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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Central Louisiana's leading art museum with an impressive permanent collection as well as rotating exhibitions. Plenty of educational programming.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Alexandria's leading center for studio artists. Visit artist studios, see current exhibitions, purchase from gift shop. Located in the historic Bolton House in downtown Alexandria.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“The downtown "indy" place for good friends, good convo, good vibes. Artsy and laid back. (Tip: Bring your guitar, your drum, or your poetry and make yourself at home.)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Located at the iconic Bentley Hotel in downtown Alexandria, the Mirror Room always has atmosphere and great drinks, and live music some nights.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
  • 1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is the lightest crispest catfish ever. Opens at 11am and closes at 8pm it also has a free salad bar.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“From music to theatre, to dance, and the fine arts, The Arts Council of Central Louisiana is all the arts, all the time! Their popular Art Walk, featuring local and regional food, art, and craft vendors is held in the spring and fall in downtown Alexandria.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“The site is commemorated with interpretive signage and a scenic overlook of the Red River. Located on the Red River in downtown Pineville, the site includes a visitor center with exhibits on the Civil War Red River Campaign, an elevated boardwalk around the fort area, with an overlook near Bailey's Dam site, and an open field for Civil War re-enactments.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Beautiful, calm lake and picnic areas. Great for kayaking, canoeing, or paddle boarding. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
  • 1 local recommends
Hotel
“The historic Hotel Bentley (Third St. at DeSoto) is stunningly beautiful. Be sure to walk through the lobby. The Mirror Room is a great downtown bar. Artisan pizza across the street at Embers is a good choice. Tamp & Grind Coffee Shop (DeSoto and Fourth) offers a young and funky beat. See the Alexandria Museum of Art, River Oaks Art Center, Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center and TREE House Children's Museum -- all within a short walk. The Alexandria Convention Center is nearby, too, as is Alexandria's Holocaust Memorial. St. Francis Xavier Cathedral offers lovely architecture, as does the art deco Post Office and U.S. Courthouse. Also, enjoy Red River views and local festivals. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“A regional, professional orchestra based in the heart of Louisiana since 1967, the Rapides Symphony Orchestra presents a full season of concerts and events in the beautiful Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in downtown Alexandria. The orchestra's popular Pops on the River concert is a local favorite, held annually on the banks of the Red River in September.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“If a friendly pub is your style, here's the place. Popular with locals, Finnegan's serves a merry crowd almost every night!”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“This is the lightest crispest catfish ever. Opens at 11am and closes at 8pm it also has a free salad bar.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Delicious, fresh Mediterranean food in a lovely atmosphere. (Tip: Try the Chicken Parmesan!)”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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