Avoyelles Parish is located in the center of Central Louisiana,
surrounded with additional parishes (counties) offering a variety of tourist
opportunities, historic sites, attractions, wonderful food venues and
entertainment. Stay with us and venture for a day trip to . . .
RAPIDES PARISH . . . Alexandria/Pineville CVB is
thirty minutes north of Avoyelles. Visit
http://www.louisinafromhere.com for a
stop on Red River where cultural and family activities abound . Enjoy dance,
theater, museums, music, history, ballgames or the Alexandria Zoological Park.
See Kent Plantation House, c.1800, Alexandria Museum of Art, River Oaks Square
Arts Center,Tree House Children's Museum, Arna Bontemps Museum,Southern Forest
Heritage Museum or Pineville Old Town Hall Museum and Louisiana Maneuvers and
Military Museum at Camp Beauregard. Fine restaurants and rounds of golf await
you along with water sports on the Red River.
NATCHITOCHES PARISH . . . Natchitoches CVB located
and hour and fifteen minutes north of Avoyelles Parish on I-49N. See
to visit the oldest permanent settlement in The Louisiana Purchase
Territory(1714) and home to the famous City of Lights festival at Christmas and
the 600,000-acre Kisatchie National Forest. Tour Fort St. Jean Baptiste, Bayou
Pierre Alligator Park, or the Cane River National Heritage Area: Magnolia,
Melrose, and Oakland Plantations and the Kate Chopin House. Natchitoches, where
Steel Magnolia was filmed and Oprah Winfrey made a surprise visit just because
"Natchitoches loves Oprah", and the Natchitoches Meat Pie is a delicacy.
CONCORDIA PARISH . . . Concordia Tourist Commission,
(318)336-5633, situated along the Mississippi River, Concordia Parish offers a
cornucopia of attractions and scenic beauty. Create memories while enjoying
down-home hospitality. See Cotton, Then and Now at an historical and
ultra-modern 1800-acre working plantation located sixty minutes from Avoyelles
Parish, Frogmore Cotton Plantation,
comprehensive guided tours of a plantation system and slave culture. Visit the
Delta Music Museum in Ferriday, minutes from Natchez, MS, and enjoy the stories
of three famous cousins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, and Jimmy Swaggart.
ALLEN PARISH . . . Allen Parish Tourist Commission,
is an hours drive from Avoyelles Parish on Hwy 165 South. Experience culture,
food and festival fun. Visit Coushatta Casino Resort, go canoeing, see
trottingbred races, parks, RV parks, and wonderful hunting and fishing. See Les
Grandes Lumieres at Christmas or experience the Mardi Gras Runs and Trade Days
along with Flea Markets and more.
VERNON PARISH . . . Vernon Parish TC,
one hour from Avoyelles on Hwy 28 W, is the Wildflower Capital of Louisiana.
Visit historic sites, the Museum of West Louisiana, stroll through the National
Register Historic District on 3rd street, and view the classical revival 1910
Vernon Parish Courthouse. See Vernon and Anacoco Lakes,(minutes away from
Toledo Bend Kisatchie National Forest, and the golf courses. All of this is
Vernon Parish . . .Call it Home.
EVANGELINE PARISH . . . Evangeline Parish TC,
is just about one hour from Avoyelles Parish. Carved out of the old Parish of
St. Landry, Evangeline Parish is host to many events, places of interest and
activities, including Chicot State Park, with the State of Louisiana state park
ST. LANDRY PARISH . . . St. Landry
located 40 minutes south of Avoyelles Parish on I-49S. www.cajuntravel.com
featuring racetrack, casino, Cajun prairie, site of a miracle, scenic byway and
a haunted plantation. See why St. Landry is the Atchafalaya gateway and Zydeco
capital and is "Gumbo for your Soul".
LASALLE PARISH . . .
CATAHOULA PARISH . . .
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