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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!
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Indian Burial Mounds, Marksville, LA