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Louisiana Maneuvers & Military Museum
623 G Street, Camp Beauregard
Pineville, LA 71360
United States
(318) 641-5733

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
(318) 473-8787

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.

Map Info: Northup Trail
Old Town Hall Museum
731 Main Street
Pineville, LA 71360
United States
(318) 449-5690

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
(318) 473-2670
River Oaks Square

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

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
St. Francis Xavier Cathedral
626 Fourth Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
United States

St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Built in 1898 on plantation land, this building was once home to General and Mrs. George C. Armstrong Custer during the Civil War Reconstruction. The building contains 53 priceless windows that rival those of the cathedrals in Europe. St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Hours: Tours by appointment Cost: Free Admission

Map Info: St. Francis Xavier Cathedral 31.30931 -92.44169
T.R.E.E. House Children's Museum
1403 Third Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
United States

A hands-on educational children's museum with activities and play areas dedicated to fostering inquiry, imagination, and learning!

Map Info: T.R.E.E. House Children's Museum 31.30931 -92.44169

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