• By Mary P
  • Travel Tips
  • 11.05.2016

There's gaming excitement and more in Shreveport. A twin to Bossier City, this city is on the border between Texas and Louisiana. There's something to suit just about every style in Shreveport. With a Louisiana address, Shreveport offers food fare that puts the city over the top as a destination for the hungry tourist. In Shreveport, you can do you, and at the same time immerse yourself in the local flavor.

Things to see

Shreveport Water Works Museum

The waterworks is a historic landmark on the national level. In the late 1800's the first water works was built. Visitors who go here are able to take a retro trip back in time as they tour this museum. The bayou-based water utility system operated for close to one hundred years and volunteer tour guides will  elaborate on the process if you opt for the guided tour.

Robinson Film Center

Classic, independent and foreign film lovers will appreciate this venue. The upstairs Abby Singer's Bistro provides eating enjoyment with a movie. Media education is also available at this center.

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum

Anyone in love with history, and who love the quest for knowledge will be thrilled with this university-based museum. Dioramas and exhibits of historical significance are featured there. If you are interested in seeing art surrounding state commerce and life in the state, there's no better place to do it than this museum.

Things to do

Bergeron's Boudin and Cajun Meats eateries

Bergeron's Boudin and Cajun Meats is a five star favorite in Shreveport. Located at 7805 East King's Highway, it's a must try for crawfish pies, crab pistollettes and Cajun smokehouse meat foods. The sausages, stuffed chicken breasts and BBQ sandwiches get a thumbs up from visitors. For those who can't narrow down a single meat choice, there's the stuffed chicken sausage patties.

Riverboat Casino

This state border venue straddles Texas and Louisiana. Tourists itching to try their hand at the tables can do their gaming on the waters of the Red River.

Cathedral of St. John

When it comes to houses of faith, this cathedral is exquisite in design and has the old fashioned pipe organ in use during mass services. Many events and outreach programs take place at this historic location. Several masses occur there, as well, with priests officiating.


There's so much about Shreveport that pulls and draws the tourist. Options abound, and the delight of the five senses is sure to be satisfied in this gateway city.