The best way to experience bayou culture is to take a swamp tour and afterwards pull up a big plate of fresh-caught crawfish. Stop in Houma for a swamp tour or drive to Thibodaux, where you can learn about Cajun culture in the wetlands region and pull off the road for a look at well-preserved slave cabins, stark reminders of the South's past. The Rig Museum in Morgan City shows the modern face of Cajun culture, with an extensive history of the petroleum industry that has been a financial windfall for the region.