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  • Bayou Pierre Alligator Park

    380 Old Bayou Pierre Road
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    The largest alligator park in Louisiana. Cajun countryside park that features hundreds of alligators and hourly feeding shows where visitors can feed them, touch them, hold them, and have their...
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  • Longleaf Trail Scenic Byway

    LA Highway 119 Byway
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    South of Natchitoches, Kisatchie National Forest
    One of the most scenic drives in Louisiana, this 17 mile scenic byway guides you through some of the most beautiful and unique scenery in the Kisatchie National Forest. There are a number of scenic...
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  • Natchitoches National Fish Hatchery

    615 Highway 1 South
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Established in 1931, this warm water facility features 16 aquarium tanks filled with native species including catfish, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, and bluegill that are raised for local public...
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Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Badin-Roque House

    Highway 484
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this historic house is the only surviving example of poteaux-en-terre and bousillage architecture in Louisiana and features a single central...
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  • Chamard-Dunahoe House

    120 Rue Amulet
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Unique and historic French Colonial home that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has features including hand hewn cyrpess rafters, bousillage walls, and fireplaces on the...
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  • Ducournau Square

    No. 8 Ducournau Square
    Natchitoches, LAThe Ducournau Building, in which the Town House is located, stands on a portion of an 1818 land grant made to Joseph Tauzin, who came from France in 1776. Walking through wooden gates and down a...
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  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

    613 Second Street
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    The fifth Catholic church built in Natchitoches, this historic church has features including the original crystal chandeliers from France, original stained glass windows, and the original oil...
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  • Kate Chopin House-Bayou Folk Museum

    243 Highway 495
    Cloutierville, LA 71452
    Home of Kate Chopin, the renowned writer of Creole short stories who is best known for her story "The Awakening." This magnificent home, a National Historic Landmark, is filled with period...
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  • Magnolia

    Cane River Creole National Park
    The two and one-half story plantation house is one of the largest in the area, with twenty-seven rooms, including a Catholic Chapel in which Mass is still celebrated.
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  • Melrose Plantation

    3533 Highway 119
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Located in the Cane River Heritage Area
    A National Historic Landmark, this plantation consists of three main structures, the circa 1796 Yucca House that was a Colonial residence, the circa 1800 African House that was a slave fort and...
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  • Metoyer-Brown Town House

    366 Jefferson Street
    Natchitoches, LAThis house is located on property that was part of a 1723 land grant made to Frenchman, M. Barbier. This grant, which extended from Bayou Amulet to what is now Touline Street, was one of the...
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  • Oakland Plantation

    400 Rapides Drive
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Cane River Creole National Park
    The most complete Creole plantation in the South, this plantation is situated on the banks of Cane River Lake on 42 beautiful acres. The plantation house was constructed by slaves using...
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  • Prudhomme Hughes-Johnson Townhouse

    720 Front Street
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Believed to be the earliest built structure remaining on Front Street, this historic townhouse features lavish ornamental iron lace and Natchitoches' famous "Spiral Staircase" that was cast in...
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  • St. Augustine Catholic Church

    Cane River National Heritage Area
    Thought to be the first Catholic church in the United States built and supported by people of color, St. Augustine was built with funds provided by Cane River Creole patriarch, Nicolas Augustine...
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  • Tauzin Plantation

    1950 Williams Avenue
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Surrounded by 150 year old live oaks, this plantation features a beautiful three story Creole structure that was built with original handmade bricks, as well as hand hewn and pegged cypress timbers.
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  • Trinity Episcopal Church

    533 Second Street
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    The first non-Roman Catholic church in Natchitoches and the third oldest Episcopal church in Louisiana, this historic church has a Gothic-Norman architecture style and has features include hand cut...
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Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Cane River National Heritage Area

    1 Rue Beau Port
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    A largely rural area known for its historic Creole-style plantations and unique blend of cultures that include French, African, American Indian, Spanish, and Creole, this 116,000 acre heritage area...
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  • Fort Jesup State Historic Site

