Welcome to Lafayette, LA, the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country and the Happiest City in America! Lafayette’s an area known for its swampland dotted with moss draped cypress trees teeming with wildlife, which makes it the perfect destination for bird watching, padding, fishing and numerous other outdoor activities.

Variety of guided tours of Louisiana's swamps via airboat, canoe, kayak, large and small boats.
An outdoor outfitter offering paddling, kayak fishing or hiking events for individual or group travelers.
Beautiful semi-tropical gardens located on Jefferson Island near the unique Lake Peigneur.
A sure sign that spring has arrived is the abundance of azaleas. The Azalea Trail begins at our Visitor Center and meanders... Follow the Trail
Guided and self-guided paddle trips in Acadiana available in French and German.
John Deere toy collection with crawfish and rice farm tours complete with Cajun meal.
Situated on the Mississippi Flyway and the Atchafalaya Loop of America’s Wetland Birding Trail.
Avery Island's 170-acre botanical garden with marshes and bayous with indigenous wildlife.
Explore Avery Island as well as Lafayette and its bike trails starting in Downtown Lafayette.
Rip Van Winkle gardens atop huge salt dome with Rips Rookery, Joseph Jefferson Mansion and Cafe Jefferson.

In Full Boom

While much of the country is still covered in white snow and frost, spring bursts forth in Lafayette in spectacular shades of pinks, purples, corals,... Read More

Lafayette's Unique Seasons

Immerse yourself in the untouched purity of a cypress and tupelo swamp. Sway your hips to the upbeat tempo of accordions and washboards, or let the... Read More

Instagram-Worthy Spots in Lafayette

These days capturing the perfect photo for your Instagram feed is almost a necessity. Whether you're from Lafayette or just visiting, many places... Read More

Getting Back to Nature in Lafayette

Southern hospitality is a draw for travelers. The charm of Lafayette is evident in its visual, Read More

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