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The Gothic Jail of DeRidder was completed in 1915, and is believed to be haunted, possibly by the two men that hung for their crimes from the top of the jail stairwell. Tours are now available.
For more info, visit: Gothic Jail Facebook
Our southern atmosphere is sure to put a smile on your face as you visit and discover our many hidden treasures. Our parish is filled with Louisiana's famous foods, good music, and more! You can spend the day indoors antique shopping, grab a tube and head outside to the Quiska Chitto River for a white sandy beach adventure, or visit our local Mennonite back home store featuring delicious homemade baked treats.
Travel the Myths and Legends Byway and stop off at the many hometown eateries along the way. From boudin and fresh cracklins to crawfish and gumbo, come taste the food we're famous for.
The Merryville Heritage Festival is held the last weekend in March. Celebrate the unique heritage of the 'No Man's Land' with skits, entertainment, demonstrations and attractions reminiscent of the 1800's.
A 178 mile drive of Western Louisiana based on tall tales, true stories and legends. Today, visitors will find the festivals that make Louisiana famous, lush pine forests, historic cemeteries, unique museums, mysterious waterways, and friendly hospitable people ready to share their stories.
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Come travel our Myths and Legends Byway