Shreveport Things to Do

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    Gator and Friends

    by Jim_Eliason Written May 12, 2014
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    This private zoo features dozens of gators along with a handful of other exotic animals in a petting zoo type setting ( not the gators of course). I actually enjoyed this despite its been decidedly not a naturalistic zoo.

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    Barksdale AFB Eighth Air Force Museum

    by grandmaR Updated Mar 23, 2010

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    Outside in the Airpark are 28 aircraft and related items on static display. Pictures of more of the planes are in a travelogue.

    Inside the museum are displays on "The Home Front", and "The History of Aerial Bombardment" including photos and displays on other Army Air Corps and Air Force planes.

    A Government issued ID, (Drivers License, Passport etc.) is required to gain entry at the museum entrance.
    All vehicles are subject to search.
    No backpacks, briefcases or large bags will be allowed in any buildings.
    Visitors please sign in upon entering the museum.

    The museum is open from 9:30am to 4:00pm, everyday except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.

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    Shreveport Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau

    by grandmaR Written Mar 22, 2010
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    One of the first things I did was go to the Visitor's Center to get maps and information. I particularly wanted to go to the historic cemetery in downtown Shreveport, and I wanted to know where it was, so Bob stopped and let me out at the visitor's center, and I got information. The people there were extremely helpful.

    Even though there are some discontented AF wives living here. Shreveport does have things to do other than gamble.

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    Louisiana Boardwalk in Shreveport

    by jumpingnorman Updated Nov 7, 2008

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    Set beside the Red River, the Louisiana Boardwalk has several nice shops and even has a big carousel (kids would love this!). Excellent for window shopping and just strolling around! The first phase opened in November, 2003, with the state's first Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. The remainder opened in May 2005.

    The area has a number of big casinos and yummy eating establishments. The Horseshoe casino where I was staying at was walking distance from this complex.

    The Red River is also crossed by nice bridges connecting the Bossier to Shreveport. From the Boardwalk, you get a nice view of the Shreveport bridges and its skyline.

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    parking lots

    by IronLenz Updated Mar 13, 2007

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    like parking lots? what about big-box strip malls?

    well, Shreveport has plenty of them! they also have a plethora of empty stroefronts of neat old buildings. coincidence?

    great place for a 16-year-old wanting to drink beer OR a stay at home mom spending too much money on bland home furnishings.

    i guess i should call this tip "Things NOT to do"

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    R. W. Norton Art Gallery and Garden

    by IronLenz Updated Mar 13, 2007

    It was a sigh of releif to find the Norton Art Gallery. I arrived at dusk, so I missed going into the gallery, but I enjoyed the grounds a great deal. Pretty and peaceful. I walked amongst huge-ly tall trees along the trails past man-made streams and wonderful sculptures from international artists.

    So the building may not be the marvel of modern architecture, but I will come back just to hang out here.

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    Louisiana Boardwalk

    by IronLenz Updated Mar 13, 2007

    As a general rule, I HATE malls. I also hate new construction. But I really like the Louisiana Boardwalk! This is the most progressive thing I have seen in Louisiana.

    A strip of shops on the Bossier side of the river with a trolley (think Main street in Memphis). Shop til you drop at all of the popular stores found across the country. Good view of the river, downtown, and casinos.

    The Louisiana Boardwalk would be a lot better if it had something to do other than eat or spend money...like a skate park or volleyball court.

    It might have helped that it was a beautiful night when I visited, but nonetheless worth visiting if staying in S'port.

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    Spring Street Museum

    by leafmcgowan Written Aug 30, 2005

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    Spring Street Museum

    "National Register of Historic Places built 1865 as Tally and Co., bankers for Martin Tally, Mayor 1867-1868, and Brother Dew Lafayette Tally. Pike's Bank 1867-1876, (George Pike), Asher's Bank 1876. E&B Jacobs Bank 1877-1883, that became Shreveport's first national bank in 1886. Restored 1975. One of the oldest remaining downtown buildings with the original bank vault and door."
    "Harrison Building:
    Built by Mayor Martin Tally about 1865. Known as the Smith Building from 1870. Extensively remodeled 1897. Served as first federal courthouse of Shreveport 1880-1887. Later home to Elliott Electric company and Harrison Tobacco Company. " (monument marker outside of bank)

