The Robertson Family of Monroe, Louisiana forever changed the small town when they became the stars of A&E’s hit show, Duck Dynasty. It follows the family business of making duck calls and other outdoor products. Viewers love the bearded men and their antics and catchphrases that come from Willie, Uncle Si, Phil, Miss Kay, and the whole gang.
Visiting the Duck Commander Warehouse in Monroe
It has even spawned Duck Dynasty tours of Monroe. Visitors from all over the world come to their warehouse, where you can buy souvenirs and hope to see one of the family members. I was able to look around the warehouse and see their offices, as they weren’t shooting and most of the family wasn’t in town, visitors will have to be content with scouting out the gift shop, where you can buy the Duck Commander calls in all price ranges, as well as t-shirts, books and everything else they’ve put their name on.
Superfans who aren’t lucky enough to spot the gang can grab a map from in front of the warehouse or the Monroe-West Monroe Visitor’s Center that denotes landmarks seen on the show. This includes restaurants like Haskell’s Donuts and Debbie’s Snowballs. The page on the visitor’s center website allows you to research them in advance and references which episode it was seen in.
Tips for Visiting Duck Commander
The Duck Commander Warehouse is located at 117 Kings Lane, West Monroe, Louisiana 71292. The store is open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm. It is five hours drive north from New Orleans. The Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau is the best place to start your journey.
When you get hungry, Warehouse No. 1 is a waterfront restaurant with shrimp and grits, fried oysters, and catfish. The Fat Pelican has Southern dishes like New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp, fried chicken, and burgers.
My visit to the Duck Commander Warehouse was coordinated by Louisiana Travel and the Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.