Shreveport and Bossier City
The Shreveport/Bossier City area is located in the northwest corner of Louisiana near the Texas and Arkansas borders. The combined population for the Shreveport/Bossier Greater Metropolitan Area is approximately 393,000. (Source: SRC.LLC).
You can find out more about Shreveport/Bossier, Louisiana's Other Side, from the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.
Shreveport averages 51.30 inches of rain a year. The average high temperature for April-September is 87.3°F, and the average low is 66.3°F. For October-March, the average high is 65.3°F, and the average low is 43.5°F. (Source: The Weather Channel).
- Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau
- Louisiana Boardwalk
- Red River Revel
- CenturyTel Center
- Holiday in Dixie
Museums & Exhibitions:
- American Rose Center
- Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
- Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College
- Norton Art Gallery
- Sci-Port Discovery Center
Your taste buds will never be bored at local restaurants in Shreveport-Bossier. Enjoy unique, regional flavors like Cajun crawfish and red potatoes or explore international cuisine at one of the many restaurants serving Mexican, Italian, Greek, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and American dishes. Grab some java and a pastry at a nearby coffeehouse. Savor a slice of strawberry pie at Strawn's, a local favorite. Munch on chips and hot salsa with your friends. No matter where your appetite leads you, you're sure to get a good fill.
- 2 Johns Steak & Seafood
- Anthony's Steak and Seafood
- Blind Tiger
- Columbia Cafe
- Copeland's of New Orleans
- Counter Culture Frozen Yogurt
- Crawdaddy's Kitchen
- The Dough Basket
- Ernest's Orleans Restaurant
- Monjuni's Italian Cafe
- Posados Cafe
- Raising Canes
- Southern Maid Donuts
- Strawn's Eat Shops
- Superior's Steakhouse
- Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
Shreveport-Bossier is becoming well known as a "Hollywood South," a site for motion picture productions.
- 2008 New York Times article, "Son of a Gun, Hollywood has Big Fun on the Bayou"
- 2007 Washington Post article, "It's Shreveport's Season"
- Nov. 28, 2006 NBC Night News Report by Brian Williams.
- Louisiana Movies blog
"Sportsman's Paradise" –– a nickname for Louisiana –– is one that definitely applies to the Shreveport-Bossier area. With several nearby lakes, parks and the Red River, our great outdoors offers opportunities for camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, boating and more.
- Barksdale Air Show
- Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
- Chimp Haven
- Off-Limits Paintball
- Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation Department
- The Skydive Experience
Business is booming in Shreveport-Bossier with new stores cropping up everywhere you turn. Leisurely browse eclectic boutiques and fine antique stores or turn any corner and you'll find a convenient supermarket or shopping center to get what's on your list in a hurry.
- Audubon Golf Trail
- Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs (Hockey)
- Independence Bowl
- Louisiana Downs (Horse Racing)
- North Louisiana Skydiving
Talented local musicians perform weekly in cafés and outdoor concerts. The stage comes alive with exciting musical theatre and comedy productions. Art galleries and museums feature a potpourri of exhibits. The historic Strand Theatre features diverse performances each season as do the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, Shreveport Opera and CenturyTel Center. Shreveport-Bossier also boasts of four movie theatres, Sci-Port Discovery Center with IMAX theatre and Funny Bone Comedy Club. Louisiana Boardwalk is the first lifestyle center to open in Louisiana offering outlet shopping, an entertainment district and riverfront dining. Whether catching beads at a Mardi Gras parade, feasting on crawfish at Mudbug Madness or dancing to zydeco at the Red River Revel, Centenary students are never at a loss for something to do.