Things To Do In West Monroe, Louisiana

Louisiana is a state full of history and Southern charm, and the city of West Monroe offers a wide range of fun attractions and activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy. The Comfort Suites is centrally located in the heart of Northeast Louisiana, just a few minutes away from some of the best attractions in North Louisiana. Stay with us and enjoy a variety of exciting indoor and outdoor activities, family attractions, shopping, fishing, hunting, live entertainment, delicious regional cuisine and other attractions just a short drive from our quiet and comfortable, all-suites hotel.

Monroe Events:

Duck Hunting and Outdoor Adventure

Duck Hunting and Outdoor Adventure Duck Commander. Louisiana is duck hunting territory, as seen on the hit TV show, Duck Dynasty! The Robertson's Duck Commander company is based in West Monroe, Louisiana and less than 15 minutes from our Hotel. Get all the best-selling hunting gear at 117 Kings Lane in Monroe, LA 71292. Plus, check-out our fun Duck Commander Package!

Ouachita River. First explored in 1803 by Hunter and Dunbar, the Ouachita River was originally home to several Indian tribes and became a major highway for steamboats during the early 1800s and 1900s. Today, the waterway is often called one of the world's most beautiful rivers and offers a serene setting for boating, fishing and bird watching.

Greater Ouachita River Port. Located on the Ouachita River in West Monroe, the Greater Ouachita Port is a dock facility and container storage area that includes two side loaders, a KCS rail spur, a container storage yard, and a crane used to load and unload large containers for export and import.

Poverty Point State Historic Site. This interesting park is home to ancient earthworks that were created between 1650 and 700 B.C. by indigenous peoples, who carried dirt in baskets to create a 400-acre monument that is still here to inspire visitors thousands of years later. The park also features a museum, guided tours and a variety of special events. 

Shopping in Monroe, Louisiana

Downtown River Market Duck and Dressing. One of Monroe's most popular women's clothing stores calling themselves, simple, edgy, southern, and chic. Opened by Korie and Rebecca Robertson from A&E's Duck Dynasty!

Downtown River Market. Saturdays in historic downtown Monroe, on the Ouachita River, experience an intimate artisan market only a few minutes from Comfort Suites.

Pecanland Mall. Located on the site of a former pecan grove, Pecanland Mall is home to almost 100 shops, a 10-screen movie theater, and several different restaurants. Pecan Land Commons, located adjacent to the mall is also home to several large retailers, including Dillards, Sears, Target, Burlington Coat Factory, Bed Bath Beyond, Belk, and JC Penney, and Dick's Sporting Goods.

Antique Alley. Located in West Monroe's historic Cotton Port District, Antique Alley features shops selling everything from antique jewelry and furniture to clothing and more, all housed in several historic buildings.

ULM and other Universities

University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM). Established in 1931, ULM is a public university in Monroe, Louisiana and offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate academic programs, including the only doctoral pharmacy degree in the state.

Louisiana Tech University. Louisiana Tech is a public college that was originally formed in 1894 as the Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana. Today, Louisiana Tech is best known for its engineering programs and athletics, and offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 10,600 students each year.

Grambling State University. Grambling State University is a Historically Black College and offers students a high-quality education through 68 unique degree programs in five colleges, two professional schools, and a graduate school. Grambling's nursing, computer science and teacher education programs are known as some of the best in the state, and the college is also home to the popular Tiger Marching Band, touted as the top collegiate show band in the world.

Louisiana Delta Community College. Louisiana Delta Community College offers dual enrollment courses for high school students to get a jump start on College and has ties with many four-year Universities and Colleges allowing students for an easy transfer.

Museums and Attractions in Monroe

Museums and Attractions Chennault Aviation Military Museum. The Chennault Aviation Military Museum was created in 1986 to preserve military history and honor the service of our military men and women. The museum features a wide range of artifacts, memorabilia vintage aircraft and military vehicles, and gift shop. Free admission. www. Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. This interesting zoo offers more than 500 animal species in interesting displays, fun boat rides, up-close giraffe feedings, Percheron horse rides, a picnic area, and a gift shop.

Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum. This hands-on kids museum encourages exploration and learning through fun exhibits like a kids' café, the bubble works, a health hall, and Stuffee the doll.

Downtown Cultural Arts District. Located downtown Monroe along and near the beautiful Ouachita River. This area offers a host of great restaurants and art galleries. The Downtown Arts Council hosts an Art Crawl on the First Thursday of every other month beginning in February each year.

Biedenharn Gardens and Museum. This botanical garden was built in 1913 as a private home for Joseph Augustus Biedenharn, the first bottler of Coca-Cola. The park features fabulous gardens, a historic home, a Bible and Coca Cola Bottling museum, and views of the Ouachita River.

Chennault Park Golf Course. The stunning Chennault Park Golf Course offers an 18-hole, regulation length golf course in with a championship layout and 3 sets of tee boxes, offering a challenging experience for golfers of all skill levels.

CenturyTel Soccer Complex. Inside of Chennault Park is Northeast Louisiana Soccer Association (NELSA) soccer park, offering fields for soccer leagues and tournaments.

Coca-Cola Consolidated. Founded in 1902 by J. B. Harrison, Coca-Cola Consolidated was one of the first Coca-Cola bottlers in the world, offering delivery service from the back of a horse and buggy. Today, the company is the second largest bottler in the US, and services more than 18 million people in 11 states.

Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Established in 1997 and one of 550 refuges managed by the Wildlife National Wildlife Refuge System, the Black Bayou lake National Wildlife Refuge is a unique treasure to Monroe, LA. You can fish, explore the refuge on the nature trail, or learn more about it in their Conservatoin Learning Center.

Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum. Since its doors opened in 1994, NLDAAHM has paved the way for Monroe's cultural enrichment and awareness. Spanning over 14,000 square feet, the museum offers walking trails, a theater, an authentic slave cabin, a playground, rental space for events and meetings, educational instruction, and informative resources.

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