Visiting Central Louisiana

Interstate 49 guides you through the heart of central Louisiana and cities like Natchitoches, Alexandria, and Ville Platte. This winter and spring, central Louisiana will boast a wide array of premier events and festivals, must-see attractions, and loads of fun for the whole family. Plan your visit soon and check it out for yourself.

Make sure your travel plans for central Louisiana include plenty of time exploring Natchitoches. This charming and historic city features welcoming locals, and plenty to see and do. Don’t miss the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, and you’ll want to play 18 holes at the Northwestern Hills Golf Course.

The moderate winters in central Louisiana mean you can stroll through the Natchitoches Historic District with ease, and the campus of Northwestern State University can mean edifying fun during a campus tour.

During the fall in Natchitoches, locals are crazy about their Northwestern State Demons football team. Experience college football unlike any other region in the country can do it.

Any trek through central Louisiana should include some serious time in Alexandria. Home to premier attractions like the Louisiana History Museum and the Kent Plantation House, Alexandria will easily yield full days of wonder, thrills, and fun.

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With a charming city and welcoming locals, you’ll have no problem finding fun and entertainment in Natchitoches. History buffs out there have to take a stroll through the Natchitoches Historic District. Go on a tour of Northwestern State University. If you’re there in the fall, go see a football game at Turnip Stadium for the Northwestern State Demons.

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Soak Up History When Visiting Crossroads of Louisiana

While you’re in central Louisiana, make sure you have plenty of time to see what Alexandria has to offer. Take a trip to the Louisiana History Museum and witness a showcase of the social evolution of the Bayou State. Take in a fascinating representation of southern plantation life at the Kent Plantation House.

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