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Shreveport

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Art Museums · Science Museums · Aquariums
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. It is the seat of Caddo Parish and extends along the Red River (most notably at Wright Island, the Charles and Marie Hamel Memorial Park, and Bagley Island) into neighboring Bossier Parish. Bossier City is separated from Shreveport by the Red River. The population of Shreveport was 199,311 in 2010, and the Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Area population exceeds 441,000. The Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks 111th in the United States, according to the United States Census Bureau.Shreveport was founded in 1836 by the Shreve Town Company, a corporation established to develop a town at the juncture of the newly navigable Red River and the Texas Trail, an overland route into the newly independent Republic of Texas and, prior to that time, into Mexico.Shreveport is the commercial and cultural center of the Ark-La-Tex region, where Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas meet.
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Popular things to do in Shreveport

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R. W. Norton Art Gallery ©
Art Museum
R. W. Norton Art Gallery
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Sci-Port Discovery Center ©
Science Museum
Sci-Port Discovery Center
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Barksdale Global Power Museum ©
Military Museum
Barksdale Global Power Museum
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
Shreveport Water Works Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Shreveport Water Works Museum
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Shreveport

Margaritaville Resort Casino ©
Casino
Margaritaville Resort Casino Bossier City
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Louisiana Boardwalk ©
Shopping Mall
Louisiana Boardwalk Bossier City
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Harrah's Louisiana Downs ©
Casino
Harrah's Louisiana Downs Bossier City
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
Horseshoe Casino
Casino
Horseshoe Casino Bossier City
2.9
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Shreveport

Great Raft Brewing ©
Brewery
Great Raft Brewing
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cathedral of St. John Berchmans ©
Church
Cathedral of St. John Berchmans
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
First United Methodist Church ©
Church
First United Methodist Church
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park ©
Park
Walter B Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Shreveport

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Louisiana State Exhibit Museum ©
History Museum
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Pioneer Heritage Center ©
History Museum
Pioneer Heritage Center
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Meadows Museum of Art ©
Art Museum
Meadows Museum of Art
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Spring Street Museum ©
History Museum
Spring Street Museum
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Shreveport

Gardens of the American Rose Center ©
Garden
Gardens of the American Rose Center
2.8
Duration: 2 hours
Duck PondI
Park
Duck PondI
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Shreveport Dog Park ©
Park
Shreveport Dog Park
3.0
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Shreveport

Holy Trinity Catholic Church ©
Church
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Red River District ©
Historic Walking Area
Red River District
1.2
Duration: 2 hours

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