When most people think about Louisiana, the first thing that comes to mind is New Orleans. The reality is that there are other great cities in the area. Here is a bit of useful information about Lafayette, which is the fourth-largest city in the state.
The city was once known as Vermilionville. This is probably one of the longest and strangest names many have ever seen. Luckily for those who live there, it was renamed after General Lafayette, who helped America a great deal during the Revolutionary War.
The area has a tropical climate, which is ideal for those who really like the heat. The summers are long, hot and humid, while the winters are very mild. This is not a place someone should live in if they like the idea of bundling up and getting cozy around the fire while piles of snow fall to the ground.
There are many notable people who are from this city. The actor who played Little Ricky on I Love Lucy, Richard Keith, was born here. Others who have called this city home at some point in their lives include country music singer Hunter Hayes and TV actress/model Ali Landry.
The Cajun Heartland State Fair is held there yearly and it lasts eleven days. There are rides, games and other attractions there for those who are looking to relax and have some fun. This is a perfect place to spend a day with family.
The next time Louisiana crosses your mind, make sure that you think about Lafayette. While it is not as huge, popular or bustling as New Orleans, this does not mean that the city does not have just as much to offer those who want to visit or make it their home.