Louisiana Hotel Reservations
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 easy, 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 – visit the Turnip Stadium on November 12th at 6 p.m. to see the Demons take on the Sam Houston State Bearcats.
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. On October 29th you can see the one and only Melissa Etheridge live on stage at the nearby Paragon Casino. On November 4th, the same Paragon Casino will be hosting the Country Revolution Tour starting at 8 p.m.
Make your way to the Alexandria Riverfront Center on January 28th for one of early-2017’s premier pet-friendly events. Check out the AKC Dog Show, presented by the Baton Rouge Kennel Club, for dog-and-trainer events, Best in Show awards, and plenty more.
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in Central Louisiana
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