Down the Bayou

Be hungry and inquisitive as you explore Thibodaux


Bayou Country Crawfish Trail

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Dine on Crustacean

No, it’s not a trek through the woods, but a culinary trail that honors our favorite spring crustacean. In Houma and Thibodaux, there are more than 30 places to pause for crawfish dishes, from po’ boys and étouffée to spreading a table with hot boiled mudbugs. Visit the website for a downloadable map and take off, but we recommend starting with the crawfish boudin at Bourgeois Meat Market. Once you’ve visited five sites, you can claim a Crawfish Trail T-shirt.



Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center

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Learn History, Speak French

The center is one branch of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve with its focus on the Acadians who settled along Bayou Lafourche. Not only will visitors learn the history and culture of the Bayou Cajuns, but also the center hosts walking tours of downtown Thibodaux, boat tours of the bayou and Cercle Francophone, where Cajun French speakers gather to speak the language. All are welcome.



Bayou Country Children’s Museum

Drive a Shrimp Boat

It’s not actually a boat on the water, but children — and may we say of all ages — will love climbing aboard this replica of a shrimp boat. That’s not all at this fun children’s museum with a Cajun focus. There’s a Mardi Gras float, an oil platform, a sugarcane harvester and simulations of severe weather at a makeshift weather station.


Bayou Country Crawfish Trail

Meat Market
543 W. Main St., Thibodaux

Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center
314 St. Mary St.

Bayou Country Children’s Museum
211 Rue Betancourt


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