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Pineville Things to Do

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    by BuickMackane Written Mar 16, 2004

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    There's a Proctor & Gamble laundry detergent plant here in Pineville, located on US Highway 165. Believe it or not, there's a great demand from people who want to tour the P&G plant and watch the stuff being packaged. If that's not your thing, there are indeed other things to do in Pineville. The church presence is very strong here, perhaps due to Louisiana College, a well-known Baptist institution, being located in Pineville. You'll also see military personnel in camouflage gear everywhere you look, because Camp Beauregard is located in Pineville. There's a quaint old-fashioned museum downtown on Main Street in a firehouse. Alexandria National Cemetery is actually located in Pineville and features many interesting military tombstones for history buffs to study. Pineville has some housing subdivisions like College Park which are built around small lakes and they are quite pleasant to visit, especially when they are lit up at Christmastime. And speaking of holiday decorations, the City of Pineville goes all out -- they even hang lights from the water towers here!

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Pineville Restaurants

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    by BuickMackane Written Apr 22, 2004

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    Most tourists to Pineville cross the bridge into Alexandria for dinner. Although there are many highway fast food choices, that seems to turn most visitors off. There are two non-chain lunch-only buffet restaurants on Main Street; Lee J's on the Levee is expensive, but their bread pudding in brandy sauce almost makes up for it. A new fried chicken place recently opened on Highway 28 called Mowad's. Their tasty boxed chicken lunches immediately struck a chord with the locals and is a nice change from Popeye's and KFC. Try the Po-Boy Express on Military Highway for Louisiana-style sandwiches; they deliver! If you like Chinese buffet places, try China Queen inside the K-Mart mall on Monroe Highway (Route 165). Several other new restaurants are opening along Highway 28 East, so perhaps things will look up in this area!

    Business Route 165 (Main St/Military Hwy)

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Pineville Warnings and Dangers

  • by Ladywithlongredhair Written Sep 22, 2008

    Warning Pineville is EXTREMELY BORING! Could be a hazard to your health. No doubt the skid marks on the road from the other warning are from a non-local driving and fell asleep due to boredom. Or one of the locals bad driving. But, there are very bad drivers in Lousyana so that could have been a factor too. Other than going to Pineville for a funeral I cant imagine why anyone would go to Pineville. No sights to see, no night life (if your into that), the town is dry so therefore no bars or good resturants to eat at. (Other than the iron fist on the bible in this area maybe there is no drinking because of the fact people would take up drinking heavily because they have nothing else to do and would all become drunks but they do have their share of drunks) No movie theater. One major store, Wal-Mart but what town in the good ole USA does not have a Wally world? If your into ging to church you will have plenty to pick from (hence: dry town) Southern Hospitality is NOT alive and well here, or anywhere in Lousyana come to think of it. It is nothing more than a myth and something these people like to think they have, they are very rude. The only kind people I have seen here (all of lousyana) is usually from someone who is not from this state. Summers are long and extremely hot and humid. Landscape is not a lovely sight to behold. For some reasons the locals seem to think this is a very pretty place, I assume they have never left the state and if you ask a few if they have ever been out of Lousyana I am sure they will say no.
    So if your not here for a funeral, dont waste you time or money, save it and take a real trip, I suggest the mountains in NY state, they are beautiful, or try Pa. the Pocono's are almost as pretty as NY's mountians. You cant go wrong by visiting NY state, so much history to learn there. You can however go extremely wrong by going to Lousyana though. I hope I saved you some trouble.......Happy Traveling!

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    by BuickMackane Written Mar 16, 2004

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    Please, please, please be careful driving around Pineville. In all my worldwide travels, I have never seen such reckless behavior on the road. I actually felt safer fighting cabbies in midtown Manhattan than I do driving in Pineville, no kidding. My auto insurance premiums skyrocketed when I moved here, and I quickly learned the reason why. The people zooming through Pineville show no common sense or courtesy on the road whatsoever. Any car attempting to turn onto a road or merge into an expressway appears invisible to the other Pineville motorists; they do not slow down, brake or yield for any reason. The Alexandria Town Talk reports fatal car/truck accidents on a regular basis. On a two-lane highway such as Route 107 to Marksville, it is a common daily occurrence to witness an impatient motorist pass more than four cars at once. If you're doing 70 mph, you're still going too slow for most drivers here. The crowded highways are overpopulated by speeding Silverado and F-150 pickup trucks driven as if they are mobile middle fingers. The Expressway (US Highway 167) and LA Highway 28 rumble around the clock with logging trucks whose jagged cargo doesn't seem securely fastened. Proceed with EXTREME caution!!!

    Notice the skid marks--proceed with caution!!
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Pineville Off The Beaten Path

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    by BuickMackane Written Mar 16, 2004

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    Traveling north from Alexandria on US Highway 71/165, you cross the old, spookily narrow and otherwise undesignated O.K. Allen Bridge into Pineville and there's a nice manmade recreational spot called Lake Buhlow. Locals make a point of mentioning that the lake used to be a cow pasture!

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Pineville Sports & Outdoors

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    by BuickMackane Written Apr 22, 2004

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    Perhaps it's because of Louisiana College, but Pineville is a popular destination for traveling sports teams. Boating at Lake Buhlow also attracts such nationwide groups as the Deep South Racing Association.

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