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9 Fun Places to Take Dad on Father’s Day Weekend

Father’s Day is coming up! Make some fun memories by treating him to an adventure at one of these Ark-La-Tex places and attractions.

places to go camping in the Ark-La-Tex

Go camping!

There are dozens of camping places in the Ark-La-Tex! See the state by state list and find that wonderful spot to make some lasting memories with your father here.

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Shreveport Model Planes Club

Introduce Dad to a New Hobby

There’s a place north of Shreveport where airplane lovers can come together and fly. Model airplanes can start around $50 and go up to $70,000.  See more on how you and your Dad can get involved here.

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Museum Measurement and Time

Spend a Little Time with Dad at a Place About Time

In Jefferson, take Dad to a place steeped in history, or at least time. The Museum of Measurement and Time showcases hundreds of American-made clocks, land surveying equipment and so much more. Learn more about this unique treasure here.

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Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum

Bullets and Romance in One Place

One of the most notorious couples in history met their end near Gibsland, La and the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum is filled with memorabilia and a good restaurant.

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The Gauntlet

Thrills and Chills at Arkansas's Largest Amusement Park

Just northeast of the area in Hot Springs, Magic Springs Theme and Water Park has everything from a lazy river to intense roller coasters and more. There’s something for everyone and you could win tickets here. Read more about Magic Springs here.

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Natchitoches film trail

Take Him to See Famous Movie Sites

If your Dad loves movies, take him on an adventure! Natchitoches Parish has been the location for many films and TV series. Now, explore the Natchitoches Film Trail and see where movie magic was made.

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Duck Commander the Tour

For the Duck Hunter

Duck Commander continues to live on in West Monroe. This place makes any fan of the show happy, happy, happy. Duck Commander – The Tour is filled with history, stories, swamps, duck calls and explosions.

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Let Him Try a New Beer

Redbone Magic Brewing Company in Texarkana not only has a number of cold brews on tap but serves a good choice of pub food. Plus, you might see a bit of magic thanks to the owners.

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Cane River Queen

Go for a Cruise

Relax on the Cane River Queen for a tour of the Natchitoches riverfront. If you go, it’s best to ride near sunset for some great pictures of you and your father.

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Father's Day places

Father's Day Weekend Events

We have a few Father’s Day Weekend events going on to be aware of.

Let the Good Times Roll Festival – Downtown Shreveport

Cross Lake Floatilla – Cross Lake

Sunflower Trail & Festival – Shreveport to Gilliam

Free Admission to Sci-Port for Game-Port – Downtown Shreveport

There are also a number of Juneteenth celebrations going on.

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!