ShreveportUnited States of America

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Visit Shreveport

Since an economic downturn in the early 1980s this former oil and gas town has been reinventing itself as a cultural, entertainment and shopping hub.

Once a major participant in the oil business, Shreveport has been building itself anew since the oil bust of the 1980s. Today it is booming thanks to its riverboat casinos, outdoor festivals and activities and visitor attractions.

Shreveport is the third largest city in Louisiana and traces its beginnings to the Red River on which it stands. Inventor and steamboat captain Henry Miller Shreve cleared large concentrations of deadwood from the waterway in the 1830s. This opened the way for trade and the founding of the city.

Start your Shreveport voyage of discovery by embracing its natural beauty. Climb aboard a boat for a cruise on the Red River or stroll along its banks. Wander through The Gardens of the American Rose Center, home to more than 20,000 rosebushes. Drive to the nearby countryside and take a boat journey through the swamps of Louisiana.

On your return, enjoy Shreveport’s musical heritage. Take a tour of the Municipal Auditorium and stand on the stage where Elvis Presley and many other musical legends began their careers on the Louisiana Hayride radio show.

Continue your journey into Shreveport’s past with a visit to Spring Street Historical Museum. For interactive learning for all the family, take part in nearly three hundred hands-on scientific activities at the Sci-Port Discovery Center.

If shopping is on your agenda go to the Louisiana Boardwalk on the river front. This is a large shopping, entertainment and dining complex hosting outlet stores and boutiques.

Shreveport also offers the opportunity to play and party. The city is home to a number of Vegas-style riverboat casinos. There are thousands of square meters of gaming space with slots, gaming tables, craps, blackjack and many other ways to win or lose large amounts of money.

No matter when you visit, you’ll more than likely find a huge festival. They are held in most months of the year and celebrate everything from crawfish and Christmas to Mardi Gras and even poke salad

Where to stay in Shreveport

Shreveport showing a city

Freestate

4/5Very Good!(339 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Freestate, Shreveport City Hall and Red River District are top sights worth seeing.

Freestate
R.W. Norton Art Gallery featuring interior views

Caddo Heights-South Highlands

3.5/5Good!(14 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Caddo Heights, Mall St. Vincent and Betty Virginia Park are top sights worth seeing.

Caddo Heights-South Highlands

Top Hotels in Shreveport

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Margaritaville Resort Casino
Margaritaville Resort Casino
4 out of 5
777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City, LA
$69
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30

Situated on the boardwalk, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bossier Arts Council and Louisiana Boardwalk. Shreveport Convention Center is 1.3 mi (2.1 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (3,250 reviews)

"Staff was very joyful and happy to serve. The hotel and casino were both very clean. We enjoyed all our meals at the buffet and at Jimmy's."…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2020

Margaritaville Resort Casino
Sam's Town Hotel and Casino (Shreveport)
Sam's Town Hotel and Casino (Shreveport)
3.5 out of 5
315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA
$56
per night
Feb 11 - Feb 12

Located in Freestate, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of R.S. Barnwell Memorial Garden & Art Center and Shreveport Convention Center. Louisiana Boardwalk ...

4.3/5Excellent! (5,683 reviews)

"Very good solid service .. large clean rooms .. easy access"…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2020

Sam's Town Hotel and Casino (Shreveport)
DiamondJacks Casino & Hotel
DiamondJacks Casino & Hotel
3 out of 5
711 Diamond Jacks Blvd, Bossier City, LA
$50
per night
Feb 11 - Feb 12

Situated on a river, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Bossier Arts Council and within 3 mi (5 km) of Louisiana Boardwalk and Shreveport Convention Center. ...

3.5/5Good! (2,829 reviews)

"Loved the hit tub in every room. Iur shower would not got hot. It barley got luke warm. But other than that no problems"…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2020

DiamondJacks Casino & Hotel

Popular things to do in Shreveport

Louisiana Boardwalk
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Louisiana Boardwalk

4.5/5(768 reviews)

Shop, dine, watch the latest Hollywood movies and spot fearsome looking alligators at one of the largest shopping malls in the state of Louisiana.

