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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
Fixx Cycling
5405 John Eskew Drive
Alexandria, LA 71303
United States

Class times vary. Please check our website for more information.

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Forts Randolph/Buhlow State Historic Site
135 Riverfront Street
Pineville, LA 71360
United States

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: Wednesday-Sunday 9am-5pm; Closed Monday and Tuesday. Cost: $4.00 Adults & Students, Seniors 62+ free, Ages 12 and under free

Map Info: Forts Randolph/Buhlow State Historic Site 31.324219 -92.449332
Four Seasons Bowling Center
3510 North Boulevard
Alexandria, LA 71303
United States

Synthetic 40 lane bowling center. Smoke free building. League play available. Friday night 10pm-2am is Tunes & Ten Pins. Hours: Tuesday-Thursday Noon-10:30pm; Friday Noon-2am; Saturday Noon-Midnight. Cost: $4.50/game per person, $3.00 shoe rental

Map Info: Four Seasons Bowling Center 31.27551 -92.45713
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
Gone Wild Safari
805 Hooper Road
Pineville, LA 71360
United States

It may not be Africa, but it's close! Experience a wild animal safari right here in Central Louisiana. With more than 150 wild animals roaming free outside your safari wagon, this adventure doesn't even require a passport! Animal favorites include the zorse, zebras and giraffe. Hours: Sunday-Saturday 9am-5pm. Cost: $12.00 Adults, $10.00 Seniors, $8.00 Children 3-12, Ages 2 and under free

Map Info: Gone Wild Safari 31.436476 -92.461456
Hayes E Daze Riding Adventures
1313 Upper Boy Scout Road
Forest Hill, LA 71430
United States

Come Ride with Us! We provide guided trail rides in Kisatchie National Forest. (Your horse or ours!) Visit us at our website.

Map Info: Hayes E Daze Riding Adventures 31.041856 -92.531249
Huckleberry Brewing Company
4724 Sterkx Road
Alexandria, LA 71302
United States

Closed Sunday-Tuesday

Wednesday-Thursday 4pm-8pm

Friday 3pm-8pm

Saturday 1pm-8pm

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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
Key 2 Escape
4508 Coliseum Boulevard
Alexandria, LA 71303
United States

An escape room is a new way to spend your weekend, having a work team-building outing, or a unique date night. In an escape room, players are locked into a themed room and challenged to get out within an hour. Explore the room for clues, hidden messages, and codes as you race the clock to try and get out before the clock runs out!

Do you have what it takes to escape in 60 minutes?

Closed Monday-Thursday

Friday 11am-11pm

Saturday 11am-11pm

Sunday Noon-8pm

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Happy Labor Day from everyone at the CVB! We hope you have a FANTASTIC day!

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The circus is comin' to town!🎪🐘 The Shrine Circus will take place this Saturday and Sunday at The Rapides Parish Coliseum! There will be 5 showtimes across the two days so plenty of chances to bring the family! 
Visit the link in our bio to purchase tickets.

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Happy 110th Birthday, Hotel Bentley!! You still have time today to go take some tours, eat some cake, and sign the big birthday numbers to be a part of history!🎉 #APACVB #HotelBentley #PlayHereCenla #HBDBentley #balloonarch
Don’t forget this Friday is the Hotel Bentley’s 110th Birthday Celebration!!🎉 The party will start at 1 pm, so make sure you go and celebrate to be a part of history!
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Next Friday the Hotel Bentley will be celebrating their 110th birthday!! Enjoy Tours, Cake, Dancing and a memory board to be a part of their history!

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The Funk Nation Kick Off Party is this evening at @huckleberrybrewingco starting at 5PM. 
Hear about this year’s home brewer competition, music line-up, and so much more! You will also learn how @funktoberfest is making a difference by putting musical instruments in the hands of students right here in Central Louisiana. 
Get ready for #Funktoberfest18!

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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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