Even the stars love Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana’s Other Side!
No matter the occasion, you can always count on an eclectic mix of southern charm, great food and lagniappe fun when you visit Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana’s Other Side.
This North Louisiana treasure offers every guest a first-class ticket to some of the state’s hottest destinations for gaming, dining and other attractions.
Feeling lucky? Enjoy world class, Vegas-style, 24-hour gaming at your choice of five casinos including Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino or Eldorado Resort Casino along Shreveport’s scenic riverfront, as well as Boomtown Casino & Hotel, DiamondJacks Casino and Resort, Horseshoe Casino & Hotel and the soon-to-come Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Resort Casino. Place your bets at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, the area’s only horseracing track and home to the state’s largest annual horseracing event, the Super Derby.
All of that fun is sure to work up an appetite. Well you’ve come to the right place. Shreveport-Bossier’s food scene is a unique blend of many cultures that could only be found in Louisiana. Cuisines range from traditional Cajun and Creole favorites like crawfish etouffee, gumbo, po-boys and jambalaya found at seafood joints like Herby-K’s and 2John’s Restaurant to global cuisines including Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian and more, such as Dominican restaurant Sabores or Pizzaletta at Cascio’s, named “Best Pizza in Louisiana” by the editors of Food Network Magazine. (Download the 2012 “Locals Eat Here” guide to local restaurants.)
Unleash the shopaholic in you with every option you can imagine, from boutiques and gift shops, found in areas like the Line Avenue Shopping District to malls and shopping centers, such as Louisiana Boardwalk, the state’s largest outdoor lifestyle, dining and entertainment destination.
Shreveport-Bossier is home to a burgeoning creative community, including the Academy Award-winning Moonbot Studios, tech start-up hub CoHabitat, cutting edge recording studio Blade Studios and more. The city has also earned the nickname “Hollywood South” for the plethora of films shot here, from indies to blockbuster hits like Battle Los Angeles. (Download a self-directed brochure of the Shreveport-Bossier Film Trail.)
Find out why Shreveport-Bossier is known as “Sportman’s Paradise” through its outdoor recreational areas for fishing, swimming, camping and more at Cypress Black Bayou, Lake Bisteneau State Park and Red River National Wildlife Refuge.
Finally add a splash of culture to your trip with Shreveport-Bossier’s many attractions, from the R.W. Norton Art Gallery and the historic Barksdale Global Power Museum to Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center to the Municipal Auditorium, home of the Louisiana Hayride.
No matter what time of year or how long you stay, a trip to Shreveport is always worth your while.
Visit the Shreveport-Bossier Fun Guide to learn about more Shreveport-Bossier events and happenings.