Monday 9:30 am
Wednesday and Friday 1:30 pm
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 oftern at happy occasions celebrating important events.
The Alexandria Museum of Art is the centerpiece of Alexandria's river front, situated on the entire 900 block of Second Street. Through its exhibition program of an ever-changing array of collections on loan from around the world, its extensive permanent collection of contemporary Louisiana art and the state's largest collection of North Louisiana Folk Art, AMoA entices visitors of diverse tastes. Alexandria Museum of Art Hours: 10 am-5 pm Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm Saturday Cost: $4 Adults, $3 Students/Military/Seniors, $2 Students 4-13, 3 and under free
The number one family attraction in the area, the Alexandria Zoo exhibits more than 500 animals. Popular animals include white tigers, black bear, crocodiles, giant tortoises and African lions. Stop by the gift shop for a souvenir and to purchase your train tickets! Children can enjoy the play area and feed the koi fish. Alexandria Zoological Park Hours: 9 am-5 pm Sunday-Saturday Cost: $7.50 Adults 13-64, $5.50 Children 4-12, $4.50 Seniors 65+, Ages 3 and under free
Arna Bontemps African Museum
Located in the historic downtown district, this museum gives the history of the life and times of noted author/poet, scholar, and librarian Arna Wendell Bontemps. If offers African American Memorabilia, pamphlets, books, and artifacts. A gift shop is also available. Hours: By Appointment Only Cost: Free Admission
Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery
Louisiana's largest fish hatchery. Book Fowler is home to the Louisiana Lunker Bass Program and produces primarily Florida largemouth bass in addition to catfish, striped bass and paddlefish. The visitor center features handpainted murals, riverine exhibit, estuarine exhibit, bass exhibit and turtle exhibit. Best time to visit is mid-March to mid-May. Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery Hours: 6 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday Cost: Free Admission
Delta Music Museum Website
The Delta Music Museum focuses on music along the Mississippi Delta Region form Memphis, TN, to New Orleans, LA. Ferriday is home to three legendary cousins: Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley and Jimmy Swaggart. The museum highlights each one plus many more! Hours: 9 am-4 pm Wednesday-Friday Cost: Free Admission
England Airpark Lanes
At England Airpark Lanes, we’re proud to share our love for bowling with the Alexandria community! With 12 bowling lanes and a variety of leagues to choose from, our bowling alley is the perfect place for beginners and experts alike to kick back, have fun, and perfect their bowling skills. We also serve a variety of food and drinks so guests can indulge in some tasty treats while they bowl. Whether the family wants to celebrate the weekend with a bowling tournament or a group of friends wants to host a private party in our space, everyone can count on having a fun and memorable time when they bowl with us.
4pm-10pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
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
Located in downtown Pineville, along the banks of the Red River, and includes a visitor’s center with Civil War artifacts, an elevated boardwalk around both forts, and an overlook of Bailey’s Dam. Admission charged. Hours: 9 am-5 pm Wednesday-Sunday Cost: $4.00 Adults & Students, Seniors 62+ free, Ages 12 and under free