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A Day in Shreveport

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Shreveport is an interesting and fun city with plenty of cultures, history and art. With its beautiful architecture, riverfront dining, diverse shopping and engaging attractions, Shreveport is a perfect destination to explore. Most of the travelers visit Shreveport for about 3 to 4 days to enjoy the attractions. However, what if you don’t have more than a day in Shreveport? Fret not, we bring to you the perfect things to see and do in this port city while you’re visiting the city on a tight time schedule.

Louisiana State Fair Shreveport
Image By millicent_bystander (Flickr: Louisana State Fair panoramic) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

9:00am- Breakfast at Another Broken Egg Cafe!

Begin your single day in Shreveport with a fulfilling and scrumptious local breakfast at the Another Broken Egg Cafe. Get your fix of omellete here! It is a chain restaurant offering egg dishes, sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, and other brunch items. 

Address: 855 Pierremont Rd, Shreveport, LA 71106, United States
Phone: 1 318-865-1124
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00am-2:00pm

10:00am- Admire the art at  R.W. Norton Art Gallery!

A 2 minute walk from the Another Broken Egg Cafe will take you to the R.W. Norton Art Galley which features European and American art spanning four centuries. It houses the permanent collection of American western art. In addition, there are over 400 paintings, sculptures and other pieces of art from various time periods and from all over the world. 

Wind you way through the Norton Art Gallery grounds and take a leisurely stroll in the beautiful flower garden which comes alive in spring season. Plenty of azaleas come into bloom during spring. From Native American art to the natural beauty of flower, everything is expressed in the works on display!

Address: 4747 Creswell Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71106, United States
Phone: 1 318-865-4201
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Distance from Another Broken Egg Cafe: 0.6miles or 2minutes drive


11:00am-Some more art at Meadows Museum of Art!

Experience the varied culture in the world through the lens of art at Meadows Museum of Art. The museum features art pieces dating back to the 1800s as well as art by German Expressionist George Grosz, American Impressionist Alfred Maurer, French artist Jean Despujols- the Indochina collection, and more. 

Address: 2911 Centenary Blvd, Shreveport, LA 71104, United States
Phone: 1 318-869-5169
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 11:00am-6:00pm; Saturday: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Distance from R.W. Norton Art Gallery: 2.5miles or 7minutes drive


12:00pm- Explore the adventures of science at Sci-Port Louisiana's Science Center!

Venture to the interesting Sci-Port Louisiana’s Science Center that offers educational and fun for people of all ages.  It has hands-on exhibits on science, space, math and technology. The center also has IMAX Dome Theatre, laser Space Dome Planetarium, a cafe and a gift shop. 

Address: 820 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71101, United States
Phone: 1 318-424-3466
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Distance from Meadows Museum of Art: 2.6miles or 7minutes drive

1:00pm- Fuel up with tasty food!

Head off to Jack Binions Steak House (711 Horseshoe Blvd) that serves up American cuisine, or  The Spread (711 Horseshoe Blvd) that serves up Chinese and American fare. For American and Steakhouse, make your way over to Saltgrass Steak House (445 Boardwalk Blvd). Stop by Four Winds (711 Horseshoe Blvd.) if craving for Japanese or Asian cuisine, or Nicky's Mexican Restaurant (500 Clyde Fant Pkwy) for Mexican cuisine.

2:00pm- Tour the Spring Street Historical Museum!

Stop by the Spring Street Historic Museum that takes you back in time. It tells you how life in Shreveport back in 1800s through interesting exhibits and artifacts like vintage clothing, firearms, old maps and more.

Address: 525 Spring Street, Shreveport, LA 71101, United States
Phone: 1 318-424-0964

3:00pm- Take a tour of Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium!

Take a backstage music tour of Shreveport’s historic performing arts venue- Municipal Memorial Auditorium. Hear the songs of the music legends that have graced the stage of the auditorium. Step out on the stage where legends like James Burton and Elvis Presley performed. Know the stories of the music legends and see the photos, personal items, musical instruments and memorabilia of the Louisiana Hayride- a radio show broadcast from the late 1940s to the early 70s at the Stage of Stars and Legends Museum at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium.