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    Have a fun day at Sci-Port Discovery Center!

    by saraheg77 Written Jan 21, 2005

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    Sci-port is a fun thing to do for both kids and adults! I took my two cousins for a fun-filled day. Sci-port has lots of fun hands-on learning games and things. There is also a cool IMAX theater, but we didn't go to that, as it almost doubles the price and we wanted to spend our time at the exhibits. There are the main things that stay in the exhibits all the time, and then there are daily demonstrations and shows and things. One while we were there was about static electricity and how it can make your hair stand up. A couple of the permanent things are an archway you have to build with blocks, a big table with a domino train thing that we finally got to work and a cool seat that you can use air to pump you up off the ground. The kids had a lot of fun and so did I! It was well worth the $7 for them and $8.50 for me.

    Hours are 10 to 5 on week days, 10 to 6 on Saturday and 1 to 6 on Sunday.

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    Beautiful gardens & great art - Norton Art Gallery

    by saraheg77 Written Oct 18, 2004

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    Gardens behind the Gallery!

    If you're looking for some culture in Shreveport, check out the art gallery! The exhibits are lovely and so are the gardens behind the gallery!

    ADMISSION
    There is no admission charge to view the grounds, the museum's art collection, or special exhibitions.

    HOURS OF OPERATION
    The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed to the public on Mondays and on national holidays. The gardens are open to visitors daily during daylight hours.

    And it was a wonderful place for me to take my bridal portraits! I had to blot myself out til after the wedding! =)

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    Gardens at the Norton Art Gallery

    by sue&gene Written Oct 4, 2004
    Azaleas at Norton Art Gallery

    The gardens are located directly behind the Norton Art Gallery and can be entered from either side of the building. They are nice to visit year round but their peak time would be in the spring when the azaleas are blooming. The gardens are open to visitors daily during daylight hours. There is no entry fee.

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    Norton Art Gallery

    by sue&gene Updated Oct 4, 2004

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    Norton Art Gallery

    The RW Norton Art Gallery houses collections of American and European paintings, sculptures and decorative arts spanning more than four centuries. It has impressive collections of work by masters of Western Art, Frederic Remington and Charles M Russell. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed to the public on Mondays and on national holidays. There is no entry fee.

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    Mudbug Madness!

    by ATXtraveler Written Jul 7, 2004

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    Mudbug Madness

    For those of you that do not know... the Mudbug is a Crawfish, which is very popular in Louisiana style Cajun cooking. In 1984, Shreveport residents decided that they would start a festival celebrating their Louisiana roots, primarilly because so many of their residents acted more like Texans than Cajuns...

    It is a great time to go out and check out some Zydeco music, eat a few hundred crawfish... and see the locals!

    The festival is normally the last weekend in May!

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    Sci-Port - Children's Science Museum

    by Sophie1980 Updated Jun 30, 2004

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    Located right by the river and Hollywood Casino, this is a must see if you have kids. It's a 2 storey discovery center for kids aged 2yrs up. Exhibits include animals, water, blocks, ants, face-painting, a boat and tunnels for younger kids. Older exhibits include the body, technology, physical sciences, and a RedRiver observation deck, with a real RR boat, little alligators and fossils.

    The currently (as of June 30th) havea BUG EXHIBITION on the lower level, with huge, mechanically operated mosquitoes, ants, etc. Demonstrations throughout the day.

    IMAX is here too.

    The cafe serves sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, etc.

    Cost: $8.50 adult, $7child (3-12) for museum OR IMAX. For both, $13 adult, $11 child.

    OpeningHours: 10am-6pm.

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    Sci-Port Discovery Center

    by vigi Written May 8, 2004

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    Sci-Port Discovery Center provides an educational and entertaining environment for people of all ages (especially kids, not many adult will visit here alone!! hahaaa). The Center develops a comprehensive view of the world through the interaction hands-on of science and the humanities and serves as a catalyst to encourage lifelong learning. Accomodating IMAX Dome Theater's 60-foot screen. The sights and sounds of each IMAX film put you in the center of the action.

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