Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo
Enjoy the outdoors with your mother at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo! Spend quality time together and enjoy all the animal exhibits that range from lions, tigers, alligators, and even bison! There is even a train ride where you can see all the animals up close! The gardens feature a flourishing native fauna and a beautiful walk-through greenhouse.
Go Mural Hunting
Look for the local artist's creations, the ones with cultural significance, the vintage advertisements, or the fun patterns! In Monroe-West Monroe, start with the postcard murals. West Monroe’s is located on Antique Alley on the backside of JAC's Craft Smokehouse, and Monroe’s can be found across the parking lot from the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum. Next, visit Art Alley, where you can find rainbows, lightning bolts, hearts, paper planes. This area also features the Outside Gallery, where a new mural is painted over the last for each new Downtown Gallery Crawl. Plus, there are four Coca-Cola murals to check out. You can also visit the Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo for their stampede mural.
Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
Beautiful gardens, historical exhibits, and 5-cent Coca-Cola drinks. There is a lot to love about the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens! This perfect Mother’s Day destination is ready to take you and your mom on a day full of adventure. After you get to see what all the museum and gardens has to offer, be sure to pick up a 5-cent coke bottle. You won’t find a cheaper price anywhere else.