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Up & Down the Bayou

Plan your 3-day visit to Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou in Lafourche Parish. Explore the rich culture and discover adventure up & down the bayou. #cajunbayou

ZAM’S BAYOU SWAMP TOURS

Begin your experience in the quint town of Kraemer in the backyard of Zam's Bayou Swamp Tours. This walking tour presents a collection of alligators, snakes and turtles and is a great introduction to the stimulating swamp tour presented by Captain Zamariah Loupe. While enjoying the journey, take note of the wildlife and the lifestyle of the neighborhood along  the bayou.

a | 136 Kraemer Bayou Rd. Thibodaux, LA 70301

p | (985) 633-7881

BAYOU LAFOURCHE FOLKLIFE & HERITAGE MUSEUM

Travel to Lockport and visit the Bayou Lafourche Folklife & Heritage Museum. You will enjoy 'Bayou Excursions 1910'. a huided tour of a make-believe journey down Bayou Lafourche. As you travel along the bayou, you will see beautiful scenes of magnicicent artifacts and collections that tell the history about Bayou Lafourche and its people.

a | 110 Main St, Lockport, LA 70374

p | (985) 532-5909

CENTER FOR TRADITIONAL BOAT BUILDING

Walk next door to the Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building to see numerous displays of boats that depict the past livelihood of building boats. On display are a New Orleans Slugger, a Creole Rolling Skiff, a Lafitte, and many of the area's bateaus, pirogues, skiffs, and watercrafts.

a | 202 Main St, Lockport, LA 70374

p | (985) 532-5106

CHER-AMIE'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

For lunch, travel to Cut Off, and enjoy a delicious meal at Cher-Amie's Seafood Restaurant. Have a bowl of Gumbo, followed by bacon-wrapped fried shrimp or stuffed softshell crabs. While dining, enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.

a | 15628 W Main St, Lockport, LA 70374

p | (985) 325-3333

GOLDEN MEADOW LIBRARY HISTORICAL CENTER

Begin your exploration of Golden Meadow on a guided tour of the Golden Meadow Library Historical Center. Through a collection of artifacts, exhibitis, and abilia, the museum offers an excellent overview of life in Golden Meadow with focus on the region's shrimping and oyster industries.

a | 1403 N Bayou Dr, Golden Meadow, LA 70357

p | (985) 475-5660

UNITED HOUMA NATION SETTLEMENT SCHOOL MUSEUM

Explore the history of the Houma Indians at the United Houma Nation Settlement School Museum. Displayed throughout the museum are artifacts and pictures that show how this resilient tribe lived off the land planting, harvesting, and fishing.

a | 20986 Hwy 1, Golden Meadow, LA 70357

p | (985) 475-6640

BARRIOS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Fresh, hot, boiled seafood is the specialty here. You can get crawfish, crabs, shrimps and much more along with all the trimmings that come with an authentic Cajun seafood broil. The atmosphere is Cajun-inspired and very comfortable.

a | 409 N. Alex Plaisance Boulevard, Golden Meadow, LA 70357

p | (985) 475-3027

 

TORRES CAJUN SWAMP TOURS

Continue your exploration by experiencing the ambiance of Bayou Boef on a swamp expedition with Torres Cajun Swamp Tours. Surrounded by spectacular exhibits of the forested wetlands and swamp wildlife, a narration of the various species are presented and defined by Captain Roland Torres, as the boat sails on the calm waters of the bayou.

a | 105 Torres Rd, Kraemer, LA 70301

p | (985) 633-7739

DONNER-PELTIER DISTILLERS

Taste the famous Rougaroux Full Moon Dark Rum at Donner-Peltier Distillers. Rougaroux Rum is made from sugar cane fields in Lafourche Parish and produced locally. While sampling run and other spirits, tour the distillery, and listen to the legend of the Rougaroux ghost that roamed the swamps and sugar cane fields during a full moon.

a | 1635 St. Patrick St, Thibodaux, LA 70301

p | (985) 446-0002

JEAN LAFITTE ACADIAN WETLANDS CULTURAL CENTER

Visit the Jean Lafitte Acadian Wetlands Cultural Center, and watch the film, Echoes of Acadia. The documentary tells the story about the Acadian Exile and how these people settled along the bayous and swamps of Lafourche Parish. After the movie, tour the museum and view art and exhibits that describe the early days of bayou life.

