Bayou Lore // Hauntings

Louisiana’s Bayou Region is rich in haunted history. Over generations, locals have passed down dark tales from the bayou, including legendary haunted swamps and plantation ghost stories. As time passes, and stories become more and more embedded in Cajun culture, the line between fact and folklore begins to blur. One of the most famous hauntings [...]

Scenic Drives // Louisiana Trails and Byways

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Bayou Welcome // Cajun Coast Center

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Cajun Eats // Seasonal Eating

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Kid Scene // Bayou Country Children’s Museum

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Local Music // Kerry Thibodaux

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Demographics // Bayou Stats

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Laurel Valley Plantation

Ghost stories and slave quarters come to mind when thinking of plantations. But are those legends actual history? And, what are the real stories of these historical complexes? Laurel Valley Plantation, one of the largest surviving sugar production and manufacturing complexes in the United States, is located right here in South Louisiana and is one [...]

Local Moving // Cajun Dance Lessons

Dance lessons are available all across southern Louisiana for locals or visitors who wish to dig deeper into the rich Cajun culture of the bayou. Tourists can easily take home a piece of the culture by learning how to dance like a local in Cajun country. A typical Saturday night in Cajun country is nothing [...]

Eat Like a Local

These recipes were chosen by their versatility. Cajun food is not the easiest to make and according to Chef Patrick Beeson, most people don’t follow a recipe when cooking which makes it difficult to replicate. These recipes chosen can be easily substituted for ingredients commonly found across the country. These are some of the classic [...]