When you're in Shreveport, you're in Cajun country, for sure. Whether you're on an adventure by yourself, with a few friends or the whole family, you'll find plenty of fun, interesting and educational things to do. Check out our list of Shreveport's must-see attractions.
What's a trip to Louisiana without a glimpse of a gator? Gators and Friends Alligator Park and Exotic Zoo
is an attraction that gets you up close and personal with giant alligators as they feed and frolic in their natural habitat. And if the gators aren't enough wildlife, there's a fully stocked petting zoo where you can see such sights as miniature horses, kangaroos, llamas and a camel! Plus, you can even help feed the animals when it gets to their feeding time. Get ready for a fun, interactive romp with nature you and your family will never forget!
Address: 11441 US Hwy 80, Greenwood, LA 71033 - MAP
Phone: (318) 938-1199
Making science cool can be a difficult challenge, but at Sci Port: Louisiana's Science Center
, learning and discovering are what the adventure of science is all about. Experience the Space Planetarium, the IMAX Theater, and several interactive exhibits and attractions that will draw you into the world of math, science and astronomy. By the time your day is done, you'll be amazed at how much you've learned!
Address: 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101 - MAP
Phone: (318) 424-3466
Want to monkey around and actually learn something about chimpanzees? The place to do just that is Chimp Haven
. Not only is it a great learning opportunity for the whole family, but you'll get the opportunity to interact with various chimps on site. During your visit to this attraction, you'll learn about a chimp's natural habitat as well as how they help scientists uncover answers to several biological questions.
Address: 13600 Chimpanzee Place, Keithville, LA 71047 - MAP
Phone: (318) 925-9575
The Robinson Film Center
isn't just a place to watch movies. It is a portal to the future of film making in Shreveport, with special programs designed to create interest and awareness in the art of movie making and all that goes into their production and marketing. Various summer camps, lectures and seminars are held to bring this fascinating field to those interested in developing their talents in front of or behind the camera. Also, the Robinson Film Center does offer the chance to screen new releases, which sometimes include artier films that don't get shown in the commercial multiplexes.
Address: 617 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 - MAP
Phone: (318) 459-4122
For a little slice of Las Vegas without the stifling desert heat, find your way into the Eldorado Resort and Casino
. Not only are the accommodations top notch, but the gaming is excellent, featuring some of the loosest slots in town. The amenities and attractions of this first-class casino will make your stay unforgettable.
Address: 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101 - MAP
Phone: 1 (877) 602-0711
Take a much needed break from the all the concrete and steel of the city and escape to an attraction where outdoor beauty meets indoor elegance at the Barnwell Memorial Garden and Art Center
. With the Shreveport skyline as a backdrop and with the Red River flowing freely, the scene from Barnwell is nothing less than spectacular. Plus, enjoy paintings, sculptures and various other mediums of art on display in the three galleries. If communing with nature is more your thing, you can always stroll through the conservatory and gardens where something tropical is always blooming.
Address: 601 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101 - MAP
Phone: (318) 673-7703
Going on a safari is an adventure all within itself, but getting to interact with the animals you see takes the whole safari idea to a higher level. And that's exactly the level you'll be on when you visit Shreveport's Jubilee Zoo
. That safari, by the way, reflects Louisiana flavor as it performs double duty as a hayride! There's also a petting zoo, a moonwalk, picnic areas and carousel ponies, just to mention a few of the fun attractions you'll experience on this all-day adventure. All of nature's wildlife is within your reach, and when it is all gathered together in such an accessible, engaging place like the Jubilee Zoo, you'll want the celebration to continue for as long as possible.
Address: 6402 Highway One, Shreveport, LA 71107 - MAP
Phone: (318) 929-PETS
If you've been moving too fast and haven't taken the time to stop and smell the roses, the Gardens of the American Rose Center
will give you so many opportunities to take in the pleasant aroma and sight of the beautiful flower. Over 20,000 blooms can be seen throughout the 42-acre research and garden attraction, so there's no excuse for missing the chance to take a break from your busy-pace-rat-race to literally smell these roses.
Address: Jefferson Paige Road, Interstate 20, Exit #5, Shreveport, LA 71119 - MAP
Phone: (318) 938-5402