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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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Loved the plantations and history!

I recommend taking this drive and spending time touring the plantations. I loved the Oakland Plantation and the big beautiful Oak trees. The tour guide was informative and helpful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I recommend taking this drive and spending time touring the plantations. I loved the Oakland Plantation and the big beautiful Oak trees. The tour guide was informative and helpful with questions throughout the tour. Loved the preservation of all the buildings. We also toured the Melrose plantation (this one is $10 per person), well worth the small fee. Our tour... More 

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Vancouver
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The circle drive is steeped in history.We particularly enjoyed visiting the Melrose plantation and just enjoying the countryside.Do not rush soak it in.

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

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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13 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Address: Address: Natchitoches, LA 71458
Phone Number: 318-356-5555
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Natchitoches

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