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8 Best Things To Do In Shreveport, Louisiana

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Shreveport, Louisiana, United States is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and also holds the title of being the 109th largest city in the United States of America. It is situated along the Red River, which separates the city from the neighboring town, Bossier City. It is a city worth a visit; I have been there quite a few times and love to visit the city by the river, with such beautiful landscapes. Here are some things to do while in Shreveport:

1. R. W. Norton Art Gallery

Just a reminder that our new hours are in effect! The museum will be open until 7:00 PM tonight and Saturday night. Come...

Posted by R.W. Norton Art Gallery on Friday, 9 June 2017

Posted by R.W. Norton Art Gallery on Tuesday, 11 April 2017

This is an interesting American and European art gallery and museum. The exhibits inside are impressive to see, but equally impressive and beautiful are the landscaped grounds and botanical gardens that surround the museum. Here, many varieties of plants, including azaleas, bloom in spring. It is a great place to walk along the paths, winding through the flowers. Southern Living Magazine named the garden “one of the South’s favorite spots” since there is always something sweet growing here any time of the year.

R. W. Norton Art Gallery

Address: 4747 Creswell Ave, Shreveport, LA

Website: R. W. Norton Art Gallery

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2. Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park


This is a park in Shreveport that houses an interpretive building that has 3 rooms of live animals, and all kinds of exhibits of the natural world to explore and enjoy. There is an amphitheater, an herb garden, picnic areas, an aviary that has a variety of captive raptors and 5 miles (8 kilometers) of scenic hiking trails through a pine-oak-hickory forest at this exciting park.

Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park

Address: 8012 Blanchard Furrh Rd, 71107 Shreveport, LA

Website: Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park

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3. Jubilee Zoo

Posted by Beth Scott Waldrop on Sunday, 26 March 2017

Posted by Kathy Stewart on Saturday, 3 December 2016

The Jubilee Zoo is a zoo that is not just great for little kids, but also families. Here you will find pony rides, bounce houses, exotic animals, a playground and a picnic area. Last, but not least, there is a safari hay ride on site. This is a really cute place for birthday parties and other such special occasions. The name says zoo, but it is actually a petting zoo and family fun area, where you can interact with the live animals!

Jubilee Zoo

Address: 6402 Highway 1, Shreveport, LA

Website: Jubilee Zoo

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4. Meadows Museum of Art

Open: Tue - Fri: 11 am - 6 pm Saturday: 12 - 4 pm

Posted by Meadows Museum of Art on Thursday, 17 March 2016

Katherine Taylor "Doorstop" 2015 Colored porcelain, glaze, and luster On loan from the artist

Posted by Meadows Museum of Art on Monday, 3 April 2017

This historical place and landmark is also an art museum that is home about 1,600 pieces of art, the Indochina Collection by Jean Despujols, as well as temporary art exhibitions. Since it is located on the beautiful campus of Centenary College of Louisiana, students get to learn the fine art of museum management firsthand. Free to the public, the Meadows Museum of Art is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, which gives it the title of being the only nationally accredited museum in North Louisiana.

Meadows Museum of Art

Address: 2911 Centenary Blvd, Shreveport, LA

Website: Meadows Museum of Art

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5. Sci-Port Discovery Center

It's a great weekend for a deal! Buy IMAX admission and receive free admission to Louisiana's Science and Space...

Posted by Sci-Port Discovery Center on Friday, 5 May 2017

Posted by Sci-Port Discovery Center on Monday, 12 December 2016

A fun and educational place for kids and adults. Kids can explore and interact with the many exhibits that help educate them about mathematics, science and technology. This place houses Louisiana’s only IMAX® Dome Theater, Louisiana’s Space and Science Center and the Power of Play Children’s Museum (POP). Finally, this place has won many honors which include the Best Science Attraction for Kids in Louisiana, Attraction of the Year in Louisiana, and one of Parents magazine’s top ten science centers in the nation.

Sci-Port Discovery Center

Address: 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA

Website: Sci-Port Discovery Center

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6. Shreveport Water Works Museum

People love watching the large flywheel which is operational again.

Posted by Shreveport Water Works Museum on Sunday, 13 May 2012

Boiler room

Posted by Shreveport Water Works Museum on Sunday, 13 May 2012

This is an interesting history museum in Shreveport. It highlights the town’s efforts to create a source of clean water for the city. An interesting piece of history is here, which is said to be the oldest intact collection of Victorian era waterworks equipment. The museum is registered as a Landmark and Historical Place due to its showcasing of Shreveport’s clean water history.

Shreveport Water Works Museum

Address: 142 N Common St, Shreveport, LA

Website: Shreveport Water Works Museum

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7. Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

Posted by The Friends of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum on Monday, 12 June 2017

Posted by The Friends of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum on Saturday, 19 December 2015

This is a Louisiana history, agriculture, industry, and art museum that opened in 1939. The museum houses approximately 23 beautiful dioramas that showcase life in Louisiana during the 1940s. The collection includes such things as Louisiana Native American artifacts, regional and national history artifacts, original works by local artists, as well as natural history exhibits that are interesting and educational. The admission is free of charge and the museum is open to the public daily, except for Saturdays and Sundays.

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

Address: 3015 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA

Website: Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

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8. Splash Kingdom Waterpark Shreveport

Appli-Ks in the Red River District is having a special summer event on Saturday from 10am-3pm. Stop by to enter to win their awesome giveaway and buy your 2017 season pass for $82.50 including tax - cash only.

Posted by Splash Kingdom Waterpark - Shreveport on Friday, 28 April 2017

Posted by Splash Kingdom Waterpark - Shreveport on Tuesday, 28 March 2017

As the name states, this is a fun waterpark in the town of Shreveport. It is a great place to enjoy over the summer since Louisiana tends to become hot and humid. There is lots to do here with many attractions, like a wave pool, a lazy river, open and closed slides and sand volleyball. The park is open daily from 11 am-6 pm, with the exception of Fridays and Saturdays, when the park is open until 7 pm. This is a place that you can spend a whole day of quality time with your family.

Splash Kingdom Waterpark Shreveport

Address: 7670 W 70th St, Shreveport, LA

Website: Splash Kingdom Waterpark Shreveport

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Some last words about Shreveport

City of Shreveport
Source: Wikimedia

Shreveport is a big city in Louisiana that lies along the Red River. It has lots of museums that highlight its rich history. It is a place I love to visit and stay in for a while, since I feel right at home here. I am sure you will too, so why not spend some time exploring this exciting big city yourself.

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Tabassum Rahmani is a technical writer, who was born and raised in the USA to Indian parents. She loves to write and has been doing so for over a decade now. She enjoys travelling, especially with...Read more

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