Things to Do in Lafourche Parish
Cajun runs deep here in Lafourche Parish. You'll discover the rich history and culture through the many stories told along the Bayou. Enjoy outdoor adventure and relaxing all in one visit to Louisiana's Cajun Bayou.
Get up close with nature on our swamp and airboat tours, ride through the heart of the wetlands and see cypress trees, alligators, and birds. Take a charter fishing trip with one of our experienced fishermen specialized in finding the biggest catch along the water, from crab to speckled trout and flounder.
Explore the culture of Lafourche Parish at many historic sites and museums. Immerse yourself in our Cajun lifestyle while dancing to live music at one of the many festivals and fairs throughout the year.
Food is one of the best ways to get the true Cajun experience. Local seafood restaurants like the famous Spahr's, Bubba's II PoBoys, and CherAmie's serve up delicious dishes like boiled shrimp, chargrilled oysters, crab cakes and many other creole favorites. Tour the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute and learn how gumbos and jambalayas are made.
Unwind with a cold beverage at Mudbug Brewery or Donner-Peltier Distillers, where you can get a sip of local flavor. Learn to speak a little French like the first settlers in Lafourche Parish through music and storytelling at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center. Come to Louisiana's Cajun Bayou and get a taste of our authentic Cajun charm.
LaFourche Parish has 6 main towns - Thibodaux, Raceland, Lockport, Larose, Cut Off, Golden Meadow, and Leeville. Hover your mouse on to a town to explore the attractions and things to do that it has to offer.
From its beginnings as a trading post to the flourishing parish seat it is today, Thibodaux is home to Nicholls State University, including iconic Chef John Folse Culinary Institute. View unique architecture in the downtown area and explore the culture at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center.
Raceland is a place rich in Cajun history, exemplified in the the food, outdoors, and festivals.
Lockport was named for the canal locks that helped connect Bayou Lafourche to New Orleans, aiding shipping in the 1800s.
Situated right on Bayou Lafourche and the Intercoastal Waterway, Larose is a pristine place to experience the outdoors and Cajun culture.
Cut Off has a French Cajun past, which exudes culture. To truly experience Cut Off, check out the outdoors here.
Golden Meadow is your destination for all fishing endeavors. Some of the best fishing in Louisiana can be found in Golden Meadow with its access to Louisiana’s marsh and then into the Gulf of Mexico.
Leeville is know as a world-class fishing spot. Fishermen come from all over the world for the catches of a life time.