When you fly into Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) you ll soon learn that Lafayette and the region of Louisiana in particular are known for their phenomenal food, music and celebrations.
Other big draws to the area are the majestic plantation homes and effervescent gardens full of unusual flora and fauna. The swamp tours are also a popular option for tourists.
The Louisiana Orphan Train Museum is a fun stop for visitors of all types. The history of the Orphan Train Riders from the New York Foundling Hospital between 1873 and 1929 is told through the collections and preservation of remnants from the time. The museum is only the second of its kind.
The Acadian Cultural Center is a great place to spend the day no matter what time of year you fly to Lafayette. It is an excellent free resource to learn about the area s history and Cajun deportation. Video presentations and exhibits are on hand to help make learning more fun. Many photos and artifacts are also available.
Area dining and nightlife is extravagant. Bon Temps Grill is a local favorite serving authentic Cajun cuisine. Cafe' Vermilionville is perfect for romantic dates or serious business dinners in the historic building setting.
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