Shreveport-Bossier COVID-19 update: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has instituted a gradual reopening of many businesses with occupancy restrictions, enhanced sanitation, social distancing, personal protection equipment and other appropriate protection measures necessary to protect the health and safety of the people in Louisiana. Before you visit a business, please call to confirm that they are open, and to find out what restrictions are being enforced. There is a statewide mandate for face masks and social distancing.
Take a ride on I-20 and explore everything from the natural beauty of the outdoors to the down-home Southern cooking traditions of local chefs. There is such a variety of experiences and so much to see and do.
The first stop on I-20 is Shreveport-Bossier. The sister cities, located in the northwest corner of Louisiana, is an exciting metropolis with gaming, riverfront entertainment, more than 30 family-friendly attractions, buzzing nightlife, and a scrumptious culinary scene. Outdoor enthusiasts, especially, love this Sportsman’s Paradise. The many lakes, placid bayous and Red River are just teeming with outdoor adventures like river cruises, kayaking and fishing.
The next stop is Ruston, one of Louisiana’s emerging recreation destinations. Known for its college town atmosphere and thriving downtown district, the area offers a variety of shopping opportunities, culinary experiences and outdoor adventures as well as family-friendly attractions and activities.
The final stop is Monroe-West Monroe, home of the famed Duck Dynasty show that aired on A&E Network. With dancing and wine in the vines, Cokes and elegant gardens, bayous and gators, Monroe-West Monroe is the place to enjoy the outdoors in Louisiana. Get back in touch with nature at Black Bayou Lake NWR where you can kayak, walk the trails, and spot an alligator in the new Gator Habitat.