First time visitors to the charming, yet classy city of Shreveport, Louisiana always wonder why they didn’t visit there before. The city is truly a premier vacation spot, offering everything from outdoor and family entertainment to riverboat gambling, cultural events, and nightlife.
The film and entertainment industry has become a major attraction in Louisiana, and star struck fans are almost as likely to see their favorite stars in Shreveport as in Hollywood or New York. Famous faces filming there, in Hollywood South, have included such stars as Mathew Broderick, Demi Moore, Ice Cube, Kevin Costner, and Bernie Mac. Since the area is home to many stars, visitors are often pleasantly surprised to find they and their favorite stars are attending the same event.
The Shreveport Municipal auditorium, the River City Repertory Theater, and other fine theaters feature leading performers on their stages. The Multicultural Center of the South, is another place to head for live musical performances and cultural programs. The Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet, Symphony Orchestra, and Opera all offer fine entertainment for all ages. The Strand Theater offers performances of emerging artists and local talent, or big name entertainment like the Beach Boys or the Steve Miller Band.
Outdoor lovers enjoy back-to-nature fun roaming the 160-acre hickory, pine, and oak forest at the Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park. The park offers a Saturday afternoon Creature Feature that is sure to delight nature lovers of all ages.
An exciting game of disc golf at the Veterans Park Disc Golf Course, with its unique walk through tunnel, and night lighting, is fun for the whole family.
The new Shreveport space Center, and the Sci-Port Discovery Center, complete with a fabulous IMAX theater, delight futuristic space and science buffs, while the Gators and Friends Alligator Park provides a look into the past.
Plentiful shopping at the Louisiana Boardwalk makes it easy to take home a few Louisiana souvenirs.