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Two Days in Shreveport

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Shreveport is a grand city with a rich and unique cultural heritage, modern shopping centers and malls, Cajun food, casinos and green spaces.  When you have just 48 hours in Shreveport to spend, you’ll definitely need that time to see all the major points of interest. We’ve come up with a 48-hour itinerary that could help you see all highlights. Leave all your stress at home, put on your holiday mode and fly to the Port City.

Two days in Shreveport
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Day One Tour Map Guide in Shreveport

Breakfast at 9:00am!

Start your day off right with Strawberry Ice Box Pie at Strawn’s Eat Shop. The Strawn’s Eat Shop has been serving delicious ice-box pies, hamburgers, pancakes and fried chicken since 1944.  With beautiful decor and historic wall murals, plus delicious offerings and affordable prices, it is a perfect spot to visit to satisfy your morning cravings.

Address: 125 Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA 71104, United States
Phone: 1 318-868-0634
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 6:00am-8:00pm; Saturday: 6:00am-12:00am; Sunday: 6:00am-8:00pm


Start the tour by exploring the rich heritage and past of Shreveport!


Touch history by touring the Spring Street Historical Museum at 10:00am!

Learn about the past of Shreveport at the Spring Street Historical Museum through interesting artifacts and exhibits, including old maps, vintage clothing, firearms and more. It highlights the lifestyle and customs in the early 1800s in Louisiana city of Shreveport!

Address: 525 Spring Street, Shreveport, LA 71101, United States
Phone: 1 318-424-0964
Distance from Strawn’s Eat Shop: 2.6miles or 7minutes drive


Glimpse of Louisiana’s past at Louisiana State Exhibit Museum at 11:00am!

Step into an architectural jewel of Shreveport, the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum that features a snapshot of life in Louisiana in the past. Highlights include Duncan Ferguson topographical map which depicts the Louisiana’s cultural topography, and Caddo Indians collection, including a cypress dugout dating to 1065 A.D. The museum portrays Louisiana historical events and landscapes!

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 Spring Street Historical Museum: 3.8miles or 8minutes drive via I-20 West

Engage in the world of science, tech, space and math at Sci-Port Louisiana's Science Center at 12:00pm!

Drive your way through edutainment at the Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center. It has hands-on, interactive exhibits on science, space, mathematics and technology, plus several science demonstrations. The center also has IMAX Dome Theatre, laser Space Dome Planetarium, a cafe and a gift shop. You’ll learn and discover so much about science at this center.

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 Louisiana State Exhibit Museum: 3.9miles or 7minutes drive via I-20 East


Have your Lunch at 1:00pm!

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.

Celebrate Musical history at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium at 2:00pm!

Visit the historic structure- Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, home to Louisiana Hayride show where Elvis Presley, Johnny Horton, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and other country legends were regulars and drew large number of visitors to the area. It is a great spot for live concerts, touring acts, sporting events, and much more. It has a Stage of Stars and Legends Museum which features photos, personal items, musical instruments and memorabilia of the music legends and Louisiana Hayride radio show broadcast from the late 1940s to the early 70s.

Address: 705 Grand Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71101, United States
 Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Dig into African American history at Stephens African American Museum at 4:00pm!

Delve into the history of African American at the Stephens African American Museum. The museum features the contribution of African American’s in the development of the country through several exhibits. Highlight includes paintings, relics and exhibits like “The Olden Days” which illustrate the stories of African Americans. A visit to this museum will broader your perspective on the contribution and role of African Americans in the history of the nation.

Address: 2810 Lindholm Street, Shreveport, LA 71108, United States
Phone: 1 318-635-2147
Distance from Shreveport Municipal Auditorium: 3.8miles or 9minutes drive via I-20 West

Watch a movie at Robinson Film Center at 5:00pm!

Shreveport is home to a classic and international film center of the highest caliber- Robinson Film Center. The center not only shows movies, but also special programs are held to develop an understanding of the art of movie making. Interested in developing a career in front or behind the camera, this is the place.

Address: 617 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA 71101, United States
Phone: 1 318-459-4122
Distance form Stephens African American Museum: 4.5miles or 9 minutes drive via I-20 East

Shopping at 6:00pm!

For some retail therapy, make your way over to the Mall St. Vincent that features luxury brands like  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. Anchor stores include Dillard’s and Sears. Shop 'til you drop!
 
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 Robinson Film Center: 2.9miles or 8minutes drive

In mood of some more shopping, head off to the Pierremont Mall Shopping Center that houses several upscale stores and top-quality merchandise, including high-end boutiques, toy stores, hair and nail salon, spa, yoga studio, and a wine shop.

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

Experience Shreveport’s fine dining at 7:00pm!

Indulge in sumptuous Southern comfort food and sip on the best wine at the Wine Country Bistro & Bottle. 

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. The restaurant serves up Cajun specialties and blackened seafood, including ettouffee, red beans and rice, gumbo, catfish filets, as well as burgers, steak and sandwiches. Complement 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

Tap into the thrill and excitement of winning at Casino at 9:00pm!

 Stop by the Eldorado Resort Casino or the Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino, and experience a slice of Las Vegas.  Warm up at the video poker and slot machines, and spend some time at the table games and blackjacks. 

