and Court Street. 

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    337-942-6552
    980 N. Union St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570

    St. Landry Catholic Cemetery

    This historic cemetery contains graves that date back to the 1790s. Veterans from various wars are buried here, along with old prominent families of the Opelousas area. Louisiana Governor Jacques Dupré and his wife are buried here, as well as one of Napoléon Bonaparte's soldiers, Gen. Garrigues de Flaugeac. 

    Visit in October for Voices from Our Past: St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery Tours

    Tours by appointment. 

    337-942-6552
    980 N. Union St.
    Opelosuas, LA 70570

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    337-942-6552
    1020 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    St. Landry Catholic Church

    This Cathedral-size church is the third building to sit on this elevated track of land. Founded in 1770 by French Capuchin friars, it is the second oldest church parish in the Lafayette Roman Catholic Diocese. The current edifice, designed by noted Opelousas architect Tilghman George Chachere, Sr., is a Gothic form of structure with Romanesque motifs; while the stained-glass windows were made in France by German artisans.  

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    337-942-6552
    1020 N. Main St.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

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    337-948.3657
    5348 Hwy. 182 S.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial Park

    After 10 years of planning, St. Landry Parish opened its Veterans Memorial Park in September 2014. It is a tribute to all veterans with a purpose of supporting, acknowledging and recognizing all military personnel, and to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. The park is a quiet place unto itself, a place of education, a place of hope, a place of peace, serenity and beauty, a place for all of us.

    The Walk-Way of Remembrance - engraved bricks form a walkway that signifies remembrance of all military personnel from St. Landry Parish. The Walk-Way is flanked by the POW/MIA Flag, Louisiana State Flag and the St. Landry Parish Flag. The Flag of the United States is located in the center of the Walk-Way of Remembrance. The engraved bricks form extended walk-ways for supporters, civilians, and other non-military personnel. These walk-ways are symbols to future generations of the commitment and dedication of all supporters.

    Location: I-49, Exit Harry Guilbeau Rd and take right. Park is less than one mile on the left.

     

    337-948.3657
    5348 Hwy. 182 S.
    Opelousas, LA 70570

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    337-407-1806
    120 S Market St
    Opelousas, LA 70570

    The Historic Delta Grand Theatre

    The Historic Delta Grand Theatre in downtown Opelousas was once the community theatre in the 1930s. After various owners and use as a theatre, Delta Grand is now owned by St. Landry Parish Government and is the venue for the community's performing arts, weddings, and other private events. Preview their website and Facebook page for the calendar of events and to buy tickets.

    Hours vary based on productions and events.  

    337-407-1806
    120 S Market St
    Opelousas, LA 70570