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Kayaking on Saline Bayou

There's never a shortage of things to do in Central Louisiana.

With convenient access to indoor attractions and outdoor recreational areas, unique destinations just a short drive away and a community rich in cultural assets — including art galleries, performance theaters, museums, regional festivals and more —  there are a myriad of things to do in Central Louisiana.

Nestled among prairies, rolling pine forests and tupelo swamps, outdoor activities encompass boating, water skiing, hiking and mountain biking. Some of the most scenic areas in the state are found in Central Louisiana, especially along the hundreds of miles of trails located in Kisatchie National Forest. In addition, the region's many organized sports leagues and well-maintained parks help ensure both kids and adults are able to stay fit and active while at play. With so many sights to see and things to do in Central Louisiana, the opportunities for adventure are endless.

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The Alexandria Zoo is home to more than 500 animals and draws approximately 200,000 visitors each year.
City of Alexandria 2015-16 Annual Budget