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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana: Animatronic Swamp Puppet Show

The Atchafalaya Welcome Center featured a free show with realistic but singing animal puppet-robots: a raccoon, a loggerhead snapping turtle, and an alligator.

Atchafalaya Welcome Center

1908 Atchafalaya River Hwy, Breaux Bridge, LA
Underneath the I-10 highway, on the ground. Go down the exit ramp and you are there, it is the main building complex. Nothing else around but swamp.
Puppets may be turned off Jan.-March. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Animatronic raccoon.

Animatronic Swamp Puppet Show

Pre-show is a bit like the Tiki Room at Disneyland; adorable! And the 4-minute movie that follows provides a great intro to the region. Helpful staff, free coffee, clean restrooms, and a ton of brochures about sites in Louisiana. Worth a 15-minute stop.

[Jennifer Kefer, 07/05/2022]
Atchafalaya Welcome Center

We are featuring a special movie in our theater and showcasing five artisan videos in another exhibit area. In order for visitors to enjoy the new exhibits we have temporarily turned off the beloved stage animal production. Visitors can stop by 361 days a year from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm for tourists information and to view our upgraded exhibits.

[Brandy Serrette, 03/31/2018]

Unfortunately, turning off the robot animal show diminishes the oddball appeal of this attraction. We hope to hear about a happy future when the animals come out of hibernation!

Animatronic Swamp Puppet Show

According to a staff member, the robo-puppets are turned off from January to March. The puppets are supposed to be the pre-show to the movie. The staff is working on getting the movie door to open after the puppet show is finished.

[Patrick, 03/15/2018]

The puppets are realistic, but singing, animals: a raccoon, snapping turtle, and alligator.

Animatronic Swamp Puppet Show

Robopuppets are fixed, and the short show includes black light effects. Plus, free coffee!

[Paul, 07/21/2014]

Swamp scene.

Animatronic Swamp Puppet Show

The animals don't move anymore, but still a fun stop...

[Melissa, 07/06/2013]

A sad comment on our times when we can no longer maintain robot swamp critters.

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Prehistoric ParkPrehistoric Park, Henderson, LA - 6 mi.
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Creepy Oak and Pine AlleyCreepy Oak and Pine Alley, St. Martinville, LA - 15 mi.
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Huey Long's Towering Tombstone, Baton Rouge, LA - 33 mi.

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