a | 314 St. Mary St, Thibodaux, LA 70301

p | (985) 448-1375

BUBBA'S II POBOYS & SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

For lunch, enjoy a delicious meal at Bubba's II Poboy's & Seafood Restaurant. Enjoy a New Orleans style muffaletta or a giant seafood platter. Peruse the diner, and view the decor that depicts an array of baseball athletes and Cajun lifestyles along the banks of Bayou Lafourche.

a | 212 East Bayou Rd, Thibodaux, LA 70301

p | (985) 449-0900

E. D. WHITE HISTORIC SITE

Tour the E. D. White Historic Site, an Antebellum Creole cottage that sits on six acres of grounds, shaded by huge century-old oak trees. Surrounded by sugarcane fields, the home displays the area's plantation culture and the history of the late Governor E. D. White and U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice E. D. White, II.

a | 2295 Highway 1, Thibodaux, LA 70301

p | (985) 492-1610

MUDBUG BREWERY

Visit Mudbug Brewery, the 13th production brewery in Louisiana where locally flavored beers are produced and distributed. Sample their cold, unique brews in comfortable bar setting while watching a sports game or chatting with locals.

a | 1878 Highway 3185, Thibodaux, LA 70301

p | (985) 492-1610

FREMIN'S RESTAURANT

End today's experience with diner at Fremin's Restaurant. Located in the heart of downtown Thibodaux, Fremin's features Italian cuisine combined with Cajun cuisine. Try the soft shell crab, crawfish tortellini, and chargrilled oysters. For desert, try the delicious bread pudding.

a | 402 West 3rd St, Thibodaux, LA 70301

p | (985) 449-0333

 

AIRBOAT TOURS BY ARTHUR MATHERNE

Discover the natural beauty of Bayou Des  https://www.lacajunbayou.com/things-to-see-and-do/outdoor-sports-and-recreation/airboat-tours-by-arthur-matherneAllemands on an adventurous excursion with Airboat Tours by Arthur Matherne. As the airboat glides through the swamplands and the wetlands, the picturesque sights of the marshes will fascinate you as Captain Arthur Matherne describes the different types of shrubs, trees, and alligators.

a | 4262 Highway 90, Des Allemands, LA 70030

p | (985) 975-9345

LAUREL VALLEY VILLAGE SUGAR PLANTATION & MUSEUM

Enjoy a driving tour of Laurel Valley Village Sugar Plantation & Museum. Laurel Valley is the largest surviving sugar plantation, featuring 32,000 acres of sugarcane fields and original cabins and buildings that made up the ancient slave quarters. Tour the Laurel Valley Village Museum and observe traditional tools that were used to harvest sugar cane.

a | 565 Highway 308, Thibodaux, LA 70301

p | (985) 446-7456

BAYOU COUNTRY CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

Visit the Bayou Country Children's Museum and experience a children's museum with a Cajun twist. See how our Cajun culture comes to life interactively on a full-sized sugarcane harvester, a Mardi Gras float, and a 2-story il rig.

a | 211 Rue Bethancourt, Thibodaux, LA 70301

p | (985) 446-2200

FLANAGAN'S CREATIVE FOOD & DRINK

Dine at Flanagan's Creative Food & Drink, a charming restaurant offering a unique culinary experience in an upscale-casual restaurant known for personal and fun, farm-to-table food options, a great bar, and live music, including Sunday Jazz Brunch. The menu is Cajun-inspired and includes daily specials that are especially popular with locals.

a | 101-175 Bowie Rd, Thibodaux, LA 70301

p | (985) 449-7100

CHEF JOHN FOLSE CULINARY INSTITUTE

See how etouffe is prepared during a cooking demonstration at the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University. Pay close attention to how the chef preparees a Cajun roux and take part in adding seasonings and ingredients. When finished, enjoy a delicious bowl of gumbo, oyster etouffe, or shrimp etouffe.

a | 101-175 Bowie Rd, Thibodaux, LA 70301

p | (985) 449-7100

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN THIBODAUX

Stroll through Historic Downtown Thibodaux and shop at chic boutiques occupying old historic landmarks. At the Purple Penguin Art Company, create your own masterpiece, spin pottery, and purchase a local work of art.

a | 409 W. 3rd Street, Thibodaux, LA 70301

p | (985) 446-3070

SPAHR'S DOWNTOWN

Enjoy the backdrop of Downtown Thibodaux featuring fresh, wild-caught Louisiana seafood and authentic Cajun and Creole recipes. They are known for three signature items: 'The Original' catfish chips, Bloody Mary's, and seafood gumbo.

a | 601 West 4th Street, Thibodaux, LA 70301

p | (985) 448-0487

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