Attractions

No matter what your interests, you'll find plenty to do and see on the Cajun Coast. Here are our recommendations for activities and sightseeing you're sure to enjoy.
Amelia Belle Casino

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.

Buffet Hours: Monday - Thursday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm & 5:00 to 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm & 5:00 to 10:00 pm; Sunday, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.

(985) 631-1777
500 Lake Palourde Road Amelia, LA 70340
Hours: 24 hours
Argus Spa

Relax and rejuvenate with luxurious individualized spa treatments. Argus offers massages, manicures, pedicures,facials and waxing as well as physician-supervised services such as peels, microdermabrasion, Botox, Juvederm, and Latisse. Full service hair salon. Day packages & gift certificates available.

(337) 829-9000
521 Main Street Franklin, LA 70538
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, By Appointment Only
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

A Native American word, "Atchafalya" (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 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.

(800) 256-2931
Bayou Teche Scenic Byway

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 incredibly beautiful natural landscape. As one travels 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.

Biking

Bike through 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 sugar cane mills, plantation homes, a turn of the century boulevard, Bayou Teche and more.

Brownell Memorial Park & Carillon Tower

A 9.5 acre park in a natural setting next to lovely Lake Palourde (a Native American word meaning "shellfish"). The 106 ft. tall carillon tower contains 61 bronze bells which were cast in Holland. Bells play two selections every 30 minutes. The park is a designated bird sanctuary and a must for naturalists and photography buffs.

(985) 384-2283
3359 Hwy. 70 Morgan City, LA 70380
Hours: Wednesday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Thursday - Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; Closed Monday & Tuesday. Free Admission
Cajun Houseboats & Rentals, Inc.

Rents houseboats, bayou-side cabins, day boats, canoes and kayaks. Bird and breakfast tours. Evening/night swamp tours. Bird and wildlife watching. Located within a chain of three lakes and miles of bayous. Excellent fishing off of a floating dock.

(985) 385-6621
8 miles north of Morgan City , LA 70380
Cajun Jack's Swamp Tours

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. Tours last approximately 2 1/2 hours. Reservations recommended.

(985) 395-7420
118 Main Street Patterson, LA 70392
Hours: Tours leave at 9:00 am and 2:30 pm daily. Call for prices. Handicap accessible.
Chitimacha Museum

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.

(337) 923-4830
3289 Chitimacha Trail Charenton, LA 70523
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm; Saturday by appointment; closed Sunday. Admission free. Handicap accessible.
Cypremort Point State Park

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 accommodations; each cabin sleeps up to 8, with full kitchen and bath.

(337) 867-4510
306 Beach Lane Cypremort Point, LA 70538

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