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“Beautiful and grand looking!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oak Alley Plantation

Oak Alley Plantation
3645 Hwy. 18, Vacherie, LA 70090
800-442-5539
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Vacherie
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Owner description: Built in 1839, this plantation survived the Civil War.
Los Angeles, California
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“Beautiful and grand looking!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We went here immediately following Laura Plantation and though this place was absolutely beautiful, it just seemed more Hollywood and forced. Our tour guide had clearly memorized a script and so it wasn't very authentic. Totally worth your time though.

Visited October 2012
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“Beautiful home, well informed tour guide”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

You will get to walk throughout the house and take pictures of everything. You get to walk out on the upper balcony, which was great. We enjoyed the day here!

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“Just beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Make sure to be there on time - first tour at 930 am. This way you might be able to avoid the tour busses coming in later and you can keep the group you tour with small. Rooms are all in the style of the early years of the plantation.
The tour is very well explained and the story told in a very pleasant way.
It is accessible for wheel chairs but there is no elevator to get you on to the 2nd floor.

The Oak Ally is impressive.

Visited September 2012
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Edwardsville, IL
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“Step back in time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

One of the most amazing plantation houses in the area. Step back in time and tour the old plantation house and grounds. You have to get a mint julibe while your there. Take and pose for pictures in the "oak alley" that you have seen in so many pictures and movies. Great trip.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“If you have a car...........go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Saw this in an hotel leaflett as part of tour of this, Laura Plantion and the cemetry. It would have been $79 each. As we had hired a car it was a 40 minute drive away and just $12 each, for each plantation. I think if you went on this as an expensive bus trip you may feel cheated (most of the money is not going where it should).

At $12 per visit it was excellent value. The restaurant on the site is good too.

Visited September 2012
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