Alligator Park & Show
Open daily 10-5 from April mid-August. Open weekends only from 10-5 from mid-August to mid-October. See hundreds of alligators up close and personal. Feeding shows hourly. See, hold and feed them. Gift shop and snack shop. Admission. Group rates for 20+. Located 9 miles from downtown Natchitoches. Highway 1 North. Call (318) 354-0001 or (877) 354-7001 – www.alligatorpark.net
Time req: 2-3 hours
Campti Museum of History & Art
Take a journey through yesteryear. A collection of antiques, memorabilia and snippets of history for the oldest town on the Red River. Located in the old City Bank building, circa 1900. To schedule a group tour: (318) 476-2065 or 476-2605. Museum hours 10AM – 2PM, Tuesday – Saturday. Highway 71 North. Time req: 45 Minutes
Briarwood: The Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve
45 minutes from Natchitoches in Saline, LA. Home of Caroline Dormon, first woman employed in forestry in the United States and leader in the designation of Kisatchie as a National Forest. Briarwood is a wild garden of native plants. Admission. Open weekends, March, April, May, August and November. Saturday 9-5, Sunday Noon-5 or by appointment. Call for dates and directions (318) 576-3379. Time req: 2-4 hours.