Crowley stands as a lively hub of history and culture, boasting unique retailers, the best in Cajun cooking and exciting annual festivals that draw in people from all over the world. Crowley is a Certified Retirement Community as well as a Tree City USA and the first city in the U.S. to receive ISO 9000:2000 quality management certification. A nationally recognized Main Street Community, Crowley has over 200 historical structures to see including a well preserved historic district featuring Queen Anne homes. Take a stroll down historic Parkerson Avenue to view the recently restored Grand Opera House of the South and the Rice Theatre. You’ll also visit the new City Hall, formerly the Crowley Motor Company building. City Hall is home to the Rice Interpretive Center and Museum, which focuses on the agriculture industry that has made Crowley what it is today. The J. D. Miller Recording Studio and Museum is also housed there. The oldest of its kind in the state, well-known artists have recorded there since 1946. On the third weekend in October, you can also experience the largest agricultural celebration in the state, the International Rice Festival.