Clarion Inn Lafayette Airport
1421 S.E. Evangeline Thruway
Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone: (337) 232-9000
Fax: (337) 265-2547
The Vermilionville Historic Village was established in 1990 and 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.
Truly a Cajun and Creole history lesson. Listen to music, taste baked goods and learn from craftsmen about long ago arts.
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.
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 grade I to grade XII.
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.
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.
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.
Painting with a Twist is the answer to your prayers if you are looking out for 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 help you with your work.
The Lafayette Central Park is a beautiful local park that is spread over a 100 acres. The park has lovely vegetation and also features walking trails for walkers and nature enthusiasts.
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.