Monroe: Rich in Culture and Entertainment

Home to approximately 47,877 residents, Monroe is the eighth-largest city in Louisiana. Monroe is the perfect city to experience the charm of Louisiana, while also enjoying a surplus of local attractions. Explore the history of Coca-Cola at Biedenharn Museum and Gardens or view restored aircraft at Chennault Aviation and Military Museum. Stop by the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, which houses more than 500 animals. The city is also home to the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Delta Community College, in addition to River Oaks School and Ouachita Christian Academy. Major employers within the area include CenturyLink, St. Francis Medical Center, and IBM. North of Monroe, residents will find the cypress swamps of Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. From restaurants to shopping centers, residents can easily commute to Herringstone's Boutique, Pecanland Mall, Magic Grill, and The Warehouse Restaurant. Plus, each year, Monroe hosts the Louisiana Folklife Festival, which features music, a variety of food, and various crafts. There’s never a dull moment in Monroe, Louisiana!