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2016-17 through 2021-22
The Atchafalaya Heritage Area has been designated by Congress as a National Heritage Area.
Located in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin, the nation’s largest river swamp, the Atchafalaya Welcome Center showcases a variety of exhibits showcasing the unique flora, fauna, and cultures found throughout the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. Amenities at this Welcome Center include complementary coffee, restrooms, walking trails, and picnic areas. There is also an onsite monument celebrating the 82nd Airborne Division and the many French speaking Cajuns from Louisiana and their role in the D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War 2.