Holiday Inn Express Natchitoches
5131 Highway 6, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 71458, United States
More about Natchitoches
The "old" owner-founder
Sharecropper home at Magnolia Plantation
Oakland Plantation Share Cropper home
Oakland Store once served as company store
Travel Tips for Natchitoches
A Day I'll Never Forget
I had been looking forward to our trip to Natchitoches. Unfortunately that morning, we awoke to news of the World Trade Centre bombing. Our trip down was delayed while we sat watching in horror as events unfolded. Passing by the Shreveport airforce base, we heard that President Bush had just landed. Our car radio was set all day on the public radio station in that area.
The only reprieve we got from this shocking day was when we left the car to stroll around this delightful city. Even then, radios could be heard everywhere. We still enjoyed our visit and hope to return under happier circumstances some day.
JANUARY - Creole Heritage Festival. Demonstrations, exhibitions and performances of traditional Creole music, dance, food ways, folk, crafts, art and religious traditions are included in the day\'s activities.
APRIL – Jazz R & B Festival. Lots of sounds of Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Cajun and Zydeco musicians from across the South. Over 20 bands playing continuous music on four stages on the banks of the scenic Cane River in downtown historic Natchitoches.
OCTOBER - Adais Caddo Indian Tribe Pow Wow. The Adias Caddo Indian Tribe of Louisiana hold an annual Pow Wow on the third Saturday of October. The Pow Wow is a memorial dance in honour of the forefathers celebrating our Indian heritage.
DECEMBER - Natchitoches Christmas Festival. Held every first Saturday in December. There are over 300,000 Christmas bulbs which are strung along the Cane River Lake creating a fairyland of multi-coloured lights. Fireworks and entertainment every Saturday in December.
A well preserved town on the river.
"The 1880's style"
The main street still has a flavor of 100 years ago, and no McDonalds.
It is a complex that once was a large estate and now shrunk, like all cotton barrons of the time. The difference is this was a black owned estate since early 1800's. Marie Therese had 14children, some of them black. When they were freed, land grants gave them rights to this land.
This is a State owned and controlled fram presenting the old style method of hard work