Duck Commander’s Hometown Tour
West Monroe, LA - An A-Quacktive New Destination
3 Days Spring, Summer, Fall
WEST MONROE, LA: “Duck Dynasty,” the hit TV Show that promotes Southern Christian stereotypes and celebrates small town life, with American values, faith and duck hunting is also the reason West Monroe, LA is beginning to see flocks of bus groups. Home to the Robertson Family this Northern Louisiana town has become a very a-quack-tive destination.
Per Person Prices:
$299 Triple, $279 Quad, $419 Single
Let us show you an American Hometown with original characters. This tour combines well with our tours MoJo & Gumbo (a New Orleans & Memphis combo), Wal-Mart Arkansas, Music of The Delta, and Mardi Gras in Mobile.
Day 1 – Gather thy flock and drive on down to West Monroe, LA. A comfortable modern hotel awaits your arrival and you spend two days in the town buzzing with the excitement created by A& E TV and the humor of the Robertson Family.
Dinner tonight is at the Catfish Cabin, a large local restaurant that has been serving appetizing seafood dishes like gumbo, baked fish, and fried fish since 1972. If you remember the episode of “Duck Dynasty” where Jase and Willie sold their fish to a restaurant ….. Well, this is the place. You’ll have a combination plate that gives you a taste of fried catfish, oysters and shrimp, complete with mouth-watering hushpuppies.
Day 2 – The day begins with a local guide onboard as you track the Robertson’s (stars of A&E’s hit show Duck Dynasty) through the streets of Monroe. You will visit show sites and recount their hilarious adventures. You might see if you can win the giant purple gorilla at Excalibur Family Fun Center, or enjoy a cup of fancy gourmet coffee at the Corner Coffee House for lunch grab a plate of good ol’ Southern BBQ at Danken Trail, this tour features stories and tales of this unique family and their small American hometown.
Next you stop by and say “HEY” at the new Duck Commander Store and Warehouse. The Robertson family, stars of A&E’s hit show Duck Dynasty, recently opened this new store here in West Monroe. Here your group will visit the Duck Call Room where everyone makes their own Duck Call, and receives a free cap and bobble head. you will have time to shop for souvenirs to take home for your favorite bearded family member there are shirts, hats, Phil’s special seasonings, books, duck calls, and more.
We can’t guarantee a “beard sighting” while you are here, but the Duckmen are in and out of the store most every day and there is a chance you can get a picture or autograph.
Following lunch you will visit the home of Joseph A. Biedenharn, the first bottler of Coca-Cola. He built this historic home in 1914 its rich in history, with deep southern roots. You will see a great museum of Coca Cola memorabilia, tour the Gardens and visit the gift shop where there are working 5 cent Coca-Cola machines. This estate is one of Monroe’s most treasured landmarks.
Another proud time in Monroe history comes to life when you tour The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum of Louisiana. It preserves the memory of the Flying Tigers Fighter Group. In World War II there was a flight school here at Selman Field where this all volunteer combat unit, the “Flying Tigers,” trained. It was commanded by Monroe resident, General Chennault who led them in service over China and the orient during the war.
In one of the displays you will seemingly step back in time to the days of the Selman Field’s Navigation School, this room includes personal effects of Selman Field graduates who became fly boys, and has some of the tools and equipment used to train them. There are also exhibits on Delta Airlines, who got its start here in 1926 as a crop dusting service
The last stop before dinner is at Landry Vineyards also featured in an episode of Duck Dynasty. This local vineyard provides you a tour and tasting and might be prompted to tell you which wines the Robertson’s like best.
Your dinner tonight is at West Monroe’s newest restaurant, Willie’s Duck Diner. You’ll enjoy a menu that includes Miss Kay’s Homemade Meatloaf, Cajun & Country Dishes, Seafood and Steaks, as well as Gator, Duck, Crawfish and Ribs. Comfort food from the Bayou.
Day 3 – This morning you wave goodbye to the swamps of Northern Louisiana. Look close as you drive out of town, cause there could be a bearded, camo-covered hunter with a big smile waving back at you.
This tour combines well with our tours MoJo & Gumbo (a New Orleans & Memphis combo), Wal-Mart Arkansas, Music of The Delta, and Mardi Gras in Mobile.