Monroe, LA—Southern Living Along the Bayou

Monroe, located in the Northeastern part of Louisiana, is the eighth-largest city in the state. Serving as a regional hub for education, travel, and healthcare, Monroe is a small town with a lot going on.


  • Recreation: In Monroe, there’s no shortage of family-friendly recreation. On a Friday night, stop on by Mane Street Mini-Golf and Games, where you’ll find a rock wall, go-carts, laser tag, and an arcade. The 80-acre Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo is a major regional attraction housing over 500 animals. The zoo also offers fun activities like boat rides, a catwalk, and a summer splash pad for kids!

  • Outdoors: Monroe has scores of large neighborhood parks, several golf courses, and is flanked by thousands of acres of protected wetlands and lakes that allow for fishing, boating, and hiking year round. The Ouachita River runs through Monroe, offering beautiful waterfront views and activities like pontoon boating.

  • Dining: From authentic cajun dishes at Cormier’s to delectable fresh-caught seafood at Warehouse #1 to downhome Southern fare at Cotton restaurant, Monroe offers a plethora of dining destinations for the discerning foodie.

  • Local Attractions: Residents can buy local produce year round at the Monroe Farmer’s Market or browse locally-made jewelry, clothing, and artwork at the open-air RiverMarket in the Spring. For date night, visit Landry Vineyards, a family-owned winery nestled in the rolling hills of West Monroe or visit one of Monroe’s many museums for an infusion of art and culture.

  • Education: Monroe has 3 middle schools, 3 high schools, 18 elementary schools, and 8 private schools. In and around Monroe are three major universities and a community college: The University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana Tech University, Grambling State University, and Delta Community College.

In Monroe you’ll find warm weather, lush greenery, breathtaking bayous, and friendly locals. The city offers all the amenities of big-city living, with the small town values that make it feel like home.

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