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Below are just 50 of the "must do" things in the heart of our city. There's a ton more and we want to see you doing them! Send us a photo of you doing 3 items from our field guide and we'll give you a snazzy pin so you can show everyone that YOU are downtown. Supplies are limited so hop to it.
50 Things To Do In Downtown Shreveport!
Located on always-exciting Texas Street, Rhino coffee has you covered whether you want a great cup of coffee, a yummy bite to eat or just a place to chill.
Abby Singer’s features Shreveport’s only dining balcony, making it the perfect downtown date spot.
Held each Memorial Day weekend, this three-day festival is one of Louisiana’s largest and most popular Cajun festivals.
This bountiful and fun-filled market gives the community a chance to pick up produce, meats and handmade craft goods.
Swing by the renovated historic building to enjoy art exhibitions, award winning theater or take a picture with ART the Dalmatian.
The museum’s mission is to preserve, present, document, and interpret the life and works of Taiwanese artist, Marlene Tseng Yu. Her artwork is large, colorful and absolutely breathtaking.
Learn about the history of Shreveport's oldest days with interactive exhibits and artifacts documenting Shreveport's infamous Red Light District, Civil War history and more.
Originally built in 1896, it is one of only two like it still in existence in the United States.
Walk in the footsteps of music legends as you take a backstage tour of Shreveport’s most iconic performing arts venue.
The perfect fun, educational environment for people of all ages to explore and interact with the world of mathematics, technology and science.
Seahorses and sharks and stingrays, oh my! Home to over 3,000 sea creatures, the Shreveport Aquarium is a great spot for the whole family.
With two-for-one enchiladas every Monday and Tuesday, Nicky’s Mexican Restaurant, located in the Red River District, is the obvious choice for a weekday meal.
Originally opened in 1925 as an opera and movie palace, the Strand Theater now offers locals a chance to experience touring Broadway productions, concerts, dance and much more!
Looking to do something a little outside the norm? minicine? has you covered. It’s a performance art venue, art gallery and experimental film theater all rolled into one.
Every first Wednesday of the month, the Downtown Artwalk gives you a chance to view and purchase art in all its forms.
No art or architecture background needed! Local architect, Mischa Farrell leads free sketch sessions where you can try your hand at drawing historic buildings around Shreveport.
Research any city block at the main branch of the library. The city directories hold historical ownership information about most addresses in downtown.
Downtown Shreveport boasts incredible buildings reflecting many different time periods and architectural styles. How many can you spot?
Almost every street downtown features amazing public artwork. Talk a stroll and see how many murals you can find!
Opened in 1847, Oakland Cemetery has many stories to tell. Stop in to meet the “residents” of one of Shreveport’s oldest landmarks.
Robinson Film Center aims to educate, enrich and entertain the community through the power of film. They showcase independent, international and classic cinema daily.
This museum of history and culture showcases an extensive collection of African-American art & artifacts. Admission is free!
The J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center provides the opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the Red River's past and present.
Shreveport’s first local artisan marketplace brings you quality, handmade, local art and goods. This is the perfect place to pick up unique gifts for loved ones or even yourself!
Established in 2012, Red River Brewing Co. is the 'go to' destination for locals and the people visiting Shreveport -Bossier City. And, it’s kid-friendly space is open for families!
Located inside of Red River Brewing Co., Sanctuary Glass Studio creates one-of-a-kind works of art and offers classes in glass blowing, kiln casting and mosaic.
Explore the diversity and culture of northwest Louisiana at the Multicultural Center of the South.
The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau is the best place to find a comprehensive guide to experiencing Shreveport and Bossier City.
Built in 1896, the Ogilvie-Wiener Mansion is the largest Queen Ann-style historic mansion in North Louisiana.
On Time Fashion is a high-style men’s clothing store on Texas Street owned by Sam Fashho, stocking an eclectic selection of mens items such as suits, shirts, ties, hats and shoes.
Noble Savage Tavern is a great, laid-back local haunt with delicious food, and live music almost every night. Stop in for great drinks, friendly staff and good times!
Fatty Arbuckle's is one of Downtown Shreveport's oldest standing lounges with live entertainment, weekly karaoke, a huge whiskey selection and a variety of craft cocktails.
The Shreveport Convention Center is the perfect venue for trade shows and conventions, including Artbreak, the largest annual student arts festival in the south and Geek’d Con, a comic and pop culture event for all ages.
Learn about a variety of Asian cultures through food, art, dance, games and martial arts at the ASEANA Foundation’s seasonal festivals.
Thanks to an initiative started back in 2016, the city is working hard to give bicyclists more safe routes to travel.
Located within the Shreveport Aquarium, enjoy the view at this riverfront restaurant. SALT is committed to serving only Louisiana seafood and locally sourced, sustainable meat and produce.
Every fall, this enormous, family-friendly festival features more than 100 visual artists, live music from every genre, food and drink vendors, and more.
Revitalizing a nine-block area located at the eastern edge of downtown, The Common Park is a development project featuring unique public art and programming, greenspaces and historic preservation.
Every October, you’ll have the chance to view and vote on 20 short films, listen to nationally and locally renowned bands, taste one-of-a-kind food and drink and see a showcase of fashion by local designers.
The Shreveport Water Works Museum has the rare distinction of being both a National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
If you’re into vintage, Weekend Thifter is the place for you. This thrift boutique is open every weekend with a curated exhibition of second hand fashion, accessories and home decor.
Love buildings with character? Downtown Shreveport has plenty! You haven’t experienced downtown until you’ve taken a selfie in the glow of our beautiful bricks.
The Remington Suite Hotel is Shreveport’s premier boutique hotel with luxurious suites and a cozy cocktail lounge. Its amazing rooftop venue hosts regular fun events under the stars.
Amenities of the Downtown Y include an indoor pool, basketball gym, steam room, sauna, indoor walking track and cardio and strength equipment.
For nearly 90 years, Fertitta’s Delicatessen has been home to the world famous “Muffy” sandwich. It’s earned a place as a historic landmark and a piece of the community’s heart.
The Korner Lounge is Shreveport’s veteran gay bar known for it’s regular karaoke nights and welcoming environment. Every Sunday, stop by for Drag Bingo hosted by local drag performers.
Imagine your office or home in Downtown Shreveport – intriguing space filled with stories, with buildings that are equally amazing as an office, a retail space or an apartment.
Tired of scrounging for quarters when parking downtown? Now you don’t have to with the Parkmobile app! Easily find and pay for parking using this free app.
Try your luck at Sam’s Town or Eldorado Casinos
Feeling lucky? The city’s casinos provide some of the best entertainment options in the area.