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601 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport Aquarium has transformed the historic Barnwell Center into one of the country’s most exciting aquarium attractions. Located on the Shreveport riverfront adjacent to Riverfront Park, the building will feature more than 3,000 animals representing more than 270 different species including sharks, rays, octopus, crabs, jellyfish and much, much more. Event space is available for private events. The new SALT Restaurant is also on the premises. Free parking is available on site, as well as across the street on the second floor of the public parking garage. The entrance to the parking garage is on E. Milam Street. Tickets and Season Passes are available for purchase through the website.
Photo: Henrietta Wildsmith/The Times
Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions
400 Caddo Street
Located in the foyer of the Shreveport Convention Center. This museum features an exhibit for each of the 110 athlethic recognized from the arrea including such loacl athletic champions as Terry Bradshaw, Joe Ferguson, Robert Parish, Freddie Spence and Hal Sutton.
710 Texas Street
318-673-6535 / 318-673-6500
artspace is not a museum or a gallery. It is Shreveport’s first Arts Center dedicated to the creation, production, presentation and promotion and exploration of all forms of art disciplines for multigenerational audiences. A place where the public can connect to the arts in wonderful, new and exciting ways. artspace features art exhibitions, poetry readings, music concerts, and anything else that can be imagined.
This building is owned by the DDA and managed by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.
Chamber of Commerce Building
Owned by the City of Shreveport, this building, home to the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, has public meeting room space available.
Photo: Kevin Martin
This three-block corridor, stretching from the riverfront To Market Street, is home to dozens of annual festivals, Including the Red River Revel, Mudbug Madness, and Holiday In Dixie. The plaza has permanent Tents, infrastructure, and indoor restrooms.
Photo: Shreveport Parks & Recreation
J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center
700 Clyde Fant Parkway
The 8,300 sq. ft. Center provides the opportunity to learn about the Red River, past and present and how the Corps of Engineers opened the Red River for navigation and recreation. The Center houses a reception area, theater, and exhibition hall with audiovisual, staic and interactive exhibits. The multi-purpose theater provides a continuous film that highlights the Red River. Call for hours.
Marlene Yu Museum
710 Travis Street
The mission of the Marlene Yu Museum is to preserve, exhibit, document, and interpret the life and works of Marlene Tseng Yu. Currently, they are featuring, “Forces of Nature,” which includes works from The Lucky Sevens exhibit, spanning her career. What is the Lucky Sevens? Seven shows at seven institutions honoring Marlene Tseng Yu in her 77th year with her 70th solo exhibition. Each show will have a different theme displaying non-overlapping selections from her 4,000+ paintings and 35+ series of abstractions of nature ranging from 16 inches all the way to 18 feet high and 36 feet long. General Admission: $10. Members & children under 3: FREE. Students/Military/Seniors: $5. Group rate (15+): $3. Off Hours: $5-members, $20-non members.
Minicine? is a roving, pop-up suitcase, grocery cart, thrift store, hands on, volunteer run venue for experimental and independent film and video located in Shreveport, Louisiana. Screening in galleries, coffee shops or vacant buildings, minicine? strives to create an artist/audience interactive environment and welcomes filmmakers and multimedia visual artists to present new works. minicine? is outfitted for Super-8, 16mm, VHS, digital and even 9.5 and 28mm… and, can host traveling performance art, dance and music.
Multicultural Center of the South
520 Spring Street
The Multicultural Center of the South is a celebration of our people’s diversity. The Center explores the history, heritage and culture of the residents of Shreveport, Bossier City and the surrounding areas of the South. The Center promotes understanding and appreciation of all ethnicities and cultures represented in American Society.
705 Elvis Presley Avenue
Built in 1929, the City-owned building is one of the south’s largest examples of art deco. The historic structure was home of the Louisiana Hayride show and radio broadcasts where Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Kitty Wells, Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton and other country legends were regulars. Located on historic Elvis Presley Avenue, Shreveport Municipal Auditorium is a versatile venue for sporting events, touring acts, live local concerts, graduations, family shows, parties, and debutante balls in Shreveport, LA. The venue is well-known for its superior acoustics and versatility of use. The building features seating accommodations for more than 3,000, a 6,300-square-foot arena, 54 foot proscenium arch, largest stage in the area, catering/concession areas, and box office services.