Shreveport Festival Plaza
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Shreveport Festival Plaza

4.5/5(61 reviews)

Enjoy a stop at Shreveport Festival Plaza, a landmark worth seeing in Shreveport Commercial Historic District. Stroll along the riverfront in this family-friendly area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Strand Theatre
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Strand Theatre

4.5/5(24 reviews)

See a show in true luxury at this lavishly restored historic theater, which hosts big-name musicals, plays, ballet and more.

Top activities in Shreveport

Zombie Scavengers Game - Shreveport, LA
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Zombie Scavengers Game - Shreveport, LA

$3

Itinerary Recommended starting location to start Zombie Scavengers. This is where you will begin your hunt to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Please start outside) Stop At: • JPMorgan: Trust, Shreveport, LA 71101, USA

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Shreveport, LA
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Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Shreveport, LA

$10

Itinerary Recommended starting location to start Operation City Quest. This is where you will begin your scavenger hunt. (Please start outside) Make sure your phones are fully charged. Stop At: • Museum Of Art Sumas, 610 Texas St, Shreveport, LA 7110

Da Lat Waterfall Adventure (Full-Day Tour)
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Da Lat Waterfall Adventure (Full-Day Tour)

$80

• Your Onetrip guide will pick you up at your accommodation at 7:30 AM. After a cup of coffee and a quick Vietnamese breakfast to get your gears running, off we go. Tuyen Lam lake, one of the most picturesque lakes in Da Lat, is our first stop.

Private Tour Mui Ne Sand Dunes by Jeep
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Private Tour Mui Ne Sand Dunes by Jeep

$29

8:00AM Pick up at your hotel 8:30AM Visiting Suoi Tien (fairy stream) where the small stream running through the middle of the red sand dunes. It is like a mini version of Red Canyon 9:00AM Visiting the fishing village, observing the daily lives of fishermen, catch is hauled to shore and fishing boats are lining up 10:00AM Visiting White sand dunes.

Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: Lien Khuong Airport to Da Lat
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Private Arrival or Departure Transfer: Lien Khuong Airport to Da Lat

$12

Just as you arrive to Lien Khuong Airport , your driver will greet you with a name plate and transfer to your hotel in the Da Lat city center. This is a private transfer which means that you will not share a car with anyone apart from your booking.

Private Airport Round-Trip Transfer: Dalat Airport to Dalat Hotel Plus Return Trip
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Private Airport Round-Trip Transfer: Dalat Airport to Dalat Hotel Plus Return Trip

$22

With online booking, you can avoid long waiting in taxi queues. Your driver will be waiting for you and assist you during all your transfer from or to the airport. Enjoy the comfort of a private transfer, which means that you will not share a car with anyone apart from your booking.

Reviews of Shreveport

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
345
5 - Excellent 26.176024279210925%
4 - Good
587
4 - Good 44.537177541729896%
3 - Okay
307
3 - Okay 23.292867981790593%
2 - Disappointing
46
2 - Disappointing 3.490136570561457%
1 - Terrible
33
1 - Terrible 2.503793626707132%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 27, 2020

Shreveport was good, food, "casino hopping".After my experience at the hotel, I will not go back to this location.

3/5 - Okay

Chiron

Jan 27, 2020

Stopped at Whataburger in Mississippi after a referral from an employee it was awesome!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

We were there during the off season, and the streets were disturbingly empty. We walked most of the places and it was kind of boring. the museums were open at mildly inconvenient hours and the entire place seemed kind of sad and empty.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Jan 6, 2020

It is old, need a lot of renovating. I would not want to live there...

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 6, 2020

It’s my hometown and it’s changed a lot but I still love it.

2/5 - Disappointing

Sharon

Jan 6, 2020

Its ran down murders every night every hour very sad place

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