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Southern Forest Heritage Museum - This 57-acre museum -- representative of the many sawmill towns that once flourished throughout the South -- offers a unique opportunity to glimpse the golden age of lumbering and saw milling. It contains rare equipment and buildings that date back to the early 1900s.

Louisiana Political Museum - The museum is housed in the old Winnfield railroad depot that was donated to the city by the L&A Railroad and was moved onto its present location on Main Street. The museum has accumulated over 30,000 artifacts and memorabilia relating to politicians and politics in Louisiana.

Lois Loftin Doll Museum - Lois and Albert "Dutch" Loftin devoted over 48 years to collecting the the over 3,000 dolls on display at the old Kansas City Southern Depot. The collection includes rare antiques and collectibles from all over the world.

Delta Music Museum - Located in Ferriday, the birthplace of entertainers Jerry Lee Lewis and Mickey Gilley, evangelist Jimmy Swaggart and blues trombonist Leon "PeeWee" Whittaker. See exhibits focusing on the history and culture of Louisiana's and Mississippi's Delta region music and visit the museum's hall of fame.

Natchitoches Alligator Park - This 5 acre park is an authentic Cajun countryside, complete with Cajun music, genuine Cajun cuisine, and an abundance of world-famous Louisiana "joie de vivre". And, of course, don't forget the gators. Hundreds of alligators will entertain you with hourly feeding shows.

Opelousas Museum - Exhibits cover prehistory, agriculture, home and family, business and professions, music, food and a Hall of Fame. One room is dedicated to the Civil War.

Frogmore Plantation - Early 1800's with a modern cotton plantation and gin of today. Follow the early Natchez planters and their slaves through an evolution from the wilderness to a thriving 1850's cotton plantation, and then beyond the War Between the States to a struggling new way of life.

Louisiana Orphan Train Museum - The museum is dedicated to the preservation of the historical event of the arrival of the Orphan Train riders from New York Foundling Hospital to Louisiana between the years 1873 and 1929.

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame - The current Hall of Fame collection includes color portraits of the 261 members and a continually growing collection of items such as baseballs, footballs, bats, gloves, jerseys, golf clubs, helmets shoes and other memorabilia contributed to the shrine by Hall of Fame members and their families.

The Louisiana History Museum - Alexandria's Best Kept Secret. The museum maintains one of the foremost collections of historical objects in the state.

Alexandria Zoological Park - The zoo was founded in 1926 and encompasses 22 shady acres. There are over 500 animals including 20 endangered species. Large viewing windows in natural habitat enclosures for tigers, lions and jaguars.

Alexandria Museum of Art - Visitors receive a warm welcome when they enter the grand foyer of the new wing of the Alexandria Museum of Art, constructed and opened to the public in March 1998. The Museum was founded in 1977 and occupies the Historic Rapides Bank Building.

Vernon Parish - Nestled in the piney woods of west central Louisiana, Vernon Parish offers a vast array of opportunities for nature lovers and sportsmen alike. Hunters, fishermen, campers, and hikers enjoy nature's bounty as they traverse the gently rolling hills through forests studded with freshwater lakes and streams.

Kent Plantation House - A historic museum with an extensive collection of museum quality antiques and plantation environment.