Stage: 58’ wide at proscenium x 29’ high x 37’ deep.
90’ high fly space
214 Texas Street
The opening show of Downtown’s newest gallery features the work Gwen Norsworthy. The contemporary and vivid color collection of 60+ pieces covers many series of her life’s work.
600 Clyde Fant Parkway
This municipal performance theater, built in 1965, has seating for 1,737. Lighting and sound renovation occurred in 1997. The stage is 49’ wide at proscenium x 41’ deep, with 26’ at proscenium and has 63’ high fly space.
Photo: Shreveport-Bossier Film Commission
Riverview Hall is a 16,200 sq. ft. municipal building on the Shreveport riverfront. Built in 1965, the facility has 18’ clear height, 2 loading docks, and
is subdividable into 3 rooms.
Robinson Film Center
617 Texas Street
The Center’s mission is to provide a venue for independent, international, and classic cinema while serving as a resource for film production and media education. In addition to daily film programming, film and media production classes are offered for all ages. The Center also provides a variety of resources and facilities to the region’s burgeoning film industry.
Photo: Robinson Film Center
Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center
Closed Temporarily for Renovation
820 Clyde Fant Parkway
This 92,000 sq. ft. science and entertainment center is located on the Shreveport riverfront. The facility features over 290 science, space science, technology and math exhibits; daily changing programs, an IMAX Dome Theatre, open-access, interactive, laser Space Dome Planetarium, gift shop and café. Sci-Port is currently closed for renovations and will reopen early 2018.
Shreveport Water Works Museum / McNeil Street Pumping Station
142 N. Common Street
McNeill Street Pumping Station, located on the banks of Cross Bayou, is Shreveport’s original municipal water system. Museum is open daily and tours are available by appointment.
Photo: MSPS Preservation Society
Silver Lake Ballroom
900 Market Street
Silver Lake Ballroom is a venue for all occasions. The facility is ideal for meetings, parties, weddings or other events. The newly renovated interior features neutral tones, red gum molding, large windows, milk glass art deco light fixtures and original terrazzo floors.
Southern University Museum of Art – Shreveport (SUMAS)
610 Texas Street
SUMAS provides an extensive collection of African Art from the major art producing region of Africa and African American art highlighting Louisiana artists. Designed to captivate the attention of the art aficionado and first time visitor, SUMAS’ art is displayed in a creative, non-traditional manner. The Southern University Collection is a must see for all visitors to Downtown Shreveport.
“Spirit of the Red” River Cruise
This enchanting tour shows you the tranquil beauty of the Red River and Cross Bayou. Learn how the logging industry, which dominated the Red River in the 1800’s, has been replaced by the gaming industry. The Spirit of the Red is a 35 passenger boat with many windows for your viewing pleasure. If you would like to enjoy the scenic view from outside, it offers a spacious observation deck. The Spirit of the Red is also U.S. Coast Guard certified. Cruises by appointment only at this time.
Spring Street Historical Museum
525 Spring Street
Built in 1865, as Tally’s Bank, it is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the oldest remaining buildings in downtown Shreveport. Carefully restored, it boasts the only remaining example of New Orleans-style cast iron grill work in Northwest Louisiana. Owned and operated by the Shreveport Committee of Colonial Dames in Louisiana this museum features “lifestyle and customs” exhibits of the early 1800’s in northwest Louisiana.
Stage of Stars Museum
705 Elvis Presley Avenue
318-673-5100 | 318-841-4000
Located inside the historic Municipal Memorial Auditorium, the Stage of Stars Museum honors the entertainers who began their careers on the famous stage. Visitors can view rare photos and see the star’s personal clothing and the musical instruments they played.
619 Louisiana Avenue
Owned and operated by a non-profit corporation, the historic Strand Theatre movie and vaudeville palace opened in 1925. The building, which was completely renovated in 1984, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Stage: 43’ wide proscenium at 27’ tall, 32’ deep (from proscenium) with 64’ high fly space.
Full theater pipe organ.
Photo: Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau