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Alexandria  is a historic city, rich in Louisiana history. Civil War historic sites along with easy access to numerous historic locations make it a city ideal for history enthusiasts and for sportsmen.
Interstate 49 runs through the center of Alexandria, linking the city with Shreveport to the northwest (125 miles) and Lafayette to the south (90 miles).
Alexandria International Airport (IATA: AEX)  is located to the west of the city, and is served by American, Continental, and Delta. The airport provides flights to Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, and Memphis. This location is also home of England Air Park, formerly England AFB, which closed on June 1, 1992-- but is now England Airpark & Community: a Transportation and Buisness Center.
MacArthur Drive, which intersects with I-49 on both the north and south ends of the city, is one of the main roads. Many of the retail establishments in Alexandria are located near the intersection of MacArthur and Masonic Drives near the Alexandria Mall.
Some local restaurants include:
There is also a wide variety of chain restaurants in Alexandria.
Crawfish boils are popular among locals when crawfish is in season during spring.