Shreveport - Bossier, Louisiana's Other Side


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Galleries and Gardens Tour

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Louisiana's Other Side has a generous helping of natural beauty. For a look into the area's colorful splendor and artistic accomplishments, visitors can take this Galleries and Gardens Tour during the spring or fall, for the best shot at experiencing luscious flora.

This tour also includes a stop at the Southern University Museum of Art, which is a grand collection of more than 2,000 pieces of African and African-American art. At East Bank Gallery, peruse rotating exhibits by local artists or visit the Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College, which offers a mix of revolving and permanent exhibits.

R.W. Norton Art Gallery sits in a 40-acre landscaped park, and houses the Southwest's largest permanent collection of American Western paintings by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. The gallery also comes to life every spring with one of the largest azalea gardens in the South.

Be sure to check out the Once in a Millennium Moon mural, the nation's largest public arts mural – a unique time capsule capturing the people of Louisiana's Other Side.

Top off your garden tour with a stroll through the Gardens of the American Rose Center, the nation's largest rose garden and home to more than 20,000 roses in 60 individual gardens. The Christmas season is spectacular, as the gardens are illuminated by millions of lights and holiday displays. Stop by the gift shop full of hundreds of items of interest to the rose connoisseur and take something special home.

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