With a combined population of 75,000 residents, the metropolitan area of Alexandria/Pineville is home to events and services that one would usually expect to find in larger cities. Check out the Rapides Symphony Orchestra, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria Zoological Park, and Lagniappe Theatre Company.
Live outdoor music on a Friday night is a regular attraction in Cenla with the Downtown Rocks series. And don't miss our monthly ArtWalk! In your down time, just hang out at the famous Tamp & Grind Coffee Shop. Visit the Alexandria/Pineville Convention and Visitor's Bureau for a great overall view of the area's attractions, or the Arts Council of Central Louisiana for a great listing of local cultural organizations and events.
Read Cenla Focus Online, a local community lifestyle magazine, for more local flavor. The Town Talk, our local newspaper, is also published online. The area has numerous restaurants--of course, most notably our fabulous seafood restaurants such as the unique Tunks Cypress Inn. See Louisiana Sportsman Online for information about local boating, fishing and hunting. Abundant camping sites and some of the South's best hiking and biking trails are available in the Kisatchie National Forest.
Air transportation is readily available via Alexandria International Airport, with direct flights to major hubs including Dallas, Houston, Memphis and Atlanta.
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