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Lecompte High School
2004 St. Charles Street
Lecompte, LA 71346
United States

Built in 1924, this high school has been completely restored and is on the National Historic Register. It includes a farm museum, war memorial, library, a veteran's memorial room, more than 2,000 historic photographs, and Louisiana History Museum. Lecompte High School Hours: Open by appointment only Cost: Free Admission

Map Info: Lecompte High School 31.088443 -92.404033
Louisiana History Museum
503 Washington Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
United States

Find out why Louisiana did not have dinosaurs. Learn about Jim Bowie and the Frontier, area men and the Civil War, the construction of Bailey's Dam, and more! Housed in a National Historic Register Building, this extensive genealogical resource includes colonial archives and French and Spanish records for the Louisiana territory. Forty large exhibits focusing on Central Louisiana can be seen in the Musum. Louisiana History Museum Hours: 10 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday Cost: Free Admission

Map Info: Louisiana History Museum 31.30922 -92.44477
Louisiana Maneuvers & Military Museum
623 G Street, Camp Beauregard
Pineville, LA 71360
United States

Built as a replica WWII barracks, this museum houses memorabilia and artifacts from the WWII era, as well as WWI and earlier time periods. View life size military vehicles, authentic military uniforms, and historic pieces from the home front. The Museum is located on Camp Beauregard, an active military base. Louisiana Maneuvers & Military Museum Hours: 9 am-5 pm Tuesday-Friday Cost: Free Admission

Map Info: Louisiana Maneuvers & Military Museum 31.371173 -92.399329
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

Map Info: Mt. Olivet Chapel & Cemetery 31.316615 -92.439731
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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Old Town Hall Museum
731 Main Street
Pineville, LA 71360
United States

The only museum in Louisiana dedicated to municipal government. Located on Main Street in Pineville, the Museum was once home to all of Pineville's city offices, including the fire station, city court, jail, library, mayor's office, judge's chambers, police department, and utilities office. In addition the court room served as a public library and Driver's License Bureau when court was not in session. Hours: 8 am-12 pm Monday-Friday, and by appoinment Cost: Free Admission

Map Info: Old Town Hall Museum 31.321613 -92.435042
River Oaks Square Arts Center
1330 Second Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
United States

This visual arts and crafts center features two facilities: the Bolton House (1899) and the new studio annex building. It is home to more than 30 resident artists with a combination of activities including workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and special events. Visitors also have the opportunity to visit with the artists as they work. River Oaks Square Arts Center Cost: Free Admission

Map Info: River Oaks Square Arts Center 31.310201 -92.442171
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: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM Monday-Saturday Cost: Free admission

Map Info: Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry, "Cajun Pawn Stars" 31.292227 -92.451817
Slinkee's Family Fun
2800 S. MacArthur Drive
Behind Logan's
Alexandria, LA 71301
United States

Slinkee's is a family-owned and operated business that provides a clean, safe, and wholesome environment for kids to come and play. We have numerous inflatable and trampoline activites, a lateral traverse rock wall, arcade, and food court for your family to come and enjoy. Don't forget to ask us about birthday parties or field trips. Socks must be worn at all times and adults must accompany children. Hours: Friday 4:30-7:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM Cost: $6 for children ages 2 and up. Now also offering gymnastics classes - Email to learn more: redrivergym@gmail.com.

Map Info: Slinkee's Family Fun 31.27748 -92.46131
Southern Forest Heritage Museum
77 Long Leaf Road
Long Leaf, LA 71448
United States

Tour this historic 57-acre sawmill and company town, complete with picnic areas and a nature trail. Railroad motorcar rides are available. The Museum offers audiovisual presentations, exhibits, souvenirs, and snacks in the commissary. Hours: 9 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1 pm-4 pm Sunday Cost: $8.00 Adults, $7.00 Seniors, $5.00 Children 6-12, Ages 5 and under free

Map Info: Southern Forest Heritage Museum 31.005697 -92.56038

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