• Area Attractions

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    Laurel Valley Village: A Rural Life Sugar Plantation Museum

    Laurel Valley

    Located in the center of Laurel Valley Plantation on Bayou Lafourche about two miles below Thibodaux, it is the site of the largest intact remaining turn-of-the-century sugar plantation complex in the southern United States. It’s “a rare opportunity” as an historical monument for South Louisiana.

    Location: Highway 308 in Thibodaux
    Hours of Operation: 10:30am to 4pm Monday through Sunday
    Phone: 985-446-7456
    Photo Courtesy of Todd Roussell

    Jean Lafitte Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center

    Jean Lafitte

    The Jean Lafitte Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center is home to the French heritage of the Thibodaux area. The Cultural Center also hosts special exhibits.

    Location: St. Mary Street in Thibodaux
    Phone: 985-448-1375
    http://www.nps.gov/jela
    Photo Courtesy of Trisha Zeringue Dubina

    Torres Swamp Tours

    Captain Roland Torres, your Cajun swamp boat guide, is a professional alligator hunter, trapper, and commercial fisherman. He has made his living in the area’s swamps, lakes, and bayous since boyhood. With his unsurpassed knowledge, he has taught his three sons the art of making a living in this traditional Cajun culture. See turtles, snakes, nutrias, herons, owls, egrets, and alligators. Located just outside of Thibodaux.

    Hours Of Operation: Tour times are 10am, noon, and 2pm 7 days a week
    Location: 101 Torres Road, Kraemer, Louisiana, 70301
    http://www.torresswamptours.net
    Phone: 985-633-7739

    St. Joseph Co-Cathedral Catholic Church

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    St. Joseph Co-Cathedral Church is Renaissance Romanesque in design with several major features reflecting architectural design common to churches in Paris and Rome. Note especially the splendid Rose Window in the rear of the church, modeled after the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. The parishioners of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral are proud of their beautiful and historical church. It serves to give glory to God and it serves as a gathering place for prayer and celebration. We invite you to join us.

    Location: Canal Boulevard in Thibodaux
    Phone: 985-446-1387
    http://www.stjoseph-cc.org
    Photo Courtesy of St. Joseph Church

    E. D. White Historic Site

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    The Edward Douglas White Historic Site is the home of the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who was born in Lafourche Parish. E.D. White (1845 – 1921) was an American lawyer and politician, and in 1910 became the only Louisiana justice to be appointed to the post of Chief Justice. The historic site is located just outside of the City Limits of Thibodaux, and recently was extensively restored.

    Location: Highway 1, Labadieville, Louisiana
    http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/ed_white.htm
    Phone: 985-447-0915
    Photo Courtesy of Todd Roussell


    Bayou Country Children's Museum


    The Bayou Country Children's Museum (BCCM) provides area children and families with opportunities for play, learning and creativity in an informal and innovative setting.  Learn about the culture, music, agriculture, food, industry and festivals that make the Cajun culture so unique.  Children can learn as they play on a full-sized sugar cane harvester, spot waterfowl from a duck blind, toss Mardi Gras beads, experience a severe weather simulation and a fire simulation.  They can climb aboard a shrimp boat and oil derrick and so much more.

    211 Rue Betancourt, Thibodaux
    (985)446-2200
    http://www.bayoucountrychildrensmuseum.org

    St. John’s Episcopal Church

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    St. John’s Episcopal Church is the oldest Episcopal church west of the Mississippi River. Consecrated by Bishop Leonidas Polk in 1844, this Episcopal church is noted for Georgian architecture. Polk, fighting bishop of the Confederacy, is buried in adjoining historic cemetery

    Location: 718 Jackson Street in Thibodaux
    (985) 447-2910
    http://www.stjohnsthibodaux.org
    Photo Courtesy of Trisha Zeringue Dubina

    Dansereau House

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    Recapture the past in the historic Dansereau House, located in the lush beauty of Southern Louisiana. Built in 1847, the house retains its historic architectural majesty, while being lovingly restored and equipped with the amenities of today. Relax on the veranda or on your balcony and enjoy the beauty of the gardens. Or, stay inside and curl up in one of its many quiet corners with refreshments and a good book. Located in downtown Thibodaux, unique shopping and fine dining are all within walking distance.

    www.dansereauhouse.com
    506 St. Philip Street, Thibodaux
    (98-227-9937

    Oak Alley Plantation

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    Experience a bygone era in the South’s most beautiful setting. Oak Alley Plantation begins with its spectacular trees. A quarter-mile alley of twenty-eight sheltering oaks over 250 years old still greet you today. The present day plantation, a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1839 when Southern aristocracy ruled the land.

    Location: 3645 Highway 18, Vacherie
    Phone: 800-442-5539
    http://www.oakalleyplantation.com
    Photo Courtesy of Todd Roussell

    Rienzi Plantation

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    Rienzi Plantation House is believed to be built between 1814 and 1825 in the American style. It is unique architecturally with cruciform hallways, wrap around porches and solid brick construction. The plantation has been owned by Henry Schuyler Thibodeaux, namesake for the city and 4th Governor of Louisiana, Henry Johnson the 5th Governor of Louisiana and Thomas Bibb, the 2nd Governor of Alabama. The house currently sits on 7 plus acres and is surrounded by centuries old oaks. It is currently privately owned. Phone 504.231.9052

    Madewood Plantation

    Madewood

    Return to gracious living at Madewood Plantation House on Bayou Lafourche midway between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Designed by Irish-American architect Henry Howard, the 21-room mansion was built in 1846 by Col. Thomas Pugh, a sugar cane planter. Its name is derived from the fact that it is constructed of wood from trees on the property. One of the largest plantation houses in Louisiana, Madewood was bought and renovated in 1964 by Naomi and Harold Marshall. Their son, Keith Marshall, the present owner, collected many of the pieces of furniture when he studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England. In 1983, the Department of the Interior designated Madewood a National Historic Landmark

    Hours Of Operation: Open for tours daily 10am to 4:30pm (last tour)
    Location: 4250 Highway 308, Napoleonville, Louisiana
    http://www.madewood.com
    Phone: 985-369-7151
    Photo Courtesy of Todd Roussell

    Historic Downtown Thibodaux

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    Downtown Thibodaux is center for main events such as Big Boy's Main Street Cookoff, Thibodeauxville Fall Festival, Boogie on the Bayou, Arts Walk and more. Downtown Thibodaux is home to several well-known area restaurants, bars, and small specialty stores and boutiques0. Please call the Chamber office for more information.

    http://www.thibodauxmainstreet.org
    Phone: 985-446-1187
    Photo Courtesy of Todd Roussell

     

    Donner-Peltier Distillers

    How do you turn rice into vodka? What’s the secret ingredient that makes rum taste like pralines? Donner-Peltier Distillers has your answers.

    Take a tour of Thibodaux’s only craft distillery any day Monday through Saturday. Sample the award-winning Rougaroux Rum, Oryza Vodka, and Oryza Gin, and get a taste of LA1 Whiskey — the first aged whiskey made in Louisiana since Prohibition.

    Visit dpdspirits.com to learn more and see tour times.  
    1635 St. Patrick Hwy, Thibodaux
    (985-446-0002)

    For More Visitor Sites in Lafourche Parish

    Visit the Bayou Lafourche Convention and Visitor's Bureau:  www.visitlafourche.com