Avoyelles Parish, at the crossroads of Central Louisiana, takes its name from Avoyelles Indians who inhabited the area. Avoyelles Parish is home to a large variety of things to see and do. Avoyelles abounds in history, from the famous pre-historic Indian mound site, to Civil War battle sites, and historic museums. There are many beautiful old homes which are open for tours, and the scenery is lovely. Take a boat tour of the Spring Bayou area, or picnic along the Red River at one of the parks.
Whether you're a buyer or a browser, there are numerous antique shops both large and small, where the shopper can get a bargain or happen upon that special find. For the sports-minded, tennis and golf are available, and the seasonal hunting and fishing are some of the best anywhere. And Paragon Casino Resort offers year-round entertainment and gambling.