One-day Must Sees
Only in Lafayette for one day? Here are a few things you should try not miss!
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W. Vermilion St. | Lafayette, LA 70501
The Acadiana Center for the Arts is an arts and cultural facility, including fine arts exhibition spaces for touring exhibits, arts-education spaces and a 300 seat theater equipped for dance, music, theatrical and broadcast productions.
Alexandre Mouton House/Lafayette Museum
1122 Lafayette St. | Lafayette, LA 70501
The Alexandre Mouton House is a lovely house museum located in the heart of downtown Lafayette. Original structure built in early 1800s by the found of Vermilionville, Jean Mouton. Later became home to Louisiana's 12th governor, Alexandre Mouton. It is now restored to its 1850s grandeur and serves as a repository of the history and culture of Acadiana.
Blue Moon Saloon
215 E. Convent St. | Lafayette, LA 70501
The Blue Moon Saloon opened in April of 2002 on the back porch of the Blue Moon Guesthouse and has since become one of America’s premier venues for roots music from around the world. This world famous honky tonk is a home-grown place where all kinds and sizes are welcome, the Saloon is more than a venue or a gig. It has become a meeting place where world travelers, community organizations, families, artists and politicians rub elbows, dance, drink a few and thank their lucky stars they have the good fortune to spend an evening together in Lafayette, LA.
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
914 St. John St. | Lafayette, LA 70501
St. John c. 1916 is a prominent landmark of downtown Lafayette. The 500-year-old Cathedral Oak, cemetery, museum & gift shop are on the church grounds. Pre-arranged tours are available. Listed on National Register of Historic Buildings.
Children's Museum of Acadiana
201 E. Congress St. | Lafayette, LA 70501
Hands-on educational children's museum for ages PK to 12 years. Visit our museum store, A Peek Inside. The museum is dedicated to de-mystifying everyday life, cultures and human differences. Its mission of "Learning by Doing" is reflected in community outreach programs, as well as, exhibits such as a Winn Dixie Grocery Store, Home Savings Bank, and Great Harvest Health Gallery.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Acadian Cultural Center
501 Fisher Rd. | Lafayette, LA 70508
The Acadian Cultural Center, a unit of the National Park Service, depicts the story of the Acadians who settled the prairies, bayous & marshes of south Louisiana.
Lafayette Art Assn & Gallery
1008 East St. Mary Blvd. | Lafayette, LA 70503
Nonprofit art association and gallery since 1959. Art originals, prints, pottery, glass, photography, wood & metal sculptures, and jewelry. Art classes and workshops. Gallery admission free. Six working artist studios under roof.
Lafayette Science Museum
433 Jefferson St. | Lafayette, LA 70501
Over 10,000 sq. ft. of exhibitions featuring hands-on science, and a planetarium. Exhibits and planetarium shows change quarterly. Please call ahead or check website for show times.
LARC's Acadian Village
200 Greenleaf Dr. | Lafayette, LA 70506
Lafayette's oldest authentic vision of life in 19th century Southwest Louisiana. Acadian Village is a showcase of authentic homes along a winding bayou which depicts the unique Acadian architecture of the time. The homes were restored on site and are filled with period antiques.
Sans Souci Fine Craft Gallery
219 E. Vermilion | Lafayette, LA 70501
Fine craft gallery featuring the work of Louisiana Craft Guild members in both traditional and contemporary pottery, blown glass, wood and metal sculptures, baskets, dyed silk, jewelry, recycled art and fine furniture.
University Art Museum
710 E St. Mary Blvd. | Lafayette, LA 70503
We believe in the power of art to ignite the imagination, stimulate thought and nourish the soul. Visitors experience art exhibitions of regional, national and international significance.
300 Fisher Rd. | Lafayette, LA 70508
Cajun/Creole Heritage & Folklife Park. Historic village represents life in Acadiana from 1765-1890. Features self-guided tours; costumed, bi-lingual artisans, live music, cooking school, restaurant, boat tours and gift shop.