Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
2111 NW Evangeline Thruway
Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone: (337) 261-5111
Fax: (337) 261-5141
The N.P. Moss Preparatory is an institution that functions as an alternative school for students who are either expelled or suspended. The school admits students between the grades first to twelfth.
Urns of Justice is a splendid sculpture located at the facade of John. M Shaw Courthouse on Lafayette Street. Designed by Diana Moore, this brilliant artwork was installed in 1999. A very different depiction of Justice from what we usually see, this concrete structure features two urn-like busts without lids and blindfolded faces carved on them. As such it perfectly complements the modern courthouse and symbolizes the human psyche.
This cathedral was built in the Dutch Romanesque style. The Cathedral grounds include a 500 year old oak tree and cemetary dating from 1821, while the museum chronicles the parish history through artifacts, documents and memorabilia.
Even if you are not planning on using the research facilities, stop by and check the changing exhibits in the library lobby. The library is one of the best sources of information on subjects relating to Cajun and Creole cultures, the oil industry, local history, genealogy and more.
Truly a Cajun and Creole history lesson. Listen to music, taste baked goods and learn from craftsmen about long ago arts.
The Vermilionville Historic Village, established in 1990, is a museum and park that preserves the Native American, Acadian and Creole culture. You can have a look at several artifacts and visit the original restored houses.
Acadian Cultural Center is dedicated to the Acadian people. The center guides the visitors about the Acadian origins, their cultural habits, their migrations and settlements. There are story telling sessions, exhibitions, books and many other programs held at this center.
Girard Park is a city park that offers something for everyone and disappoints none. Plethora of activities ensure that you aren't bored and have a wide array to choose from. Outdoor pool, basketball/tennis courts, walking trails, a separate playground for kids and much more awaits you here. And, for those who are not much into sports, the park has a lovely pond and endless stretches of lawns, where you can simply indulge in people watching or read your favorite book. Truly, Girard Park is a perfect spot for the entire family to spend a fun-filled Sunday afternoon.
The Lafayette Central Park is a beautiful local park that is spread over a 100 acres (40.47 hectares). The park has lovely vegetation and also features walking trails for walkers and nature enthusiasts.
Painting with a Twist is the answer to your prayers if you're searching for a place to have a fun time with a group of friends. Don't worry if you are not a good painter, the staff and the instructors just manage to bring out the best in you.
Cypress Lake is the best-known landmark on the USL campus. Shaded by feathery cypress branches hung with Spanish moss, the lake is home to crawfish, fish, turtles, frogs and several alligators.
The center is among the best places to learn history and folkways of Cajun and black Creoles in the region. They have displays on Cajun music, food and traditional pursuits.