Local Attractions

Dining Out
Whatever your tastes in food, Lady Of The Oaks is surrounded by great places to eat. Dean-O’s Pizza, Olde Tyme Grocery, Borden’s Ice Cream, Twins Burgers and Sweets, and Don’s Seafood are just a few of the places where you can find All-American favorites.

Mardi Gras
Louisiana’s biggest party is celebrated in style in Lafayette. All of the parades in town end at Cajun Field, just steps away from Lady of the Oaks.

Festival International 
This is the largest international music and arts festival in the country. Held over five days every April, the festival attracts more than 300,000 people every year and features musical performances by artists from over 20 countries along with workshops, exhibits, visual art, theater and other forms of performance arts.

Festivals Acadiens et Créole
Held in October, these two festivals are now one big party that celebrate the Cajun and Creole influences so prevalent in southern Louisiana. Enjoy great music and great food as well as the opportunity to buy from some of the areas best craftspeople and artists.

Cajundome & Convention Center
This fabulous arena is home to many of the area’s biggest events, including University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns sports events. The UL-Lafayette campus is also nearby.

Acadian Village 
Take a step back in time at Acadian Village, a 32-acre scenic area devoted to preserving a piece of Acadian history. It’s a beautiful area to tour and spend some relaxing time.

This 23-acre park is a living history museum that promotes the cultural resources of the Acadian, Native American, and Creole people The park sits on the banks of the Bayou Vermilion with 19 attractions, including seven restored original homes with more than 13 local artisans that provide demonstrations on a variety of essential crafts performed by the early settlers.