Conveniently located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Thibodaux, the Queen City of Bayou Lafourche, retains its southern charm and Cajun hospitality. The City’s motto, “Where Yesterday Welcomes Tomorrow,” is truly reflective of the rich history that makes Thibodaux unique, while it looks forward to the future.
Beautiful and graceful Bayou Lafourche runs through the downtown area of Thibodaux where the city was founded in 1830. The city is graced by moss-laden oaks, plantation homes and lush fields of sugar cane. A drive down Canal Boulevard offers a look into the past. Antebellum homes dating back to the 19th century line both sides of the highway.
Thibodaux offers many sites of interest and offers lots of entertainment throughout the year, both to visitors and residents. Please see the “local sites of interest” pages of this directory.
Thibodaux has a history of high employment levels. Its rich land supports sugar cane farming, manufacturing and the oil industry. Thibodaux employers are also diversified, ranging from small businesses and governmental agencies to professional and technical services.
The community received a Certified Retirement Community designation by the Louisiana Retirement Commission through the Lieutenant Governor’s, one of the first in the state to receive the recognition. “Money Magazine” has recognized this community as being one of the best places in the nation to retire. The area’s mild winters and warm summers are attractive to young families, college students and retired folks alike. Visitors and residents enjoy a very friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
Whether you are here on business or for pleasure, for a brief visit, as a new member of our community, or a long-term resident, we welcome you. For more information about business, attractions, education, accommodations, demographics or anything you want to know about Thibodaux, the friendly staff at the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce is waiting to serve you:
The Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 467 – 318 East Bayou Road
Thibodaux, LA 70302