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Things to do in Opelousas

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Casino
“Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino is a racetrack in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, just east of Opelousas. It is owned and operated by Boyd Gaming. With a one mile oval track, the facility provides close to 1,000 horse stalls for Thoroughbred flat racing and American Quarter Horse racing.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great beer on tap, Sports Monitors, crawfish, po-boys, appetizers. Walking distance, one block.”
  • 1 local recommends
Pharmacy
Bakery
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Museum
“The Orphan Train Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the historical event of the arrival of the Orphan Train riders from New York Foundling Hospital to Louisiana between the years 1873 and 1929. It serves in conjunction with the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum located in Opelousas, La., one of the many railway destinations for thousands of young abandoned and sometimes homeless children rescued from the streets of New York and seeking rural homes across the US from 1854 to 1929. Great place for all the family.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Great Pizza, great bear on tap with cold mugs, very casual and kid friendly.”
  • 1 local recommends
Church
“St. Landry Catholic Church is a historic Roman Catholic church in Opelousas, Louisiana. It is dedicated to Saint Landry of Paris. The current church building, in Gothic and Romanesque Revival style, was completed in 1909.”
  • 1 local recommends
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Route
“Visit Toby’s Lounge & Event Center in Opelousas on Fridays and Saturdays to get your fill of the best local music around. Grab a drink and sit at the bar as Cajun fiddles inspire the dancing feet of your friends or get up and dance the night away to zydeco accordions.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great award-winning salads and sandwiches open for lunch hours 11-2:30pm Lunch only.”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“Originally the Louisiana State Capitol. Opelousas is one of the oldest cities of Louisiana.”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great beer on tap, Sports Monitors, crawfish, po-boys, appetizers. Walking distance, one block.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great award-winning salads and sandwiches open for lunch hours 11-2:30pm Lunch only.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great Pizza, great bear on tap with cold mugs, very casual and kid friendly.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant

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