Places that are rich in history and creative talent—and are also preservation-minded—are bound to have many sites that display these attritubes for all to see. Louisiana is such a place. The state treasures its long history and values the ongoing artistic contributions of its many talented citizens. The result is an abundance of museums, galleries and historic structures that preserve and exhibit the state's most valued assets for anyone who chooses to see them.
Leesville is the parish seat of Vernon Parish and is a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of big city life and enjoy the pleasures of living in a community where you will always find a warm welcome and old fashioned hospitality. We are very proud of our friendly, small town atmosphere and continue to preserve our unique cultural and historic heritage, while cultivating a dynamic economic environment. Recreational opportunities abound including a municipal golf course, parks, a 6–screen cinema, bowling alley, skating rink, museum, tennis courts, new water complex, and nearby lakes which offer some of the best fishing in the nation. Leesville is near 2 sections of Kisatchie National Forest, and located just 7 miles from Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center. For more information, contact the Vernon Parish Tourism Commission at 337-238-0783.