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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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Very interesting tour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Grand Haven
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very quiet drive with little traffic. Scenic landscape to enjoy, plantations to tour and alot of interesting history. Don't miss Oakland, Melrose, and Magnolia plantations. Oakland was our favorite and it's free!

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Robert, Louisiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is a great stop with lots of history. The ranger, Abby was very knowledgable and gave a great tour of Oakland Plantation. I would highly recommend.

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Houma, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A beautiful place. It had quite a lot of history. The tour guide, Don was very knowledgeable. The grounds were beautiful and the out buildings were very well kept for something that is over a 100 years old.

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Lockwood,MO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My mom is from Kinder, LA and so every time we go home to visit we take the back highways around Natchitoches, so happy it finally became recognized as a "trail". the views are spectacular along the lake. Take a walking tour of the the neighborhoods in town, many are older than you think, and the downtown area has some... More 

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Mandeville Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I had not been to Natchitoches in several decades and remembered the front street and river front as run down and something to be avoided. This trip I was amazed and impressed at the difference. It is now restored and charming, and well worth a diversionary side-trip. Quaint and attractive, with the old downtown in top shape and the graceful... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My friends and I LOVED touring two homes in the National Heritage Area. The docents were very informative. One charged a $10 fee. The signs around town helped us to navigate our way.

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Be careful as your GPS or OnStar will send you to a closed building. It did however have area NPS park brochures out front that I found helpful. Follow the highway and make sure and see the plantations. It will give you a feel for what the area was really like.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Cane River National Heritage Area has three main plantation sites to visit. Two have guided tours. One is unguided. The Visitor's Center has information about these plantations and a good map on how to get to them(no easy matter). Melrose Plantation is sponsored by a local preservation society and an entrance fee is required and well worth the tour.... More 

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Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Visited Oakland Plantation and the Caroline Dorman Preserve. Both areas interesting and beautiful. Guides were excellent and informative.

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