Kinder is the "CROSSROADS TO EVERYWHERE," strategically located at the southern end of Allen Parish at the intersection of two major U. S. Highways: U. S. Hwy. 190, which traverses the state in an east- west direction and U. S. Hwy. 165, which traverses the state in a north- south direction. In addition, the Union Pacific Railroad east-west line intersects the Missouri Pacific Railroad north-south line in Kinder. Add to that the fact that Kinder is only 18 miles north of the interstate.
Kinder is a great blend of Cajun culture, Native American culture and the Piney Woods culture. Kinder is a friendly community, a very welcoming community – it's a great place to start a business, raise a family or just pay a visit. Timber, wood products, cattle, rice and crawfish farming dominate the economy.
Allen Parish is home to the Coushatta Grand Casino, the largest casino in Louisiana, with casino gaming, fantastic dining and first class convention facilities. Located 5 miles north of Kinder on US Hwy. 165, there are over 3,200 slots, 80 tables, 6 restaurants, more than 500 luxurious rooms, an RV resort with 108 pads and 100 chalets, a special events area, an on site fuel facility and a championship golf course. There are also over 1,200 hotel rooms.
The one hundred square mile West Bay Wildlife Management Area, located just to the west of the Calcasieu River, is a forested refuge for migratory birds, deer and abundant fish and ducks. The Ouiska Chitto River is a nationally known canoe course and one of Louisiana's officially-designated Scenic and Natural Rivers. Come enjoy our laid-back Cajun community, for a visit or a lifetime.