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City Tours

Savor the things that make Shreveport-Bossier special. Taste Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp steeped in a century of tradition. Feast your eyes on the beauty that is the Red River Wildlife Refuge. Stand where so many came to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak. Smell the spices from a good ol’ fashioned Crawfish Boil. Feel the history of a Victorian home, now operating as a popular Airbnb. Learn why a prostitute turned businesswoman is still revered for her Shreveport contributions. Pucker up for the (secret) Kissing Wall and get ready to grab a drive-through daiquiri! Shreveport-Bossier has something for all the senses! And don’t forget, you’re coming during Mardi Gras season - so get ready to Let The Good Times Roll!

Reserve your place during SATW registration. You may only choose one city tour per day. Limited availability.

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City Tour 1 - Sportsman's Paradise

Available Friday, Feb. 17 from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Experience Louisiana’s Sportsman’s Paradise Shreveport-Bossier style! See an indoor shooting and bow hunting range along with a stocked bass pond for the fishing enthusiast. Did someone say fencing? Why, yes, indeed. Visit the only fencing museum in America. Visit the Shreveport Yacht Club on beautiful Cross Lake and taste Orlandeaux’s Café's Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp from their lakefront restaurant. You may meet some reptilian friends at the Red River Wildlife Refuge Center, so be sure to have your camera ready. Horseshoe Casino and Hotel’s sports betting lounge is a treat to see, and no Sportsman’s Paradise would be complete without a trip to the 100,000+ square foot Bass Pro Shops with a gator pond and 13,000 gallon aquarium.

City Tour 2 - Weird and Wonderful

Available Friday, Feb. 17 from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hear how a madam from the turn of the century influenced women’s suffrage movement. Hear how steam engines powered Shreveport’s water system for nearly a century! See a glorious 125-year-old Victorian home that’s now a popular Airbnb. Stand on the steps of the Old Galilee Baptist Church – built by freed Black slaves – and where Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to promote equality. Take in the exquisite details of The Strand Theatre, inside and out, along with its secret Kissing Wall. Did someone say “Drive-Thru Daiquiri”? You’ll get a taste. Take out any frustrations you have at The SBC Break Room. And visit a family-owned hardware store with some of the best Louisiana Mardi Gras masks, food items, cookbooks and more. You’re sure to take home some mementos.