Things to Do

The Cajun Coast and St. Mary’s Parish offers a sampler of all things Louisiana from plantations to swamp tours and casinos. We are centrally located and just 90 minutes from New Orleans, Baton Rouge & Lafayette. You can play a round at one of the newest additions to the Audubon Golf Trail, The Atchafalaya at Idlewild. Or relax in your room and enjoy our celebrated cajun cuisine with complete room service.



The Atchafalaya at Idlewind offers Louisiana’s most unique golf experience. Championship design surrounded by the wildlife and incredible beauty found only in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin. View Site 

Cajun Jack’s Swamp Tours offer unique access to the Southern reaches of the Great Atchafalaya Basin is captivating. Experience semi-wilderness where few people, other than swampers ever go. See the twisting maze of bayous, lakes, and channels where only a Cajun can find his way out! View Site

Ivy’s Tackle Box Charters provide freshwater and saltwater charter fishing.  Freshwater–$350 per day for up to 2 people, Saltwater–$600 per day for up to 6 people.  Prices include meals, drinks, tackle and fuel. Customize your trip to fit your interests: Email or call 985-384-2070



Cypress Bayou Casino, Louisiana’s first land-based casino is located on the Chitimacha Indian Reservation in Charenton. Cypress Bayou Casino and Shorty’s has over 1,350 slot machines and more than 50 table games including blackjack, craps, roulette, Three and Four Card Poker. View Site

Amelia Belle Casino offers slots, tables, and all the belles and whistles. Step into our casino and feel the winning excitement. From pulse-pounding jackpots to exhilarating table games, thrills await you. View Site

Charenton Heritage Museum has exhibits including local, papal and economic history, the history of the Bayou Teche and Atchafalaya Basin, plus a display of flags. New displays include Louisiana Indians and a history of the Immaculate Conception Church in Charenton. Exhibition on the book Why We’re Always Broke. Tours by appointment call: 337-923-4281.

Great Wall is located along the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City and Berwick. This “Great Wall” stands 21 feet tall and overlooks the mighty Atchafalaya River. Visitors can get a bird’s-eye view of water traffic from the walkway which tops the concrete floodwall. Front St., Riverside, Morgan City, LA 70381

Swamp Gardens and Wildlife Zoo is situated on 3.5 acres of natural swampland, this heritage park displays and interprets the Cajun culture, from the early beginnings with the Chitimacha Indians to the present. The wildlife zoo includes penned alligators, nutria, two black bears and other animals native to this area. Email or call at 985-384-3343



The Forest Restaurant features celebrated Cajun cuisine, home-cooked specialties, including seafood and complete room service. Our full breakfast buffet is complementary with room stay and lunch and dinner are served 6 days a week. Located on site. View Site

Café Delphine, located in the Cypress Bayou Casino, offers lunch or dinner, soups and salads, award-winning gumbo, burgers and sandwiches, including po boys, full range of entrees from fried shrimp to steaks, Cajun specialties and baby back ribs. View Site