Cowboys in Louisiana? Learn about the lives of the prairie Acadians who settled Louisiana's prairies after their expulsion from Nova Scotia during the 1700s. They farmed and ranched and finally became known as Cajuns. The center, located in Eunice, LA, is managed by the National Park Service, and exhibits, artifacts, films, and ranger programs share the culture where old traditions blended with the ways of new neighbors and the demands of a new land.
The center offers folklife demonstrations every Saturday afternoon that include dancing, music, crafts, and foodways. Center rangers host Rendez-vous des Cajuns every Saturday night, a live show in a historic theater with Cajun and zydeco music, storytelling, and a dance floor for those who can't resist showing off their two-step (see the website for ticket and fee information).