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Louisiana Civil War Sites Louisiana Civil War Sites
Sites throughout Louisiana commemorate key Civil War...
Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site
Walk through Civil War history at these central Louisiana...
Mardi Gras Parades in North and Central... Mardi Gras Parades in North and Central...
Colorful displays of pageantry and celebration mark the...
Things To Do With Kids: Spring Break Things To Do With Kids: Spring Break
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Louisiana: Discover Live Music Louisiana: Discover Live Music
In Louisiana, we don't do canned music. Listen live!
Things To Do With Kids: Crossroads Things To Do With Kids: Crossroads
A mingling of cultures, a wealth of history and a...
Alexandria and Pineville – The Heart of... Alexandria and Pineville – The Heart of...
Alexandria and Pineville lie in the heart of the state,...
Louisiana Culinary Dictionary Louisiana Culinary Dictionary
The Bayou State’s flair for the exotic extends to its...
Louisiana's Culinary Hall of Fame: Part 1 Louisiana's Culinary Hall of Fame: Part 1
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Located in “The Heart Of Louisiana”, Alexandria and the adjacent Pineville, just across the Red River, form a hub, combining elements of north and south Louisiana neighbors. Cajun bonhomie and an annual Mardi Gras celebration thrive among all the amenities of a modern Southern city. A robust sportsman's culture is nurtured by outdoor opportunities at Kisatchie National Forest, nearby bayous and manmade lakes. The Red River is the focal point of both cities, and the Alexandria Levee Park puts festival grounds and an amphitheater right on its banks. Boat tours highlight the river's role in shaping Louisiana history,while annual bass tournaments speak to its lure for fishermen. Lake Buhlow in Pineville features high-speed motorboat racing, and the Alexandria Riverfront Center hosts statewide conventions and galas. History endures in Pineville's stock of intact 19th century homes and 18th century cemeteries. In central Louisiana, residents and guests enjoy a treasured, peaceful lifestyle. Diversity is celebrated through food, fun, family, arts, and festivals.

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