Our last weekend in Shreveport, Louisiana was spent saying, “goodbye” to friends and checking a few last-minute bucket list items off our list, like a Duck Dynasty tour. Prior to moving to Shreveport (or really knowing anything about the area) I watched Duck Dynasty quite frequently – it was my family’s guilty pleasure TV show. Visiting the Robertson’s was even on a Louisiana Bucket List I created prior to moving.
Monroe is a small town. Really small. But if you find yourself there and want to see a few iconic places from the show, you should definitely check out the Duck Commander Warehouse and Haskell’s Donuts. They are located within a quarter mile of each other so it’s easy to concur both in a short visit. Be sure to get there early though as the donut shop was only open from 5:00 am – 12:00 pm the day that I stopped in.
Duck Commander Warehouse features the iconic Duck Commander/Buck Commander sign. Once inside the shop, you’ll find any and all Duck Dynasty garb that you didn’t know you needed. The retail shop is filled with clothing (camo and other), Miss Kay’s various cookbooks, Uncle Si’s multi-version book collection, DVDs, Christmas ornaments, and the world’s largest duck call. Naturally, this snail mail lover walked away with some postcards and luckily had the self-control to say no to all other goodies.
After checking out, I ran down the road to Haskell’s Donuts. You may remember the episode where Uncle Si put away 32 donuts to win a new camper here, I ate 1/2. Don’t get me wrong, they were delicious and cheap (I bought a small coffee and cinnamon twist for $2.00) but they are large and decadent. You can sit on the same stool at the counter where Si claimed victory or join an almost life-size stuffed animal version of him at a table in the corner.
If you make it to Monroe, let me know. I’d love to hear about the places you visited and anything worth checking out if we make it back in the future. Until next time as Phil Robertson would say, “be happy, happy, happy.”