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Shreveport, LA

Travel Guide
Shreveport which includes a garden

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

Horseshoe Bossier Casino & Hotel
Horseshoe Bossier Casino & Hotel
4 out of 5
711 Horseshoe Blvd, Bossier City, LA
The price is ¥7,320 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly resort is within a 15-minute walk of Horseshoe Bossier City Casino and Louisiana Boardwalk. R.S. Barnwell Memorial ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,770 reviews)
"The pool area was really nice. Clean room."

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2021

Horseshoe Bossier Casino & Hotel
Margaritaville Resort Casino
Margaritaville Resort Casino
4 out of 5
777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City, LA
The price is ¥14,062 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 24
Situated on the boardwalk, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Margaritaville Resort Casino and Louisiana Boardwalk. Horseshoe Bossier City Casino ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,746 reviews)
"Very nice place to stay. The boardwalk was nice to walk down and shop. They were out of several different kinds of alcohol they say due to COVID."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

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
The price is ¥9,592 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 23
Located in the heart of Shreveport, this spa hotel is steps from Sam's Town Casino and Eldorado Casino Shreveport. Shreveport Convention Center and Margaritaville ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,971 reviews)
"Over night stay to attend a Mardi Gras Coronation. Queen nonsmoking room clean and comfortable."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Sam's Town Hotel and Casino (Shreveport)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Economy Inn & Suites Shreveport
Economy Inn & Suites Shreveport
3.5 out of 5
5101 Westwood Park Dr, Interstate 20 Exit 13, Shreveport, LA
The price is ¥4,263 per night from Aug 6 to Aug 6
Situated in Shreveport, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mooretown Public Art Project, Mooretown Park, and Independence Stadium. Hirsch Memorial Coliseum ...
2.5/5 (663 reviews)
"I liked the room, the staff and what i didnt like they pool wasnt open other then that everything else was straight.."

Reviewed on May 30, 2021

Economy Inn & Suites Shreveport
Homewood Suites by Hilton Shreveport / Bossier City, LA
Homewood Suites by Hilton Shreveport / Bossier City, LA
3 out of 5
2015 Old Minden Rd, Bossier City, LA
The price is ¥15,714 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Located in the heart of Bossier City, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bossier Crossroads Shopping Center and Diamond Jacks Casino. Louisiana Boardwalk ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (915 reviews)
"The staff was so friendly and the room was great! Extra blankets and pillows in closet and the room was huge and comfortable. Very clean!!"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Shreveport / Bossier City, LA
Home2 Suites by Hilton Shreveport
Home2 Suites by Hilton Shreveport
2.5 out of 5
6650 Eastbank Drive, Shreveport, LA
The price is ¥15,196 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Located in Springlake, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Eastgate Shopping Center and Shoppes at Bellemead. Southfield Shopping Center and C. Bickham ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (135 reviews)
"Everything was great. The room was very spacious with automatic blinds and a privacy curtain between the two beds and the fold out couch. Breakfast was good, but only complaint was waffle irons and mixture wasn’t ready during breakfast time and had to ask to have it turned on and ready for children. ..."

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Shreveport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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