    32 Geoghagan Road
    Many, LA 71449
    Located Just 30 Minutes from Natchitoches
    After a territorial boundary was finally fixed at the Sabine River by the Florida Purchase Treaty of 1819, the United States built Fort Jesup in 1822. Lieutenant Colonel Zachary Taylor established...
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  • Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site

    130 Moreau Street
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Located along the banks of the Cane River, this historic site features an exact replica of the French fort and offers numerous outdoor exhibits, demonstrations, living history programs, and special...
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  • Juchereau St. Denis Statue

    781 Front Street
    Natchitoches, LAThis bronze statue of Natchitoches founder, Chevalier Louis Antoine Juchereau de St.Denis was created by sculptor, Larry Crowder of Fort Worth, Texas. It was sculpted and cast in bronze in Texas. It...
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  • Los Adaes State Historic Site

    6354 Highway 485
    Robeline, LA 71449
    "The symbol of New Spain in Louisiana", this 14 acre historic site is located on the El Camino Real and is one of the most intriguing State Historic Sites in Louisiana. This site was also once the...
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  • Rebel State Historic Site

    1260 Highway 1221
    Marthaville, LA 71450
    Located 25 Miles West of Natchitoches
    The focal point of this historic site is the gravesite of the Unknown Confederate Soldier that was tended by local residents for almost one hundred years and gained official designation in 1962. ...
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Libraries & Research Centers

  • Cammie Henry Archives & Library

    Watson Library, Northwestern State University
    Houses the Melrose Collection, historic facts, maps and memorabilia from early Natchitoches and from the private collections of Miss Cammie, patron of the arts, mistress of Melrose Plantation and...
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Museums & Galleries

  • Bishop Martin Museum, The

    145 Church Street
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Situated in the circa 1885 bishop’s house and circa 1855 seminary, the Bishop Martin Museum contains early Immaculate Conception Catholic Church records, dating from 1724; and church artifacts,...
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  • Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

    Prather Coliseum, Northwestern State University
    Display of portraits and memorabilia of Louisiana's most accomplished athletes. The Hall of Fame has been located in Natchitoches since 1972.
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  • Natchitoches Heritage Art Gallery

    584 Front Street, Suite 102
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Local artists work and promote art within this historic community. All types of medium are represented in the gallery from painting to pottery, sculpture and jewelry. Art displayed include local...
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  • Old Courthouse Museum

    600 Second Street
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Located in the Historic District
    An excellent example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture, this historic and imposing building has many unique features including heavily arched doors and window openings and a large distinctive...
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  • Williamson Museum

    Keyser Hall, Northwestern State University
    Dedicated to the preservation of cultures - concentrates on Louisiana Indians and on the archeology of post European cultures in the state. The museum holds over half a million artifacts and is an...
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National Parks & Natural Wonders

  • Kisatchie Hills Wilderness

    106 Old Highway 6 West
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    This 8,700-acre wilderness area is home to the alligator and the long legged birds plus features some of the most unique topography in Louisiana including unusually steep and rugged terrain,...
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Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Briarwood, Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve

    216 Caroline Dormon Road
    Natchitoches, LA 71070
    19 Miles North of Campti in Natchitoches Parish
    Open for guided tours every weekend in March, April, May, August and November. Caroline Dormon was the first woman employed in forestry in the United States. Almost single-handedly she worked with...
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Tours & Cruises

  • Historic District Tours

    100 Rue Beauport
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Downtown Riverbank
    "Serving Natchitoches since the turn of the century", this company offers 45 minute daily guided tours of the beautiful, original French Colony in Louisiana where you will learn the history and...
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  • Tour Natchitoches With Barbara

    435 Robert LaCaze Road
    Natchitoches, LA 71456
    Guided interpretive tours of historic sites in Natchitoches including plantation tours, step on bus tours, walking/driving tours in historic district, "Steel Magnolias" tours, photography tours, and...
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