Activities

4 Seasons Christmas Tree Farm

The 4 Seasons Farm is a Produce Farm and Christmas tree Farm. Call for days and hours of operation. 2.5 miles east of Wal-Mart

Adai Caddo Indian Nation Cultural Center

The Cultural Museum, located on the Historic Site, allows visitors to experience a day in the life of the Adai Caddo Indians.

Also on the site is the historic St. Anne’s Catholic Church, the oldest in the Louisiana Purchase. The church played an important role in the converting of the Adai to Catholicism. Tours may be scheduled through the village.

Bayou Pierre Alligator Park

Explore the mysterious, exciting world of the American Alligator. This seven-acre park is the largest of its kind in Louisiana, complete with Cajun music, Cajun cuisine, and LOTS of hungry alligators. From covered, protected walkways and platforms you’ll see hundreds of alligators in their natural environment. The whole family will enjoy watching and feeding these big gators.

Children also love the Feeding Zoo, the Bird Sanctuary, the Reptile Habitat, the Jungle, Turtle Town, Rocky Raccoon Resort and much more.

Briarwood Nature Preserve

Walk down forest trails, savor the beauty of the Louisiana iris bog, admire the reflection pool, and enjoy the most complete botanical and wildlife sanctuary in Louisiana.

Briarwood is the birthplace and home of Caroline Dormon, a world renowned naturalist, author, artist and the first woman to be hired in the United States Forest Service. The Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve strives to carry on the work started by Miss Dormon by preserving wildflowers native to the south and educating the public on how natural forest ecosystems work.

Cane River Brewing Company

We say no wake zone because it represents everything that CRB is. From our founders to our philosophy, CRB believes in taking the time to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. For us, that means great beer and even better company.

Our brewery is housed in a refurbished cotton gin building that is nearly a century old. The overlap between this historic space and the birth of a new business is a perfect representation of what Natchitoches is all about: rooted in history but constantly evolving.

Cane River Carriage Company

Take a guided tour of Natchitoches' Landmark Historic District by horse and carriage. Tour duration varies.

Call ahead for tour times.

Adults - $15, Children under the age of 11 - $10

Cane River Creole National Historical Park Magnolia Plantation Unit

The Magnolia Plantation Complex, 18 acres of outbuildings, is open to the public and free to tour as a unit of Cane River Creole National Historical Park. The Park includes a blacksmith shop, plantation store, gin barn, eight cabins, and former slave hospital that at various times housed the owners and overseer. The gin barn houses a wooden screw-type cotton press, the last such press remaining in its original site in the United States.

Cane River Creole National Historical Park Oakland Plantation Unit

Oakland Plantation has 17 of its original outbuildings still remaining. Outbuildings still on the plantation include two pigeonniers, an overseer’s house, massive roofed log corn crib, carriage house, mule barn that was originally a smokehouse, carpenter’s shop, and cabins.

The historic property is a National Bicentennial Farm, only one of two of such Farms west of the Mississippi River, both of which are in Natchitoches Parish. A unit of Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Oakland was acquired by the National Park Service in 1998.

Cane River Queen

Take a leisurely cruise aboard the Cane River Queen. The red, white and blue vessel meanders along the tranquil waters of Cane River Lake. Groups/special events welcome.

Christmas in the Park (December)

Step into a magical winter wonderland as Dark Woods transforms for Christmas In The Park, Natchitoches’ newest holiday attraction. Gates open Thursday, December 3, 2015 to kick off the Christmas season. Experience over 4 acres of enchanting, lighted walkways and over 150,000 LED lights and displays that bring the woods to life! Stroll past the vast array of twinkling tree forms, through candy cane lane, all the while enjoying our lighted animal displays throughout the park.

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