Things To Do In The Area
Barksdale Air Force Base Air Show
The Barksdale Air Force Base Airshow features flight demonstrations by U.S. Navy Blue Angels, aerobatic performers and a B-52 flyover.
Christmas in Roseland
Phone: (318) 938-5402
Christmas in Roseland is a winter wonderland featuring thousands of twinkling lights among the 60-acre park, train rides, life-size Christmas cards, nightly entertainment and photos with Santa.
Highland Jazz and Blues Festival
Enjoy live music and a party in the park at Highland Jazz and Blues Festival. The event features local and national jazz and blues artists, great food and local artwork.
Mudbug Madness Festival
All things Mudbug. This is the premier crawfish festival in the South and features nonstop live Cajun and zydeco music, activities for children and other delicious food. This festival is a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 event and American Bus Association Top 100 event.
Let the Good Times Roll Festival
A weekend-long celebration of African American culture, Let The Good Times Roll Festival features performances by top names in soul, gospel, hip-hop and R&B. The festival was named a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event because of its great line up of music, food and art booths.
Red River Revel Arts Festival
Sample a variety of local food and art at Red River Revel Arts Festival. The eight-day festival features more than 100 visual artists, music from every genre and fun activities in the children’s area.
State Fair of Louisiana
Head to the State Fair of Louisiana to experience carnival rides, play midway games and try unique food. The fair features 14 days of fun with the largest livestock shows and carnival in the state, free daily circus shows and live entertainment.
Les Boutique de Noel
Yearly fundraising event for the Shreveport Opera that kicks off the Holiday season. Over 100 vendors with numerous and varied items for sale.
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
Each Spring, the grounds of the Norton Art Gallery burst into bloom with beautiful azalea gardens. The museum houses collections of American and European sculptures, paintings and decorative arts spanning four centuries. Open Tuesday through Friday 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 1 pm- 5 pm. Admission is free.
Gators and Friends Alligator Park and Exotic Zoo
Bring the family to Gators and Friends to pet a baby alligator and zip-line throughout the park. See alligators wrestle during daily feeding shows, and enjoy the exotic petting zoo and pony rides.
Sci-Port Discovery Center
Discover more than 290 hands-on exhibits and programs at Sci-Port Discovery Center. The center encourages all ages to explore the world of math, science and technology and features an IMAX Dome Theater and laser Space Dome Planetarium.
Barksdale Global Power Museum
See vintage aircraft and U.S. Air Force memorabilia at Barksdale Global Power Museum. Located on Barksdale Air Force Base.
Chimp Haven is open only for Chimpanzee Discovery Days, which allows visitors to observe the chimpanzees in their natural, forested habitats and discover the wonders hidden in the nature trail. Visit the website for dates.
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
Tour more than 20 unique dioramas in a building noted for its architecture. Open since 1939, Louisiana State Exhibit Museum displays Caddo Indian artifacts, a monumental fresco, dugout canoe and more.
artspace is Shreveport’s First Arts Center dedicated to the Creation, Production, Presentation, Promotion and Exploration of all of the art disciplines and forms for multigenerational audiences. artspace is not a museum or a gallery, rather it is a place where the public can connect to the arts in wonderful, new, and exciting ways. artspace features Art Exhibitions, Poetry Readings, Music Concerts, and anything else that can be Imagined!
Splash Kingdom Water Park
Come to Splash Kingdom Waterpark to enjoy cool summer attractions like the Bonzai thrill slide, two kids’ areas, lazy river and wave pool. The waterpark offers free tubes and life vests. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Red River Brewing Company
Visit the taproom and taste the beers in the building that brews them. The taproom features 10 draught lines and great views of the brew house and tanks.
Great Raft Brewing Company
Great Raft Brewing is a Shreveport, Louisiana based craft brewery dedicated to making creative, authentic beer and helping to build a great beer culture within communities it serves. The Tasting Room is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4-9 pm, and Saturday from 12-9 pm
Church of the Cross
Central Assembly of God is home of the 199 foot cross. The cross was erected in 2009 and has been a beacon of hope and faith to so many since. Beautiful prayer garden surrounds the foot of the cross.
The Louisiana Boardwalk is a shopping center combining retail shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. It is located in Bossier City, Louisiana, across from two casinos and it is the largest outlet mall in Louisiana.
Unique one of a kind gifts, Bath/Spa specialties, collectibles, Home & Garden items, Kitchen/Gourmet, Books, Music, Cards, Stationery and much much more.
