By Air : Shreveport has two airports, Downtown Airport (1500 Airport Drive) and the Shreveport Regional Airport (5103 Hollywood Ave). The regional airport is a small hub served by seven airlines. There are also six car rental agencies.
By Train : Amtrak serves many cities in Louisiana and offers both short and long distance travel. Some trains have food service and there are also sleeper cars.
By Boat : There are many cruises you can do down the Red River and Cross Bayou or on Cross Lake and Caddo Lake.
By Bus : This is the public transit system for Shreveport and Bossier City.
If you are interested in coming to Shreveport and checking out the history, you will most likely fly into the small Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV).
This is definitely a small town airport, and you will pay a higher price to fly into Shreveport as compared to New Orleans, or DFW... but it would save you a couple hours drive.