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Alexandria is a city located along the Red Rive; it occupies the center of the state of Louisiana. The birth and history of Alexandria represents a business card of famous names, this city was founded in 1818, it was considered among the rich cities before, but unfortunately it was burned during the civil war, which caused several human and material damages.

“The Heart of Louisiana”, Alexandria is on the other side of the Red River. It is the heart of various cultures, namely the Cajun Bonhomie and the famous annual event of the Mardi Gras.

Several boat trips are available to visitors to illustrate the importance of this river in Louisiana’s history.

Today, thanks to livestock and wood, it occupies the location of the most prosperous commercial and cultural center in the region. It is a quiet city characterized by a peaceful lifestyle; remember to explore the modernity of this city which includes a wide choice of restaurants, clubs, shops, entertainment and cultural sites that can satisfy all family members and seniors as well. However, in order not to miss the chance to discover Alexandria’s must-see places, I invite you to read the rest of the article. Here are the best places to visit during your stay:

  • Alexandria Holocaust Memorial: This memorial was built to glorify the six million Jews, one and a half million children and many non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust. It is located near the Alexandria Holocaust Memorial and is 5.4 metres high.
  • Alexandria Zoological Park: The Alexandria Zoological Park is the must-see place for families and children who enjoy feeding fish; it is home to more than 500 animals! Don’t miss the chance to coincide with the ultra rare white tiger! Remember to visit the gift shop if you want to keep a souvenir of your visit for yourself or your friends.
  • Alexandria Museum of Art: This museum presents to its visitors the largest collection of folk art in Louisiana, as well as many temporary exhibitions, educational programs and courses. This art club attracts visitors of all ages: families, adults, teenagers and young adults.