Introduction to Rayne, Louisiana
Rayne, Louisiana, in Acadia county, is 14 miles W of Lafayette, Louisiana (center to center) and 132 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is located in the Lafayette metropolitan area. Rayne has a population of 8,552.
Rayne was founded by Dr. William H. Cunningham. The Louisiana Western Railroad first entered the area in 1880 and a railway station was established. It was named as Rayne Station after B. W. L. Rayne, an employee of the Louisiana Western Railroad. Rayne was incorporated in 1883 and J. D. Bernard became the first mayor of the city.
Rayne and nearby Attractions
- City of Rayne Museum
- Cypremort Point State Park
- Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium
- Longfellow - Evangeline State Historic Site
Things To Do In Rayne
Rayne has many parks and playgrounds including the Mauboles Park and Gossen Memorial Park. In case you enjoy reading, the Rayne Branch Library is an ideal place to spend your free hours. The Rayne Museum will indeed help you to explore some of the area’s history. The city also hosts the Frog Festival every year, which attracts thousands of visitors.
International air transportation is available from Chennault International Airport.
Rayne Higher Education
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Southern University and A & M College, and Mcneese State University are some of the universities that offer facilities for higher studies to the residents of Rayne.