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Historic District Shopping

Front Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457
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Ranked #3 of 13 attractions in Natchitoches
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

There really is not that much shopping here in my opinion. It is worth the time to drive over and spend an hour or so in the area, just don't count on a lot of stores. A lot of the downtown is just business offices. Very pretty area facing the Cane river.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were passing through Louisiana and had planned to spend a few hours and some of our money here, but too many places were closed. I would have thought that a tourist destination would have more open, especially the Visitor Center. Would love to see more stores with local items, a nice casual dining spot that isn't a bar, and... More

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TEXAS
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Went to Natchitoches on our anniversary for an overnight stay. Never been before so planned our trip using tripadvisor. The historic district is the thing to do there and can be accomplished in half a day of walking around the shops. Mix match of antique stores, kitchen stores, trendy clothes mainly for women, a little historical stuff, etc. Most of... More

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Louisiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We love it in Natchitoches, most everyone you meet are very kind, great hospitality, the scenery is awesome all around Front Street, clean everywhere you go, we enjoyed the Fourth of July fireworks display this year, was better than any of the Christmas lights/fireworks we have gone to.

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Minden, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The shops are OK, but at 8 months pregnant, I didn't get to look for long, because I was going to have to trek a few blocks to the public restroom at the other end of the street, because all of the shops have signs posted that say no public restrooms. I have a policy of not spending money in... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Coming from Dallas I am use to fabulous shopping. The Historic District Shopping in Natchitoches, in my opinion, has too many dress shops that are too much the same. Once you have seen one, pretty much you have seen them all. I would suggest more variety: a bookstore with books about Louisiana and books by Louisiana authors; an arts and... More

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Jasper, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love the shops..there's one that has cooking utensils and they have any cookie cutter you could imagine.

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NW Louisiana
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10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We really enjoyed our shopping in the historic district in Natchitoches. There are a lot of unique shops. The only disappointment was that there was not as many antique stores as in the past. The Landing Restaurant was closed because they were doing a lot of meals for the Louisiana Sports Museum activity. The ambience was great as always.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We just loved Natchitoches! the atmosphere, the Bed and Breakfast(Violet Hill), the shopping and the restaurants were just perfect!. we usually make a trip there every spring. We haven't been there at Christmas time yet, but hear it is beautiful and fully intent on going at that time. We have nothing but good things to say about Natchitoches. our stay... More

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Huntsville, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Not enough variety in shops - lots of bling and religious themed merchandise. One shop that looked interesting never opened during our 3-day stay. Disappointing.

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