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Monroe is a city of approximately 53,000, located in Ouachita Parish in northeast Louisiana. It is the eighth largest city in the state. Monroe and the city of West Monroe (population 13, 250) are referred to as the Twin Cities of Northeast Louisiana. Monroe is known for its higher educational institutions. The city is home to the University of Louisiana at Monroe, as well as Delta Community College. The Louisiana Technical College, Delta Ouachita Campus, is located a few miles west of West Monroe and provides vocational and technical training and education for both post high school and adult students. Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech are just west of Monroe. The city of Monroe is home to several museums, including the Northeast Louisiana Childrens Museum, the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens, the Aviation Military Museum, the Masur Museum of Arts and the Northeast Louisiana Delta African-American Heritage Museum. Other attractions in the area include the Monroe Civic Center, the Louisiana Motor Speedway and the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo, which also offers boat rides and other seasonal activities. Monroe is also host to the annual Deltafest.

Surrounding areas: Farmerville, Louisiana (11.7 mi)

Monroe Vacation Rentals

Monroe Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Airport Inn1475 Garrett RdMonroe, LA (318) 345-4000
Comfort Suites1401 Martin Luther King DrMonroe, LA (318) 410-1005
Courtyard Monroe Airport4915 Pecanland Mall DrMonroe, LA (800) 321-2211
Days Inn5650 Frontage RdMonroe, LA (318) 345-2220
Hampton Inn1407 Martin Luther King DrMonroe, LA (318) 381-9944
Holiday Inn Holidome1051 Hwy 165 BypMonroe, LA (318) 387-5100
La Quinta Airport #5921035 US 165 Byp SMonroe, LA (318) 322-3900
Motel 61501 Hwy 165 BypMonroe, LA (318) 322-5430
Residence Inn Monroe4960 Millhaven RdMonroe, LA (318) 387-0210
The Atrium2001 Louisville AveMonroe, LA (318) 325-0641
Best Western North Inn & Suites2130 E MadisonBastrop, LA18.7 mi.(318) 556-2800
Fairfield Inn Monroe401 Constitution DrWest Monroe, LA20.8 mi.(800) 228-2800
Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe400 Mane StWest Monroe, LA20.8 mi.(318) 398-0653
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites603 Constance DrWest Monroe, LA20.8 mi.(318) 807-6000
Jameson Inn - West Monroe213 Constitution DrWest Monroe, LA20.8 mi.(318) 361-0750
Quality Inn And Suites503 Constitution DrWest Monroe, LA20.8 mi.(318) 387-2711
Red Roof Inn102 Constitution DrWest Monroe, LA20.8 mi.(318) 388-2420
Wingate Inn228 Blanchard StWest Monroe, LA21.2 mi.(318) 387-7395
Woodlands Ramada1400 Arkansas Hwy & 133 TCrossett, AR25.9 mi.(870) 364-4101

Monroe Weather & Climate

Northern Louisiana , near the Arkansas border, has a humid, subtropical climate with normal rainfall around 51 inches per year. Severe thunderstorms with heavy rain, high winds, hail and tornadoes can occur in the area during the spring. The winter months are normally mild with an average of 39 days of freezing or below-freezing temperatures per year. Snow is rare, but ice and sleet storms are possible. Summer months are very warm and humid, with maximum temperatures exceeding 95 degrees about 32 days per year. High to very high relative average humidity sometimes exceeds the 90 percent level.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 54°F 33°F 5.70 in. -
February 60°F 37°F 5.20 in. -
March 68°F 45°F 5.70 in. -
April 75°F 52°F 4.96 in. -
May 83°F 61°F 5.37 in. -
June 89°F 68°F 4.53 in. -
July 92°F 72°F 4.28 in. -
August 92°F 70°F 2.35 in. -
September 87°F 64°F 3.85 in. -
October 78°F 53°F 4.21 in. -
November 65°F 42°F 5.01 in. -
December 57°F 36°F 5.33 in. -

Monroe Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Monroe Regional airport (MLU) located about 23 miles south of Monroe, the Ruston Regional airport (RSN) located approximately 30 miles southwest of Monroe in Ruston, Louisiana, Z M Jack Stell Field (CRT) located roughly 31 miles northeast of Monroe in Crossett, Arkansas, South Arkansas Regional At Goodwin Field (ELD) located around 45 miles northwest of Monroe in El Dorado, Arkansas, Monticello Municipal Ellis Field (LLQ) located about 62 miles northeast of Monroe in Monticello, Arkansas, Harrell Field (CDH) located approximately 64 miles northwest of Monroe in Camden, Arkansas, the Minden Webster airport (F24) located roughly 64 miles west of Monroe in Minden, Louisiana, and finally the Vicksburg Tallulah Regional airport (TVR) located around 75 miles southeast of Monroe in Tallulah, Louisiana.

Monroe Attractions

Water Parks
Water TownShreveportLA92.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Chennault Park Golf CourseMonroeLA 
Frenchmans Bend Golf & Country ClubMonroeLA 
Lone Oak GolfBastropLA20.0 mi.
Riverside Golf & Country ClubWest MonroeLA21.4 mi.
Unity Road GolfCrossettAR25.4 mi.
Meadow Lake Golf & Country ClubBerniceLA25.8 mi.
Squire Creek Country ClubChoudrantLA26.5 mi.
Sandy Hill Golf ClubDubachLA27.2 mi.
State Parks
Donaghey State ParkLA15.6 mi. 
Donaghey State ParkAR16.2 mi. 
Donaghey State ParkLA16.2 mi. 
Lake D'Arbonne State ParkLA16.2 mi. 
Chemin-A-Haut State ParkLA22.2 mi. 
Moro Bay State ParkAR34.4 mi. 
Northeast Louisiana University Museum of ZoologyMonroeLA(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Alexandria Zoological ParkAlexandriaLA104.9 mi.

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