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Jennings’ New Gator Chateau & Visitor Center Opens

By | May 17th, 2019|

May 16, 2019 – Local government and tourism officials from throughout the state celebrated the official opening of the new Gator Chateau and Visitors Center Thursday at the Louisiana Oil and Gas Park just off Interstate 10. The ribbon cutting ceremony officially marked the completion of the new $664,000 facility. The facility replaces the original Gator Chateau, which

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Get Your Game On – Louisiana State Games in Monroe

By | May 15th, 2019|

There it is, you see your final goal – maybe it is one last punch; just a few more strides to the finish line; or perhaps one last layup on a break-away to seal the game up tight. Your feet move without thought, as you go through the final motion you can already hear the crowd begin to roar…

… And then – just like that – you snap

Family Spring Festing in Louisiana Is Just a Short Road Trip Away

By | April 30th, 2019|

Louisiana is chock-full of festivals year-round showcasing cultural experiences and delectable dishes unique to our way of life. As the weather warms and springtime blooms throughout the state, families will not want to miss events such as the Sunflower Trail and Festival, the Rayne Frog Festival and Kite Fest Louisiane.

Sunflower Trail and Festival

What began as one farmer’s idea to plant sunflowers at his home, and then invite friends

Public Golf Courses in the Baton Rouge Area That Offer Premier Golfing Amenities

By | April 20th, 2019|

If you are a golf enthusiast visiting the Baton Rouge area, and you are looking for a place to to play golf, look no further than the outstanding public golf courses of BREC’s Santa Maria Golf Course and Beaver Creek Park and Golf Course.

Santa Maria 

Enjoy playing golf surrounded by magnificent greens under a blue Louisiana sky at Santa Maria Golf Course, an 18-hole course that is 6,969 yards

Spring Has Sprung in West Monroe With Many Activities Now in Full Bloom

By | April 17th, 2019|

Most of the brisk weather is behind us and the welcome signs and sounds of spring are in full bloom. Families are ready for outdoor enjoyment, which is plentiful in the now in North Louisiana. From enjoying music and food in the fresh new air that this season brings, to exploring the scenic beauty of the rebirth of nature, here are a few things to take in this

Experience Scenic Trails and Awesome Animal Encounters at the Delightfully Swampy Bluebonnet Swamp

By | March 17th, 2019|

Snakes, turtles and alligators, oh my! This is what you’ll find when you visit BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp, where the hikes and trails are authentic, and the wildlife is plentiful. Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m., it is the mission of this 103-acre all encompassing nature center, located just off Bluebonnet Boulevard on North Oak Hills Parkway, to connect

Featured Photographer – Amy Shutt

By | January 19th, 2019|

Amy Shutt specializes in wildlife photography with a focus on conservation through visual storytelling.

Her interest in photography began at an early age. She loved Polaroid and disc cameras and received her first 35 mm camera, a Minolta SR-T 101, when she

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