What's visible from space,
but you can't get there from here?
The State Shelter at Alexandria,
aka "The Mega-Shelter"
aka "The Big Kahuna"
Louisiana built this mega-shelter after Katrina to
accommodate evacuees from natural disasters, especially
hurricanes. Learn more about the shelter here.
Unfortunately, the address is not included here or pretty
much anywhere on the Internet. Welcome to Louisiana.
The actual address of the shelter is
8125 Hwy. 71 S.
Alexandria, LA 71302
But typing that address into Google Maps shows a spot a
few miles away. So either go to the
Mega-Shelter on Highway 71/167 (marked below), or go to
8100 Hwy. 71 S. and catch a shuttle bus to the main site.
There is also a shelter for pets in Alexandria. Read the
The Pet Megashelter
Rapides Parish Coliseum
5600 Coliseum Blvd.
Alexandria, LA 71303