Tucked away on the south bank of the Red River, Alexandria, LA offers big-city attractions with a hearty helping of Southern charm. From museums to sports, this community offers many things to enjoy on a weekend getaway. Before packing the car, reserve a room with Choice Hotels. Alexandria, LA will prove to be a vacation spot your family is sure to remember.
Once you are settled in, check out the many attractions in Alexandria, including:
Start your visit by submerging yourself in Southern culture at the Creole-style Kent Plantation House. During a guided tour of the historical home, which was built in 1800, you will learn how cane sugar is grown and admire the French Colonial architecture.
Then, head over to the Alexandria Museum of Art. Several visual mediums are on display, including three-dimensional light paintings, sculpture and photography. Call ahead to learn which traveling exhibits are currently on display.
If the little ones are traveling along, visit the T.R.E.E. House Children's Museum. The youngsters can climb on an antique fire engine and get their hands messy while performing intriguing science experiments.
Adults and kids alike will enjoy exploring the Australian Walkabout area and the African Experience at the Alexandria Zoological Park. From kangaroos to crocodiles, there is a bit of everything at this animal park, which has more than 500 creatures.
Stretch your legs on the greens at the semi-private OakWing Golf Club located on the England Air Force base. Stop by the pro shop to sign up for a lesson or two, or add a new club to your bag.
Finally, make time for the Southern Forest Heritage Museum & Research Center on the outskirts of Alexandria. Tour a turn-of-the-century steam-powered sawmill, learn about the impact of the Civilian Conservation Corps on the South and explore the forest walking trails.
After your full day, you will want a solid night of rest. Enjoy one of these Alexandria, LA hotels by Choice Hotels and then get ready for another day of adventure.
Alexandria, LA, US, 71303
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