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Cane River Creole National Historical Park

400 Rapides Drive, Natchez, LA 71457
318-356-8441
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Natchez
Type: National Parks, Historic Sites
Description: Attractions at this historical park include the land and buildings of the Oakland and Magnolia plantations.
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sonoma county
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Huntsville, Alabama
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345 reviews 345 reviews
30 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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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Arkansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
34 helpful votes 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 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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172 reviews 172 reviews
41 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Lockport, Louisiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We really enjoyed our visit to the whole area. Form the town of Natchiotches to the plantation homes we visited. The area as a whole is worth seeing.

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Rayne, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Oakland is probably the most complete example of an old working plantation in the south. This is the reason the Park Service bought and preserved it. All the outbuildings and support structures are well preserved. It's a little hard to find but we take that route anyway because it's along the Cane River Lake and very scenic. The best part,... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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169 reviews 169 reviews
50 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This national park is well worth your visit to see, and better understand, an important piece of Creole, Louisiana, and US history. From Natchitoches, the signs are easy to follow. Take the rural road along the Cane River and soak up the history, buildings, and landscape as you go. The Oakland plantation is well preserved. Go during a tour time,... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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169 reviews 169 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This national park is well worth your visit to see, and better understand, an important piece of Creole, Louisiana, and US history. From Natchitoches, the signs are easy to follow. Take the rural road along the Cane River and soak up the history, buildings, and landscape as you go. The Oakland plantation is well preserved. Go during a tour time,... More

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