Discover fun things to do near Alexandria and Pineville, LA

You’ll find plenty of things to do when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites, Pineville, LA, located less than five miles from Alexandria. Surprise your favorite soldier at Camp Beauregard, situated only 10 minutes away, or attend an event at Pineville Convention Center, located next door. When you’re ready to unwind, retreat to the serenity of Kisatchie National Forest or place bets at Jena Choctaw Pines Casino. Animal lovers can learn about kookaburras, jaguars, dwarf crocodiles, and more than 150 other species at Alexandria Zoo. Here for work? Corporate travelers enjoy meeting colleagues on the greens at OakWing Golf Club.

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Camp Beauregard

1.48 mi / 2.39 km from the hotel
This military base covers 12,500 acres and is the primary training facility for the Louisiana National Guard.

Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site

2.75 mi / 4.42 km from the hotel
Fort Buhlow and Fort Randolph were earthwork structures built on the Red River in 1864 by Confederate soldiers who were expecting a military engagement from Union forces. Take a guided tour to learn more about Louisiana’s Civil War history.

Gone Wild Safari

5.63 mi / 9.06 km from the hotel
Camels, ostriches, and parakeets inhabit this open-air safari park. Visit the petting zoo and let your children explore freely on the playground.

Louisiana College

2.14 mi / 3.44 km from the hotel
This private Baptist college offers a liberal arts education with degrees in business, teaching, nursing, the arts, Christian studies, and more.

Alexandria Zoo

5.16 mi / 8.31 km from the hotel
See more than 500 animals representing 160 species at this zoo. Don’t leave without visiting the Land of the Jaguar exhibit or riding the Bayou Le Zoo Choo Choo, a scale model of a C.P. Huntington steam engine that takes you through the park.

Jena Choctaw Pines Casino

7.16 mi / 11.53 km from the hotel
Put on your poker face and test your luck at Texas Hold’em, or try your hand at the slot machines in this 46,000-square-foot entertainment center and casino.

Kent Plantation House

5.14 mi / 8.27 km from the hotel
Constructed in 1796, prior to the Louisiana Purchase, this well-preserved historical home offers a glimpse of life in Louisiana during the colonial era.

OakWing Golf Club

6.63 mi / 10.68 km from the hotel
This 18-hole golf course blends in beautifully with Louisiana’s rolling hills and bayous. Visit the world-class clubhouse, golf shop, and practice facilities.

Silver Dollar Pawn and Jewelry Center

4.76 mi / 7.66 km from the hotel
Owned and operated by the DeRamus family, this 20,000-square-foot retail and loan outlet includes three large warehouses and a restoration facility, making it much more than your average pawn shop.