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Cane River Creole National Historical Park

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Address: 400 Rapides Drive, Natchez, LA 71457
Phone Number: 318-356-8441
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Attractions at this historical park include the land and buildings of the...

Attractions at this historical park include the land and buildings of the Oakland and Magnolia plantations.

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Very nice place!

Came here during the holiday season and was given free hot chocolate and cookies! They had crafts for kids on this particular day as well. The house was still available for a free... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
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Vidor, Texas
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Vidor, Texas
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112 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Came here during the holiday season and was given free hot chocolate and cookies! They had crafts for kids on this particular day as well. The house was still available for a free tour and the granddaughter of one of the owners gave the tour and told us about her family. The bottle garden is very neat, although it took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

It was great and the cell phone tour is very interesting and helpful! The ranger wasn't really friendly but I didn't mind because the tour was so interesting! I would recommend it to anyone that loves history

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Thank Paige B
Dallas, Texas
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146 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This place is indeed beautiful, however, we expected a little bit more out of the Rangers that were there. First of all, please keep in mind that there are 2 locations. If you want to see the plantation house you need to go to a different location that that of the Overseers house. The Ranger at the Overseers house seemed... More 

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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I've been wanting to visit Magnolia Plantation for years, but my husband never would make the drive from NOLA. A friend & I visited Shreveport and I wanted to show her a plantation since she'd never been to Louisiana and I figured this was my chance. I'm in a wheelchair and found the paths relatively easy to navigate. I appreciate... More 

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1 Thank KCHolle
sonoma county
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55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Great tour of the house by a very knowledgeable ranger. Very enjoyable and interesting. Good map and information and lots of authentic items from the last 200 years.the ranger made it great. Don't miss this one!

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Booneville, Arkansas
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We just happened upon this wonderful national park and decided to stop to look around and are so glad that we did! After looking around at all of the buildings, we were just in time for a tour of the plantation home which is normally given by a park ranger. Just as we were leaving the store for the tour,... More 

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2 Thank CALloves2travel
Huntsville, Alabama
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603 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had a wonderful tour of the recreated fort and surrounding area by Tommy, who was in full period costume - everything seemed perfectly authentic down to his glasses. You could tell that he lives and breaths the abundant history. We had a very leisurely stroll and learned a lot about the way people lived back when the fort was... More 

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1 Thank AGoingGal
Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Spent the day in Natchitoches and decided to finish it up on the Cane River Creole Historical Driving Trail and I was not disappointed. Our first stop was at the Oakland Plantation. It is a great rest stop, with bathrooms. We took the 1:00 tour of the grounds and really enjoyed it. The history of Oakland is very interesting. The... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Beautiful grounds, serene and very picturesque. It's about five minutes from Melrose Plantation and I enjoyed wandering these grounds tremendously.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are interested in visiting the Cane River Creole National Historical Park in Natchitoches be warned there this park is not contained in one location. The two main locations are the Magnolia Plantation and the Melrose plantation which are about 12 to 14 miles distances from Natchitoches. The Natchitoches Visitors Bureau at 781 Front Street in Natchitoches is not... More 

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