Address: 705 Grand Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71101, United States
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Distance from Spring Street Museum: 0.9miles or 4minutes drive

4:00pm- Discover Louisiana’s archaeological  and cultural past and present at Louisiana State Exhibit Museum!

Make the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum your next stop. The museum features 18 well-known dioramas, an Indian Gallery, a Native American dugout, rotating exhibits, murals reflecting the Louisiana life, and art pieces of prehistoric period. Dig into the culture and history of Louisiana, and discover the past and present.
 
Address: 3015 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA 71109, United States
Phone: 1 318-632-2020
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Distance from Municipal Memorial Auditorium: 2.9miles or 7minutes drive via Greenwood Rd

5:00pm-Shopping trip!

Head off to the Mall St. Vincent. The mall attracts fashionistas in search for high-profile brands. Anchor stores include Dillard’s and Sears. Other luxury brands housed in this mall are  Bath & Body Works, American Eagle Outfitters, Banana Republic, the Gap, Talbots, The Disney Store, Kay Jewelers, Victoria’s Secret, H&M, and Sam Goody’s, just to name a few. 

Address: 1133 Street Vincent Avenue, Suite 200, Shreveport, LA 71104, United States
Phone: 1 318-227-9880
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Distance from Louisiana State Exhibit Museum: 2.6miles or 9minutes drive

Step into the Pierremont Mall Shopping Center which features many upscale stores and top-quality merchandise, including high-end boutiques, toy stores, hair and nail salon, spa, yoga studio, and a wine shop. There are plenty of options in this shopping center to get your retail fix!

Address: Shreveport, LA 71106, United States
Distance from Mall St. Vincent: 1.8miles or 6minutes drive via Line Avenue


7:00pm- A Rejuvenating Dinner and Drink!

Toast to an awesome day, indulge in a perfectly delicious dinner and sip on the best wine at the Wine Country Bistro & Bottle. Indulge in sumptuous Southern comfort food and wines in a comfortable and elegant setting. 

Address: Pierremont Mall Shopping Center, 4801 Line Avenue #14, Shreveport, LA 71106, United States
Phone: 1 318-629-9463
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm; Sunday: 10:30am-9:00pm

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Get the taste of Cajun fare at the Blind Tiger. This restaurant serves up Cajun specialties and blackened seafood, including ettouffee, red beans and rice, gumbo, catfish filets, as well as burgers, steak and sandwiches. Top off your dinner with cold beers.

Address: 120 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA 71101, United States
Phone: 1 318-226-8747
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:00am-9:45pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-9:00pm

9:00pm-Hit the Shreveport Casinos, Get ready to play!

After a delectable dinner, get the evening started at the casinos. Check out the Eldorado Resort Casino and the Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino.  Warm up at the video poker and slot machines, and spend some time at the table games and blackjacks. 

Eldorado Resort Casino offers over 50 table games and 1,500 slot machines.

Sam's Town Hotel & Casino Shreveporthas 3 floors of table games and slot machines, including blackjacks, poker, craps tables, mini baccarat, roulette and more. 

Give a dice a shake, spin the reel and play!

11:00pm- Bar hopping!

Step into the Josh Lounge. Great music spills out from the Josh Lounge. It features musical acts ranging from R&B hits to Jazz and Old School taking you back in time. Plus, Monday is karaoke nights, line dancing on Tuesdays and Thursday & Friday is live music and jam session. 

Address: 224 Spring Street, Shreveport, LA 71101, United States
Phone: 1 318-681-9960
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 7:00pm-2:00am; Friday & Saturday: 7:00pm-4:00am; Sunday: 7:00pm-2:00am
 
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Let rest of the night unfold at Phoenix Underground, where you’ll find DJs spinning great tunes. There’s a pool table, a well-stocked bar, great music and crowded dance floor. You will find yourself getting back to the hotel as the sun is coming up.

Address: 600 Market Street, Shreveport, LA 71101, United States
Phone: 1 318-676-0950
Opening hours: Friday & Saturday: 9:00pm-6:00am

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