Celebrate, Discover, and Explore Natchitoches, Louisiana! Established in 1714, Natchitoches is the original French colony and Louisiana’s oldest city. It is the destination for families and friends all across the South! Conveniently located off I-49 in Northwest Louisiana, Natchitoches is charming, full of culture, history, recreation, shopping and more. Top reasons to visit Natchitoches usually include its’ annual festivals and the

- National Historic Landmark District, a historic hub with French Creole architecture, historic homes; Louisiana’s oldest general store; walking tours; carriage rides; kayaking and paddle boating; Steel Magnolia film sites and culinary favorites like the famous Natchitoches ‘Meat Pie’ and the ‘Cajun Baked Potato’;

- The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum offers award-winning modern architecture; interactive sports exhibits and 3,000 years of interactive history and culture;

- Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, a full-scale replica French Colonial fort built by founding father, Louis Juchereau de St. Denis, while en route to Mexico in 1714;

- Cane River Heritage Trail, a Louisiana Scenic Byway that explores cultural legacies and traditions through National Historic Landmarks, Cane River Creole National Historical Park and Melrose Plantation Complex.

For travel information visit Natchitoches.com or call 1-800-259-1714.

780 Front Street, Suite 100 Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457

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