Discover Shreveport-Bossier’s storied past stashed away in several local attractions. These community gems portray stories of love, loss, and liberation. Visitors will be enthralled on a river cruise, shocked at a historical museum, and transported back in time at a waterworks attraction.
The good thing about a visit to one or all of these attractions is that during the month of May, they are free or deeply discounted for the Be a Fan of Shreveport-Bossier campaign.
Here are four things you may not know about Shreveport and where to learn more if it piques your interest.
- Did you know that Shreveport and New Orleans had Red Light Districts in the early 1900s that decriminalized prostitution? Learn more at the Spring Street Museum. Deal: Admission is always free. Visit in May, purchase a membership to the Friends of the Spring Street Museum and receive a “Historical Profile Shreveport 1850” book.
- Did you know that the Great Raft, a log jam blocking the Red River some 200 miles was broken up by Captain Henry Miller Shreve for whom the city is named for? Take a one-hour voyage on the Spirit of the Red River Cruise to learn more. Deal: Buy one adult ticket and get half off on a child’s ticket.
- What do you know about the water you drink? You’ll learn a lot if you visit the Shreveport Water Works Museum. Deal: Admission is always free. In May, buy any souvenir from the museum’s gift shop and receive a free copy of the film “Clean Water” on DVD.
- Did you know there is a museum dedicated to some 19 cultures from all around the world, who now call Shreveport-Bossier home? The Multicultural Center of the South is housed in a two-story New Orleans-style Creole Townhouse building with wrought iron railings and showcases more than 2,000 artifacts. Deal: Free child admission with paid adult.
To learn about these and other great discounts visit www.BeaFanofSB.com. Like Be a Fan of Shreveport-Bossier on Facebook for daily updates and weekly giveaways. Be sure to download the Be a Fan Passport. If you visit six attractions on the passport, you can be entered to win a staycation.