ConventionSouth

SEP 2017

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 37 L O U I S I A N A Additional Shreveport/Bossier City Event Spaces • Shreveport Convention Center: 350,000-square-foot facility; 95,000-square- foot exhibit hall; 313-room Hilton Hotel Shreveport • Shreveport Municipal Auditorium: 6,300-square-foot arena; 3,000+ seats • Sam's Town Hotel & Casino: 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 548 guest rooms • Wyndham Garden Shreveport: 15,500 square feet of meeting space; 267 guest rooms • Bossier Civic Center: 35,000 square feet of meeting space • CenturyLink Center (Bossier City): 270,000-square-foot facility; 14,000-seat arena • DiamondJacks Casino & Hotel (Bossier City): 22,000 square feet of meeting space; 576 guest rooms Monroe/West Monroe Situated on the banks of the Ouachita River and Bayou Desiard in northeast Louisiana, Monroe-West Monroe features the 1,800-acre Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge, with hiking and kayak trails. Other attractions include Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, which features a soda counter and is the site of Coca-Cola's first bottling operation; the South- ern Escape Room; and Ouachita River Cruises. There are more than 100 locally owned restau- rants that serve everything from catfish and po'boys to enchiladas and sushi. The Ouachita Brewing Company is a great spot to gather informally and Flying Tiger Brewery brews and cans their Heroic beverages in Downtown Monroe, where there is a brewhouse, taproom, and large green space with a beer garden. Monroe / West Monroe Meeting Venues: The Monroe Civic Center is the largest meeting facility in Northeast Louisiana, spanning 31 acres. The property features a 22,000-square- foot convention center with 15 meeting rooms; a 14,000-square-foot conference hall, which seats 1,000; a 46,025-square-foot arena with stadium style seating for 7,600; a theatre that seats over 2,000 with an orchestra and two balconies; and a 30,000-square-foot equestrian pavilion with 76 permanent commercial stalls and other amenities. The recently renovated West Monroe ► A B C D E F 1 2 3 4 5 6 Alexandria/Pineville ............................................ B3 Baton Rouge H ................................................. D4 Jefferson Parish ................................................. E5 Lafayette H ....................................................... C5 Lake Charles H ................................................ B5 Morgan City ........................................................ D5 New Orleans H ................................................. F5 Shreveport/Bossier City ........................................ A2 St. Tammany Parish H ..................................... F5 City Map Location H H H H Biedenharn Museum & Gardens in Monroe H

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