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Alexandria History Trolley Tours
701 Fourth Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
United States

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Alexandria Holocaust Memorial
Corner of Fourth and Elliott Streets
Alexandria, LA 71301
United States

The Alexandria Holocaust Memorial was built so that visitors could honor and remember the six million Jews - including one and one-half million children - who were killed in the Holocaust. It also honors the non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust, as well as victims of ethnic cleansing, genocide, or other forms of man's inhumanity to man in all places and times. The memorial recognizes the extraordinary efforts of the resistors and rescuers during the especially difficult times. 

The obelisk is 18 feet high and weighs 15 tons. In Jewish tradition, the number 18 has an almost mystical significance. The Hebrew letters for 18 mean LIFE and are used often at happy occasions celebrating important events.

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Epps House: Solomon Northup's Gateway to Freedom
8100 Highway 71 South
Alexandria, LA 71302
United States

The Edwin Epps House is a single-story, wood-frame Creole cottage presently located on the campus of Louisiana State University Alexandria. Though the Epps House has been moved from its original location and has lost a significant portion of its original building materials, the physical presence of the structure retains its historic significance in association with the famous slave narrative Twelve Years a Slave. Hours: By Appointment Only. Cost: Free Admission

Map Info: Epps House: Solomon Northup's Gateway to Freedom 31.1774166 -92.4152161
Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins
11656 U.S. Highway 84
Frogmore, LA 71334
United States

Selected by Rand McNally as a “MUST SEE SITE.”  Experience Cotton Then & Now at an 1800-acre historical working cotton plantation and museum where modern computerized technology is used in ongoing ginning and farming operations. Nineteen historical buildings include furnished slave cabins, a Smithsonian quality antique, steam gin, plantation store and other outbuildings. Optional Civil War tour is a concise but complete history of the causes of the Civil War beginning with our constitution. The tour includes conflicts, economics, politics, and the effects of the war on our nation’s budget, the plantation slaves, and owners.  Hours vary by season.  Please check website or call 318-757-2453.  Arrive at least 1 ½ hrs. prior to closing; tours begin immediately upon arrival.  Admission prices on website.  

Map Info: Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins 31.606216 -91.669302
Kent Plantation House
3601 Bayou Rapides Road
Alexandria, LA 71303
United States

Completed in 1800, this French Creole Plantation house is the oldest standing structure in Central Louisiana. The Creole house and period outbuildings depict plantation life between 1795 and 1855. Open-hearth cooking and other special presentations are offered every Wednesday, October through April. Guided tours offered every hour. Hours: Closed Sunday; Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm. Cost: $8.00 Adults, $7.00 Seniors 65+/Military/AAA Members, $3.00 Children 6-12, Ages 6 and under free

Map Info: Kent Plantation House 31.303289 -92.482777
Kisatchie National Forest
2500 Shreveport Highway
Pineville, LA 71360
United States

The Kisatchie National Forest offers several opportunities for visitors to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of Central Louisiana. Groups can view or stop at recreation areas, view endangered species or geologic sites, or participate in tree identification. The national forest includes Kincaid Recreation Area, Valentine Lake Recreation Area, and the Wild Azalea Trail. Hours: Recreation Areas Open Daily Cost: Fees vary depending on location

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Mt. Olivet Chapel & Cemetery
335 Main Street
Pineville, LA 71360
United States

Mt. Olivet Chapel is the oldest standing structure in Pineville. During the Civil War, the chapel was used as headquarters for the Union Army, and was therefore spared from the burning of Alexandria. The Cemetery is the second oldest in the area. The names of early pioneers and prominent citizens of hte area cna be found on the tombstones. Mt. Olivet Chapel & Cemetery Hours: Tours by appointment Cost: Free Admission

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Northup Trail
101 Murray Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
United States

The Northup Trail allows visitors to follow the path of Solomon Northup during his 12 years as a slave in Central Louisiana. Solomon arrived in Alexandria on the steamer Rodolf in 1841. From there, he took the train south to Lamourie where he disembarked and walked to William Prince Ford’s plantation by foot. So his journey began in central Louisiana. The trail follows his path through Rapides and Avoyelles Parishes and visits sites such as the Red River landing where Northup disembarked the Rodolf, the Epps House, the Bunkie Depot, and the Avoyelles Parish Courthouse.

For more information including trails & byways, visit our Northup Trail page.

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QuirkyArtz
3447 Jackson Street
Alexandria, LA 71303
United States

Our hours are a little Quirky!

We open two (2) hours prior the first session of the day!

Our calendar is key to our hours!

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Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry, "Cajun Pawn Stars"
2417 Lee Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
United States

Home of the History Channel hit Cajun Pawn Stars. The store includes pieces of history, such as the hearse that carried Martin Luther King Jr., and pieces of cinematic history, such as a prop rope from the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean". You will definitely want to make this a stop during your stay in town! Hours: Closed Sunday; Monday-Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm Cost: Free admission

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#RocktheRed is Wednesday, July 4th!

Starting at 7PM: *Face Painting
*Local vendors will be onsite for food & drinks *Local Heroes Wall ( recognition of local military past and present, this will be a place where photos can be taken and notes can be written). *Live music including Chris Ardoin taking the stage at 8:30 PM
*Presentation of colors prior to fireworks
*FIREWORKS starting at 10PM.

You don't want to miss this EXCITING event! For more information go follow @explore_alexandria 's  Instagram page!

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Start off your 4th of July celebrations with a beautiful 5K run!

This event will take place in downtown Alexandria starting and finishing at the mini park. There will be a splash pad and misting machines at the finish to help you cool off.

Bring out your American flags and patriotic clothing! The first 100 people signed up will receive a freedom Run t-shirt. Awards will be given to the first 3 finishers both Male and Female. We will have a clock setup but no chip timing. Race will start Wednesday at8 am. Bring the whole family out for this wonderful event! @runwildcenla

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Its time to get your GLO on! 
Join Step Cenla as they host their 2nd Annual Glo-Fest in Downtown Alexandria, La on June 23rd. Jam packed with backlights, color explosions, music and dance, foam cannon explosions, and much more! This is an event you don't want to miss! $25 1-Mile Fun Run + GLO_FEST BLOCK PARTY Admission
Children Ages 0-5 FREE. 
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Did you know that prior to WWII thousands of U.S. soldiers trained in central Louisiana during the Louisiana Maneuvers to prepare for deployment into the War?
#themoreyouknow #WWII #downtownalexandriala #playherecenla #onlylousiana #feedyoursoul
Unplug and come play at Zoo Day presented by Walker Kia this Saturday from 10AM-4PM. You'll be able to enjoy live music, kids' activities, animals, and fun. Admission is FREE. 
Train tickets, Gift Shop souvenirs, stroller rentals, and concessions will be available for purchase. Two trolleys will be shuttling visitors to and from parking areas surrounding the Zoo. You don't want to miss it! @alexandriazoo

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Tomorrow is the 11th annual BUG DAY at the Kent House! You'll be able to learn about insects and their relatives through educational, kid-friendly activities for people of all ages. Don't miss it!

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Don’t miss all the live WWE action featuring your favorite Superstars and Divas this Friday night at the @rapidescoliseum! Starts at 7:30 PM. You can purchase your tickets online at Ticketmaster.com or at the RPC Box Office! 
#WWEAlexandria #LiveatRPC #WEE #WWELive #WWESmackdown #CENLA #PlayHereCenla
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day! #APACVB #CVB #CENLA #Alexandria #Louisiana #EatHereCenla #ShopHereCenla #PlayHereCenla

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