Line Avenue Shopping Corridor
The 5-mile long Line Avenue shopping district contains more than 75 stores and boutiques owned primarily by local residents who specialize in providing personalized custom service. An eclectic mix of stores that include Spoiled Rotten Clothing Company, A Touch of Youth Day Spa & Salon, John Pickens’ Clothiers, Knox Goodman’s Boutique, L’Oasis Gift & Gourmet, Toy Fair, Kidd Russ Luggage & Gifts, Caspiana Gift & Clothing, and the Couleur Lingerie & Cosmetics Boutique.
Mall St. Vincent
Upscale and unique shopping selections that include Dillard’s, Francesca’s, Gap, Gap Kids, Hollister, H&M and more.
Shoppes at Bellemead
This luxurious outdoor center offers local women’s boutiques, jewelry and accessory stores, restaurants, an AVEDA Spa/Salon, as well as many popular national men’s and women’s clothing retailers. There are 20 stores including award-winning Buttercups Cupcakes & Coffee Bar, and Cantina Laredo Restaurant that features live music on their new all-weather patio.
This local shopping hot spot includes a diverse selection of fine merchants including local women’s apparel boutiques, a bridal boutique, children’s clothing, shoes and toy store, a wine and cheese shop, restaurant, yoga studio, day spa, hair salon, nail salon, dance studio, as well as a custom hand ironing and bed linen care service.
Kings Antique Mall
Shreveport Trading Company Antique Mall
Antiques on Gladstone
Superior Steak House
Superior’s Steakhouse in Shreveport, Louisiana is a fine dining restaurant you deserve to experience in a comfortable Chicago style steakhouse setting. You’ll find the finest USDA Prime Beef and seafood, an extensive collection of vintage wine and your favorite premium cigars. Music is playing Wednesday through Saturday in Superior’s Steakhouse’s swanky piano bar where everyone wants to “see-and-be-seen.”
Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant
Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant has been a part of Shreveport’s history for over sixty years! Ernest’s features prime steaks, fresh seafood, and Italian eats. Ernest’s famous marinated crab claws and red snapper Ernest are just two dishes that highlight our menu. Tableside desserts and after dinner drinks await our guests!
The Village Grille opened in 1988 and has been one of Shreveport’s top picks for excellence in fine dining ever since.
Mabry House Restaurant
Premier Fine Dining restaurant located inside of a Victorian Style home. They also offer a “Chef’s Table” seating.
Wine Country Bistro and Bottle Shop
Wine Country offers a local Bistro that provides exceptional food and wines at reasonable prices in a comfortable yet refined environment. They also provide a wine and cheese store offering the largest selection of wine, wine accessories, artisan cheeses and gourmet products available.
Fabulous Mexican Dining, sizzling fajitas, mouth watering enchiladas, cheesy nachos and of course, their famous Margaritas.
Athena Greek and Lebanese Grill
Taste the flavor of Greek and Lebanese dishes, including hummus with lamb, chicken Shawarma, Gyros, Stuffed Grape Leaves, baklava and much more. They offer meat and vegetarian options. And enjoy a hookah on the patio with friends.
Strawns Eat Shop
A Shreveport favorite since 1944. Great plate lunch specials, fried chicken, burgers, homemade hashbrowns and more. But you can’t leave without a piece of their homemade pie. Featured in Southern Living and the Food Network.
Another Shreveport Landmark. Family owned business still going strong for 80 years. Their signature dish is the Shrimp Buster Po’Boy. Numerous other items on the menu as well such as Etouffee, Catfish, Oysters, Gumbo and much more.
Imperial Cathay Chinese Restaurant
Chinese/Asian cuisine. This is not a buffet. Great selection of all the favorites made fresh.
This is another family owned Shreveport Landmark that’s been in business since the 1920’s. Home of the “Muffy” the original muffaletta. Po’boys and other items on the menu make it a great lunch spot.
Daily lunch specials at a great price. Best Fried Pork Chops anywhere. Burgers,
sandwiches and breakfast served anytime throughout the day.
Jan’s River Restaurant
Great American raised catfish (whole or fillets), great steaks with all the trimmings.
Oyster Bar and Grille
A local legacy in the Shreveport Bossier area, they serve everything from fresh oysters and seafood to Tex-Mex and award winning margaritas! Something for every taste. Burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and much much more.
Tacomania is a Mexico City Cantina that offers a diverse and extensive menu of Mexico, Tex-Mex and California cuisine. Family owned and operated, the food is always fresh and unique.
A great local spot for lunch. They are only open from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Soups, salads, sandwiches and specialty items such as Jambalaya, Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice and more.
Chinese/Asian Cuisine. Full menu of Chinese favorites as well as Chef Specialty items.
Located in Downtown Shreveport, The Blind Tiger has been in business since 1992. They offer Cajun/Creole dishes as well as burgers and sandwiches and specialty drinks.