Chicot State Park - The park covers 6,000 acres of rolling hills and includes a fish-rich 2,000-acre reservoir. Picnicking, hiking, bicycling, and birding are popular activities. Also available are 195 improved campsites, backpacking sites, a primitive group camping site, 15 deluxe cabins, 2 lodges, trails encircling the lake, a playground and rental pavilions.
Prairie Acadian Cultural Center-Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve (250 W. Park Ave., Eunice) - The Center depicts the heritage of the Prairie Acadians.Artifacts, exhibits,and live demonstrations portray aspects of this unique culture.
Acadian Town of Ville Platte (On US 167 and LA 10 north of US 190) - Ville Platte means "flat town" in French. Its strong agrarian and Cajun traditions and cultural influences can still be found in the spoken French and the music and food of the area.
Historic Town of Opelousas (At the intersection of US 190 and I-49) - The Confederate capital of Louisiana during the Civil War, it was also the boyhood home of the legendary Jim Bowie.
Historic Town of Washington (On LA 103, just west of I-49) - Once the largest steamboat port between New Orleans and St. Louis, the town preserves its 19th-century architecture and offers an antique mall and shops.
Zydeco Cajun Prairie Scenic Byway - The byway traces the historic towns, musical traditions, andculture of the Prairie Acadians.
Liberty Theatre/City of Eunice (200 W. Park Ave., Eunice) - "Rendez-vous des Cajuns" is a Saturday night live radio show featuring Cajun & Zydeco music in the style of the Grand Ole Opry.
Acadiana Park Nature Station (1205 E. Alexander St., Lafayette) - More than three miles of trails takes visitors through the meeting of two ecological systems - Gulf Coastal Tallgrass Prairie and the Mississippi River Floodplain.