Activities

The Cajun Coast is a sampler of everything Louisiana offers; in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that’s the heart of Cajun hospitality.  Drive into the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area along the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway.  Explore the exotic beauty of the Atchafalaya, the largest overflow swamp in the US and home to a plethora of wildlife on a swamp tour.  Go fishing or canoeing in one of our numerous waterways.  Hike, bird watch or photograph nature.  Check out our recreational offerings and then get back to nature!

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.

Franklin

218 Yokely Road (before Baldwin bridge), Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: 337-278-7497

Buy, Sell and Trade...deal with everything from antiques to sewing/embroidery to woodwork to...

Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday (weather permitting)
1725 Willow Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (985) 853-1078

Stroll the boardwalk through the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge and enjoy the beauty of...

157 Belleview Lane, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-2572

Public 9 hole course. $20 green fee. Snack bar in clubhouse.

Hours: Open 8:00 am to dark.
716 Main St., Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 578-1828

Wedding & baby gifts, jewelry, religious items, antiques, car audio, photography, chalk...

Hours: Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
613 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-2486

Gifts, souvenirs, trophies, etc.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
1502 Main Street, Suite 6, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-1445

Health food store.

Hours: Tuesday- Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Closed last Saturday each month. Closed Monday.
701 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-4925

Furniture, accessories and appliances

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
309 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-0470

Fresh and artifical flowers, plants, stuffed animals, balloons and tuxedo rentals

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, 8:30 am to 12 noon
East Main Street, downtown and surrounding area, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: 337-838-3631

On the National Register of Historic Places, the Franklin Historic District boasts more than 420...

Caffery Park, 1400 - 1410 Barrow Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-3631

Admission: Free

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
1803 F West Main Street, Hoys Shopping Center, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-7900

Ladies and girls apparel, formals, first communion dresses, accessories, handbags, hats, and...

Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
1400 B Weber Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 907-6826

Tanning salon and full service beauty salon including: hair services, waxing, manicures,...

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm; Saturday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
407 Sterling Road, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-2092

On the National Register of Historic Places, this 1851 Greek Revival style townhouse is...

Hours: Monday - Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission: $10 adults; $8 Senior Citizens & Students 13-18; $5 Children 12 & under; Groups of 20 or more: $8 per person. Handicap accessible.
731 Main St., Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-3441

Specializing in antiques, vintage, classical, collectible items and gifts.

Hours: Tues. – Fri., 10 am to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
605 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-4966

Cosmetics, Tyler Candles, Lampe Berger, gifts and more.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
617 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-0940

Specializing in shoes and accessories.

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
3296 Oaklawn Drive, off Irish Bend Road, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-0434

This 1837 Greek Revival plantation manor is the residence of Louisiana's former governor, Murphy...

Hours: Monday - Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission: $15 Adults; $10 Children & Students; Group rates available for 10 or more.
1502 Main Street, Suite 4, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-5516

Gifts, baby & children's boutique

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
906 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-2092

This striking Greek temple was built chiefly of northern pine circa 1850 by Siemeon Smith. The...

Hours: By appointment. Admission: $10 adults; $8 Senior Citizens & Students 13-18; $5 Children 12 & under; Groups of 20 or more: $8 per person. Handicap accessible.
1712 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-4533

Walk-in humidor with 300-plus premium cigars, fine wine selection, humidors, tobacco products...

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
1726 West Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-9655

Embroidery, silk screening and gift shop

Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
501 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 366-1845

Completed in 1940, the Teche was the most luxurious theartre in South Louisiana. Despite lean...

606 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 828-2700

Jewlery, gifts and souvenirs.

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
608 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: 337-471-7149

The French Door is a place to shop, create and escape. They offer gifts for the home and...

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm
104 Commercial Street, Franklin, LA 70538
Phone: (337) 413-1861

Young-Sanders Center for the Study of the War Between the States in Louisiana. Research library...

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission free. Handicap accessible.