What to do and see in Pineville, United States: The Best Places and Tips

November 30, 2017 Misti Hsu

Pineville is a city in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is adjacent to the city of Alexandria, and is part of that city's Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 14,555 at the 2010 census. It had been 13,829 in 2000; population hence grew by 5 percent over the preceding decade.
Restaurants in Pineville

1. The Nest Spa and Retreat

U.S. 165 South, Woodworth, LA 71485 +1 318-443-3322
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4 based on 1 reviews

The Nest Spa and Retreat

Reviewed By Laura D - Alexandria, Louisiana

So sad this place is no longer open. I loved the receptionist, Linda - she always brightened my day!

2. Alexandria Zoological Park

3016 Masonic Dr, Alexandria, LA 71301-4240 +1 318-441-6810
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4.5 based on 223 reviews

Alexandria Zoological Park

Since 1926, Alexandria Zoological Park has shared the wonders of the natural world with generations of zoo-goers. Get face to face with 500 animals including lions, tigers, crocodiles, monkeys, bears, otters and many more. Come explore a natural world filled with hoots, howls, and roars right in the heart of Central Louisiana. Alexandria Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It is the mission of Alexandria Zoological Park to promote understanding and conservation of the natural world in which we live. It is the mission of Alexandria Zoological Park to promote understanding and conservation of the natural world in which we live.

Reviewed By An0nym0usC0ntribut0r - Sydney

Though the line to enter the zoo was extremely long and it took quite a while to gain entry, once in I was pleasantly surprised. From the calibre of other zoos in Southern USA I was expecting much less than received. The set up was nice and the recent renovation work made for a very pleasant visit.

3. Gone Wild Safari Park

805 Hooper Rd, Pineville, LA 71360-3023 +1 318-787-6902
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4 based on 43 reviews

Gone Wild Safari Park

Reviewed By TracyR2004 - Florissant, Missouri

I took my mother and uncle (both seniors) to this park when we visited Pineville. We had so much fun. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The bathrooms are easy to find and very clean. The store is neat and has birds to keep you occupied. If you have children I would suggest the full or half bucket. For 4 adults we only used 2 cups of animal feed and that was pretty much all we needed however I saw children go through a half bucket in a few minutes. The animals were not scared to come up to the bus and they knew the feeding routine. It was fun feeding the animals and seeing some animals I had not ever seen up close before. It was a very fun afternoon. I would go again.

4. Jena Choctaw Pines Casino

21160 Highway 167, Dry Prong, LA 71423-3502 +1 318-648-7773
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4 based on 40 reviews

Jena Choctaw Pines Casino

Reviewed By David_2013834 - Alexandria, Louisiana

We visit Choctaw Pines 3 to 4 times a month. The buffet is very good.....small enough to always be fresh and hot...yet large enough for a great selection. My wife loves the slots and payouts are good. I spend more time in the sports bar with the great bartenders and 8 TV screens. By the way, the bar food is outstanding as well. This place is a great addition to this area. It will only improve with expansions.

5. Kent Plantation House

3601 Bayou Rapides Rd, Alexandria, LA 71303-3629 +1 318-487-5998
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4.5 based on 107 reviews

Kent Plantation House

Reviewed By Price_2006 - Mount Vernon, IL

While in Alexandria we decided to check out Kent Plantation House. We visited on a Monday and had a very nice tour of the house and grounds and we're able to ask lots of questions without feeling rushed by our tour guides. Miss Sandy was especially knowledgeable and made the tour extremely interesting. She was able to tell us details including how the bricks under the house were made and took the care to show us where they have found fingerprints and toe prints on a couple of them. Such a wonderful experience. Well worth the entry fee!

6. Forts Randolph and Buhlow

135 Riverfront St, Along East Bank of Red River at Levee, Pineville, LA 71360-6969 +1 318-484-2390
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3.5 based on 13 reviews

Forts Randolph and Buhlow

Reviewed By Circus-G - Solihull

Friendly welcome to an interesting historic site. The two forts that used to control traffic on the Red river were carefully explained. The visitor centre has great infographics and historic items, plus the walkways through the moats etc of each fort help clarify how the forts operated. The major road that now crosses between the two forts is perhaps a little unfortunate, but does not detract greatly from understanding the forts as they would have been.

7. T.R.E.E. House

1403 3rd St, Alexandria, LA 71301-8250 +1 318-619-9394
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4 based on 44 reviews

T.R.E.E. House

We're a hands-on educational children's museum with activities and play areas dedicated to fostering inquiry, imagination, and learning!

Reviewed By Michaelkochla - Alexandria, Louisiana

If you have small kids or have nieces and nephews , the TREE House is a must see in Alexandria. It is really a hands on children's museum that is a must see and do in Alexandria. We have been taking our kids since they...MoreThanks for the great review! We are always trying to expand to keep the community interested and engaged! We hope to see y'all back soon!

8. Alexandria Museum of Art

933 2nd St, Alexandria, LA 71301-8322 +1 318-443-3458
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Alexandria Museum of Art

Reviewed By Eliene Z - Rio de Janeiro, RJ

The purpose of this museum is preserve, exibit and promote visual art troughout Central Louisiana in a way to that contribute to the quality of life for citizens and tourists. Besides the exibitions there are different lectures, courses during all the year.
Admission: 5 US$ adults, 4 US$ seniors, students. By the way you can have a wonderful view of the river from the Museum. As a Brazilian tourist interested in arts, I really recommend it.

9. River Oaks Square Arts Center

1330 2nd St, Alexandria, LA 71301-8233 +1 318-473-2670
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

River Oaks Square Arts Center

River Oaks Square is a contemporary visual arts and fine crafts center made up of resident artists working with a variety of media. A Creative Hub Of Central Louisiana Rachael Lajaunie-Dauzat, Executive Director/Aubrey Bolen, Artistic Director/Donna Autrey,Adm.Assistant

Reviewed By SallyFromTucson - Tucson, Arizona

I visited the Arts Center when they opened an exhibit for a friend's artist-friend... the sort of social gathering I tend to avoid. Surprisingly I enjoyed myself. The works on exhibit were wonderful. They had numerous artists in residence, and also did special exhibits of other artists' work. All or most of the exhibits are open when you attend a specific reception. The Center is located in a large historic house (with elevators), and different artists' work was exhibited in different rooms. Traffic flow worked pretty well, with few long narrow hallways common to older buildings. The house had lots of windows and well-designed lighting. I'm not sure how the art world describes such things, but I found the work on display to be more colorful and energetic than at many museums. I attended with an invited party, so I'm uncertain if there is a fee for visitors, and I couldn't figure it out on the web site. They're open Tue-Fri 10-4, and Sat 10-2. Like most places in Louisiana they are closed on Sunday. There is plenty of parking within a block or so.

10. Louisiana History Museum

503 Washington St, Alexandria, LA 71301-8026 +1 318-487-8556
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5 based on 4 reviews

Louisiana History Museum

Reviewed By RoadTripAmericans

The Louisiana History Museum, located in downtown Alexandria, is housed in a building constructed in 1907 as the Alexandria Public Library.

Today the Museum offers a variety of exhibits about the history of Alexandria, and all of Louisiana. The Museum maintains one of the foremost collections of historical objects in the state, and also holds an extensive collection of original photographs and vintage postcards.

Current exhibits deal with Louisiana politicians, Alexandria during World War II, the Red River, Louisiana under the rule of Spain, France and England, the Civil War, and much more.

Admission is free, and guided tours can be arranged.

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