Hotels & Attractions


Monroe is certainly a place to be proud to call "Home"! Monroe is a community that offers the best of all worlds: a major urban center with small-town friendliness and values. In addition to attractive, carefully planned neighborhoods with a wide range of housing choices, Monroe features abundant parks, outstanding shopping and unparalleled educational, recreational and cultural facilities. All this and an ideal location too - right in the middle between Dallas, Texas and Jackson, Mississippi!

Comfort Suites

Courtyard by Marriott

Hilton Garden Inn

Days Inn

Quality Inn

Residence Inn by Marriott

Wingate at Wyndham

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn Hotel Suites

TownPlace Suites

Economy Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Fairfield Inn

Jameson Inn

Motel 6


The Monroe Civic Center, which has multiple complexes. The main complex is the Civic center Arena. This arena provides 44,000 square feet (4,100 m2) of exhibit space along with 5,600 seats. The arena may have larger capacities up to 7,200 seats. The arena houses events such as banquets, circuses, and rodeos. The civic center also has the B.D. Robinson conference hall, Monroe Convention Center, equestrian pavilion, and the W.L. "Jack" Howard Theatre.

Monroe features the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, which collectively maintains over 500 animals. The zoo also offers boat rides and a catwalk in addition to other seasonal activities.

The Monroe area is home to several museums, including the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum, The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, Aviation Military Museum, the Masur Museum of Arts, and the Northeast Louisiana Delta African-American Heritage Museum.

Monroe is home to the Louisiana Motor Speedway, located near Interstate 20, and Twin City Dragway