Celebrate National Louisiana Day in Monroe-West Monroe
Each year on November 9, we celebrate National Louisiana Day! Louisiana is a vibrant, exciting but also peaceful and family-orientated state. Today, we celebrate the food, culture, music, and all that make Louisiana a great state. Monroe-West Monroe is located in the Northeast part of the state, and we’re no stranger to a good time. Read below for ideas on how to celebrate #NationalLouisianaDay in #DiscoverMWM.
Louisiana is known for our cuisine. Spicy, seafood, soul food - there’s no shortage of delicious eats in Louisiana. Monroe-West Monroe is home to some of the best chefs and most unique dishes in the state. Seriously, so good.
Seafood Nachos at Trapp’s: Located on the beautiful Ouachita River, Trapp’s serves up traditional Louisiana eats. House made chips topped with white queso, jalapenos, shrimp, bell peppers, and fried crawfish - it doesn’t get any better than this!
Sweep the Swamp Pizza at Johnny's: Johnny’s Pizza House is a staple in Louisiana. Ask anyone who’s moved away, they will tell you just how much they miss it! Topped with shrimp, crab, Andouille sausage, bell peppers, jalapenos, and crawfish - the Sweep the Swamp pizza is a fan favorite.
Duck Wraps at Parish: If you visit the Delta, you must try duck! At Parish Restaurant, treat your taste buds to duck wraps. Pieces of duck wrapped in maple bacon, stuffed with cream cheese and jalapeno - oh, so delicious!
Beignets at Caster & Chicory: Did you really visit Louisiana if you didn’t try beignets? At this family-owned food truck, you can get a true taste of Louisiana. Try their original beignets or get the infused ones. We recommend raspberry or chocolate!
Louisiana offers some of the best experiences! From outdoor adventures to unique attractions, Monroe-West Monroe is no stranger to one-of-a-kind experiences.
Kayaking: Bayous, rivers, lakes - the waterways are vast in Ouachita Parish. Hop in a kayak and get an up-close look at our waterways and the beautiful wildlife that call them home.
Duck Commander: Did you know West Monroe is home to the famous Duck Commander? Head over to the Duck Commander Tour and create your own duck call - it’s almost hunting season, you know?!
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo: Take a walk on the wild side at the Louisiana Purchase and Gardens Zoo. Stop by the Louisiana Purchase section to see a native black bear, coyotes, and many more animals that call Louisiana their home.
Murals: Let’s face it, you didn’t really travel somewhere unless you took a picture! Jokes aside, Monroe-West Monroe has many murals to commemorate your trip. Stop by Downtown Monroe or West Monroe and pose in front of the postcard murals.
Local makers, unique boutiques, and trendy shops can be found throughout Monroe-West Monroe. Bring a piece of Monroe-West Monroe home with you!
Messy Armadillo: Like their website says, “original, unique, and bayou chic!” This shop in Antique Alley offers hand drawn tees, home décor, decals, and more!
Perfect Find: From gorgeous jewelry to stunning plates and tea towels, you’re sure to leave with the perfect find from this gift boutique.
The Good Daze: Located in Downtown Monroe, this fun shop is full of vintage clothes and goods, as well as an assortment of items made by local artists and makers! Shop local this National Louisiana Day!
Revival Design & Consign: Combining upscale consignment for the home and garden call for a unique shopping experience at Revival Design & Consign. Find the perfect piece for your home here.