Founded in 1819, Alexandria offers plenty of sites, bites, and experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Sample delicious Cajun comfort foods and dessert-centric eateries across the city and its neighboring town, Pineville. In addition, make time to visit local markets, music events, the historic Creole homes and plantations along the Cane River National Heritage Trail, and the Hotel Bentley—where Dwight D. Eisenhower and George S. Patton met to plan the Louisiana Maneuvers that prepared American troops for World War II.
● Take in the state’s largest collection of North Louisiana folk art at the Alexandria Museum of Art.
● Learn about the Bayou State’s WWII heritage at the Louisiana Maneuvers & Military Museum.
● Be one with nature on a stroll through the nearby Kisatchie National Forest.
● See a working sugarhouse at the circa-1800 Kent Plantation House and Historic Site.