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, Breaux Bridge, St. Martinville, Opelousas, Broussard, Henderson and Scott
  • 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, Breaux Bridge, St. Martinville, Opelousas, Broussard, Henderson and Scott
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See dinosaur models, some of which move and roar at visitors’ command, before playing in a midway of interactive attractions
1.9 Miles
99% 435 votes
Food Tours Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA MoreLess Info
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.
1.6 Miles
93% 420 votes
Historic Sites 300 Fisher Road, off Surrey Street, Lafayette, LA 70508 MoreLess Info
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.
0.2 Miles
97% 241 votes
Religious Buildings Lafayette, LA MoreLess Info
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.
2.2 Miles
92% 64 votes
Recreation Centers 301 Doucet Road, Lafayette, LA 70503 MoreLess Info
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.
0.8 Miles
91% 85 votes
Other Tours Lafayette, LA MoreLess Info
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.
13.1 Miles
91% 33 votes
National & State Parks Lafayette, LA MoreLess Info
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.
5.5 Miles
81% 205 votes
Historic Sites 200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506 MoreLess Info
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.
0.1 Miles
96% 27 votes
Theaters corner of Vermilion and Jefferson streets, Lafayette, LA MoreLess Info
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.
4.0 Miles
86% 72 votes
Adventure Tour 1905 Verot School Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508 MoreLess Info
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.
0.2 Miles
80% 55 votes
Children's Museums 201 E. Congress St., Lafayette, LA 70084 MoreLess Info
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.
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