Greetings from Alexandria Louisiana

Welcome to Alexandria!

Alexandria is located in the heart of Central Louisiana (CenLA) and is a vibrant commercial, retail, educational and healthcare center. It is the parish seat of Rapides Parish.

The city offers a variety of arts and cultural events and venues, such as the Alexandria Museum of Art, the Louisiana History Museum, and the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center.

Residents and tourists alike enjoy area lakes, outdoor recreation, golf, an acclaimed zoo, and historic sites.

The city also enjoys annual events such as Mardi Gras and the Red RIver Festival.

WinterFETE is held in December in downtown Alexandria. An assortment of events were scheduled, including the Alexandria Christmas Parade, ice skating, Santa's Village, fireworks, food vendors, gumbo cook-off, live music and much more.

Alexandria, as a popular convention destination, has an active hotel industry providing accommodations for many out-of-town visitors. The Alexandria Riverfront Center in downtown Alexandria on the Red River offers all the amenities of big city convention centers combined with the convenience of being centrally located within Louisiana.

The population of the City of Alexandria in 2017 was about 48,000, with neighboring Pineville across the Red River having over 14,000 residents. Other area communities include Tioga, Ball, Libuse, Paradise, Holloway, Buckeye, Deville, Pollock, Bentley, Fishville, Kolin, and many others.

This website covers a multitude of facets about Alexandria, including things to do, tourism, arts & culture, government, transportation, jobs, education, outdoor recreation and more.

Local Alexandria News Sources

Alexandria Daily Town Talk


City of Alexandria
City of Pineville
Rapides Parish Police Jury
Alexandria International Airport (AEX)


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Attractions and things to do around Alexandria and Pineville
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Read reviews about Alexandria hotels and lodging, and make reservations ... at TripAdvisor
Alexandria International Airport ... location, airlines, flight status
Museums to visit in Alexandria and Central Louisiana
Camp Livingston in Louisiana, a World War II Army Camp ... photos, history, artifacts
Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center on Third Street in Alexandria Louisiana
Alexandria Louisiana jobs and job market
Alexandria Louisiana schools, colleges, universities and educational facilities