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MONROE/WEST MONROE is
the meeting and event hub of North
Louisiana, offering a convenient
location on U.S. Interstate 20
between Jackson and Shreveport.
The area has 2,000 guest rooms,
more than 70 local restaurants and
numerous shopping choices.
HISTORIC UNIQUE VENUE:
Located in downtown Monroe in a
warehouse that dates back to 1916,
Aubrey Hall offers views of the city
skyline, original brick walls, and
Monroe/West Monroe CVB
"Duck into Monroe-West Monroe,
home of the Robertson's, stars of
A&E's hit show Duck Dynasty.
Discover, Shop, & Eat in
Monroe Civic Center Complex
West Monroe Convention Center
Clarion Inn & Suites
Conference Center, Monroe
Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe
M O N R O E / W E S T M O N R O E
How To Hold A Duck
The Biedenharms: Joseph Biedenharm was the first bottler of Coca-Cola. Groups
can learn about him and his family at the Biedenharm Museum & Gardens. While there,
attendees can view Coca-Cola memorabilia, sit at the old fashioned soda counter and
enjoy a coke for a nickel, tour their elegantly appointed mansion, and walk along the
gardens with over an acre of terraces, fountains and statues.
Meet The "Other"
The recently renovated Monroe
Civic Center Complex with wire-
less Internet access is the largest
facility of its kind in Northeast
Louisiana as it offers over 22,000
square feet of meeting space, 15
meeting rooms, and multiple lay-
out options. The 13,000-square-
foot conference hall seats 1,000
and can be divided into smaller rooms. Each
room has individual temperature controls, variable
lighting, sound systems, cable and computer con-
nections, and offers easy access to other areas of
the civic center. The nearby 46,000-square-foot
arena has stadium-styled seating for 7,600. Its
theatre has a state-of-the-art sound system and
seating for 2,000. Director Darren Burgess said,
"We offer in-house catering so we're a one-stop-
shop for all event planners' needs."
Nearby accommodations include a Courtyard
by Marriott, a Hampton Inn, a Hilton Garden
Inn and others totaling 2,000 guest rooms
for the area.
And adventure out into scenic Monroe-West
Monroe and go duck spotting at Black Bayou
Lake National Wildlife Refuge or Cheniere Lake
Park, which also offers covered picnic areas and
climate-controlled lodges for events.
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