Pitchin' on da Bayou: NHPA World Horseshoe Pitching Tournament
Discover Monroe-West Monroe is excited to welcome the World Horseshoe Pitching Tournament on July 11-23, 2022. The Monroe Civic Center will hold the two-week event with players from across the globe throwing shoes in this tournament.
About the venue
The Monroe Civic Center is the largest event facility in Northeast Louisiana and is fully air-conditioned. The horseshoe pits will be housed in the Arena (32 courts; 46,025 sq. ft.) and the Conference Hall (14 courts; 14,000 sq. ft.). These areas are entirely indoors and are connected. Kentucky Blue Clay will be used. On top of the usual concession stand options, this facility offers Louisiana fare—like jambalaya and gumbo. Located directly off Interstate 20, this location is convenient to get to from area hotels, RV parks, restaurants, and attractions.
Fairfield Inn & Suites and Quality Inn & Suites are our host hotels. They are both located in West Monroe approximately 5 miles away from the Monroe Civic Center. Located directly off the interstate, it is a 9-minute drive to the venue. Near this hotel are the Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Home 2 Suites by Hilton, Holiday Inn Express, LaQuinta Inn, and Comfort Inn. Other great hotel options include the Courtyard by Marriott, Towne Place Suites, WoodSpring Suites, and Wingate Hotel & Suites, just to name a few.
The Monroe Civic Center has 72 RV hook-up locations at a nightly rate of $25. Nearby are the Ouachita RV Park, Pavilion RV Park, Bayou D’Arbonne Camping Park, and the Ike Hamilton Expo Center.
With plenty of places to play, Monroe-West Monroe always has something to do. Bring the kids to Surge Entertainment Center by Drew Brees, Excalibur Family Fun Center, Spartan Adventure Park, Altitude Trampoline Park, Skatetown, Bayou Bowl, Tilt Studio Arcade, or the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum. For the adults, visit Landry Vineyards, Flying Tiger Brewery, the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, Antique Alley in Downtown West Monroe, or the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens. Feeling outdoorsy? Visit Kiroli Park for nature walks and Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge for kayaking. For great bar options, check out Brass Monkey, Enoch’s Irish Pub, and The Eli at Restaurant Cotton. And don’t forget to stop by the Duck Commander Warehouse for souvenirs from everyone’s favorite duck-call family.
Have a food adventure by trying one of over 100 local restaurants in our area. Monroe’s very own Food Network Star Chef Cory Bahr shares his fresh, locally sourced creations at Parish Restaurant. Demolish a pile of the seafood nachos at Trapp’s, slurp oysters and Moscow mules at Planter’s Gastropub, try the wings at Miro’s, or enjoy delectable shrimp dishes at Warehouse No. 1. All four of these restaurants feature a stunning view of the Ouachita River. We highly recommend the sunsets. Other great local spots are Johnny’s Pizza House, Fieldhouse, Javi P’s, 2Dudes Brew and Que, and Waterfront Grill. For sweet treats, try Butter A Louisiana Bakery or The Creamery. For a cup of coffee, visit Corner Coffeehouse, Dreux Coffee, The Coffee Bean, or Standard Coffee Co. And many more!
Got questions? E-mail Scott Bruscato at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also download the flyer here!