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.–2:00 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.
Tourist attraction, Park
Hilliard Art Museum
Tourist attraction, Art museum
Collection of art from the 18th—21st centuries, including an exhibit focused on Louisiana artists.
The Lafayette Museum
Tourist attraction, Historical landmark, Historical place museum, History museum, Museum
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
Living history museum with restored 18th- to 19th-century homes, plus a restaurant & live music.
Acadian Cultural Center
Tourist attraction, Cultural center
Free Cajun history museum with artifacts, an educational film shown every hour & a gift shop.
Children’s Museum of Acadiana
Tourist attraction, Education center, Children’s museum
Museum provides a range of interactive exhibits designed to teach kids crafts & practical knowledge.
Lafayette Science Museum
Tourist attraction, Education center, Museum, Science museum
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
An 1800s Cajun village with authentic & replica buildings, including a blacksmith shop, plus events.
Tourist attraction, Historical landmark
Tourist attraction, Landmark
Acadiana Park Nature Station
Tourist attraction, Arboretum, Hiking area, Museum, Nature preserve
Opened in 1978, the 150-acre facility offers guided nature hikes & environmental education programs.
La Maison De Begnaud
Tourist information center
Tourist attraction, Bird watching area, Fishing pond, Nature preserve, Swimming lake
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site
Historical place, Historical place museum, Tourist attraction
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