Tourist Attractions in Alexandria, LA

There are 5 tourist attractions found in Alexandria, LA. This is 2% of all tourist attractions listed in Louisiana. The major types of tourist attractions listed here are zoo and museums. You may find a list of all categories of Alexandria attractions on this page. Click on a category to find all attractions of Alexandria of that type.

The 27 square mile city of Alexandria is located almost exactly in the center of Louisiana and is home to almost 48,000 residents based on the 2010 census. The first settlement in the area started at around 1790 after businessman Alexander Fulton got it as a land grant from Spain in 1785. The town was then named in his honor. Alexandria is home to the 33-acre Alexandria Zoological Park, which first opened in 1926. The Cotile Lake Recreational Area is a man-made reservoir completed in 1965 and located in the uplands. Recreational camping can also be done at the Indian Creek Lake and Recreation Area or the Kisatchie National Forest. Those who simply want to do some sightseeing nearby can check out the Alexandria Museum of Art, Louisiana History Museum, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum and Arna Bontemps African American Museum. The city also attracts nearly 150,000 visitors through its annual Mardi Gras Krewes Parade.

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