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The 165 year old former statehouse that has withstood war, fire, scandal, bitter debates, abandonment and an occasional fistfight. This imposing structure from the outside has the appearance of a medieval fortress now houses a collection of art and artifacts that reflect the state's politics, history, art and culture. One recently installed mutli-million dollar exhibit is the startling Ghost of the Castle exhibit.
Abbeville Louisiana is located in the South Western part of the state. It is the center of government for the Parish of Vermilion. Founded in 1850 we have a proud Cajun heritage of living close to our coastal environment. It's an area where family, faith, and friends are priority. Abbeville's Main Street Program is hard at work preserving the historic essence of downtown Abbeville.
We know you will love our ideal location to all of the hot spots in the area! Whether you're here for business or leisure, our location off of I-10 provides easy access to local businesses (BASF, CB&I, Motiva Enterprises and Westlake Chemical), shopping (Tanger Outlets and Mall of Louisiana) and restaurants (Mike Anderson's, Don's Seafood,Crackerbarrel Old Country Store, Chillis) to ensure an outstanding experience as our guest.
Visit Orange, Texas - Small town charm, world class culture. We are home to a variety of world-class cultural experiences. From award-winning theater shows to community festivals, historical homes to premier museums, Orange has a lot to offer! The Shangri-La Botanical Gardens and Stark Museum of Art, The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts, Piney Woods Winery, Professional Outboard Racing Tours, and Farmers Mercantile all bring a unique flavor to the incredible culture of this area. Visit!
Tailgating isn't a byproduct of football in the Deep South, it's a vital component. In south Louisiana, we have elevated tailgating to an exquisite art form.
Over 150 years in the making, Vermilion Parish is steeped in history and seasoned with a dash of "joie de vivre." It is known as "The Most Cajun Place on Earth," with nearly 50% of the citizens claiming Cajun ancestry.
Shrimp and petroleum sound like an odd combination for a festival. But these are two of the prime industries of St. Mary Parish and have produced one of the state's oldest harvest celebrations.
Welcome to South Louisiana, We are glad you are here, cher'.
You are at the heart of the cultural phenomena that is "Cajun" sweeping the country. Most people think of New Orleans when they hear "Cajun" but that is just part of the story; the fact is the culture of South Louisiana is unique and cannot be duplicated. Our food, music and spices are exported around the world but they are missing the secret ingredient. The people; a special blend of seasoning. A little Cajun French, a pinch of Creole, a dash of Spanish, African, Caribbean and a touch of Angelo and BAM you got the most unique culture in our country.
Explore our backyard and you will find more of the finest restaurants and freshest seafood than anywhere in the country. Take a stroll down any one of our renowned Historic Main Streets and visit the art galleries and museums that preserve our culture and heritage. Perhaps you prefer to take a ride on the wild side. Board an airboat and explore the largest river swamp in America, the Atchafalaya basin.
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