Things to do in Shreveport/Bossier
Visit north Louisiana for scenic shopping – including Bass Pro Shops – casino excitement, many restaurant choices and outdoor activities tailor-made for sportsmen.
The northwest corner of the state is different from the rest of Louisiana. It’s a mixture of spicy Cajun attitude and wide-open Texas spirit. In early spring, revel in family-oriented Mardi Gras celebrations. Or, grab a movie ticket at Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport . Relive the area's rich history with a tour of Stage of Stars Museum and Municipal Auditorium, where Elvis Presley got his star. Engage with the stars through interactive exhibits at Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center.
If you’re ready to head outdoors, view alligators in their natural habitat at Gators and Friends Alligator Park and Exotic Zoo, or take a short drive to Cypress Black Bayou for swimming, fishing or a stroll through the nature center.
Shop till you ...
On the banks of the Red River in Bossier City lies the Louisiana Boardwalk Promenade, with riverfront dining, a comedy club and seasonal events. More than 60 outlet stores include Bass Pro Shops, Gap, Lane Bryant, Nine West and DKNY Jeans. Have a lot of bags? Hop on the Magnolia Belle trolley or ride on Louisiana Pedicabs.
Historic Line Avenue also offers great finds, with more than 75 specialty shops. Shop southeast Shreveport stores like White House Black Market, Belk and World Market.
Try your luck
Gaming on the Red River Las Vegas-style 24-hour fun is the order of the day when you slip into one of five riverboat casinos on the Red River. The roster includes Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino Shreveport, DiamondJack’s Casino & Resort, Eldorado Casino & Hotel, Horseshoe Casino & Hotel, Boomtown Casino and Harrah’s Louisiana Downs horse track and casino. Action includes slot machines, roulette, Big Six, blackjack and other table games.
Discover our spicy side
Shreveport and Bossier City have some of the best food anywhere. The Youree Drive corridor features many of today’s popular chains, while home-grown eateries such as Fertitta’s Delicatessen, Ernest’s Orleans, Strawn’s Eat Shop – known for its strawberry pie – dot the local landscape. Find down-home Southern favorites here, as well as Creole and Cajun dishes.
For more on events or for ticket information, visit ShreveportBossierFunGuide.com.