For when your crew wants to do something other than dinner.
Escape a Room at Southern Escape
Escape rooms are a great hang out option, and they have become popular for a reason. With a group of up to 10 friends, you are locked in a room, tasked to find clues and get yourself out in less than an hour. Whether you succeed or not, it’s sure to be fun. Plus, it’s a great way to find out who your smart friends are. With multiple rooms to choose from, you can keep coming back for more. Check out their website to book a room.
Tour and Tasting at Landry Vineyards
Attn: Wine Lovers. This is a fun way to spend your time, because not only do you get to try several of Landry Vineyards’ different wines, but you also get to see how it’s made. Hop on a golf cart, and cruise through their vineyard. See the plants up close, and learn how the Landry’s grow their grapes. Walk through the winery, and see the process of crafting their wines. Each different wine has a unique story on how it was created and named. So be ready to ask about your favorites! Call ahead to schedule, and visit their website for more information.
Experience History at Chennault Aviation and Military Museum
This museum is a sparkling gem in our area, and it’s one of the great ways to learn about our area’s history. If you’re a ULM student or alumni, then this museum is a MUST. Learn about the inspiration for the Warhawk mascot—General Claire Lee Chennault. For military folks, there are tons of stories from war, ranging from ironic to reverent. Spoiler alert: Delta Airlines started in Monroe at Selman Air Force Base which was right in Monroe. You and your friends will be proud of your town after leaving this museum. Check out their website for more information.
Sip a Glass Coke at Biedenharn Museum and Gardens
This one can satiate the taste of many people, and not just because it’s a Coca-Cola museum. Bring a group of friends here, because there is something for everyone. Learn how Coke was bottled right here in Monroe in the first of several museums. Next, see a beautiful, vintage home, kept pristine from the time of Emy-Lou Biedenharn. Then the Bible museum carries unique Bible manuscripts and beautiful, Bible-inspired art work. Finally, finish the visit in the lovely EL-Song Gardens. Even purchase a glass Coke for a nickel in the old-fashioned Coke machines throughout the premises. Check out their website for more information!
Visit Duck Commander: The Tour
Whether you’re local or from out-of-town, this is an experience you can’t miss. Visit the Duck Commander Store with a group of friends and you can explore Duck Commander: The Tour. You might even get a chance to see the cast! Check out their website for more information.
So next time you and your friends get together, mix it up with one of these fun options. There’s always something to do here in Monroe and West Monroe!