Prairie Acadian Cultural Center

Cajun Country

This NPS-run museum has exhibits on rural life and Cajun culture, and shows a variety of documentaries explaining the history of the area. It's the perfect place to begin your exploration of the Cajun Prairie. There's a full slate of events and activities on offer, including music and food demonstrations and Cajun French–language lessons – call ahead or check online for a schedule.

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