Feeling lucky and want to transform your luck into cash, then make your way over to the Eldorado Resort Casino  that offers over 50 table games and 1,500 slot machines. Gaming enthusiast hit this spot to satiate your craving for Las Vegas-style thrill and excitement. 

Wander the gaming floors of Sam's Town Hotel & Casino Shreveport . It has 3 floors of table games and slot machines, including blackjacks, poker, craps tables, mini baccarat, roulette and more. 


Embark on a night of bar hopping at 11:00pm!

Visit 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 fun 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


Day Two Tour in Shreveport

Partake of hearty breakfast at 9:00am!

Start the day off right with breakfast at Another Broken Egg Cafe. It is a chain restaurant offering egg dishes, sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, and other brunch items. Specialty is the omelette. 

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

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

Visit the R.W. Norton Art Gallery that features an amazing collection of rare books, royal tapestries, 300 Wedgewood pieces, and fine American and European art work and paintings. From historic books to beautiful paintings and art on the wall, the gallery houses a great collection of art in many different mediums. 
Then head to the Norton Art Gallery grounds and take a leisurely stroll in the beautiful flower garden which comes alive in spring season. 

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


Learning culture through art at Meadows Museum of Art at 11:00am!

Experience the different cultures in the world through the lens of art and paintings 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. A museum for art lovers!

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

Go Shopping at Shoppes at Bellemead at 12:00pm!

Hop on a bus or take a cab and make your way further down for Shreveport’s unique shopping experience at Shoppes at Bellemead. It houses top retailers and local boutiques, including Talbots, Ann Taylor, J. Jill, Merle Norman, Coldwater, James Avery,  and Loft, just to name a few. 

Address: 6535 Youree Dr, Shreveport, LA 71105, United States
Phone: 1 318-797-0785
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:00am-10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Distance from Meadows Museum of Art: 3.3miles or 8minutes drive via Youree Drive

Satisfy your afternoon food cravings at 2:00pm!

Craving for Chinese fare, stop by Imperial Cathay Chinese Restaurant (6359 Youree Dr). Indulge in some Mexican cuisine at El Potrillo (6614 Youree Dr) or Cantina Laredo (6535 Youree Dr #401). Stop by Cheddar's Casual Cafe (1714 E 70th St) that serves up American comfort food with Texas flair. 


Glimpse into the past at Pioneer Heritage Center at 3:00pm!

Located on the campus of LSU, Pioneer Heritage Center portrays the life between 1830s and the nineteenth century in Louisiana through interesting exhibits. It houses a medical office, plantation homes and a blacksmith shop. 

Address: 1 University Pl, Shreveport, LA 71115, United States
Phone: 1 318-797-5339

Take a trip to The Gardens of the American Rose Center at 4:00pm!

A trip to Shreveport is incomplete without taking in the pleasant smell of the roses at The Gardens of the American Rose Center. It is a 25 minute drive from Pioneer Heritage Center via LA-3132 West. The center has more than 20,000 roses planted in sixty individual gardens. 

Address: 8877 Jefferson Paige Rd, Shreveport, LA 71119, United States
Phone: 1 318-938-5402
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Indulge in water activities and fun at Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark at 5:00pm!

Beat the heat at the Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark. From wave pool to spinning flash floods to water slides to adventurous rides, there is no shortage of fun and adventure at this waterpark.  Revive your fun childhood memories!

Address: 7670 W 70th Street, Shreveport, LA 71129, United States
Phone: 1 318-938-5475
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 11:00am-6:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:00am-7:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Distance from The Gardens of the American Rose Center: 4.0miles or 10 minutes drive


Evening with light bites and drinks at 7:00pm!

Enjoy a relaxing start to your evening at the Sand Bar. This spot has three floors with little something to keep everyone entertained and happy. Sip on a few beers and play beer pong, while you listen to the music spun by the DJs. Pool tables, arcade games, basket ball hoops and video screens are also available for your entertainment. 

Address: 415 Spring Street, Shreveport, LA 71101, United States
Phone: 1 318-212-1718
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7:00pm-6:00am

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Grab libation and indulge in good conversation at the Noble Savage Tavern. It is one of the hotspots for entertainment. It offers about 30 malt scotches, red hook, Guinness, and on- tap beers. Sip on your choice of cocktail and chow down on tasty bar grub. 

Address: 417 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA 71101, United States
Phone: 1 318-221-1781
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 5:00pm-2:00am
Distance from Sand Bar: 0.3miles or 2minutes drive

Tonight is the night to try your luck at 9:00pm!

Convert your luck into money at the Horseshoe Casino Hotel.  This casino features 1,500 slot machines and 50 exciting table games. Walk with plenty of cash in your pocket and a memorable nightlife experience!
If all that gambling has build up an appetite, then treat yourself at the hotel’s Asian restaurant, steak house, grille or cafe. 

Address: 711 Horseshoe Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111, United States
Phone: 1 318-742-0711
Distance from Noble Savage Tavern: 1.3miles or 4minutes drive

Day Two Tour Map Guide in Shreveport

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