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Fun things to do in MONROE

The land of gumbo, bayous and incredible festivals is waiting to show families what else they have to offer for kids (and trust us, it’s a LOT!)

To start with, yes, those classic parts of Louisiana should be embraced and experienced! Attractions such as the snappy Alligator Park, Cajun Critters Swamp Tours and Big Easy Harbour Paddleboat Tours all capture the incredible and unique vibrancy of this state. Don’t forget to recharge those batteries with Cajun Food Tours!

But did you ever think Louisiana would have incredibly diverse museums, such as the New Orleans Museum of Art, or the very wacky UCM Museum which has to be the state’s most eccentric museum! (We’ll leave it as a surprise exactly what it is!)

History is literally right under your feet everywhere you turn, and kids will love exploring the past with places like the Kent Plantation House, and the 19th centre Acadian Village. Louisiana is filled with incredible natural wonders too, so get out and take in the wildness with the numerous reserves and parks, including the BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center and Jean Lafitte National Park.

You certainly won’t be short of places to visit with kids in this crawfish capital of the world….it really is one of a kind!

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  • Northeast Louisiana Childrens Museum

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    Monroe

    A hands-on, interactive museum for children of all ages. Exhibits such The Kids Cafe, Health Club, Bubbleworks and Stufee. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do ...

  • Monroe Zoo

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    (3 miles) Monroe

    The wildest Party in town! Everyone enjoys a fun-filled day! Your family and friends will be able to spend the entire day at the ZOO.

  • The Louisiana Purchase Zoological Society

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    (3 miles) Monroe

    The zoo has 440 animals representing 167 species on 82 acres and we focus on delivering an entertaining, educational program in a manner that is safe for both the animals and the guests, while ...

  • Lake D'Arbonne State Park

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    (29 miles) Farmerville

    A beautiful lake setting with fishing and an outdoor park thats over 600 acres in size.

  • Jimmie Davis State Park

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    (29 miles) Chatham

    Located on a peninsula on Caney Lake, Jimmie Davis State Park offers two boat launches and a fishing pier that cater to the sportsmen looking for a prime freshwater fishing spot. Waterskiing is ...

  • Chemin-A-Haut State Park

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    (32 miles) Bastrop

    Chemin-A-Haut State Park was designed with children in mind. Two playgrounds in the day-use area are a favorite spot of the younger patrons as is the wading pool in the swimming complex. Also, the ...

  • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

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    (37 miles) Delhi

    The 2,700-acre, man-made lake that is the center piece for Poverty Point Reservoir State Park offers visitors an outlet for a variety of watersport activities and a scenic backdrop for waterfowl ...

  • Crossland Zoo

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    (43 miles) Crossett

    The Crossland Zoo was established in 1953 and has over 50 different mammal, reptile and avian species. Special educational programs are presented throughout the year.

  • Lake Claiborne State Park

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    (49 miles) Homer

    Take your pick: swimming, fishing, birding, boating of all kinds, waterskiing, camping, hiking or just plain relaxing and enjoying unsurpassed natural beauty. It's all here . . . at Lake Claiborne ...

  • Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame

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    (50 miles) Winfield

    The Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame contains memorabilia of political figures throughout the state's history. The Hall of Fame includes governors, senators, congressman and ...

  • South Arkansas Arboretum

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    (58 miles) El Dorado

    Located adjacent to the El Dorado High School, this 13-acre site exhibits plants indigenous to Arkansas's West Gulf Coastal Plain region and exotic species including flowering azaleas and camellias. ...

  • Lake Bruin State Park

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    (66 miles) St Joseph

    There are over 3,000 acres of water surface on Lake Bruin, and the visitors to Lake Bruin State Park have access to every acre for incomparable freshwater fishing, superb water sports and fine ...

  • Arkansas Museum Of Natural Resourses

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    (66 miles) Smackover

    Officially opened to the public in 1986, the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources is situated in the midst of the historic sixty square mile Smackover Oil Field and one mile south of the oil rich ...

  • Cinnamon Creek RV Park

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    (71 miles) Minden

    Located in the beautiful northern Louisiana is the tasty sounding Cinnamon Creek RV Park, with full hook ups, shady spots and a ton of family fun to be had!

  • Lake Bistineau State Park

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    (74 miles) Doyline

    Situated on the western shore of Lake Bistineau, this park offers a satisfying blend of beautiful vistas and outstanding recreational facilities. Memorable for its upland mixed hardwood forest, its ...

  • Gone Wild Safari

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    (77 miles) Pineville

    A beautiful place for kids to enjoy animals out in the pastures and not in cages.

  • Bayou Pierre Alligator Park

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    (77 miles) Natchitoches

    Explore that mysterious and wonderful world of the American Alligator! 5 acres of authentic Cajun countryside with music, food, and education for the kids! A true Louisiana family day out!

  • River View RV Park and Resort

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    (77 miles) Vidalia

    Welcoming RVs and campers, offering clubhouse, nature trail, playground, swimming pool and local festivals.

  • Natchez National Historical Park

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    (80 miles) Natchez

    Throughout its history, Natchez has always been a place of opportunity. This is evident throughout Natchez National Historical Park. Guided tours of the Melrose mansion house are offered every ...

  • Lake Chicot State Park

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    (80 miles) Lake Village

    Arkansas's largest natural lake can be found in this beautiful state park. Perfect for bird watching, boating, and fishing, tours of the levee and camping, it's makes for an amazing family day out in ...

  • Winterville Mounds and Museum

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    (85 miles) North Greenville

    Winterville Mounds, named for a nearby community, is the site of a prehistoric ceremonial center built by a Native American civilization that thrived from about A.D. 1000 to 1450. The mounds, part of ...

  • Kent Plantation House

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    (86 miles) Alexandria

    A historical experience for the family at one of the oldest standing structures in the entire state. Step back in time to experience the culture of a Louisiana homestead between 1795 and 1855.

  • The Alexandria Zoo

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    (87 miles) Alexandria

    Encompasses 33 shady acres, and is home to more than 600 animals. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Louisiana

  • Party Central

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    (91 miles) Bossier City

    Go-carts, mini golf, batting baseball cages, arcade games, bumper boats, kitty rides, rockclimbing, bongee trampoline, and concessions.

  • Cypress Zoo

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    (91 miles) Benton

    Come Have a WILD day at Cypress Zoo and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center with roughly 30 species located on about 10 acres inside the Cypress Black Bayou Park.

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