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  • 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
  • Bossier Parish Library Historical Center

    Learn about the people and culture of Bossier Parish. Peruse the exhibits, books and historical photos.
    2206 Beckett St
    Bossier City, LA 71111
    (318) 746-7717
    (318) 746-7768
  • Captain Fletcher E. Adams 357th Fighter Group Museum

    The 357th Fighter Group is legendary for its victorious air-to-air combat record, the most of any P-51 group in the Eighth Air Force. It has a sizeable display of WWII 357th Fighter Group items donated by former members and their families. Call for an appointment.
    7001 E. Magnolia Ave.
    Ida, LA 71044
    (318) 284-3231
    (318) 469-1060
  • East Bank Gallery

    Regional artists works are prominently rotated throughout at East Bank Gallery.
    630 Barksdale Blvd
    Bossier City, LA 71111
    (318) 741-8310
    (318) 741-8312
  • 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.

    The center is one of the stops on the Red River District and Sightseeing Cruise group experience.

    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
  • Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Museum

    Home to the largest collection of Mardi Gras royalty costumes in the northern hemisphere and second largest in the world. Highlights more than a decade of Mardi Gras in North Louisiana and is considered a work in progress. Open Saturdays only, until March 1st. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Sundays. Call to make an appointment during the week.
    2101 East Texas St.
    Bossier City, LA 71111
    (318) 218-2865
    (318) 797-5426
  • Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

    One of the most special aspects of a tour of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum is the rare dioramas depicting the lives of indigenous people and locals. It’s been opened since 1939 and visitors to this day are awe-inspired by the large frescos painted on the front of the building. The museum also houses a rare collection of Caddo Indian artifacts. The Caddo Indians occupied Shreveport prior to its founding by Captain Henry Miller Shreve. It is also north Louisiana’s only Smithsonian-affiliated museum.
    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
  • Marlene Yu Museum

    The Marlene Yu Museum is the first contemporary art museum in Shreveport. Located inside the Rainforest Foundation Headquarters, it is an international destination for nature-inspired arts as well as an educational and cultural hub attracting young talent to work, play, and stay, and furthering the area’s intergenerational family values.
    710 Travis St
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 717-9111
  • 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
  • Multicultural Center of the South

    Through cultural exhibits, musical programs, artistic demonstrations, visitors take a virtual journey to distant lands to learn about the practices and traditions transported to this country by both long-ago and present day immigrants. Exhibits reflect the cultures of Creoles, Hispanics, Italians, Indians and more. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm., Saturday by appointment for group tours only.
    520 Spring St
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 424-1380
    (318) 424-1384
  • Norsworthy Gallery

    One of downtown's hidden gems featuring premier artists from around the country, local water colorists, student works, Louisiana animal artists, and paintings done by Gwen Norworthy. The exhibits always opens with a lovely reception that is open to the public.
    214 Texas Ave
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 424-6764
  • Pamoja Art Society / Cultural Art Center

    Pamoja Cultural Art Center offers numerous endeavors that advance artistic development and appreciation of art through activities such as art exhibits, workshops, art classes, theatre plays and cultural dance classes, lectures, and poetry expressions. Pamoja is a clearinghouse for African-American visual and performing artists in northwest Louisiana.
    3806 Linwood Ave
    Shreveport, LA 71103
    (318) 638-8739
    (318) 635-8001
    (318) 220-9132
  • Pioneer Heritage Center

    The early pioneers of Shreveport-Bossier lived very rustic and a tour of these plantation homes demonstrates the lives of the early settlers. Visitors will be engaged as they tour an original dog trot home and medical office built in the 1830s to early 19th Century. It is located on the campus of Louisiana State University in Shreveport and open to the public.
    One University Pl
    Shreveport, LA 71115
    (318) 797-5339
    (318) 797-5110
  • 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
  • Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center

    This science center is for those who love adventure. With more than 290 hands-on science and math exhibits, a space planetarium, gift shop and domed IMAX Theater, visitors can spend an entire day learning and exploring. For hours, prices and new traveling exhibits visit

    Click here for information about Sci-Port's "Science is Fun" group experience.

    820 Clyde Fant Pkwy.
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 424-3466
    (318) 222-5592
    (877) SCI-PORT
  • Shreveport Railroad Museum

    Showcases the history of railroads in and around Shreveport since 1860. Open Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.
    142 N. Common Street
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 797-8008
    (318) 631-9164
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stephens African American Museum

    This museum is a living museum dedicated to the preservation of African American history, artifacts and documents.
    2810 Lindholm
    Shreveport, LA 71108
    (318) 635-2147
    (318) 635-2147
  • Talbot Museum

    The Talbot preserves, reveals and interprets the history of modern medicine over the past century and a half. The Talbot places special emphasis on those people, places and events that have shaped medicine in our region.
    2105 Airline Dr
    Bossier City, LA 71111
    (318) 212-8948
  • Touchstone Wildlife & Art Museum

    Features more than 1,000 mounted animals from around the world displayed in replicated natural habitats. The museum also features displays of American Indian artifacts, a Bonnie and Clyde artifacts, and ar relics and more.
    3386 Hwy. 80 E.
    Haughton, LA 71037
    (318) 949-2323
  • 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
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