Attractions & Activities
in West Monroe, LA
About West Monroe, LA
Often referred to as the "Twin City", West Monroe is located in Ouachita Parish - making it the ninth largest city in the state of Louisiana. From Cajun culinary delights, to duck calls, rodeo and acres of wildlife refuge, West Monroe offers year-round attractions and all-round family fun. And Americas Best Value Inn offers the best value close to your favorite West Monroe attractions, eateries and entertainment. The popular A&E reality television series, Duck Dynasty is filmed on location, just minutes from our hotel property!
Tour the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, home of Joseph Biedenharn, the first bottler of Coca-Cola. This elegant home offers acres of fountains, gardens, statues, and an extensive collection of historical bibles. Be sure to visit the Coca-Cola museum, memorabilia, and on-site gift shop. Ready to wine and dine? Sample the wines of family owned and operated Landry Vineyards that features live concert series and tours by appointment.
Explore Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, a 4,500-acre retreat filled with wildlife habitat, an arboretum, Aquarium Room, Discovery Room, boat launch, year-round fishing, seasonal hunting, and canoe rentals. Admission to the refuge is free.
The Ike Hamilton Expo Center is a climate controlled indoor rodeo and horse show venue. Just minutes from "The Ike" is a 17-screen movie theater, children's indoor play center, Kiroli Park, Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo and Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum.
Browse through the West Monroe Farmer's Market, open year-round for fresh fruits, vegetables, and seasonal delights such as pumpkins, pecans, sweet potatoes, watermelon, corn and plants. Antique enthusiasts will enjoy a stroll in downtown Antique Alley for hidden treasures. And you won't want to miss a trip to Downtown RiverMarket - filled with shopping vendors, local foods, crafts, clothing and more along the Ouachita River.
West Monroe offers the best in local Cajun food fare with fresh catfish, crawfish and more. Dine at Sam's Southern Eatery featuring fish po -boy, stuffed shrimp and oysters. Food Network enthusiasts won't want to miss dining at Cotton, recently opened by Executive Chef Cory Bahr, that features creative southern cuisine.
We are just minutes from many major businesses and colleges, including University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana Tech, St. Francis Medical Center, and Glenwood Regional Medical Center.
Local West Monroe Attractions:
- Tinsel Town Theatre, 0.9 mi.
- West Monroe Recreation Complex, 1.1 mi.
- Highland Park Golf Course, 1.5 mi.
- Mane Street Mini Golf and Games, 2 mi.
- Forsythe Park, 4.1 mi.
- Cheniere Lake Park, 4.6 mi.
- Pecanland Mall, 6.4 mi.
- Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 13.6 mi.
- Farmer's Market, 1.2 mi.
- Ike Hamilton Expo Center, 2.4 mi.
- Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum, 3.3 mi.
- Biedenharn Museum and Garden, 3.7 mi.
- Monroe Civic Center, 3.8 mi.
- Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, 6.1 mi.
- Excalibur Family Fun Center, 6.4 mi.
- Landry Vineyards, 9.8 mi.