About Alexandria

Alexandria is the heart of Louisiana, located in the center of the state, where cultures blend and traditions run deep. Although Alexandria has a population of about 48,000, the nine parish region exceeds 400,000 people. New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Baton Rouge, and the Alabama beaches are all just a few hours away by car. The city houses an international airport, five golf courses, the Alexandria Zoo, two large hospitals, shopping, restaurants, and endless outdoor activities to enjoy. Alexandria’s friendly culture embraces community through a variety of events and programs throughout the year, including Mardi Gras celebrations, the Louisiana Dragon Boat Races™, and cook-off competitions. The thriving arts community supports exhibits that showcase artists from all over the world, engaging theater productions by LSUA’s local Empty Space Players, and even rejuvenating yoga sessions in the museum.

Go. See. Eat. Alexandria, Louisiana