Experience Shreveport’s History, Culture and Countryside
Less than a half mile from Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) and a block from I-20, the Country Inn and Suites provides an ideal location for exploring Shreveport attractions. Shop at the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets and then explore the historic downtown area. We’re also just minutes from I-49 and activity hubs like the Shreveport Convention Center, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana Downs racetrack and Cargill Park. Take in the nightlife at area casinos like Horseshoe, Sam's Town, Eldorado, Boomtown, DiamondJacks or Margaritaville Casino.
Parks and Zoos
- Cargill Park (4 miles)
If you’re looking for a place to throw a baseball, kick a soccer ball or enjoy a picnic, Cargill Park has numerous fields and playgrounds for your favorite activities.
Phone: +1 (318) 673-7727
- Cross Lake and Ford Park (5.5 miles)
A popular destination for fishing and boating, this 8,575-acre lake provides the city’s water supply. Ford Park, located on the banks of the lake, features tennis courts and a playground.
- Gardens of the American Rose Center (9 miles)
Featuring thousands of rosebushes and more than 65 separate rose gardens, this 118-acre center offers an enchanting landscape.
Phone: +1 (318) 938-5402
- Gators & Friends (14 miles)
See alligators up close and interact with miniature horses, kangaroos and lemurs at the exotic animal petting zoo.
Phone: +1 (318) 938-1199
- Red River National Wildlife Refuge (14.5 miles)
Observe the birds, butterflies and alligators of the Red River Valley when you visit this wildlife refuge.
Phone: +1 (318) 742-1219
- Libbey Glass Factory Outlet (2.5 miles)
Whether you treat it like a museum tour or a shopping trip, you’re sure to enjoy browsing the unique and beautiful glass pieces at this outlet store.
Phone: +1 (318) 621-0265
- Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets (8 miles)
Shop for him, her and them at outlet stores like Express, Charming Charlie and Carter’s.
Phone: +1 (318) 752-1455
Museums and Culture
- Marlene Yu Museum (7 miles)
This museum tells the story of artist Marlene Tseng Yu through special exhibits, massive abstract paintings and a fashion line of wearable art.
Phone: +1 (318) 717-9111
- Meadows Museum of Art (6.5 miles)
Located at Centenary College of Louisiana, this museum features a permanent collection of more than 1,600 works—a significant increase to the original 350 paintings the museum housed when it opened in 1975.
Phone: +1 (318) 869-5169
- Multicultural Center of the South (7 miles)
This center in downtown Shreveport hosts events and houses exhibits that commemorate cultures, including Native American, Irish, Scottish, Cajun, Creole, African-American, Jewish, Greek, Chinese and others.
Phone: +1 (318) 424-1380
- Pioneer Heritage Center at LSU Shreveport (12 miles)
Highlighting northwest Louisiana’s culture and history during the last 70 years of the 19th century, this center features plantation houses and educational exhibits.
Phone: +1 (318) 797-5339
- The R. W. Norton Art Gallery (6 miles)
Surrounded by azalea gardens that blossom in the spring, this museum features Western art as well as a research library with thousands of books relating to the arts, culture and history.
Phone: +1 (318) 865-4201
- Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center (7.5 miles)
Get your hands on nearly 300 interactive exhibits that make learning about mathematics, science and technology fun.
Phone: +1 (318) 424-3466
- Shreveport Water Works Museum (7 miles)
Learn about steam waterworks at this museum located at the McNeill Street Pumping Station. The facility is both a National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
Phone: +1 (318) 221-3388
- Spring Street Museum (7 miles)
See how Shreveport has changed since its early days when you tour this museum inside one of downtown’s oldest buildings.
Phone: +1 (318) 424-0964
Sports and Event Venues
- CenturyLink Center (13 miles)
From rodeos and basketball games to comedy tours and concerts, there’s plenty of entertainment for every personality at CenturyLink Center.
Phone: +1 (318) 747-2501
- Hirsch Memorial Coliseum at Louisiana State Fairgrounds (3.5 miles)
Attend the state fair in the fall or one of the many events happening year-round at this facility’s 28,800 square feet of exhibit space.
Phone: +1 (318) 635-1361
- Independence Stadium (3 miles)
If you’re in Shreveport during football’s postseason, then you’re sure to hear about the celebrated Independence Bowl. Experience it for yourself at this 53,000-seat venue.
Phone: +1 (318) 673-5143
- Shreveport Convention Center (7 miles)
The 350,000 square feet of event space at this center makes it a popular venue for large conferences and trade shows as well as small dinner parties and wedding celebrations.
Phone: +1 (318) 841-4000
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