Jennings Louisiana


Jennings Louisiana Travel and Tourist Information

Jennings, the "Cradle of Louisiana Oil", is located on Interstate Highway I-10 and historic U.S. Highway 90, about midway between the cities of Lafayette and Lake Charles.

Agriculture is also an important part of the area economy, led by rice and soybeans.

The rice fields are also used for crawfish farming, a source of that Cajun delicacy available in many Jennings and Acadiana restaurants.

Crawfish are served in the form of Crawfish Gumbo, Crawfish Etouffee, Crawfish Bisque, Crawfish Pie and Fried Crawfish, and more!

During our most recent visit to Jennings, we enjoyed the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park.

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Other attractions include the W.H. Tupper Museum, the Zigler Museum, the Louisiana Telephone Pioneer Museum, and many other worthwhile things to do.

Nearby towns include Lacassine, Welsh, Duson, Crowley, Lake Arthur, Rayne, Mermentau, and Gueydan.

Jennings is the parish seat of Jefferson Davis Parish and has a population of about 13,000 residents.

Oil history in Louisiana began on September 21, 1901, when the state’s first oil well, located in the Jennings Field, was brought in. Today the oil and gas industry remain a key element in the economic development of the area.

Louisiana Oil and Gas Park, Jennings, Louisiana

Louisiana Oil and Gas Park, Jennings, Louisiana

Le Premier Puits de Petrole

Louisiana Oil and Gas Park, Jennings, Louisianaa

Louisiana Oil and Gas Park, Jennings, Louisiana

Earlier travel days on U.S. Highway 90 near Jennings, Louisiana

Earlier travel days on U.S. Highway 90 near Jennings, Louisiana