Bayou Pierre Alligator Park

April to October Open Weekends Only
Park Hours 10AM - 5PM
380 Old Bayou Pierre Road 
Natchitoches, LA
Adults $8.95, Students $6.95

Explore the unique, mysterious, and exciting world of the American Alligator. This five-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.

Briarwood: Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve

During the Months of March, April, May, October & November
Open Saturday 9AM-5PM & Sunday 12PM-5PM

*Tours are available by appointment; call 318-576-3379

216 Caroline Dorman Rd.
Saline, LA 71070

A Foundation Is Established

Fort St. Jean Baptiste Historic Site

Begin your Natchitoches visit at Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site and gain a better understanding and appreciation of the customs and cultures of the early inhabitants of Natchitoches. Open Wednesday - Sunday 9AM-5PM

Birthplace Of French Natchitoches

Natchitoches was founded by a French Canadian, Louis Antoine Juchereau de St.Denis , in 1714 while he was en route to Mexico from Mobile, Alabama, on a trade mission.

Grand Ecore Visitors Center

106 Tauzin Island Road
Natchitoches, LA. 71457

Discovering The Red River

Historic Cemeteries

The American Cemetery
“The American Cemetery, is considered by many historians to be the oldest cemetery in the Louisiana Purchase. The American Cemetery contains graves that date to colonial times. Buried within its grounds are war heroes and villains, doctors, politicians, educators, a former mayor who was murdered and a plantation owner who had numerous children with a slave whom he set free by the time of his death.” – The American Cemetery- The Oldest Cemetery In The Louisiana Purchase And A Shrine To God And History, by Payne Williams