To start, my name is Kimberly and this is a list I created in January of 2015. I created it because I love Shreveport and was so over hearing people say that Shreveport sucks and there is nothing to do here.So, this is a list of everything that Shreveport has to offer. I am certain I have missed things, so please feel free to click on one of the social media links and message me on what is missing. Or email me at email@example.com with your suggestions!Enjoy!
(most of these restaurants are local but some are regional)
Strawns by Centenary: this is the best location. The Pie is to die for, particularly the strawberry pie. Breakfast=joy forever!
Abby Singer's Bistro
Taqueria La Michoacana
Counter Culture (the Humphrey’s. Get them!!!)
Vintage Wine Bar
Rollin In The Dough
Another Broken Egg
The Blind Tiger
The Oyster Bar
Bistro To Go
George’s Grill (used to be incredible but I have not been in ages. It has been around for decades. Like, forever.)
Cotton Boll Grill
Papa’s Burgers (to.die.for!!!)
Shaver’s. Just, yes
Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro
Crescent City Bistro
The Missing Link
Grill of the Dead
4 J’s Java
Bon Temps Cafe (they offer spiked coffee drinks!)
Retro 521 Cafe
Bergeron’s Cajun Meats (they are just bomb!)
Day Old Blue’s Records
The Thrifty Peanut (Bookstore. It is perf)
Red River Brewing
Flying Heart Brewing
Great Raft Brewing
Southern Maid. Go. NOW. It is life!!!
Counter Culture. Humphrey’s are bae!
Bears - Total hipster bar! Last I checked they were smoke free!
Chicago- Cute club downtown. It's a bit of a mix. It's sorta trashy. But the decor is fabulous, there is a balcony, it has two floors, the downstairs is more of a bar feel I believe.
Big Country - This place is smoke free and has line dancing downstairs every 5 songs. Upstairs is normal 'club' atmosphere and pool tables. There is a side room with karaoke some nights. They really have a little bit of everything in this place. It may be a 'country' club, but I really think it's just got so much of everything and is great!
Stray Cats - Love this place!! They have the cutest outdoor patio/courtyard in the middle of the building. Like, the center of the building is just cut out.
The Round Bar - Somewhat historic and modeled after a New Orleans bar.
The Cub - Fairly historic as well. Just one of those hole in the wall places everyone goes to and everyone has been to for decades.
Celebrity Lounge - There is no trash. I LOVE it over Chicago even though Chicago has AMAZING decor.
The Noble Savage - Um, great great great little bar downtown!!
Strange Brew - Ugh, I LOVE this bar!! Such a great beer selection, pool tables, and a stage for the many bands that play there! Some nights it is smoke free for the bands. Love love love that!
Bossier Farmer’s Market
Shreveport Farmer’s Market
Provinence Farmers Market
The Shoppes at Bellemead
Mall St. Vincent
Pierre Bossier Mall
Youree Drive - One end is local shops and enjoyable, one end is basically suburban hell with mostly chains and too much crammed into shopping centers.
Line Ave around Pierremont Rd
Kidd Russ Luggage and Gifts
Ladies in Waiting
Shreveport Gymnastic Supply
Paul’s Farm and Garden
Sunshine Health Foods
TOY FAIR!!!! This place is heaven. We used to go here to get our shoes as kids. They have everything kids need and want and it is amazing. It is the place to go for kids!!!
Shreveport Waterworks Museum
The American Rose Center
Norton Art Gallery
Downtown. Just go explore. There is some AWESOME history there.
McCormick Street Between Line Av. and Fairfield Ave. There is an awesome plantation. It is real. The oak trees are fab. And my husband proposed to me there! Bc it is my favorite plantation. I want to live there and have since I was a child!
There is also a Plantation on East Kings. It is white and massive and far back from the road.
Seventh Heaven Ranch
Off Limits Paintball
Painting With a Twist
Highland Historic District
Fairfield Historic District
Gators and Friends
Yogie and Friends
Cypress Nature Study Center
Red River National Wildlife Refuge
The River Cruise
Barksdale Global Power Museum
Robinson Film Center
The Strand Theatre
Spirit of the Red River Cruise
Red Herring Escape Rooms
Red River Dragon Boat Festival
Super Derby Festival of Racing
Poke Salad Festival
The Logan Mansion
The Shape of Shreveport showings! www.shapeofshreveport.com
The Louisiana State Fair
Red River Revel
Pumpkin Shine on Line
Highland Jazz and Blues Festival
Centenary Book Bazaar
The Film Festival
Cirque Du Lake
Rockets Over the Red
Ark-La-Tex Ambassadors BBQ Cook-Off
Holiday in Dixie
The BAFB Air Show!!
July 4th on the River (Independence Day Festival
Shreveport Margarita Pour Off
Sunflower Trail & Festival
Christmas in the Sky
Fat Tuesday Texas Street Bridge Closing Ceremony
African American History Parade
East Kings Highway Park
A C Steere Park
Shreveport Dog Park
Walker Place Park
Querbes Park Recreation Center
Stoner Avenue Skate Plaza
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Park
Valencia Park Community Center
Red River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
Charles & Marie Hamel Memorial Park
Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway Bike/Run Nature Trail
Anderson Island Park
Mike Woods Park
Shreveport Water Works Museum
Sci-Port Discovery Center
Spring Street Historical Museum
Marlene Yu Museum
Southern University Museum-Art
Meadows Museum Of Art
8th Air Force Museum
Shreveport Railroad Museum
Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
Stephens African American Museum
Karpeles Manuscript Library
J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center
Multicultural Center of the South
Louisiana State Oil & Gas Museum
Krewe of Gemini Mardi Gras Museum
Vivian Railroad Station Museum
Touchstone Wildlife & Art Museum
Red River Crossroads Museum
Pioneer Heritage Center
The duck ponds along East Kings and in Anderson Island all used to be part of the river before Henry Shreve broke the big dam with The Great Raft.
Betty Virginia park was once a little cove off the river that boats would turn around in.
Disclaimer: I am NOT a history buff!!! I love Shreveport and have learned much about it. But, that does not mean everything is perfectly correct. For an accurate and AMAZING history on Shreveport I recommend purchasing all of the “Shape of Shreveport” series.