Alexandria, Louisiana


Centrally located in the state of Louisiana, the historic city of Alexandria is adjacent to Pineville, just across the Red River and less than an hour’s drive from Cane River Creole National Historical Park and the Cane River National Heritage Area.

A region rich in Civil War, WWII, lumber and cultural history, you could spend a week just touring historic plantation houses (some said to haunted), museums, memorials and cemeteries, churches and cathedrals, and forts. Tours of Kent House Plantation, Loyd Hall Plantation, and Epps House – Solomon Northup’s Gateway to Freedom, are fascinating. England Airpark, which was once the England Air Force Base, now features the Alexandria International Airport, Heritage Park, OakWing Golf Club 18-hole Championship Golf Course that is part of Louisiana’s Audubon Golf Trail, and Parc England Boutique Hotel. Alexandria has numerous lodging options from Plantation B&Bs to brand hotels, and there are plenty of restaurant options in the area, ranging from seafood to baked goods, to the popular Tunk’s Cypress Inn on beautiful Lake Kincaid in Kisatchie National Forest. Alexandria is host to numerous events and festivals throughout the year, so there’s always something to do!

Local Highlights include: Kent Plantation House, Loyd Hall Plantation, Epps House, Kisatchi National Forest, Lake Rodemacher, Louisiana Maneuvers & Military Museum, Alexandria Holocaust Memorial Park, Southern Forest Heritage Museum, Tioga Heritage Park & Museum, Louisiana History Museum, Arna Bontemps African American Museum, Bailey’s Dam, Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Historic Rapides Cemetery, Forest Hill – Louisiana’s Nursery Capital, Alexandria Museum of Art, River Oaks Square Arts Center, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, The Kress Theater, Alexander State Forest, TREE House Children’s Museum, The Delta Music Museum.

Regional Highlights include: Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 30 miles), Louisiana State Arboretum (approx. 45 miles), Cane River Creole National Historical Park (approx. 48 miles), Cane River National Heritage Area (approx. 55 miles), Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 60 miles).

Nearby Cities: Marksville (approx. 31 miles), Winnfield (approx. 50 miles), Leesville (approx. 51 miles), Natchitoches (approx. 55 miles), Natchez MS (approx. 75 miles), Lafayette (approx. 90 miles), lake Charles (approx. 100 miles), Shreveport (approx. 125 miles), and Baton Rouge (approx. 130 miles).

Nearby Airports: Alexandria International Airport.

visitor bureaus, chamber of commerce, national park travel information, tour operators, tours, roadside help

Restaurants, bars, clubs, gourmet food, coffee shops, eateries that are near to National Parks & Public Lands.
hotels, motels, campgrounds, RV parks, where to stay in national parks
Shopping in and around National Parks and public lands


Natchitoches, LA




No Feedback Received