The cities of Alexandria and Pineville straddle the Red River and form a hub for fine arts. Nearby, delve into the Louisiana History Museum or visit Kent Plantation House, a 200-year-old French colonial structure and outbuildings. The east-central part of the state is a must for exploring Native American heritage, from Marksville and Simmesport to Vidalia. The oldest complete sawmill complex in the South is located nearby. And in Ferriday, the Delta Music Museum pays tribute to legendary rock ‘n’ roll, country and blues performers.