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Designation: Louisiana State Scenic Byway
Fees: Entrance fees for museums, parks, and buildings al

General Information

Description - The Zydeco-Cajun Prairie Scenic Byway traverses Acadia, St. Landry, and Evangeline parishes, running through numerous small and medium-sized towns, historic districts, picturesque lakes and recreation areas, rich agricultural lands, and mile after mile of open prairieland and wooded areas. Unique regional and ethnic characteristics converge in this area, forming a rich cultural gumbo like nowhere else in the world. The attractions of the area include live Cajun and Zydeco music, world-famous Cajun cooking, bed and breakfast accommodations, memorabilia of Jim Bowie of Alamo fame, Southern mansions, Civil War battle sites and reenactions, top-notch fishing, boating, and camping, a variety of museums, antiwue malls and shops, and the famous Fred Tate's Lounge in Mamou. The traveler should visit the following communities: Crowley: Rice Capital of the World Eunice: Prairie Cajun Capital Washington: The Williamsburg of Louisiana Opelousas: A Post on the Old Spanish Trail Church Point: Cajun Musicians Capital of the World Rayne: Frog Capital of the World

Attractions - The Zydeco Cajun Prairie Scenic Byway is known for it's Cultural, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Location -

Directions from : The Zydeco-Cajun Prairie Scenic Byway can be accessed at the junction of Hwy. 49 and Hwy. 167 from the north; at the junchion of Hwy. 190 and Hwy. 105 from the southeast; and at the junction of Hwy. 90 and Hwy. 13 or Hwy. 35 from the south.

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Additional Information:
Louisiana Scenic Byways - Louisiana currently has one National Scenic Byway, the Creole Nature Trail, and sixteen state and National Forest designated byways.

Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.


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