Flyway Byway

Length: 55 miles

Time to Allow: One-half to one day for a self-guided tour

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1
Gator Chateau
100 Rue de l' Acadie
Tel: 
337-821-5521 or 800-264-5521
2
John Blank Sportsman's Park
917 S Adams Street
Tel: 
City Hall, (337) 734-2231, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Police Department, (337) 734-2626, after hours weekdays, weekends, and holidays
3
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge
Tel: 
337-774-5923
4
Lake Arthur Park and Boardwalk
Arthur Avenue
Tel: 
(337) 774-381
5
Lorrain Park and Bridge
7803 Lorrain Road
Tel: 
(337) 721-3540
6
Louisiana Oil and Gas Park
100 Rue de lAcadie
7
Louisiana Telephone Pioneer Museum
311 North Main Street
Tel: 
337-821-5532
8
The Strand Theatre
432 North Main Street
Tel: 
337-821-5532 or 337-821-5500
9
The Zigler Art Museum
154 N Main Street
Tel: 
(337) 824-0114
10
W.H. Tupper General Merchandise Museum
311 North Main Street
Tel: 
337-821-5532
11
Welsh Museum
202 E South Street
Tel: 
337-734-3811

Overview

This 55-mile Flyway Byway takes visitors on a scenic loop through Jefferson Davis Parish.  This area is home to more than 160 species of birds, making it a paradise for birders!

There are a variety of things to do along the Flyway Byway. You can enjoy the countryside while experiencing the area’s natural beauty and local wildlife. Paddle the waterways or bike our extreme trail to the beautiful, historical Lorrain Bridge.  Shop in small towns and taste some of the best food in all of Louisiana.

If you’re into music, come listen to or even join in one of our weekend Cajun music jam sessions, where musicians young and old get together for a toe-tapping good time! Afterward, relax and unwind in area hotels such as the luxury boutique Bank Hotel, which is located in the old historic Jeff Davis Bank building.

Along the byway you can also experience local museums such as the Zigler Art Museum, the W.H. Tupper General Merchandise Museum or the Welsh Museum.  At these locations you’ll find everything from fine works of American and European art and unique pieces by local artists to information and artifacts about the history of the small towns and communities along the byway.

A drive down Flyway Byway will take you past fields of the agriculture and industry that have come to define this special part of Louisiana. From your window can see rice fields, crawfish ponds and even stop to take a crawfish farm tour (seasonal).  The area is also home to unique festivals and events, each serving up a big dose of Cajun hospitality.

Make your first stop at LA Oil and Gas Park and the Jefferson Davis Parish Tourist Information Center located at I-10 Exit 64.  Here you can get information about suggested byway stops and events happening during your visit.

Also at the Park you can fish, take a stroll along the walking path or sip a cup of complimentary Community Coffee in our Acadian house-style visitor’s center. You can even visit the free Gator Chateau, our alligator rescue-educate-release facility, where you can snap a souvenir photo while holding a baby alligator.

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  • Gator Chateau
  • Biking along Flyway Byway