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.

video overview of the Shreveport Bossier area


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).


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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.

Movie Industry

Shreveport-Bossier is becoming well known as a "Hollywood South," a site for motion picture productions.


"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.


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.



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.