Shreveport has a history dating back to 1836, but today offers daycation guests a selection of intriguing attractions, from science to art and live entertainment. Check out our tips to see what’s what in Shreveport.
Your Shreveport Day Stay Suggestions
Dining Options – There’s Mediterranean fare from Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, and Athena Greek & Lebanese Grill, whilst Onos Hawaiian Grill offers great food and service. If you prefer other culinary styles, there’s Mexican, Cajun, Chinese, Greek, and if you’re in the mood to indulge your sweet tooth be sure to pay the Whisk Dessert Bar a visit.
Sci-Port Discovery Center – The Sci-Port Discovery Center is a huge complex that includes interactive science exhibits and a planetarium, in addition to an IMAX theater. Engaging for adults and children alike, there’s plenty of hands-on fun to fill a day stay.
Museums – Art aficionados may enjoy perusing the art deco Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, which features a gallery of Native American artifacts and exhibits paintings, frescoes and dioramas. The city is also home to the R.W. Norton Art Gallery, where visitors can admire the European and American artwork and rare books, as well as strolling through the verdant gardens (especially good during the summer when the flowers are blooming).
Live Entertainment – Fans of live performances have a number of venues to visit, with Shreveport Little Theatre putting on shows, whilst live music can be enjoyed at the Emmett Hook Center. Meanwhile, the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium puts on a variety of performances including concerts, plays, and comedy.
Five Fun Shreveport Facts
Shreveport was founded in 1836 by the Shreve Town Company, which was working to establish a settlement where the Red River met the Texas Trail.
Shreveport was briefly the state capital of Louisiana after previous capitals were captured.
Numerous films have been made in the city, including The Guardian, Super, The Iceman, and Olympus Has Fallen.
Shreveport’s ArtBreak Festival is the largest student arts festival held in the southern USA.
The city was named after Captain Henry Miller Shreve, whose work made the Red River navigable.