Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana’s Other Side is a metropolitan area of about 350,000 people. It is ideally situated in northwest Louisiana about 15 minutes from the Texas border on the west and 30 minutes from the Arkansas border on the north.
The Red River connects the two cities and since Shreveport’s early inception, the riverfront has served as the hub of the city’s commercial life. What began life as a log-jammed river port has now become home to a splendid convention center, six riverboat casinos, year-round festivals and a riverfront shopping/dining/entertainment venue.
The people are charming and the dining is unparalleled mixing the wide-open Texas spirit with the spicy Louisiana Cajun attitude.
The area has a lively arts, craft brewery and music scene. The diverse museums tell the story of famous musicians, galaxies, cultures, and explorers. The festivals showcase Louisiana’s traditions of good music, great food and all night entertainment.