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Alexandria, Louisiana, USA

Attractions in Alexandria, Louisiana

Amusements

  • Buhlow Fun Park
    1715 Monroe Highway, Pineville, LA 71360
    318-442-5110, A big variety of entertainment is available at this family amusement center that features two go-cart tracks, 18 holes of miniature golf, a batting cage, and a game room... more info  map

  • Jump-N-Jive
    910 Expressway, Pineville, LA 71360
    318-448-3292, A wonderful indoor play place for children of all ages, Jump-N-Jive is filled with large inflatable jumpers and slides, a 30 foot climbing cage and plenty of open space... more info  map

  • T.R.E.E. House
    1403 Third Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
    Downtown Alexandria
    318-619-9394, Standing for The Rapides Exploratory Education House (T.R.E.E. House), this wonderful museum is designed for children of all ages who will love learning and... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Kent Plantation House
    3601 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, LA 71315
    318-487-5998 or 318-487-5660, One of the oldest standing structures in the central Louisiana, this French Creole plantation house anchors a complex of authentic Antebellum buildings and contains... more info  map

  • St Francis Xavier Cathedral
    626 Fourth Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
    318-445-1451, Restored in 1977, this Neo-Gothic structure boasts some of the most beautiful stained glass windows in the state. The rose windows in the apex of the transept is the... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Fort Jesup
    32 Geoghagan Road, Many, LA 71449
    Sabine Parish, Six Miles East of Many off LA 6
    318-256-4117, Once a military post established and commanded by Lieutenant Zachary Taylor, this state historic fort was responsible for establishing law and order in what had been the... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Alexandria Historical & Genealogical Museum
    503 Washington Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
    Downtown District
    318-487-8556, Built in 1907 as a library, with funds from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, and listed on the National Historic Register, this extensive genealogical resource includes... more info  map

  • Rapides Parish Library
    411 Washington Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
    318-442-1858, A medium-sized public library serving Rapides Parish County in central Louisiana, this library provides information, cultural, educational, and recreational materials... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Alexandria Museum of Art
    933 Main Street, Alexandria, LA 71309
    Historic Rapides Bank Building
    318-443-3458, Housed in the historic Rapides Bank Building that was built in 1898 and is listed on the National Historic Register, this museum is only one of four nationally... more info  map

  • Arna Bontemps African-American Museum
    1327 Third Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
    Located in the Historic Downtown District
    318-473-4692, This is the boyhood home of Arna Wendell Bontemps, an African-American author, poet, anthologist, and librarian. He is noted for fostering appraisal of his race and the... more info  map

  • Louisiana History Museum
    503 Washington Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
    318-487-8556, Showcases the history of Louisiana but also shows the unique beginnings and history of Central Louisiana. Over 50 displays and exhibits on the ground floor of the... more info  map

  • Louisiana Maneuvers & Military Museum
    409 F Street, Pineville, LA 71301
    Located at Camp Beauregard
    318-641-5733, Housed in a replica of World War II barracks, this museum pays tribute to the soldiers and civilians of the Louisiana Maneuvers with exhibits on display including... more info  map

  • River Oaks Square Arts Center
    1330 Main Street, Alexandria, LA 71301
    318-473-2670, Supported in part by the City of Alexandria and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, this colorful contemporary visual arts center features a gallery which showcases the... more info  map

  • Southern Forest Heritage Museum
    3821 Highway 497, Alexandria, LA 71448
    Long Leaf
    318-748-3404, Built over 100 years ago, this historic 57 acre sawmill and company town was closed in 1969 when lumbermen set down their tools and walked away. Features of the complex... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Alexandria Levee Park
    3621 Bayou Rapides Road, Alexandria, LA 71303
    Downtown Alexandria
    318-352-7446, Overlooking the beautiful Red River, this scenic park has numerous features including a three lane boat launch, a 150-foot floating wharf, an outdoor amphitheater, three... more info  map

  • Alexandria Zoological Park
    3016 Masonic Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301
    Bringhurst Park
    318-473-1143 ext. 10, Featuring over 500 animals native to Africa, Asia, Australia, South America and North America, including 20 endangered species, in exhibits resembling their natural... more info  map

  

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