Unique Sites

In the heart of Cajun Country, the things to do in New Iberia and the surrounding areas are endless. Whether you enjoy exploring antebellum homes, shopping for antiques, dining on spicy cuisine, camping, boating, fishing or bird watching, you’re sure to enjoy visiting or living in Iberia Parish or any of its unique communities.

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Avery Island
Avery Island is the home of world famous TABASCO® brand pepper sauce. Tour the TABASCO® factory, shop in their country store, or visit the beautiful Jungle Gardens located on Avery Island.

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Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Located on beautiful Jefferson Island, visit the historic home of the actor Joseph Jefferson, best known for his portrayal of the character of Rip Van Winkle. Built in 1870 as a retreat for Jefferson from his grueling acting schedule, the gardens and home provide a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of modern-day life. Tour the gardens and home. Lunch served in Café Jefferson.

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The only National Trust historic home and garden in Louisiana, this elegantly restored 1834 sugar plantation home on Bayou Teche is one of the most famous antebellum homes in the South.

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KONRIKO® Company Store / Conrad Rice Mill
Visit the oldest operating rice mill in the United States. Tour the mill, and visit their company store that features KONRIKO® products as well as a large selection of locally produced foods, arts and crafts.

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Isle of Iberia RV Resort
Located next to the SugArena at Acadiana Fairgrounds, the Isle Of Iberia sits on 40 acres and currently has 185 RV sites with future plans to expand to 300. The RV resort has a family-friendly atmosphere featuring a lazy river, splash pad and many other features for campers to enjoy.

It’s Fun to Live Here

Nowhere Short on Activities

There are abundant recreation activities in Iberia Parish. The city and parish both operate numerous public park facilities that include tennis courts, swimming pools, basketball courts, walking tracks and softball fields. A bowling alley, health clubs and movie theaters can also be found. Golfing, fishing, hunting, water-skiing, boating, off-road motorcycling and ATV trails and camping facilities can be found in abundance. A skateboard facility is located in New Iberia’s City Park.

Louisiana is known as “The Sportsman’s Paradise”. Our close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico makes saltwater fishing a popular pastime, and freshwater sport opportunities can be found in abundance due to our numerous bayous, lakes and of course, the Atchafalaya Basin. Fishing, hunting and boating activities can be found in abundance. Hunting opportunities for ducks, deer, rabbit, dove and quail are plentiful in this area. Much of the nearby Atchafalaya Basin is open to the public for hunting. The coastal marshes offer excellent duck and goose hunting possibilities. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park is nearby and features an ideal place for family outings, fishing and camping.

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A full Calendar of Events

Arts and Culture Galore!

Facilities and organized groups are also available to those interested in karate, roller-skating, bowling, horseback riding, flying model airplanes and even ballooning. Iberia Parish has a thriving art community that allows artists the opportunity to display their paintings or other works to an admiring public for fun or profit.

Downtown New Iberia Art Walk, The Farmer’s Market, and SugArena all host events regularly throughout the year. The Community Concert Band performs several times each year to those who enjoy the Big Band sound. Community theatrical productions and musical concerts are presented several times a year by the talented artists and musicians that call Iberia Parish home.

Festivals That Celebrate!

There’s always something interesting, fun or exciting going on in Iberia Parish. We love sharing our sense of community with our friends and neighbors, so local fairs and festivals abound.

  • Mardi Gras Parades (February/March)

  • Cajun Hot Sauce Festival (March/April)

  • Bunk Johnson Festival (May)

  • Delcambre Shrimp Festival (August)

  • Lydia Cajun Food Festival (September)

  • Sugar Cane Festival (September)

  • World Championship Gumbo Cook-off (October)

We Are All About Family

Iberia’s a great place to raise kids too!

Fifteen playgrounds and parks are maintained by the City of New Iberia. The largest park, New Iberia City Park, has a community center with a gymnasium, dressing rooms, game rooms, meeting rooms and kitchen facilities. The Community Center is the headquarters for the many programs run by the City of New Iberia’s Recreation Department.

Youth programs include basketball, softball, tennis, archery, baseball, swimming, crafts and special programs. A summer camp program offers day-long activities to young children who are supervised by qualified and responsible counselors. Adult programs include tennis, volleyball, basketball, flag football, soccer and exercise classes.

League softball is very popular in Iberia Parish, and the Recreation Department organizes softball leagues that participate in the Amateur Softball Association, United States Slowpitch Softball Association and Industrial League competition programs. In addition, there are numerous playgrounds, picnic areas, tennis courts, swimming pools and recreation centers located throughout the Parish.

Iberia Parish is Home

Rich in history and nowhere short on activities, Iberia Parish offers more than outstanding business opportunities.

It offers families an opportunity to cultivate their relationships, savoring the small-town, rural atmosphere just minutes away from urban life.