The diversity of the people and the communities that surround Jennings combine to form something for everyone. The area offers excellent Cajun cuisine, local music, a world-renowned fine arts museum, a turn-of-the-century general store museum and a museum dedicated to the history of the telephone. Also, a wide range of antique and gift shops, historic homes and buildings, scenic wetland and byways, parks, majestic live oak and cypress groves, outdoor recreation including boating, hunting and fishing.
From the Native Americans to the Cajun and Creole French, African American and the mid-western settlers brought in by the railroad industry, Jeff Davis Parish has a something for everyone. Aspects of these influences are evident in today’s communities across the area and the blend has resulted in a pride and hospitality uniquely ours.