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Culture and Traveler's Guide

Avoyelles Parish, the "Cajun Crossroads of Louisiana," is rich in French/Acadian traditions and rich in Indian culture, preserved by the Marksville Prehistoric Indian Park & Museum and the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Center & Museum, home of the famed Tunica-Biloxi Treasures Collection. Over 20,000 acres of lakes, bayous and rivers provide abundant fish and game. We have three state wildlife management areas and two national wildlife refuges. There are two welcome centers for tourist information: the c.1790 Defosse House in Mansura and the c.1820 Hypolite Bordelon House in Marksville. Some historic properties are available for specially arranged group tours. The Cochon-de-Lait Festival is held each May in Mansura, the Louisiana Corn Festival is held each June in Bunkie, and Cottonport has an exciting Christmas Parade each December. Land-based casino gambling is offered as well. There is much to interest and satisfy all! For more information, contact: Avoyelles Commission of Tourism. Credit: Louisiana Office of Tourism.

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  • Geography and Statistics

    • Our population is 39159 people in 15428 households.
    • The land area is 832.5 square miles (532799 acres); the water area is 33.2 square miles (21274 acres).
    • Avoyelles Parish is located at latitude 31.07 degrees North, longitude 92.00 degrees West.
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