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Old 01-11-2016, 09:34 PM   #1
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We're headed down to Lafayette shortly and would appreciate suggestions on things we should not miss in the area - attractions, events, restaurants, entertainment, etc.
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We visited Avery Island and toured the Tabasco factory. Pretty interesting! The zoo wasn't bad either.
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:15 PM   #3
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Just sent you a message regarding your upcoming visit to Lafayette
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Just a short drive away..... Saturday morning in Mamou.... Fred's Lounge.... opens at 730 am and the party lasts all day.... one of the "can't miss" events in Cajun Country.

BTW... the KOA at Scott is a great place to set up...just off I-20 and about 6 miles west of Lafayette.... visit Feezo's restaurant across the street for great Cajun cooking.... Billy's Boudin is next door to the KOA with true Cajun boudin and sausage.... and if you want to fill the freezer with specialties... Best Stop is just a mile or so north of the KOA.

Bring your dancing shoes and a healthy appetite....

Safe travels... Rusty
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Old 01-12-2016, 03:34 PM   #5
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Love the Lafayette area. I would suggest that you visit the following: The Blue Dog Café, excellent Sunday brunch; Randol's Cajun for food and family fun; Prejean's for excellent food; agree with the visit to Tabasco and Avery Island.


If you enjoy music, look up Gino DeLafose and dance/listen to some great Cajun music. Visit Breaux Bridge and go to the Café Des Amis on a Saturday morning for some Zydego music and you will have the time of your life. Go to Fezzo's in Scott for some good food.


There is so much to do that you will love it.
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We were in the area over New Years weekend...
Avery Island salt dome and gardens are great...
as well as the nearby Jefferson Island Live oak gardens.. on the banks of Lake Peigneur which had a catastrophic sink hole (they have films At Jefferson Island and on youtube)

Poche's rv park was a let down, but everything else was wonderful !
Cajun Palms is a much betta place to hangout,
they even have multi-coach 'shared' sites and the best golf cart parades !

Poupart bakery or PreJean's for breakfast, Landry's for lunch, just seafood OUT !

When you FINALLY tire of seafood and want some GREAT Italian, try Antoni's


And if warm enough consider an air boat swamp tour - they are fun !
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Thanks for all of the ideas so far - should have mentioned that we're staying at Cajun Palms.
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Prejean's.........awe the absolute best gumbo
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If you will be there a while, go see the Mardi Gras parades downtown. The Friday and Saturday night parades before Fat Tuesday are great.

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Down in the New Iberia are you might want to see the ante-bellum home "Shadows on the Teche" interesting history preserved of the early development of that part of the state.
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Just a short drive away..... Saturday morning in Mamou.... Fred's Lounge.... opens at 730 am and the party lasts all day.... one of the "can't miss" events in Cajun Country.

BTW... the KOA at Scott is a great place to set up...just off I-20 and about 6 miles west of Lafayette.... visit Feezo's restaurant across the street for great Cajun cooking.... Billy's Boudin is next door to the KOA with true Cajun boudin and sausage.... and if you want to fill the freezer with specialties... Best Stop is just a mile or so north of the KOA.

Bring your dancing shoes and a healthy appetite....

Safe travels... Rusty

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Big Dude -
Are you going to be here for Mardi Gras?
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There is a horse racing track there but I do not know when they are open
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