Shreveport-Bossier City Area
Sprinkled among the lakes and bayous in this northwestern part of the state are scenic state parks, excellent fishing and hunting grounds, and great nature-viewing areas, including portions of the Kisatchie National Forest, which spreads across some 600,000 acres. In the cities of Shreveport and Bossier City, five casinos and a horseracing track entertain visitors. The Louisiana Boardwalk is a hub for shopping, dining and recreation. African-American culture is featured in museums and along the self-guided African American Heritage Tour of Shreveport-Bossier.