225 Insider’s Guide: Discover Monroe-West Monroe

Why We Love It

On the banks of the Ouachita River and Bayou Desiard is Monroe-West Monroe, the perfect destination for exploring the outdoors, shopping, viewing art and dining. Our favorite to-dos are the Landry Vineyards Concerts and Stomp Festival and the shopping events on Antique Alley.


What’s New

Meet over 350 budgie birds, native to Australia, that you can feed and take pictures with at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo.

Ramen at Standard Coffee Co.


Insider’s Secret

Try the Standard Coffee Co. The coffee is delicious, and you can come hungry. We recommend the ramen for lunch, and don’t forget to add the spice.

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