This sizable parish, which located in the center of Louisiana, offers a wide range of activities and attractions. Because of its abundance of parks, lakes, rivers, and breathtaking landscape, Rapides Parish is a well-liked vacation spot for outdoor enthusiasts.

This area has a number of attractions, such as Catahoula Lake and the old town of Alexandria. You can also go to the Dewey Wills Wildlife Management area if you enjoy being outside.

You can take in some of the yearly festivals and activities or explore the historical buildings and local museums. In addition, there are many of hiking routes, golf courses, and water sports to enjoy.

Aerial Pic of Alexandria Louisiana


  • The Hotel Bentley
  • Holiday Inn Downtown
  • Courtyard By Marriott
  • Holiday Inn Express – Pineville
  • Alexandria LaQuinta Inn and Suites


  • Lea’s Lunchroom
  • The Bentley Room
  • Wildwood Pizza
  • Spirits Food and Friends
  • Lou & Laura’s


  • Four Seasons Bowling Center
  • Alexandria Zoological Park
  • Alexandria Museum of Art
  • River Oaks Square Arts Center
  • Wayback’s Arcade

Historical Sites

  • Alexandria Historical & Genealogical Library
  • Alexandria National Cemetery
  • Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site/Bailey’s Dam
  • Kent Plantation House
  • Louisiana Maneuvers & Military Museum
Map of the seven parishes that comprise the Zachary Taylor Parkway