- Our list of the best things to do in Opelousas, Louisiana, features the top 39 nearby activities — including 21 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Opelousas, LA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Outdoor Places.
- The results below include the top 8 things to do within the city of Opelousas, LA , followed by 31 popular activities in nearby cities, including Lafayette, Breaux Bridge, Eunice and Scott
Functioning as the gallery and studio of a local Louisiana artist, Herschel Harrington, Harrington Gallery features a collection of his work in a historic 1830s building. Many of his paintings utilize oil and acrylic mediums with themes of nature.
76% 378 votes
7747 U.S. Highway 61, St. Francisville, LA 70775 MoreLess Info
Self-proclaimed the most haunted house of America, The Myrtles Plantation stands on the place of a late 18th century slave plantation. It is included on the National Register of Historic Places and has a full service restaurant and 11 bed and breakfast rooms. It can host weddings.
96% 266 votes
12501 La. Highway 10, St. Francisville, LA 70775 MoreLess Info
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site serves as a representation of a large cotton plantation during the 1800s. The site itself rests on the 371 remaining acres of the original plantation and contains the main house, well-kept historic gardens, and thirteen historic out-buildings.
93% 14 votes
20978 Port Hickey Road, Zachary, LA 70791 MoreLess Info
Port Hudson National Cemetery, in addition to the Port Hudson Battlefield, is a historic landmark located on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. It contains the graves of many Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the American Civil War.
89% 37 votes
236 Hwy. 61, Jackson, LA 70748 MoreLess Info
Port Hudson State Historic Site on the Mississippi River marks the location where the longest siege of the American Civil War took place. The premises also contain many hiking trails, interpretive plaques and artillery displays.
94% 34 votes
11788 Highway 965, St. Francisville, LA 70775 MoreLess Info
Exhibits and an audio-video presentation detail the history of the Audubon State Historic Site. Besides the Oakley house, it has a 1 mile-long trail and a 100 acre forest, where a large variety of birds can be spotted.