Local "Tours & Attractions"

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Browse Through the Amazing Directory of Local Tours & Attractions.   Everything is within a 30 minute drive from the Louisiana Cajun Mansion Bed and Breakfast.  The mansion is centrally located just 5 minutes from Lafayette, La and only 7 minutes from hwy 90 which is a major hwy intersection.

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ADVENTURES & EXCURSIONS

Bayou Teche Experience Kayaking

317 East Bridge Street
Breaux Bridge, La  70517

337-366-0337

Visit Bayou Teche Experience and immerse yourself in the heart of Cajun Country. Located in Breaux Bridge, LA, "Crawfish Capital of the World," we offer kayak and bike rentals to explore the bayous, lakes, and swamps.

Guided and self-guided tours are available with equipment and shuttle service. Take a breather in our Cajun heritage gift shop stocked by local artists and products.

 


McGee's Landing Swamp Tour


1337 Henderson Levee Rd
Henderson, La   70517 

PHONE: 337 228 2384

Voted the South's Best Swamp Tour by AAA Southern Traveller.  McGee's Landing is located in the heart of Cajun Country. McGee's Landing has been a Cajun tradition and traveler destination for over 32 years.

Swamp Tours - departs at 10:00am, 1:00pm or 3:00pm
Sunset Cruises - departs at 5:00pm
Airboat Tours - departs 9 am, 11:00am, 2:00pm or 4:00pm


 

Cajun Swamp Tours

1209 Rookery Rd
Breaux Bridge, La  70517 

337-319-0010

Cajun Country Swamp Tours is near  Lafayette, Louisiana just 7 miles from Interstate10 at the Breaux Bridge Exit (109). Owned and operated by Walter "Butch" Guchereau and his son, Shawn, who are proud to offer to you eco-swamp tours that are done with as little environmental impact as possible through a beautiful surreal cypress/tupelo swamp that is sure to charm and excite your imagination.
2 hour tour
$10 children (12 & younger) , $20 adults
Reservation required


 Champagnes Swamp Tours

1151 Rookery Rd
Breaux Bridge, La  70517 

337-230-4068

Tours in French are also available .  Our Louisiana swamp tours depart from the only Handicap Accessible dock for boats on Lake Martin & transport you on a ecotourism adventure deep in the heart of Lake Martin. Where you will experience the real soul of Louisiana swamps & bayous.  Our Breaux Bridge Lake Martin store is a short drive from Lafayette, LA and less than an hours drive from Baton Rouge, LA. Only a 23 min drive from the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA. We have air conditioning & the only bathrooms at Lake Martin. 

2 Hour Tour
$15 per child under 13, $25 Adult
Reservations Suggested
Mon - Sun 6:30am


 Cajun Food Tours

P O Box 80005
Lafayette, La  70598 

337-230-6169

Enjoy some of the best Cajun food while your guide brings Acadiana's culture to life.  Our daily tours make 6 different tasting stops!  All food is included in one low price.    We pick up from many Lafayette hotels.

$55 adult; $35 child; group discounts available
Mon, Tues, Thurs & Sat  10am & 2:30pm
Fridays 10am only
Sundays 1pm
Subject to minimums & availability


 Airboat Tour

4262 hwy 90 East
Des Allemands, Louisiana 70030

 1-800-975-9345

See gators, herons, and other Louisiana wildlife up close and personal. Rides can be custom-tailored to cater to your specific needs . . . from smooth and easy to wild and crazy (or anything in-between)! Airboat Tours is located just minutes away from New Orleans International (Moisant) Airport.

Charter Fishing
Guided Hunting


Bayou Teche Brewing

1106 Bushville Hwy
Arnaudville, La  70512 

337-754-5122

We decided to craft a beer that would compliment the cuisine of South Louisiana – every single dish!  It took a lot of hard work, tweaking the beer’s recipe while sampling a lot of great Cajun and Creole food.  Sampling tasty beer and food is one of the “burdens” of being a brewer.

