5 Shreveport-Bossier places to visit if it’s your first time

If you’re visiting Shreveport for the first time or have friends and family coming to visit, then make sure to take them to some of these Shreveport-Bossier places to visit that are unique to our area.

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Tour the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

Not only is “the Municipal” a great place for concerts and events, but it’s steeped in tradition and history. Built in the 1920s, it’s been labeled as the best example of Art Deco in Louisiana. For many, The Louisiana Hayride remains the crown jewel of performances from the 50s and 60s. Now you can learn all of the great history including the musical superstars that started on the stage in the auditorium. Check their website for tour and concert times.

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Norton Art Gallery

The R.W. Norton Gallery

The museum and art gallery showcase an amazing collection of art that spans over four centuries.  See French tapestries, blown glass and Remington sculptures in addition to the western art. The museum is reopening with a reservation system.

Behind the museum sits one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Ark-La-Tex. In the Spring, seas of azaleas come into bloom. The gently rolling hills offer stunning views of the streams and sculptures. The gardens are open daily with varying hours.

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Robinson Film Center

Robinson Film Center

For many years, Shreveport served as Hollywood South and brought a lot of filmmakers to the area. One of the benefits turned out to be the Robinson Film Center. You can watch many non-mainstream films or some of the classics. Grab a bite to eat at Abby Singer’s Bistro and sit outside to watch the hustle and bustle of downtown. Open Tuesday-Sunday

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East Bank District Shreveport-Bossier places to visit

East Bank District

This recently revitalized part of Bossier City is fast becoming the “it” place. Walk down Barksdale Boulevard and you’ll see plenty of restaurants, the Bossier Arts Council, shops and a great public space where markets, concerts and festivals occur.

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day at Shreveport Aquarium
The Animal Husbandry staff keeps all of the fish healthy.

Shreveport Aquarium & Sci-Port Discovery Center

Technically these are two different places to visit but they are within walking distance to each other along the Shreveport riverfront.

At the Shreveport Aquarium, see a wide array of exotic fishes, have fun at the touch pond and feed a stingray.

Over at Sci-Port, catch an IMAX documentary on the only domed screen in Louisiana. Or discover the Power of Play (POP) Children’s Museum. Or explore beyond our world at the planetarium.

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These are a few Shreveport-Bossier places to visit if you’ve never been here before.

The culinary scene is growing by leaps and bounds from international flavors to a number of breweries.

Art abounds with murals all over the city and museums that explore our past. Find a lot more fun things to do by clicking here.

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