Our CommunityWelcome to Cajun Country, the heart of French culture in Louisiana. Here you'll find a love of good food, good music and a Joie De Vivre (joy of life) that makes it hard for visitors to leave! Come to Eunice and this family-friendly community will make you feel right at home. Visit our local chamber site for upcoming local events.
The CommunityEunice is a community well known for its Cajun heritage and tradition. Every year the city hosts the Cajun Folklife Festival, as well as a crawfish etouffee cook-off. On Mardi Gras, it hosts a traditional Courir de Mardi Gras. Eunice is proud to be home to the Jean Lafitte Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, which features exhibits, indoor displays, and hands-on craft and musical teaching workshops.
There's the Liberty Center for the Performing Arts, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been included in the Great American Movie Theatres Preservation Press Guide published by the Smithsonian. Louisiana State University-Eunice offers a variety of course offerings, an excellent Nursing School and many other business related programs. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is located just 40 miles away. The Eunice Public School District has four elementary schools, and a junior and senior high school. There is also a private Catholic elementary school and high school.
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The great Atchafalaya Basin Wildlife Area is one of the great ecological wonders of the United States. The basin, which abounds in all types of wildlife and extends north from Morgan City to past Lafayette,is a maze of lakes, bayous, ponds and cypress swamps. Popular with anglers from all parts of Louisiana, the basin supports all of the freshwater fish of the South: largemouth bass, spotted bass, white bass, crappie, bream and catfish.
Avid birders and photographers may spot over 300 known species of birds. Chicot State Park features nearly 6,000 acres of rolling woodlands surrounded by a 2,000-acre artificial lake. Families can enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, camping, picnicking, hiking and more. The town of Eunice has six tennis courts, 11 ball parks, two swimming pools, two covered pavilions, two playgrounds, three picnic areas with covered tables, a walking trail and lake, a city lake and golf course