While Vernon Parish boasts of its multitude of outdoor experiences, when the sun sets or the weather is a challenge, there is much fun to be had indoors as well! We offer traditional options such as movie theaters, bowling alleys, and skating rinks, but we even offer a cooking class. Please view all the options and enjoy some indoor fun and games as a part of your legendary visit.
Allen Acres Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen, author of several books devoted to native Louisiana flora, and his wife Susan, have spent years developing the gardens to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Other gardens focus on various curiosities, such as night-blooming flowers, bird watching, and "yard art". Trails lead into the forest where trees are labeled for identification.
Plant Identification Walks and/or Workshops are available on demand for groups of five or more -- with or without a room. Options include an outdoor tour, indoor workshop, or both. Sessions generally last four hours, but Dr. Allen will work with you to customize your trip.
Chinese cooking classes are available for groups of five or more at Allen Acres Bed & Breakfast in Cravens, LA. Taught by Susan Allen (aka Yen Hoa), the classes may be customized to suit your group's needs.
Each class lasts about three hours and provides an opportunity for the group to choose three items from a list including egg rolls, won tons, pot stickers, stir fry and more. When you've finished, you get to take your food and the recipe home with you.
American Legion Post #145
Bingo on Wed-Fri-Sat, Karaoke on Fri, Live Music on Sat, Pool Tables, Shuffleboard.
American Legion Post #210
Bingo Monday Night
American Legion Post #510
Bayou Theater offers a couple of movies each weekend. A military or civilian contractor ID is required for admission. Call for more information.
Live Bingo and Video Games -- a portion of proceeds donated to charity.
Live Bingo and Video Gambling - a portion of proceeds donated to charity.
LJ's Arcade and Laser Zone
Louisiana Lanes Fun Center
Louisiana Lanes offers a range of entertainment for the whole family. Bowling and Skating. They have a game room with pool tables, air hockey, and more - plus a full concession serving everything from hamburgers to hot dogs to nachos and more.
The venue offers league bowling on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Party plans are available for any occasion. Call for information on other specials.
Skate Palace offers fun and excitement for kids of all ages. In addition to skating, the venue has pool tables, video games, and a concession stand. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons and evenings. Call for session times. Parents skate FREE on Sundays with a paid child skater!
Strike Zone Bowling Center
The Fort Polk Bowling Center is open to the public. They have a great snack bar plus a pro shop. Party plans are available.
United Artists Lee Hills 6
UA Lee Hills offers the newest movies, which can be viewed in comfort from any of their 6 theaters. Grab some popcorn or a hot dog from the concession stand and you're all set.
VFW Old Stage Post #3106
Bingo on Tues & Thurs, Pool Tables