Central Louisiana long ago became a meeting place for
the many cultures of Louisiana. Among these lush prairies
and gently rolling hills, Native Americans have thrived
The French and the Spanish each ruled
this region, Englishmen sought their fortunes here,
and American settlers flooded in after the Louisiana
Purchase. Czech, Lebanese, Afro-Caribbean, Italian and
Syrian cultures have all contributed to the melting
pot-the rich gumbo-of the Crossroads region.
you glide above cotton fields in a hot-air balloon or
just sit on a plantation veranda and watch for ghosts,
make some time to enjoy the natural beauty, rich history,
small-town friendliness and cultural diversity of a
*Image: Louisiana Purchase -
Heart of Spain Exhibit
Louisiana Office of Tourism/Alexandria Museum
You can see Louisiana from here! Alexandria/Pineville's central
location & its diverse culture allow you to experience
the best of LA.
1920's Texas & Pacific Railroad Depot. LA Corn Festival
every 2nd full weekend in June.
Make your visit something special. Antiques, Dolls, WWII History,
Fishing, Birding, Camping, Rodeos Museums & Historical
Visit the Vernon Parish Courthouse in the center of Leesville's
Toledo Bend Country offers an exciting time for the entire
family w/ fishing, hunting, golf, gardens, historic sites,
antiques, crafts, festivals & more.
Sabine River Authority
Offers 4 full-service and 3 primitive parks located off Hwy
191 along the shoreline of the 186,000 acre man-made Toledo
Offering historic, swamp & home trs, Indian museums, French/Acadian
culture, fests/parades, casino, agricultural attractions,
hunting & fishing.
Tour buses welcome to Beauregard's new visitors center, log
cabin, museum, cajun food, living history, Victorian christmas.
Oldest settlement in the La. Purchase(1714). 40 B&Bs,
Creole plantations, filming site of "Steel Magnolias",
Vidalia-across the Miss. River from Natchez; Vidalia Riverfront,
Comfort Suites, Lorraine's on the Riverfront now open! Home
of the Jim Bowie Fest., 4th wknd in Sept