When I travel anywhere with my family whether it’s local or out of state, my family and I are always looking to share some fun, local attractions any family might enjoy. Recently we drove to Monroe, Louisiana for my daughter’s Louisiana’s High School Power-lifting State Tournament. We were so excited for her to compete especially since this is her 1st year on the Power-lifting team and also a freshman at that!
Anyway, the state meet was held at the University of Louisiana Monroe in Monroe, Louisiana. As soon as my family heard that the meet was being held in Monroe, they instantly thought of the popular tourist attraction, Duck Commander! Why not? It’s free and features the Robertson Family, stars of Duck Dynasty on A&E.
If you decide to stop by, you can take pictures in front of the store/warehouse, in front of the branded RV/Bus or in front of the tractor trailer. when you’re done taking photos outside, you can head over to the Duck Commander Store for merchandise and more photo ops then cool off at John Luke and Willie’s Ice Cabin.
If you’re looking for a more filling treat, stop by Willie’s Duck Diner a few minutes away and enjoy some BBQ and other Southern lunch favorites.
Duck Commander is in West Monroe and about 15 minutes away from the University of Louisiana in Monroe. Don’t expect a warehouse tour! Although the property has been used for filming, aside from taking a few photos and visiting the store, there really isn’t much else to do. I would have loved a warehouse tour or a behind the making of a duck call even if an admission fee was necessary.
We spent about 20 minutes at the location and made our way to lunch. It’s certainly not something I would have specifically done had I not been in the area, but it was a free, nearby family attraction and worth our short drive off the interstate.
For the last 40 years, the Robertson family has been making duck calls and other products in the area and have contributed to the growth of the area in numerous ways. I heard that the reality stars make regular, scheduled appearances and offer family events throughout the year.
If you’re on a road trip and passing through, get out and stretch your legs. Don’t forget to get change out of your vehicle. They DO have a penny machine to commemorate your visit. The popular family attraction is free and open to the public 9 a.m. ‐ 6 p.m., Monday ‐ Saturday.