The Bayou Teche Tap Room is open:
Monday - Thursday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sundays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tours of the Brewery are available:
Saturdays starting at 10:30 AM last tour at 6:15 PM
Saturday Schedule of Events at the Brewery:
10:00 AM     Open
11:30 AM      Live Music – featuring Diego Martin-Perez
3:00 PM        Live Music – Click Here for Band Schedule
6:05 PM        Last Tour!
6:30 PM        Song Trivia: guess the Artist from a playlist spanning 6 decades of music
8:00 PM        It’s Closing Time


 Journeys with Ginger Tours

P O Box 544
Henderson, La  70517   

337-962-5709

Join us on one of our monthly day trips as we travel across Louisiana and East Texas to visit historic sites and popular attractions.  Day Trip Schedule

Pricing differs according to destination. 


 

Bayou Rum Tours

20909 Frontage Rd, Lacassine, LA 70650

(337) 588-5800
 
Visitor Center Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
9:30AM to 5:30PM

Guided Tours are offered at the following times:

  • Tuesday – Saturday at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:00 PM

Tour reservations can be scheduled at these specific times offered by clicking on the link at the top of this page. Maximum group size per tour is 20. To schedule larger parties, bus tours, or other special arrangements, please call us in advance at (337) 588-5800. You must be present 15 minutes prior to the tour to reserve your spot. Please note that for safety reasons, neither smoking nor pets are permitted on the premises.

From the culture to the cuisine, to the way people celebrate—it’s about living life to its fullest and having some fun along the way.

It’s from this place, where the sugarcane first came to the USA, where a new spirit is born…

Rum making in Louisiana paralleled the advent of sugar making in Louisiana beginning in our early colonial history. Then the art slowly disappeared soon after the Civil War took a toll on our sugar plantation culture.

 

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Local Festivals

Work hard, play hard. That's our tradition here in French/Spanish Louisiana. From Mardi Gras and Friday afternoon fais-do-dos (street dances), to festivals celebrating everything from Cajun and Zydeco music, crawfish and our French/Spanish heritage, you'll find something every week in Lafayette.  Check out the Local Festivals page to see what's going on near you!


Downtown Alive

Located at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette. 201 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, La 

Local artists play on Fridays in the fall and the spring in downtown Lafayette.  Acadiana's premiere concert series, Downtown Alive! (DTA!) has united community and culture to create a weekly tradition and celebration in Downtown Lafayette every Fall and Spring. DTA! offers great entertainment in the form of free, smoke free, family-friendly, outdoor concerts. DTA!

This event is free, therefore please leave your ice chests at home.
Begins 5:30 pm food and beverages
Performers Begin 6:00pm to 8:30pm


Rhythms on the River

1100 Camelia Blvd, Lafayette, La 

337-216-0249

Local musicians hit the stage every Thursday during the fall.  The aesthetic influences found at River Ranch can be traced through the history and heritage of Louisiana. The diversity in Louisiana's culture and customs is clearly reflected in the architectural styles that flourish throughout the village. These seven major architectural influences are Caribbean, French, American Colonial, Creole, Acadian, Spanish and Neoclassical Revival.

This event is free, therefore please leave your ice chests at home.
Begins 5:30 with food and beverages and music


 

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LOCAL ATTRACTIONS & VENUES

Mclhenny Company Tabasco & Avery Island Jungle Gardens

Hwy 329 Factory Rd, Avery Island
337.373.6129

Tour the visitor center and the pepper sauce factory then experience how they age the Tabasco Sauce in white oak barrels.  Visit Avery Island’s 170-acre Jungle Gardens and see, in season, a variety of azaleas, camellias and bamboo.

You might even spy some alligators, deer and raccoons that live in the hills and marshes around the gardens. You can stroll Jungle Gardens along a path covered by gnarled oaks laced with Spanish moss and stand at the shrine that houses a centuries-old Buddha — a gift to E. A. McIlhenny in 1936.

Tour the factory and see how the pepper sauce is actually bottled and made. Then sample the sauces in our Restaurant 1868 then stroll around the TABASCO® Country Store and check out a wide array of TABASCO® products and souvenirs for sale.

