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So beautiful and peaceful!

This area is so beautiful - I wanna live here along the river. Nice little houses, restuarants and... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
TruGrits1
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San Bruno
Fourth of July Festival

We had a great time on the Cane River. Beautiful Wildlife. True Louisiana.So much history to learn... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
MerriMK
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Reddick, Florida
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Cane River National Heritage Area in northwestern Louisiana is a largely rural, agricultural landscape known for its historic plantations, its distinctive Creole architecture, and its multi-cultural legacy. Historically this region lay at the intersection of French and Spanish realms in the New World. Today it is home to a unique blend of cultures, including American Indian, French, Spanish, African, and Creole. The central corridor of the heritage area begins just south of Natchitoches, the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, and extends along both sides of Cane River Lake for approximately 35 miles. The heritage area includes Cane River Creole National Historical Park, seven National Historic Landmarks, three State Historic Sites, and many other historic plantations, homes, and churches. What is a National Heritage Area? A National Heritage Area is a place recognized by the United States Congress for its unique contribution to the American experience. In a national heritage area, natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally distinctive landscape arising from patterns of human activity shaped by geography. These patterns make national heritage areas representative of the national experience through the physical features that remain and the traditions that have evolved in the areas. Continued use of the national heritage areas by people whose traditions helped to shape the landscapes enhances their significance. The Cane River National Heritage Area is one of forty-nine National Heritage Areas recognized by Congress for their significant contributions to the American experience. In partnership with the National Park Service, CRNHA, Inc. celebrates the nationally significant history of the Cane River region, preserving it for the benefit of current and future generations.
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Natchitoches, LA 71458
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

This area is so beautiful - I wanna live here along the river. Nice little houses, restuarants and b&b's along the river as well. Green,clean and peaceful. Very nicely kept up. We visiting several of the plantations along the river and ate at the Cane...More

4  Thank TruGrits1
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great time on the Cane River. Beautiful Wildlife. True Louisiana.So much history to learn and explore.

1  Thank MerriMK
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Leisurely, winding road through the past. Good road, well kept places both old and new, and beautiful views of the Cane River as you meander through the Heritage Trail. It's worth driving even if you don't exit the car just to see the historic plantations...More

2  Thank Densealaska
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great place for anyone interested in history. The history of this place is suburb! Make sure you have a camera and extra battery.

Thank ELAINE R
Reviewed 24 June 2016

An area loaded with history & beauty. Our whole ride was so at ease with stops at the National Park Magnolia Plantation. Just a beautiful area to relax & learn in.

Thank OGirl75
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Able to get a great audio tour via my cell phone as the areas are all self guided. An interesting and informative example of Creole plantation life. Appropriate for children. National Park Service store at Oakland plantation and gift shop with local food products and...More

3  Thank TweetyLover
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

A wonderful area of Louisiana Felt like we had taken a step back in time. We were even blessed with a light shower to cool the day off. There is beauty all around.

Thank Swentzell01
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had an excellent time. We loved seeing the past and learning from the past. Did have a little experience at the magnolia plantation, heard something or someone pacing on the wood flooring only to find that building was lockup. But definitely...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This was a very nice area where you can walk in a quite environment and here yourself think. The sounds of nature surround you.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Some friends and I got out on this Cane River trail and followed it into the plantations and countryside. This was the best part of our trip. We searched out the many different plantation houses and historical landmarks on this backroads discovery trip. We all...More

Thank jwith2003
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