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Natchitoches, Louisiana

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Natchitoches, a Preserve America community, is the home of Cane River National Heritage Area and Cane River Creole National Historical Park. It is a region known internationally for its cultural landscapes, Creole architecture, and multi-cultural legacy. Historically, this region lay at the boundary of French and Spanish realms in the New World. Today, it is home to a unique blend of cultures that reflect these roots. The region boasts 7 national historic landmarks, 3 state historic sites, and 24 properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Much of the 35-mile-long region is privately owned, yet many sites are open to the public. A National Park Service Discover Our Shared Heritage travel itinerary highlights many of the region’s historic features.