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Make this your first stop to find out about everything there is to see, hear, do and eat in Eunice.
EUNICE CITY HALL
Eunice with La Roche en Ardenne, Belgium (1989)
Eunice with Caraquet, New Brunswick, Canada (1999)
Eunice is a lively city that actively celebrates its history and French culture, calling itself the Prairie Cajun Capital. Lying amid rice fields and crawfish ponds glistening in the sun and decorated with the colorful wildflowers of the prairie, the city of Eunice offers visitors the opportunity to learn the story of the area's extensive Cajun culture.
The history of the area's Acadian people, who are called Cajun today, unfolds at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, part of the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve, in downtown Eunice. The center not only contains exhibits and artifacts that have been meticulously assembled and documented, it also hosts music sessions and native craft and cooking demonstrations.
The Liberty Center, right next door, provides the opportunity to step back in time at the Rendez-vous de Cajuns, a live radio show hosted in French with enough English spoken to follow along. The dance floor at the foot of the stage in this completely restored movie house is perfect for practicing the two-step and the waltz, dances most favored by the locals.
Other must-see sites in the downtown area are the Eunice Depot Museum, site of the city’s birthplace and the Cajun Music Hall of Fame and Museum. It is from this spot in September 1894, that developer CC Duson auctioned off 150 lots, establishing the town of Eunice, named after his wife Eunice Pharr Duson.
Besides music, other forms of art can be enjoyed with the opening of several galleries and studios. Art walks and Farmers Markets also take place in the restored Main Street Community. Try locally roasted coffee, Rêve, at Café Mosaic, shop at trendy boutiques and visit the studios of world-renowned radio station KBON 101.1. The people of Eunice will be happy to help make your visit to their unique city a memorable one.
The town’s Eunice Prairie Cajun Cultural District, effective since October 2008, is a part of the Louisiana Cultural District (LCD) program. Here visitors reap part of the benefits as sales of original artwork are tax-free.