 Mon - Sun                9am - 4pm
Mon -  Thurs             Pepper Sauce Bottling Only



Rip Van Winkle Gardens

5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd., New Iberia  
337-359-8525

Spending the day at Rip Van Winkle Gardens is a full day of fun and excitement!  Tour the Joseph Jefferson Mansion built in 1870 which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Rip's Rookery and a semi-tropical garden surrounding beautiful Lake Peigneur.

View the live footage film of the 1980 catastrophe on the lake. Have lunch at Café Jefferson and find one of a kind items and souvenirs at the gift shop.

Daily tours of gardens & house.
Daily 9am-4pm
30 minutes
adult $10 3-18 $5


 

Acadian Memorial
121 S. New Market St., St. Martinville

 337.394.2258

In honor of the 3,000 Acadian men, women and children who found refuge in Louisiana after the British forces exiled them from Acadie.  Mural depicts arrival of the Acadians, Wall of names lists LA Acadian refugees, GrandPre deportation cross replica, meditation garden w/ eternal flame, multimedia genealogy center, Museum of the Acadian Memorial. Gift Shop.

Open daily 10am -4pm or by appointment.
Adults $2 -- 6-11 $1



 

Academy of Sacred Heart

1821 Academy Road, Grand Coteau      

337.662.5275

Built in 1821, the 2nd oldest institution of learning west of the Mississippi. Schedule tours: gardens, oak alley, museum & the shrine of St. John Berchmans, site of a miracle.

St. John Berchmans appeared to a novice, Mary Wilson and cured her of a fatal illness. This miracle eventually led to the canonization of John Berchmans. It is the only shrine at the exact location of a confirmed miracle in the United States.  St. John Berchmans, a Jesuit is honored on campus in the small chapel.  

M-F 9am-2pm.
Tour 45 minutes $ per person



Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

914 St. John St., Lafayette

 337.232.1322

Built in 1913, The Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist is located in downtown Lafayette, LA.  It stands as a sentinel to the faith of generations of followers. This is the third church built on the site and was donated by Jean Mouton in 1821, when Lafayette was the town of Vermilionville. The present Dutch Romanesque landmark, completed in 1916, is on the National Registry of Historic Properties. Massive brick walls contrast with graceful arches and delicate red and white brickwork. Turrets flank the octagonal steeple above, from which the bells toll.

The almost 500 year-old Cathedral Oak tree, cemetery, museum & gift shop are on the church grounds.    Pre-arranged tours available on Nat'l Register of Historic Buildings. 1 1/2 hour tour

Mon-Fri 9am-noon 1-4pm.
Adults $3 Seniors $2 Child $1



Children's Museum of Acadiana

201 E. Congress St., Lafayette

 337.232.8500

A museum any child would enjoy is right here in Lafayette, La.  Dedicated to de-mystifying everyday life, cultures and human differences with hands-on exhibits such as a grocery store, a kids scale bank, recycle art projects and bubble exhibit.



Shadows-on-the-Teche

317 E. Main St.. New Iberia

 337.369.6446/877.200.4924

The Shadows is a Classic Revival-style home with a Louisiana Colonial floor plan and a garden that is as breathtaking as the history preserved here. Explore our site and visit soon.   The mansion overlooks Bayou Teche and is a famous 1834 sugar plantation  The  home was authentically restored and interpreted. It's the only National Trust Historic House Museum and Gardens in Louisiana.

Monday-Saturday 9am-4:30pm
Sunday Noon-4:30 p.m.
Adult $7 Senior $6.25, child $4
Tour 2 hours


 

Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum

1122 Lafayette St. Lafayette 

337.234.2208        

 lafayettemusuem@aol.com

C 1800 House museum and repository of Acadian history/culture. Originally built as a Sunday house of Vermillionville's founder, Jean Mouton. Home of Governor Alexandre Mouton. Restored 1850's Nat'l register.

40 minute tour
Tues-Sat 9am-4:30pm Sun 1-4pm
Adult $3, Senior $2, Student $1

 

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