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Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: (337) 456-8390
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Painting with a Twist is the answer to your prayers if you're searching for a place to have a fun time with a group of friends. Don't worry if you are not a good painter, the staff and the instructors just manage to bring out the best in you.
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.
The Lafayette Central Park is a beautiful local park that is spread over a 100 acres (40.47 hectares). The park has lovely vegetation and also features walking trails for walkers and nature enthusiasts.
The Vermilionville Historic Village, established in 1990, is a museum and park that preserves the Native American, Acadian and Creole culture. You can have a look at several artifacts and visit the original restored houses.
Acadian Cultural Center is dedicated to the Acadian people. The center guides the visitors about the Acadian origins, their cultural habits, their migrations and settlements. There are story telling sessions, exhibitions, books and many other programs held at this center.
Downtown Lafayette is one of the most happening places in the city that works towards preserving the local culture. It has a lot of restaurants, art spaces, historical museums and galleries, parks, public art places, all dedicated to the local history and culture.
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 Children's Museum of Acadiana focuses in showing the kids how the daily life functions in a very simple, uncomplicated manner. It exhibits everyday things like a grocery store, dentist, cafes and restaurants, various professions and other such things.
The N.P. Moss Preparatory is an institution that functions as an alternative school for students who are either expelled or suspended. The school admits students between the grades first to twelfth.
The Kart Ranch is a fun filled place for all. Play mini-golf or have fun at the batting cages. This place has something to offer for everyone. There is a dedicated area for the kids to play. Kart Ranch provides good amenities to the visitors and makes it an ideal place to hangout with a bunch of friends or family.
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.
Among the few old religious institutions of the state, the Saint Martin De Tours Catholic Church ranks fourth. Known as the 'Mother of Arcadian Churches', it was built in 1836.