RAYNE RELATED LINKS

EXPLORATORIUM
This page directs you to extensive research captured in audio and video to explain the City of Rayne's unique affection to frogs.  The Exploratorium is located in San Francisco, California.

RAYNE REALTY COMPANY
Rayne Realty Company was established in 1956 and we pride ourselves in personal down home service. We specialize in residential and commercial sales and residential appraisals. Let us show you the charm of Acadiana.

RAYNE GUEST HOME
Rayne Guest Home is a premiere skilled nursing home located in Rayne, Louisiana. We provide rehabilitation services and around the clock skilled care in a comfortable and friendly environment.  At Rayne Guest Home, our staff of dedicated professionals embodies the values that we cherish most - a nurturing spirit and a commitment to quality.

RAYNE BUILDING AND LOAN
Rayne Building and Loan Association’s mission is to provide customers with the best personal service possible for ongoing customer satisfaction.  The Association was organized at the turn of the century by a group of progressive men in our community who believed in the phrase "Home-Owned Homes". Our primary purpose was to promote savings which in turn was used to provide home mortgages... to keep your money locally so that your money goes to work locally.

LOUISIANA TOURISM INFORMATION
This page divides the state up into geographical areas and shows Louisiana's eclectic delights from Rayne's Frog Festival to fabulous Mississippi River plantations to New Orleans decadence.

ACADIA PARISH TOURIST COMMISSION
Visit the official Acadia Parish Tourist commission Web site for information on attractions, festivals, accommodations and regional history.

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE, RECREATION, AND TOURISM
The State of Louisiana's official page devoted to tourism.

LOUISIANA SCENIC BYWAYS
A web page devoted to the scenic byways and back roads of Louisiana written for visitors who want to see the "real" Louisiana (especially useful for RV groups).

LOUISIANA TRAVEL
Where do you want to go besides Rayne? It's all on this web page!

ACADIA PARISH PAGE
Rayne is located in Acadia Parish; therefore, you might want to take a look at the area and see some of the other local attractions via this website.

LAFAYETTE CONVENTION & VISITOR'S COMMISSION
Adjacent to Rayne (and the largest city in the area), Lafayette has its diverse share of events that are of interest to RV groups and individual tourists, including an annual international art and culture festival (including music, food, and dancing) Festivals lnternationale--celebrating French culture throughout the world.

LOUISIANA EVENTS
An interesting site for annual and irregular events that occur in the Pelican state.

ACADIAN MEMORIAL
Located less than an hour from Rayne, the Acadian Memorial marks one of the spots where exiled Acadians arrived in Louisiana. A monument to Evangeline, the heroine of Longfellow's poem of lost love, and a park with an Acadian museum make this spot incredibly interesting for anyone who loves history. .or romance.

LOUISIANA FOODS
Okay. You've visited Rayne and Cajun Country. You're home and cannot find the ingredients you need to make a great etoufee'. This is the place. And if you cannot make that etoufee taste right, pre-prepared versions are available. You can even purchase alligator meat here!

RAYNE STATE BANK AND TRUST COMPANY
We are continually growing, offering services with that personal banking style that many businesses have forgotten about.

MAISON D'MEMOIRE B & B COTTAGES
A unique rental alternative to local hotels and motels in overnight accommodations with irresistible Cajun charm and ambiance.  Our cottages are private, tranquil and very romantic.  All guesthouses are in the heart of "Cajun Country" in Rayne, Louisiana which is 15 minutes from Lafayette, Louisiana.  Rayne, Louisiana is a charming community known as the, "Frog Capital of the World" as well as, "The City of Murals".  Our cottages are conveniently located approximately one mile from Interstate 10.

ACADIANA TOURS "WITH ALICE" - Guided tours of Cajun Country such as Rice and Crawfish Farms (including home-cooked meal), Cajun Accordion Maker - Live Cajun Music, Swamp and Plantation homes, Acadian Home Museum & Antique Cars and Victorian Home & Church.

FEMA - This link will  direct you to FEMA's home page for information regarding disaster assistance relating to Hurricane's Katrina and Rita.

BEST WESTERN INN RAYNE - Come visit the Best Western Rayne Inn and discover the 'Cajun Way of life'. Located in the 'Frog Capital of the World', the Best Western Rayne Inn offers a warm and friendly welcome. Enjoy the wonderful murals adorning various businesses and landmarks in the area. 

DAYS INN RAYNE - Convenient location with easy access to Interstate 10.

LOUISIANA CRAWFISH FARMERS ASSOCIATION - Serving the Louisiana crawfish industry and Louisiana crawfish lovers everywhere.

  • In the 1900s, Rayne was a
    leading producer of eggs, sweet potatoes, cotton, and of course, frogs.
  • Rayne holds the all-time
    LA snowfall record - 24 inches
    on February 14 & 15, 1895.
  • Rayne once had a semi-pro
    black baseball team known
    as the Blue Eagles.
  • The Rayne high school six-man football team won the state championship in 1944.
  • In 1908, the town passed
    an ordinance requiring all
    property owners to put down
    plank sidewalks.
  • In 1946, the population of Rayne grew enough that the State Legislature declared
    it a city.
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