With more than 800 slots, finding your favorite game is easy at Amelia Belle. Or try your hand at one of our table games such as Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini Baccarat, Mississippi Stud and Three Card Poker. Enjoy lunch or dinner at the Cajun Buffet.
A Native American word, "Atchafalaya" (ah-CHA-fa-LIE-ah) means long river. Established in 2006, the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area stretches across 14 parishes in south-central Louisiana. Both a place and a concept, the heritage area is culturally rich and ecologically varied. It is home to Cajun culture, as well as a diverse population of European, African, Caribbean and Native American descent. It also features beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. Enjoy swamp tours, music, food, driving adventures and more throughout the Heritage Area.
This 125-mile route winds through three parishes: St. Mary, Iberia, and St. Martin. The Bayou Teche Scenic Byway is home to two distinct cultures-the French Cajun culture of the upper Teche area and the Anglo-Saxon culture of the lower Teche. It is also home to an incredible beautiful natural landscape. As you travel the byway, you'll enjoy everything from moss-draped live oak trees along the banks of the Bayou Teche to over 100 historic properties, many on the National Register of Historic Properties.
Bike throughout St. Mary Parish along Hwy. 182, also known as the Old Spanish Trail and the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway. Along the way you'll get a glimpse of sugarcane mills, plantation homes, a turn of the century boulevard, Bayou Teche and more.
A 9.5 acre park in a natural setting next to lovely Lake Palourde (a Native American word meaning shellfish). The 106-foot-tall carillon tower contains 61 bronze bells which were cast in Holland. Bells play selection every 30 minutes. The park is a designated bird sanctuary and a must for naturalists and photography buffs. With advance notice, a Wildlife & Fisheries agent can accompany your group to answer questions and give facts on the area's wildlife, flora and fauna.
Sit back, relax and let Captain Jack serve as your guide to explore the untouched natural beauty of the Atchafalaya Basin. Learn about the Cajun culture of the swamplands-fur trapping, crabbing and crawfishing. Meet Cajun people who make their living off the bounty of nature. Special tours are available for birding and photography clubs.
The Chitimacha (Sitimaxa-People of the many waters) were the first inhabitants of the region. The tribe is well known for their basket weaving skills. Take a trip back in time through the history of the Chitimacha. View exhibits and brief videos.
A great spot for sailing, swimming, fishing and picnicking along a man-made beach on the shore of Vermilion Bay. Six waterfront cabins offering the scenic beauty of Vermilion Bay. Available for overnight accomodations, each cabin sleeps up to 8, with full kitchen and bath.
Louisiana's first land-based casino is located 50 miles southeast of Lafayette on the Chitimacha Indian Reservation in Charenton. Inside you'll find over 1,300 slot machines and 35 table games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Let it Ride, Double Deck Black Jack, Flop Poker, Mississippi Stud, Fortune Pai Gow, Three and Four card poker. Live action Poker Room features Texas Hold'em. OTB (Off Track Betting) featuring a variety of tracks, including Louisiana. Seven restaurants including Mr. Lester's Steakhouse, RIKRAK, Loco Mexican Grill & Cantina, Cafe Bayou, Eat's, Fresh and Bocat's. ROX, an upscale nightclub, features live entertainment every weekend plus national acts.
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- Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival
- Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show
- Chitimacha Pow Wow
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- Lighthouse Festival
- Mardi Gras on the Cajun Coast
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