Louisiana History Museum


Don't expect much in the way of contemporary interpretation or interactive exhibits – this downtown museum is basically a collection of stuff with placards. That said, you won't find a more exhaustive collection of central Louisiana stuff anywhere else – if this region interests you, you'll find a ton of artifacts culled from local attics and archaeology sites.

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1. Alexandria Museum of Art

0.22 MILES

This wonderful little museum boasts a deep collection of art and also serves as a lynchpin of the Alexandria cultural scene. Rotating exhibitions may…

2. Alexandria Riverfront Amphitheater

0.22 MILES

Concerts and community events often kick off at this outdoor stage, especially during spring. Even if no shows are going on, this is a nice jumping off…

4. Alexandria Zoological Park

1.64 MILES

This 33-acre zoo is surprisingly comprehensive and multilayered (a little like Alexandria itself). There are Asian, African and Australian continental…