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  Lafayette Falls City Facts  
CountryUSA (United State of America)
CountiesLafayette County
Total Area49.2 sq miles
Lat Long Coordinates30.2139° N, 92.0294° W
Time ZoneCST (UTC−06:00)
Area Code337
Major ReligionRoman Catholic, Christian
MuseumsAlexandre Mouton House Museum, Children's Museum of Acadiana

Tourist attractions:
  • The Acadian Cultural Center
  • Acadian Village
  • Alexandre Mouton House
  • Cajundome and Convention Center
  • Vemilionville

Lafayette is a city in the U.S state of Louisiana. It was founded in 1821 by a French-speaking Acadian named Jean Mouton. It was named after Marquis de Lafayette who assisted U.S during revolutionary war in 1884. It is an administrative center for offshore oil and gas drilling interests.

Lafayette or Vermillionville as it was previously known is located in the state of Louisiana . The name Vermillionville was kept when the city was first discovered as it is sited on the banks of river Vermilion. The city got its current name from the famous Revolutionary War hero called Marquis de Lafayette. Lafayette is also associated with the famous football team of Cajuns. The city pulls sports enthusiasts from all around the nation due to this reason.

The city of Lafayette is dissected into two halves by the river Vermilion. The city not only runs through the city and adds to its beauty but is also used as a significant waterway for communication.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Lafayette, Best Western Lafayette Executive Plaza & Conference Center, Holiday Inn Select Lafayette-City Center, Lees Inn, TownePlace Suites, Hampton Inn, Comfort Suites, Signature Inn, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn, Baymont Inn, Super 8 Motel, Red Roof Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Knights Inn, Days Inn , Economy Inn, Motel 6 and Ramada Inn are the famous hotels in the city that offer tailor-made reception to its guests.

Lafayette Regional Airport serves the city. The passenger rail in the city offers service to other neighboring cities. The city has several highways and express highways that pass through it.

Places to Visit:
A visit to Acadian Culture Center helps to know about the history of Cajun way of life. Acadian Village that offers a collection of authentic Acadian houses, cooking and crafts demonstrations at Vermilionville, Cajun heritage and folk life park, Chretien Point Plantation that features French plantation home, Lafeyette National History Museum that exhibits the cultures of Native Americans, Creole and African-American are the highlights of the city. Its tourism industry is boosted by the number of festivals it offer such as the annual Festival de Musique Acadienne, Festivals Acadiens, and the annual Festival International de Louisiane.

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