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Cane River National Heritage Area

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Address: Natchitoches, LA 71458
Phone Number: 318-356-5555
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Description: This area of Northwestern Louisiana blends a variety of cultures and...
This area of Northwestern Louisiana blends a variety of cultures and maintains numerous historical parks, landmarks and plantations.
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Southern Belle Tour

Wonderful view of the past and plantation life driving tour. Guided tours are very informative like walking through the past.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful view of the past and plantation life driving tour. Guided tours are very informative like walking through the past.

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Scott, Louisiana
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We so enjoyed visiting more than 7 beautiful homes and plantations... great way to spend a morning or afternoon

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Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Historic Preservation Association in this area is very active and it shows. Natchitoches is Louisiana's oldest town. The history of the town and this area of the State is well preserved and the focus is on tourism. Whether you're a history buff, a traveler who needs a great meal and a beautiful rest stop, someone looking for the absolute... More 

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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Learnt a lot about Southern life through the information available in the buildings and also from the impromptu tour of the main house that Jean gave when a dozen visitors gathered in the middle of the plantation. (Be warned - access to the main house is only through a guided visit - the only one advertised when we were there... More 

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Plano, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I love sleepy backroads in Louisiana and that's just what the Cane River area is. Not plastic tourism like Disney or sports venues. Real sites to see where real life happens! The houses and the scenery are breathtaking.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was our introduction to Louisiana and plantation life. There were three plantations that we visited with Melrose being a business and Oaklands and Magnolia run by the National Parks. Melrose fell into the 'pay to look' and the 'giftstore' variety and Oaklands and Magnolia were free and soooo much better - as long as you like authentic over cosmetic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Could have walked along the Cane River for days. Just beautiful to sit under the canopy of trees enjoying the breeze & scenery. Watched the University of Texas rowing team practice plus several others. Wife took pictures to show her die hard Longhorn fan mom. Just a wonderful setting checking out all the stores & enjoying a lot of great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I love to visit the cane river. It's so beautiful and hanging out in Natchitoches for a day is fun. Great place to go on a pretty day.

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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We truly like to visit historic Natchitoches. The old brick streets are narrow but inviting. The Cane River Lake is a perfect backdrop for a day of exploring Front Street.

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Grand Haven
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Tim was great - we were the only ones there for the tour so felt quite spoiled! Very rainy so we only toured the house but still very interesting and a nice way to spend a rainy afternoon.

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