APR 2014

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A P R I L 2 0 1 4 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 35 T h e f a m o u s R o b e r t s o n f a m i l y o f t h e A & E r e a l i t y T V s h o w " D u c k D y n a s t y . " G r o u p s c a n t o u r t h e D u c k C o m - m a n d e r C e n t e r i n W e s t M o n r o e o r t a k e a D u c k C o m m a n d e r H o m e t o w n T o u r o f t h e a r e a m a d e f a m o u s b y t h e f a m i l y . The ducks are calling in Monroe-West Monroe. The area is home to the beard- sporting Robertson family, made famous by the A E reality TV show "Duck Dynasty." From a love of duck hunting, founder Phil Robertson (love 'em or not) invented the Duck Commander duck calls that have made it a multimillion- dollar, internationally known brand. Groups can tour the Duck Commander Center in West Monroe or take a Duck Commander Hometown Tour of the area made famous by the family. More than just a hot spot for Duck Dynasty fans, Monroe-West Monroe is a hub for meetings. Sheila Snow of the Monroe-West Monroe CVB, explains, "Monroe- West Monroe is conveniently located off of Interstate 20 and we have so many beautiful and diverse venues and interesting attractions that are sure to meet the needs of any size and type of event. Attendees will love our parks, historical sites, art and military museums, boutique shops, and restaurants." ■ ALABAMA ARKANSAS FLORIDA GEORGIA KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MARYLAND MISSISSIPPI MISSOURI NORTH CAROLINA OKLAHOMA S OUTH CAROLINA TENNESSEE T EXAS VIRGINIA WEST VIRGINIA Monroe/West Monroe Home Of 'The Dynasties' I N S I D E R ' S G U I D E By Debbie Wood 3 Must Sees In Monroe/ West Monroe ■ Tour the Layton Castle that was built in 1910 around a cottage. Its grounds include an 18 th century wine house built by Judge Henry Bry in 1814. There is available event space. ■ Discover local historical heroes like General Claire Chennault and his Flying Tigers at the Aviation and Military Museum. ■ Visit Antique Alley with its classic antique shops and trendy boutiques. According to Southern Living, "Antique Alley is a shopaholic's delight that has pretty much anything a shopper with eclectic tastes could want." ■ 23-52 CS April 2014_Layout 1 3/28/14 1:07 PM Page 35

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