Two cities bound by the mighty Ouachita River. Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana – aka the Twin Cities, are filled with rich culture, award-winning chefs, outdoor adventures, and family fun.
Hear the tale of the man who first bottled Coca-Cola, explore the breathtaking garden that Emy-Lou Biedenharn designed, and grab a glass-bottled Coca-Cola for a nickel at the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens. See one of the last standing buildings from the WWII Selman Army Airfield Navigation School; learn about General Claire Chennault, leader of the Flying Tigers; and marvel at one of the many restored military airplanes at the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum. But if that’s not enough history for you, don’t worry! There’s more. Discover a collection of African American art, culture, and history at the Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Museum.
Experience dishes from award-winning chefs, and good ole comfort food in Monroe-West Monroe (MWM). Indulge your taste buds in handcrafted meals at one of the 100 locally-owned restaurants in the Twin Cities. From soul food at the Kitchen to thoughtful seafood dishes at Parish Restaurant, your tastebuds are in for a treat in MWM.
An outdoor adventure awaits you in the Twin Cities! Discover the Ouachita River or Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge on a rented paddleboard, canoe, or kayak from H2Go. Pro tip: Ask for a guided tour from one of their paddling experts! Explore trails, outdoor libraries, a dog park, and more at Kiroli Park. Take a walk on the wild side at the Louisiana Purchase and GardensZoo. Make sure to hop on the zoo train for an up-close look at the animals!
No trip to Monroe-West Monroe is complete without a little bit of retail therapy! Step inside Pecanland Mall, Northeast Louisiana’s largest shopping mall with more than 50 stores.
Head to Antique Alley for a unique gem! Here you’ll antique furniture, records, home-décor, and much more. But don’t let the name fool you – Antique Alley also houses charming boutiques. Find an outfit for your next night out.
Let your inner kid come alive in MWM! Learn and play at the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum. Their exhibits allow the little ones to take their turn at being a dentist, firefighter, or even the president! Head over to Surge Entertainment Center by Drew Brees for bowling, golf simulators, and more.
Discover Monroe-West Monroe and play Outside the Lines! There’s always something to do in MWM.
For more information, contact Discover Monroe-West Monroe, 601 Constitution Drive, West Monroe, LA, 318.387.5691.