Alexandria has long been known as, “The Heart of Louisiana” and whether you’re here for business or leisure, we hope you’ll get the chance to explore some of the great sites, fun events, and amazing food our city has to offer! For history buffs, the area is chock full of interesting locales. Add the Kent Plantation House to your agenda, or head downtown for a stroll through the Alexandria Cultural Arts District, and consider checking out The Louisiana History Museum. Families will enjoy a visit to the zoo, and for outdoor recreation, there are several great parks nearby as well as nature walks and interesting exhibits at Forts Randolph and Buhlow.
The restaurant scene in Alexandria is a wonderful mix of cuisines, including classic Cajun recipes, traditional soul food, and upscale fine dining. Finally, don't forget to keep an eye on the city calendar for fun seasonal events like Mardi Gras and the Christmas Parade!
Located just over a mile from our property you’ll find Kent Plantation House, the oldest standing structure in Central Louisiana. Built in 1796 by Pierre Baillio II, this classic example of colonial construction gives visitors a glimpse of the Spanish, French, and American cultures that influenced the area. Spend time touring the house and wander the grounds for a look at the interesting outbuildings and sites, including a blacksmith shop, milk house, and cemetery. History buffs won't want to miss this attraction!
Take the family to the Alexandria Zoo for a wild adventure. From the majestic white tiger and big-eared fennec fox to the spooky smile of the American Crocodile, visitors of all ages will enjoy the opportunity to view over 500 animals in their natural habitats. Keep an eye on their calendar for the chance to attend fun events like the Safari Supper Club and the Mardi Gras Party. This is an excellent year-round attraction for visitors to the Alexandria area!
Stop in River Oaks Art Center while strolling through the downtown Alexandria Cultural District. This is a contemporary visual arts and fine crafts center spanning multiple buildings, including the historic Bolton House. The Center has over 30 studios, several galleries, and a gift shop. They offer workshops as well as an onsite Arts Academy and play host to interesting events throughout the year. With over 20 exhibitions featured annually, make sure to keep an eye on their calendar during your next trip to Alexandria!
- Kent Plantation House 1.6 mi
- Alexandria Museum of Art 2.2 mi
- Louisiana History Museum 2.2 mi
- Arna Bontemps African-American Museum 2.3 mi
- River Oaks Square Arts Center 2.4 mi
- Alexandria Zoological Park 3.0 mi
- Rapides Parish Coliseum 3.1 mi
- CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital 3.4 mi
- Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site 3.6 mi
- Johnny Downs Sports Complex 4.9 mi
- Alexandria International Airport 5.2 mi
- LSUA 11.7 mi
- Choctaw Pines Casino 12.7 mi
- Steamboat Bill's 0.6 mi
- Pitt Grill 0.6 mi
- Mandarin Chinese & Sushi 0.7 mi
- Ocean Seafood 0.8 mi
- Oriental Wok 0.8 mi
- Swamp Daddy’s 1.6 mi
- Outlaws BBQ 2.3 mi
- Darrell’s Restaurant 2.5 mi
- Wildwood Pizza 2.9 mi
- DeBarge’s Crawfish 3.4 mi
- Pamela's Bayou In A Bowl 3.9 mi
- Quebedeaux's Boudin & Cracklins 5.1 mi