Play a Round of Golf near the Airport or Go Gambling
If you find yourself in Pineville, LA visiting the campus of Louisiana College or surprising your favorite soldier at U.S. Army base Camp Beauregard, stay at the Country Inn & Suites. Find your inner peace in the serenity of Kisatchie National Forest or get your adrenaline pumping by placing bets at Jena Choctaw Pines Casino. Alexandria Zoological Park is ideal for animal lovers who want to learn more about kookaburras, jaguars, dwarf crocodiles and more than 150 other species. Get more up close and personal with animals at the open-air Gone Wild Safari Park. Corporate travelers enjoy meeting colleagues from area businesses on the green at OakWing Golf Course.
Be sure to explore the following attractions:
- Alexandria International Airport (AEX) (9.3 miles)
Fly with American Airlines, Delta or United at AEX where guests of the Country Inn & Suites can take a free airport shuttle to the hotel.
Phone: +1 (318) 449-3504
- Alexandria Zoo (6.8 miles)
See more than 500 animals representing 160 species, from the Indian Blue Peafowl to the Lionfish. 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.
Phone: +1 (318) 441-6810
- Camp Beauregard (5 miles)
This US Army base covers 12,500 acres and is one of the main training facilities for the Louisiana National Guard.
Phone: +1 (318) 290-5600
- Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site (4.4 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (318) 484-2390
- Gone Wild Safari (3.6 miles)
Camels, ostriches and parakeets aren’t the only attractions at this open-air safari park. Visit the petting zoo and let your children explore freely on the playground.
Phone: +1 (318) 787-6902
- Jena Choctaw Pines Casino (9.2 miles)
Put on your poker face and test your luck at Texas Hold’em or try your hand at the table games and slot machines in this 46,000-square-foot entertainment center and casino.
Phone: +1 (855) 638-5825
- Kent Plantation House (5 miles)
Constructed in 1796 prior to the Louisiana Purchase, this historic property preserves the homestead of a successful Creole family typical of a Louisiana colonial era working plantation.
Phone: +1 (318) 487-5998
- Kisatchie National Forest (0.7 miles)
This 604,000-acre national forest protects the beautiful bayous and woodlands of Louisiana, offering opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, fishing, camping and more.
Phone: +1 (318) 473-7160
- Louisiana College (2.5 miles)
Founded on a Christian worldview, this private Baptist college offers a liberal arts education with degrees in business, teaching, nursing, the arts, Christian studies and more.
Phone: +1 (318) 487-7011
- OakWing Golf Club (6.5 miles)
This 18-hole golf course blends in beautifully with the bayous and rolling hills of Louisiana, featuring a world-class clubhouse, golf shop and practice facilities.
Phone: +1 (318) 561-0260
- Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center (6.4 miles)
Owned and operated by the DeRamus family, this 20,000-square-foot retail and loan outlet operates three large warehouses and a restoration facility, making it much more than your average pawn shop.
Phone: +1 (318) 487-6005