Located in the center of Sportsman's Paradise, Alexandria offers unparalleled opportunities for a wide range of outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, cycling, golf, and tennis. Oak Wing Golf Course is a beautiful, challenging venue on the Audubon Trail. Alexandria Zoological Park is a wonderful family regional site that is a true community jewel. Kincaid Lake and the Red River provide for water sports, and the Rapides Parrish Coliseum has almost completed extensive renovations that will host a wide range of sports and entertainment events. Downtown Alexandria is bustling with renovations, including the recent reopening of the Historic Hotel Bentley. Downtown also boasts the Alexandria Museum, that has played host to internationally acclaimed exhibits such as the "Heart of Spain." The Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center plays host to numerous plays and musical events including an International Piano Competition. Alexandria serves as a regional shopping hub, and is served by Alexandria International Airport that provides convenient access to hubs including Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta. Higher education is provided by Louisiana College in Pineville; Louisiana State University, Alexandria; and Central Louisiana Technical College. Truly, Alexandria provides something for everyone!