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Lafayette, LA 70508
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Girard Park is a city park that offers something for everyone and disappoints none. Plethora of activities ensure that you aren't bored and have a wide array to choose from. Outdoor pool, basketball/tennis courts, walking trails, a separate playground for kids and much more awaits you here. And, for those who are not much into sports, the park has a lovely pond and endless stretches of lawns, where you can simply indulge in people watching or read your favorite book. Truly, Girard Park is a perfect spot for the entire family to spend a fun-filled Sunday afternoon.
Even if you are not planning on using the research facilities, stop by and check the changing exhibits in the library lobby. The library is one of the best sources of information on subjects relating to Cajun and Creole cultures, the oil industry, local history, genealogy and more.
This cathedral was built in the Dutch Romanesque style. The Cathedral grounds include a 500 year old oak tree and cemetary dating from 1821, while the museum chronicles the parish history through artifacts, documents and memorabilia.
Truly a Cajun and Creole history lesson. Listen to music, taste baked goods and learn from craftsmen about long ago arts.
Urns of Justice is a splendid sculpture located at the facade of John. M Shaw Courthouse on Lafayette Street. Designed by Diana Moore, this brilliant artwork was installed in 1999. A very different depiction of Justice from what we usually see, this concrete structure features two urn-like busts without lids and blindfolded faces carved on them. As such it perfectly complements the modern courthouse and symbolizes the human psyche.
The center is among the best places to learn history and folkways of Cajun and black Creoles in the region. They have displays on Cajun music, food and traditional pursuits.
Cypress Lake is the best-known landmark on the USL campus. Shaded by feathery cypress branches hung with Spanish moss, the lake is home to crawfish, fish, turtles, frogs and several alligators.
This family fun center offers go-karts, kiddie karts, bumper boats, mini-golf, batting cages, water wars, a huge game room, inside playground, private party rooms, and food, featuring fresh baked Perky's Pizza.
One of five St. Martin Parish library branches, Breaux Bridge Branch Library is open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and until 5:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Parc des Ponts, also known as the Park of the Bridges, is a narrow green space along Bayou Teche. There is a model of a Civil War-era bridge moored on the waterfront, useful for picnics, fishing or relaxing.
Located inside the Longfellow-Evangeline State Park, the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site is a must-see for everyone. Take a tour around the grand Oak Mansion within the place to know more about the lifestyle of the rich and famous in the past. To know more, check the website.
A 19th-century opera house that has been restored to its original beauty. It is filled with antiques, art, gifts, and hosts special events.