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  • Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions

    This museum features an exhibit for professional athletes from the area such as football and sportscaster great Terry Bradshaw and NBA legend Robert Parish. It’s located inside the Shreveport Convention Center.
    400 Caddo St.
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 221-8445
    (318) 227-2442
  • Artspace

    Connect to the arts in wonderful, new and exciting ways at a miraculous place where anything can happen. It is your destination for arts, food, and fun.
    710 Texas Ave
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 673-6535
    (318) 673-6543
  • Barksdale Global Power Museum

    This museum is located on Barksdale Air Force Base, a Strategic Air Command base and important bomber and missile base. The Barksdale Global Power Museum is not only a memorial to the base’s success in battle, but a recognition of many men and women who sacrificed their lives to maintain peace in the US. The museum has six galleries including one dedicated to President George W. Bush’s stop at BAFB right after the tragedies of Sept. 11.
    88 Shreveport Rd
    Barksdale AFB, LA 71110
    (318) 456-4171
    (318) 456-5558
    (318) 752-0055
  • Boom or Bust Byway

    This scenic byway through the piney woods of Northwest Louisiana takes you through Oil City, Vivian, Hosston, Plain Dealing, Sarepta, Shongaloo, Homer and Lisbon, and connects with other alternate routes along the way. Small towns chock full of treasures, history and fine eating. Hwy. 2 through Caddo, Bossier, Webster, and Claiborne parishes.

    Check out a free GPS at our office in downtown Shreveport which will guide you and give you a detailed tour of Northwest Louisiana. Downtown Tourist Office: 629 Spring St., Shreveport, LA, (318)222-9391 or visit
    LA Hwy. 2
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 226-8884
  • Chimp Haven

    Retirement sanctuary for chimpanzees. Call or visit our website for a list of Chimpanzee Discovery Days, including hours. A fun learning experience for the entire family. Admission is free.
    13600 Chimpanzee Pl
    Keithville, LA 71047
    (318) 925-9575
  • East Bank Gallery

    Regional artists works are prominently rotated throughout the gallery. For an exhibition list visit their website.
    630 Barksdale Blvd.
    Bossier City, LA 71111
    (318) 741-8310
    (318) 741-8312
  • Elvis Presley Statue

    A Bronze statue of Elvis Presley stands tall in front of the Municipal Auditorium where the king of rock `n' roll performed on the Louisiana Hayride for the first time in October 1954.
    705 Elvis Presley Ave
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 220-9434
  • Free Things to Do

    Visiting Shreveport-Bossier doesn't have to cost a lot of money. There are plenty of things to do that are absolutely free. Browse this category to explore a large variety of free activities. Download the brochure to see some of the highlights.

  • J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center

    The J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center provides the opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the Red River, past and present. The center tells the story of how the Corps of Engineers worked to tame the mighty Red for navigation and recreation.
    700 Clyde Fant Pkwy
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 677-2673
    (318) 677-2671
  • Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

    This museum system houses the world’s largest private holding of original documents and manuscripts. The library provides special educational programs and lectures.
    3201 Centenary Blvd
    Shreveport, LA 71104
    (318) 861-7615
    (318) 861-7697
  • Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

    Located on the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, this museum depicts the agricultural history of the state. The dioramas constructed of beeswax are accurate and detailed to perfection. The West Wing displays archaeological exhibits of the Caddo Nation. A 330 seat auditorium hosts special events. Open daily from 9 am-4 pm. Free admission and ample parking.
    3015 Greenwood Rd
    Shreveport, LA 71109
    (318) 632-2020
    (318) 632-2056
  • Louisiana State Oil & Gas Museum

    This museum, located in Oil City, near the spot where the first offshore oil wells in the United States-and according to some accounts, in the world-were drilled on Caddo Lake in 1905. The museum pays homage to its community’s role in the oil and gas industry. It is also a stop on the Boom or Bust Byway. Open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am-4 pm.
    200 S Land Ave
    Oil City, LA 71061
    (318) 995-6845
    (318) 995-6848
  • Meadows Museum of Art

    Located on the campus of Centenary College, the museum's permanent collection features the work of French academic artist Jean Despujols documenting the people of Indochina. Visit their website for an exhibition schedule.
    2911 Centenary Blvd
    Shreveport, LA 71104
    (318) 869-5169
    (318) 869-5730
  • Once in a Millennium Moon Mega Mural

    One of the nation's largest public arts mural it covers 25,000 square feet on the AT&T building. Visible from I-20, the mural is a unique and monumental time capsule capturing the people of Shreveport, their treasures, tragedies, and triumphs. Cotton Street and Marshall Street.
    Cotton St. and Marshall St.
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 673-6500
    (318) 673-6515
  • R. W. Norton Art Gallery

    Museum of American and European art spanning four centuries, as well as Art of the American West by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell.
    4747 Creswell Ave
    Shreveport, LA 71106
    (318) 865-4201
    (318) 869-0435
  • Red River Crossroads Museum

    Stop in and look at the memorabilia and pictures to see how the residents of the surrounding rural communities lived. It’s a nice detour on the Boom or Bust Byway. Located in the Shreve Memorial Library. By appointment only.
    Hwy 3049
    Gilliam, LA 71029
    (318) 296-4303
    (318) 296-4233
  • RiverView Park

    Features an interactive water fountain with light and music, a 300-foot-long floating boat dock, a magnificent waterfall that incorporates natural stone and plantings, an arbor and viewing area at the summit of a waterfall.
    601 Clyde Fant Pkwy
    Shreveport, LA 71101
  • Shreveport Water Works Museum

    This National Historic Landmark was built in 1887. This was the nation's last operating steam-powered water works when the steam engines were retired in 1980.
    142 N. Common St
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 221-3388
  • Shreveport-Bossier Film Trail

    Shreveport-Bossier has become the filming destination for some of the biggest names in the industry. Please pick up a brochure of the self-directed tour of many film sites. Major movies that have been filmed include The Guardian, Mad Money, Battle Los Angeles and more. The signs will describe the locations. Download the brochure.

  • Spring Street Historical Museum


    Take a trip back in time to see what life was like when Shreveport was first formed. Built as Tally's Bank, the Spring Street Historical Museum is housed in one of the oldest remaining buildings in downtown Shreveport. It features the original vault, Victorian cast-iron grillwork, gallery, maps and videos. Open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. Free.

    525 Spring St
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 424-0964
  • The Duck Pond

    The official name is East Kings Highway Park, but this wonderful play area along Old River is known to locals as "the duck pond". Lots of play structures, swings, slides, picnic tables, a waterfront location and, of course, the ducks, make this soft-surfaced playground a great place to spend an afternoon! Open dawn to dusk. Restroom facility available.
    1200 East Kings Hwy
    Shreveport, LA 71105
    (318) 673-7727
  • Vivian Railroad Station Museum

    Learn about the area's railroad history. Each meticulously restored room exhibits a diverse array of North Caddo Parish history.
    100 North Front St
    Vivian, LA 71082
    (318) 375-5300
    (318) 375-5300
  • Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park

    Interpretive exhibits, hiking trails and picnic area. Trails are well marked, identifying natural features and animal habitats.
    8012 Blanchard Furrh Rd
    Shreveport, LA 71107
    (318) 929-2806
    (318) 929-3718
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