Family Attractions in Shreveport
With the kids in tow, heading to Shreveport in search of family fun is an excursion sure to yield some unforgettable moments with the kids, fun in the sun, and lots of photo opportunities. Whether you want to spend the day outside in the sun or play it cool in an air conditioned museum, the fun will also be as educational as it will be memorable at any of these fine attractions in Shreveport.
At Splash Kingdom Waterpark
, your family's own little prince or princess will rule the water-laden slides and refreshing splash pools with all the other visiting royalty! From the spinning Flash Flood to the addictive Wave Pool, to the adventurous Bonzai and Big Bend slides, there will never be a shortage of aquatic action at this attraction. Splash Kingdom also features a lagoon area and Kid's Kingdom for the less adventurous or younger park-goers, but either way, a splendid splash is guaranteed for all!
Address: 7670 W. 70th St., Shreveport, LA 71129 - MAP
Phone: (318) 938-5475
Taking a hike is always fun, but it's even more of an adventure when the terrain that you're exploring is as picturesque as the Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
. The trails are as inviting as the pine-oak-hickory forest in which they lie, and several naturalists are available by appointment to guide you through your trek. The park also offers special programs for students and various school groups, as well as day camps and other special events and attractions.
Address: 8012 Blanchard Furrh Road, Shreveport, LA 71107 - MAP
Phone: (318) 929-2806
How about keeping everyone rolling through a fun afternoon? The best way to make sure everyone in your family will do that is to have them lace up a pair of skates and experience the rink at the Hot Wheels Skating Palace Roller Skating Rink
. Whether you have family members just starting out on skates or the kids are already pros, you'll find the rink's fun, family atmosphere will make skating around a comfortable, stress-free experience you'll return to again and again.
Address: 5110 Bert Kouns Loop, Shreveport, LA 71129 - MAP
Phone: (318) 686-6095
If you want to steer the family away from all the hustle and bustle of the city and relax near the water, a good choice is the Charles and Marie Hamel Memorial Park
. Clean, well-maintained and serene, the scenery is a nice break from all of the city's fast-paced activity and mainstream attractions. Over the park's seventeen acres, you'll find the perfect spot to have a picnic and enjoy the river view. The hours are dawn until dusk, so plan a day full of wide open spaces with the Hamel Park as your only destination.
Address: 3232 E 70th St., Shreveport, LA 71105 - MAP
Phone: (318) 673-7727
Want to find a whole day of family fun in one place? The fine staff at Party Central
makes fun possible by not only being helpful, but working hard to ensure that you and your kids are safe while riding park attractions like the bumper cars, go karts, and boats. If you prefer to steer away from the rides, show off your gaming skills on the latest arcade games for all ages!
Address: 4401 Viking Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111 - MAP
Phone: (318) 742-7529
History meets nature on the Spirit of the Red River Cruise
. This 35 passenger vessel sets out daily and not only brings you the opportunity to take in the beauty of the Red River and Cross Bayou, but you'll also learn how the logging and gaming industries were vital to the area's economic development and its environmental evolution. Plus, seeing several bridges along the way will offer you another peek into the hard work that went into developing the various sections of the Red River. The kids will love being on the water, seeing the city's attractions and nature in action from a unique perspective. Don't forget the camera as there will be plenty of photo opportunities to capture photos of both aquatic and terrestrial beauty.
Address: 820 Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway, Shreveport, LA 7110 - MAP
Phone: (318) 564-3560