J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, FACS
1103 Kaliste Saloom Road #300
Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: (337) 456-3282
Monday–Thursday : 8 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Friday : 8 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Lafayette Area Attractions

Lafayette, Louisiana is steeped in traditional Cajun and Creole culture and is a great place to learn more about the state’s French and Acadian roots. Here are some of our favorite places to visit, each listed with the distance to our Lafayette office.

Hilliard Art Museum

Tourist attraction, Art museum
Hilliard Art Museum, 710 E St Mary Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503
Collection of art from the 18th—21st centuries, including an exhibit focused on Louisiana artists.

The Lafayette Museum

Downtown Lafayette
Tourist attraction, Historical landmark, Historical place museum, History museum, Museum
The Lafayette Museum, 1122 Lafayette St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Charming 1800s house with period furniture & artifacts, offering guided tours & seasonal events.

Vermilionville Historic Village

Tourist attraction, Dance hall, Event venue, Gift shop, Historical place, Live music venue, Museum, Restaurant, Historical place museum, Wedding venue
Vermilionville Historic Village, 300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508
Living history museum with restored 18th- to 19th-century homes, plus a restaurant & live music.

Acadian Cultural Center

Tourist attraction, Cultural center
Acadian Cultural Center, 501 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508
Free Cajun history museum with artifacts, an educational film shown every hour & a gift shop.

Children’s Museum of Acadiana

Downtown Lafayette
Tourist attraction, Education center, Children’s museum
Children's Museum of Acadiana, 201 E Congress St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Museum provides a range of interactive exhibits designed to teach kids crafts & practical knowledge.

Lafayette Science Museum

Downtown Lafayette
Tourist attraction, Education center, Museum, Science museum
Lafayette Science Museum, 433 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Interactive exhibits exploring paleontology, marine biology & geology, plus a planetarium.

LARC’s Acadian Village

Tourist attraction, Event venue, Gift shop, Museum, Non-profit organization, Cultural center, Wedding venue
LARC's Acadian Village, 200 Greenleaf Dr, Lafayette, LA 70506
An 1800s Cajun village with authentic & replica buildings, including a blacksmith shop, plus events.

Acadiana Park Nature Station

Tourist attraction, Arboretum, Hiking area, Museum, Nature preserve
Acadiana Park Nature Station, 1205 E Alexander St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Opened in 1978, the 150-acre facility offers guided nature hikes & environmental education programs.

Lake Martin

Tourist attraction, Bird watching area, Fishing pond, Nature preserve, Swimming lake
Lake Martin, LA, 1209 Rookery Rd, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site

Historical place, Historical place museum, Tourist attraction
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site, 1200 N Main St, St Martinville, LA 70582
Circa-1815 plantation with guided tours & exhibits on the area’s Creole & Cajun culture & history.

Acadian Memorial and Museum

Tourist attraction, Education center, Heritage preservation, History museum
Acadian Memorial and Museum, 121 S New Market St, St Martinville, LA 70582
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