City of Franklin 
300 Iberia Street 
Franklin, LA  70538 
Voice:  (337)828-3631 
info@franklin-la.com  

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Teche Theater
504 Main Street, Franklin, LA
337-828-2787
www.ttpaonline.com

Grevemberg House
407 Sterling Road, Franklin, LA
337-828-2092
www.grevemberghouse.com

Oaklawn Manor
3296 Oaklawn Drive
Franklin, LA
337-828-0434
www.oaklawnmanor.com

Charenton Heritage Museum
Museum exhibits include 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. Hours: Outdoor displays always open. Tours by appointment. Located at 3041, Chitimacha Trail Charenton.  Call 337-923-4649 or 337-923-4281.

Chitimacha Museum
The Chitimacha were the first inhabitants of the region. The tribe was well known for their basket weaving skills. Take a trip back in time through the history of the Chitimacha. Hours: Tues-Sat 9a.m.-4:30p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. Admission: Free. Handicap accessible. Located at 3289 Chitimacha Trail, Charenton. Call 337-923-4830 or visit www.chitimacha.gov.

Cypress Bayou Casino
Features 1200 slots and over 40 table games. Free drinks for players and complimentary valet parking. Open: Mon-Sun 11a.m. Located at 832 Martin Luther King Rd., Charenton. Call 337-923-7284 or 800-284-4386 or visit at www.cypressbayou.com


WILDLIFE & REFUGE
Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
1725 Willow St.
Franklin, LA 70538-5815
(337) 828-0092

The Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge is located in the coastal Louisiana towns of Franklin, Garden City and Centerville on Bayou Teche. The 9,028-acre (36.54 kmē) Refuge is forested with bottomland hardwoods and cypress-gum forests. The Refuge was established in St. Mary Parish in 2001. The surrounding area includes oil and gas wells and canals.

The endangered Louisiana Black Bear is relatively abundant throughout the Refuge. Other wildlife species of interest include alligators, wading birds, ducks and bald eagles. The area is forested with bottomland hardwoods and cypress-gum forests.

For more information, visit the website at www.fws.gov

 


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