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Culture and Traveler's Guide

Located on the Ouachita River, in Ouachita Parish, Monroe and West Monroe offer a taste of Louisiana history, art, entertainment, food and family fun. Begin your adventures at the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Foundation, consisting of a Bible Museum and Research Center, the family home, and Elsong Gardens. Browse through the Masur Museum of Art, a gothic home of permanent collections as well as special exhibits. Discover West Monroe's Antique Alley, a three-block array of interesting shops in 1880s buildings. Enjoy a cruise aboard the Twin City Queen on the Ouachita River or a family outing at Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. Experience unforgettable food: stewed vegetables, smoked meats, steaming biscuits, a cool slide of pie...the southern blue-plate feast. With a medley of attractions and quality hotels, Monroe and West Monroe have a menu sure to satisfy your vacation cravings. For more information, contact: Monroe/West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau. Credit: Louisiana Office of Tourism.

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  • Geography and Statistics

    • Our population is 142191 people in 56300 households.
    • The land area is 611.0 square miles (391035 acres); the water area is 21.8 square miles (13930 acres).
    • Ouachita Parish is located at latitude 32.48 degrees North, longitude 92.16 degrees West.
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