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Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana

Land of Lights Holiday Photo Contest with Origin Bank

Want to win a $100 VISA giftcard? The Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau is partnering with Origin Bank for the Land of Lights Holiday Photo Contest. Here's how to enter!

7 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays in Monroe-West Monroe

Family-friendly events and attractions, more than 30 antique shops and trendy boutiques and plenty of chances to visit with Santa Claus are among the many things Monroe-West Monroe has to offer this holiday season. If you’re looking for a magical getaway that your whole family will love, pay us a visit.

Discover MWM Social

Want to know where to find us on social media? We share updates on events, new restaurants and attractions, and unique takes on some of your favorite Monroe-West Monroe places. We also love sharing your amazing MWM photos! Follow along here!

Hot Coffee Spots in Monroe-West Monroe (Where You Can Also Get Cold Coffee)

Have you checked out many of our local coffee shops? They are extraordinarily unique, with delicious coffee drinks and other treats that you can’t find at a chain restaurant. Here are 8 great coffee stops in Monroe-West Monroe!

Historic Downtown Tours

The rich history of Monroe and West Monroe has been largely preserved in the downtown areas. Both sides of the river offer self-guided walking tours.

Local Burgers

All-American. Classic. The burger is a staple of U.S. cuisine. Whether you’re at a fast food joint or a high-end restaurant, it’s likely that the burger is there also. Here are 5 local joints that get the burger so right.

Top Views in Ouachita Parish

There are many reasons to love Ouachita Parish. The people are charming, the food is delicious, and you don’t have to look hard to find something beautiful.

Top 5 Group Experiences

For when your crew wants to do something other than dinner. Check out these recommendations for group hangouts in Monroe-West Monroe!

Team Friendly Restaurants

As the pressure rises throughout the competition, so does hunger! Where can a whole team share a quick lunch or a celebratory dinner? We’ve curated a list of 5 of the most “team friendly” places in town.

Creative Continental: Banana Pancakes

A Holiday Inn Express breakfast includes fresh pancakes. In this video, we add a fun twist to the typical pancakes and syrup combo. This video series looks at ways to make creative continental breakfasts.

Attraction Gift Shops

After visiting a new place, people love to buy commemorative items and gifts to bring back home. Many of our boutiques have Monroe-West Monroe specific clothing, and there are some local specialty shops that have unique offerings.

Sterlington Sports Complex

Opening in Spring 2018, the new Sterlington Sports Complex offers sports planners, ball players, and spectators a great tournament experience.

Duck Dishes in Monroe-West Monroe

Discover Duck Commander and locally crafted duck dishes in Monroe-West Monroe. These restaurants serve our favorite fowl in unique ways.

Unique Ways to Eat Crawfish in MWM

Crawfish is one of Louisiana's delicacies. It's saved for special occasions, and eating it is a learned skill passed from generation to generation. But the culinary scene in Monroe-West Monroe takes it a step further. Here are 3 dishes where your crawfish is already peeled.

Faces of Tourism

It's Tourism Awareness Week! We gathered just a few of our friends to talk tourism in Ouachita Parish. #DiscoverMWM

Annual Events

Planning a trip to Monroe-West Monroe? Consider this your inspiration guide. Would you rather stomp grapes at Landry Vineyards or ride the Ring of Fire at the Ark-La-Miss Fair? Do you like king cake or Christmas lights? The answer "all of the above" is completely acceptable, and you can find all of that information here!

Herons on the Bayou

Memphis has Tigers, New Orleans has Oysters and Bead dogs, Arkansas has pigs, and Ruston has bulldogs.  Soon, Ouachita Parish will have Herons.

Photo the 'Roe 2018 Finalists

From stunning bayou shots, unique views of local attractions, artistic takes on popular events, our winning photographs have it all. See the winners of this year's Photo the 'Roe photo contest!

7 of the Best Things to Do This Summer in Monroe-West Monroe

Explore tree-shaded trails on the bank of a tranquil bayou. Uncover the stories of a soft drink pioneer and an American war hero. Sample some of the best locally made wine and craft beer in all of Louisiana. This is just a taste of the many experiences you’ll find this summer in Monroe-West Monroe.

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