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Kent Plantation House

3601 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, LA 71303
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Alexandria
Type: Historic Sites
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Pineville, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is an historical little gem in Alexandria and shouldn't be missed on a trip to this city. There is something always going on that will interest both adults and children from Herb Day to Bug Day.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The docents are extremely knowledgeable, pleasant and eager to share information about the plantation. The plantation has been recreated but the furnishings are authentic. Wonderful pieces of history.

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Glenpool, Oklahoma, USA
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53 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We have been to several plantations across the south. It's always interesting to see how people adapt to their different environments and how it affects their homes, farms and work. Not an extremely elegant or fancy house but full of information and things I've never seen before at other homes. Very laid back, not busy at all, inexpensive and the... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

George (a "Damn Yankee") was our tour quide and extended every Southern courtesy! My wife and I were shown a peek into the History of Kent Plantation that was second to none. Together with the out buildings and the Sugar Cane 'cooker' it's a very complete exhibit. George even gave me a special taste of one of the best "by... More

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Monroe, Louisiana
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23 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had a great time. We also had Patsy as our inside tour guide and I am responding to Danny T's review with this next statement. A couple from Minnesota arrived at the same time we did so 5 total in our group, myself and my 2 boys and the retired couple from Minnesota. There were 3 adults in our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We arrived as soon as the place opened. It is during their off season so we got a personal tour. The gift shop was lovely and reasonably priced. The woman that guided the inside was very passionate and knowledgable, she showed us fingerprints of slaves that were left when making the bricks for the house. She was willing to answer... More

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Ok first our tour guides name was Sandy and a sweeter lady I have never met! We have 2 boys and she answered every question they had and then some. Our very shy daughter was so in love with her she ended up holding hands with her for most of the tour! This lady was so sweet it made it... More

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Bridgewater, IA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We really enjoyed the tour! The ladies that were our guides made the history come to life! The guides would take the time to ask if we had any questions at each display.

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Grapevine, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My husband and I decided to stop by Kent House for a rest stop from driving all day and because I was interested in touring it after I saw it in a AAA Tourbook (we probably wouldn't have found it otherwise since the signs on I-49 weren't advertising it) since I'd never been to such a place. We arrived at... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Visited the plantation Labor Day weekend. The first tour guide of the big house was very sweet. The second tour guide was an old snob. She was very condescending towards the other tour guide which made us uncomfortable. I can't even count how many times we were told "someone comes out and demostrates..." but apparently not on a holiday weekend.... More

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