Alexandria / Pineville
In The Heart Of Louisiana

Central Louisiana has become the go-to destination for a family-friendly Mardi Gras celebration. Boasting three parades and over 24 floats, all are invited to enjoy the music, food, and of course, the beads! More fun can be had at Gone Wild Safari, the award-winning Alexandria Zoo, or while treasure hunting in our specialty boutiques, antique markets and auction houses.

Lake Charles
Louisiana Wild

Wild and ruggedly beautiful, the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road traverses more than 180 miles in Southwest Louisiana. From a car the prairies and marshes of Louisiana’s Outbacksm appear peaceful and tranquil, but don’t be fooled; these lands and waters are teeming with life.

Louisiana's Oldest Settlement Turns 300!

The city of Natchitoches (pronounced “Nack-a-tish”), is celebrating its Tri-Centennial in 2014. Established in 1714, Natchitoches is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase and is a favorite destination for visitors from around the world.

Cajun Coast
Your Louisiana Adventure Begins On The Cajun Coast

Discover the real Louisiana on the relaxed and friendly Cajun Coast.  Swamp tours.  The Atchafalaya National Heritage Area.  Cajun food, fun and music at some of the nation’s best festivals.  The Bayou Teche Scenic Byway.  Antebellum homes and a picturesque main street a century hasn’t changed in Franklin.

Louisiana Knows How To Celebrate

Step back into prehistoric times while pondering the origin of Poverty Point. Located in the northeastern part of the state, unearth the mystery of this 3,500 year old sprawling mound complex.

Louisiana's Other Side

So what is it about Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana's Other Side that sets it apart? It's that unique combination of two great American heritages. It's a little Texas, a little Cajun. You'll find the combination reflected in our mouth-watering dining, where flavorful Texas steak may be combined with spicy crawfish.