River Country. Features some of
the South's oldest plantation homes situated along the
32-mile oxbow-shaped Cane River Lake. The countryside is
dotted with pecan orchards, cotton farms, historic
landmarks, plantations and churches.
Los Adaes State Historic Site.
Dates back to the early 1700s
when a Franciscan missionary from New Spain (now Mexico),
Father Francisco Hidalgo, urged the French governor of
Louisiana to establish a post near east Texas.
this historic site receive guided tours of the archaeology
lab which houses changing displays. Guides will also take
visitors onto the grounds of the presidio and share the
history of this colonial outpost.
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Toledo Bend State Park.
Located on Toledo Bend Reservoir, the park offers fishing,
boat launch, improved campsites, 10 vacation cabins, group
camp facilities, an Olympic-sized swimming pool,
picnicking, pavilion, playgrounds, trails and a conference
State Historic Site
The site of the last major Confederate victory of the
Civil War. Visitors may take daily tours, see interpretive
programs, spend time in the museum with its comprehensive
collection of Civil War artifacts, and walk the trail
through the battlefield area.
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Jesup State Historic Site.The
site of a fort established in 1822 by Zachary Taylor to
secure the western border of the U.S. frontier. It
features the original field kitchen, a replica of
officers' quarters which serves as a museum and visitors
center, and interpretive programs.
State Historic Site.
the gravesite of an unknown Confederate soldier and is
home of the Louisiana Country Music Museum. An
amphitheater offers concerts featuring gospel, country and
folk music, as well as the Annual Fiddling Championship.
St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site.
Located on the banks of historic Cane River, the
fort is a full-scale replica of a French colonial fort
built in the 1730s. Featured are log walls sharpened to
protect the barracks, a warehouse, chapel, mess hall,
powder magazine, Indian dwellings and interpretive
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Wildlife Refuge. The 14,730-acre
area of loblolly and short leaf pine is open to visitors
to enjoy hunting, birding and camping.
Fish Hatchery and Aquarium.
Tours feature aquarium exhibits of native Louisiana fish
species and include turtles and alligators, as well as a
video presentation. Visitors may also observe seasonal
operations such as feeding fish, hatching eggs and
Meat Pie Festival,
Robeline Heritage Festival – September/October. Highway 6, east of Natchitoches – home of Los Adaes, the Spanish Capital of Texas for over 50 years. Discover how this community became known as “Robbers Lane” and celebrate their history and heritage with entertainment, food and crafts.
Natchitoches Fall Tour of Homes, October. Step back in time during this two-day fall pilgrimage tour that features guided tours of historic town homes, Cane River plantations, and garden tours. Unique candlelight tours are available on Friday and Saturday nights.
Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights, December. The Natchitoches Christmas Festival has been held on the first weekend in December since 1927. This annual event draws in excess of 100,000 visitors each year for the parade, live entertainment, food fair, arts and crafts show and a spectacular fireworks show over the scenic Cane River Lake.
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