Shreveport Skyline

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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.

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Free Attractions

Artspace

Artspace, located in downtown Shreveport, features art…

Barksdale Global Power Museum

See vintage aircraft and U.S. Air Force memorabilia at…

Betty Virginia Park

The 23-acre Betty Virginia Park offers a walking trail,…

Boom or Bust Byway

The Boom or Bust Byway follows Highway 2 and is defined by…

Bossier Parish Library Historical Center

Learn about the people and culture of Bossier Parish.…

C. Bickham Dickson Park

C. Bickham Dickson Park sits on 585 acres and offers…

David Raines Community Center

David Raines Community Center and Park sits on 17 acres…

East Bank Gallery

Walk around art exhibitions featuring regional artists and…

Elvis Presley Statue

A bronze statue of Elvis Presley stands tall in front of…

Free Things to Do

Visiting Shreveport-Bossier doesn't have to cost a lot of…

J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center

Learn about the Red River, past and present. The center…

James Burton Statue

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist James Burton's…

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

Explore the world’s largest private holding of original…

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

Tour more than 20 unique dioramas in a building noted for…

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum - Free Admission

Visit the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. Free admission…