Top things to do in Webster Parish!

Visit downtown historic Minden for shopping, dining and attractions.

  • Northwest Louisiana Film Trail 

Each location sign will give a brief write up about the movie and will have a QR code. Stop by the Webster Parish Visitor Center for a free brochure or check with merchants on Main Street.  Visit for additional information.

  • Treasure hunting at the several antique stores & markets in the area.  Link to area antique stores.

Dorcheat Museum 
116 Pearl Street
318-377-3002 FREE
Time Allowed – 45 Minutes

The museum opened in June 2008. It features pioneer artifacts, including a model steamboat on Dorcheat Bayou, a log cabin, furniture, clothing, and material from the American Civil War era.

Another exhibit is dedicated to the year 1933, when Minden was struck during the Great Depression with a bank failure, a fire, and a major tornado.

Experience the life and culture of Webster Parish along with the Bayou Dorcheat area of North Louisiana. Learn about our famous people including Alan Bean, 4th Man to Walk on the Moon and the movies shot in Webster Parish.

  • Germantown Colony Museum

(Located 5 minutes from downtown)

200 Museum Road, Minden, LA 71058

Open Thursday – Saturday 9am – 4pm 
(318)377-6061 Admission:
FREE – Time Allowed - 45-60 Minutes

The Welcome Center houses exhibits of historical artifacts, a gift shop and handicapped accessible public restrooms.

Seven miles northeast of Minden, is the Germantown Colony State Museum, is the “historical gem” of Webster Parish and one of three Harmony Society colonies founded in the US in the early 19th century. Established in 1835, the colony operated on a communal basis for 36 years, finally dispersing in 1871. Step back in time and experience how these German settlers lived in the early 19th Century as you tour original buildings of these early settlers. The Colony was placed on the official list of the Nation’s Cultural Resources Worthy of Preservation by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service in 1979. It is the most recent addition to the Louisiana Department of State Museums and a major asset to the recently developed “Heroes and Heritage Trail” throughout the state of Louisiana. 

What’s for lunch/dinner?

The Grace Estate
1114 Broadway
Minden, LA 71055
(318) 639-9595

This home was built by Samuel Grigsby in 1910. Lunch is served daily, buffet or off the menu.  The dining room overlooks the gardens of Grace Estate.  Dining is available on the outside porches, weather permitting.  Remember to get dessert and share with your friends.  Children menus available.

Roma Italian Bistro 
Family owned and operated bistro preparing fresh Italian cuisine cooked fresh to order. Located in downtown historic Minden.
519 Main Street
Minden, La 71055
Open: Tuesday – Sunday
11:00am -9:00pm

Habacu's Mexican Restaurant

507 Main St, Minden, LA
(318) 382-0079
Open Daily - 11:00AM - 11:00PM

For a complete list of all dining options in Webster Parish please visit:

Webster Parish is surrounded by beautiful bayous, lakes and other natural wonders. Take a trip down the road less traveled to see Louisiana Highway 2, "The Boom or Bust Byway", which wanders through North Webster Parish and the towns of Sarepta and Shongaloo. Watch for the road signs that guide you through pine forests and lazy rolling hills.

Travel north on Highway 371 – 30 miles to Springhill, LA -

Approximately 40 minutes travel time -  You’ll travel along the scenic highway through the small communities of Sarepta, Cotton Valley and Cullen. 

  • Visit historic downtown Springhill, home of the fully restored historic Spring Theater on Main Street offering a nostalgic experience and first run movies in an old time theater with the largest screen in North Louisiana. As you walk along Main Street, you can step back in time, have lunch or dinner at a 1960’s diner. For more information and show times call (318)539-6684 or go to

Bed & Breakfasts

Huffman House
1108 Broadway St.
Minden, LA 71055
Phone: (318) 639-914
The Huffman House Bed and Breakfast is a Federal Style home, that was built by Mr. J.H. Nelson in 1918. It is a unique mixture of a luxury historic inn and cutting edge technology. Each one of our beautiful well-appointed rooms has access to wireless high-speed Internet and comes standard with and oversized high definition TV with expanded cable including premium channels. Each room in Huffman House offers an exceptionally comfortable bed that is serviced daily with clean crisp linens.

Grace Estate B&B/Restaurant/Event Venue
1114 Broadway
Minden, LA
(318) 639-9595
This home was built by Samuel Grigsby in 1910. This 1910 “polite” house features a one story balustrade porch and a Palladian dormer window.  This home was inherited by Mrs. Cornelius Hutton and passed down again in 1957 to Juliet Hutton Rathbun.  The home remains in the Rathbun family until 2014.