Things to Do in Lafayette, LA

Our list of the best things to do in Lafayette, Louisiana, features the top 65 nearby activities — including 32 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!

Lafayette, LA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, and Tours.

The results below include the top 23 things to do within the city of Lafayette, LA , followed by 42 popular activities in nearby cities, including New Iberia, St. Martinville, Breaux Bridge, Opelousas, Broussard, Henderson and Scott

Lafayette, LA

Highlights
  • Bowling - 3 Activities
  • Art Museum - 2 Activities
  • Historic Sites - 2 Activities
  • Amusement Parks (Kids) - 1 Activity

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Cajun Food Tours
1
1.9 Miles

Cajun Food Tours

Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA
Food Tours
The Cajun cuisine of Louisiana is one of the main draws of the region. Cajun Food Tours takes groups of individuals to six different tasting stops on a daily basis so that they can experience the famous Cajun dishes of Louisiana.

Rating

99% 445 Votes Submit a Review
Vermilionville
2
1.6 Miles

Vermilionville

300 Fisher Road, off Surrey Street, Lafayette, LA 70508
Historic Sites
A living history museum and folklife park have been combined to make Vermilionville. It works to preserve and represent the Acadian, Creole, and Native American cultures through several restored homes and thirteen local artisans who demonstrate essential crafts of these early settlers.

Rating

93% 437 Votes Submit a Review
Cathedral of St John
3
0.2 Miles

Cathedral of St John

Religious Buildings
The biggest cathedral in Lafayette is the Cathedral of St. John. It is quasi-Romanesque brick building with extensive outdoor gardens along with flambeau stained glass and an Italian marble main altar decorating the interior.

Rating

96% 248 Votes Submit a Review
Red Lerille's Health & Raquet Club
4
2.2 Miles

Red Lerille's Health & Raquet Club

301 Doucet Road, Lafayette, LA 70503
Recreation Centers
Red Lerille's Health & Raquet Club is a large health club facility that covers over 20 acres. The facility features 3 tennis courts, 2 large coed workout areas, and a junior Olympic outdoor pool.

Rating

92% 65 Votes Submit a Review
The Atchafalaya Experience
5
0.8 Miles

The Atchafalaya Experience

Other Tours
Louisiana's Atchafalaya region is the largest river swamp in North America with The Atchafalaya Experience serving as the prominent tour agency for the area. Alligators, otters, deer, mink, and over 30 species of birds can be viewed from these boat tours on any given day.

Rating

91% 85 Votes Submit a Review
Evangeline State Park
6
13.1 Miles

Evangeline State Park

National & State Parks
Located along the famous Bayou Teche, the Evangeline State Park acts as a representation of the cultural interplay among the diverse groups who formerly made the area their home. The site currently has a reproduction Acadian Farmstead that indicates how a single-family farm would look in the 1800s.

Rating

91% 34 Votes Submit a Review
Acadian Village
7
5.5 Miles

Acadian Village

200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506
Historic Sites
The Acadian culture is brought to life in the Acadian Village. A showcase of authentic homes and buildings have been restored along the bayou that are filled with period antiques, and Zydeco jam sessions with free-for-all dancing are held on weekends with good weather.

Rating

82% 211 Votes Submit a Review
The Acadiana Center for the Arts
8
0.1 Miles

The Acadiana Center for the Arts

corner of Vermilion and Jefferson streets, Lafayette, LA
Theaters
If you're looking for a glamorous night out the theater, The Acadiana Center for the Arts is the best place to start. See elegant ballets, classics such as Wuthering Heights, and beautiful music including the Ahn Trio.

Rating

96% 27 Votes Submit a Review
Pastor Brothers Cajun Excursions
9
4.0 Miles

Pastor Brothers Cajun Excursions

1905 Verot School Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508
Adventure Tour
Cajun country is filled with many adventures that can be accessed through Pastor Brothers Cajun Excursions. Popular tour options include learning how to Cajun dance, sampling unique Canjun foods, sunset swamp cruises, and cocktail cruises along the bayou.

Rating

86% 72 Votes Submit a Review
Children's Museum of Acadiana
10
0.2 Miles

Children's Museum of Acadiana

201 E. Congress St., Lafayette, LA 70084
Children's Museums
Kids love to roll up their sleeves and enjoy hands-on learning experiences at the Children's Museum of Acadiana in Lafayette, Louisiana. There are activities and interactive exhibits for all ages.

Rating

80% 56 Votes Submit a Review

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