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Avery Island

The McIlhenny family has made TABASCO® Sauce on Avery Island, Louisiana for over 5 generations. Built on a salt dome, it’s a mysteriously beautiful place where the red peppers grow, the factory hums, and abundant wildlife can be seen in Jungle Gardens.  Open daily with tours from 9AM – 4PM. 

Hwy 329, Avery Island, LA 70513

Zoosiana

For more than two decades, the communities throughout the Acadiana and southwest Louisiana areas have cherished and grown with the zoo.  Over 750 animals from more than 130 species call Zoosiana home.

5601 Hwy 90 E, Broussard, LA 70518

Rip Van Winkle Gardens

The Joseph Jefferson Mansion, built in 1870 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a charming Victorian style mansion, with a fourth-story cupola.  You can stroll through 15 acres of semi-tropical gardens nestled among 350 year old oak trees.  Tours are offered daily from 10AM – 4PM.

5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd New Iberia, Louisiana 70560

Borden's Ice Cream Shoppe

Originally opened in 1940 on Johnston Street.  Visit the last retail Borden’s Ice Cream Shoppe in the world, where you can get a taste of ice cream done “the Old Fashion Way.”  Try the famous Borden’s frappe! 

1103 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501

Judice Inn

A Lafayette tradition since 1947 and considered “Best Hamburger in Town.”  

3134 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503

Olde Tyme Grocery

Making poor boys famous since 1982!  Enjoy a New Orleans style poor boy then stop by Murph’s Olde Tyme Snowball Stand. 

218 W St Mary Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70506

Rock 'n' Bowl

Premier live music and special events venue that includes bowling lanes, a bar, Creole-inspired food, and live music by local legends.

905 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501

Acadian Village

A folk life museum that offers an authentic vision of Acadian society in South Louisiana during the 19th century.  Period homes of Acadian architecture have been restored to their original appearance and furnished with antiques native to the area.  Open 10AM – 4PM (Monday through Saturday).

200 Greenleaf Drive Lafayette, LA 70506

Pour

Inspired by a passion to create unique twists on American classics, Pour constantly challenges tradition to deliver the unexpected.  Offering an array of chef driven seasonal cuisine, POUR combines a diverse menu of New American fare with a wide selection of handmade, specialty cocktails. 

1 Degaulle Square, Lafayette, LA 70508

The Grouse Room

Listen and dance to great live music in a sophisticated lounge providing the best in cocktails, ranging from pre-prohibition classics to inventive originals.  

1919 Kaliste Saloom Rd Suite #303, Lafayette, LA 70508

Indulge

Lafayette’s first and only dessert restaurant, offering a variety of sweets, shakes, pies, and coffee.

1921 Kaliste Saloom Road Suite 111 Lafayette, LA 70508

The Tap Room

Located in River Ranch with 40 beers on tap, many of which are locally brewed.  The bar-restaurant also serves up craft cocktails, gourmet hot dogs, and artisan flatbreads.

201 Settlers Trace Blvd #4001, Lafayette, LA 70508