Shreveport -

Get around

The city is easy to navigate by car as there are 2 interstates running through, as well as an inner loop (I-220 and LA3132) surrounding the city. Clyde Fant Parkway runs along the riverfront and links the downtown area with the southern eastern part of the city.


A large shopping district has developed in the southern section of Youree Drive over the past decade. Many national chain stores and restaurants are located here.

More upscale boutiques and shops are located on Line Avenue, near the Pierremont area of central Shreveport.


 Shreveport News:

Shreveport is the largest city in north Louisiana. It is located in the area of the state designated as Sportsman's Paradise. Many lakes and rivers are in the area and offer recreational activities.

Get in

Shreveport is served by the Shreveport Regional Airport, in the western part of the city. Interstate 20 cuts through Shreveport and runs west to east, connecting the city to Dallas to the west, and moves through north Louisiana to Mississippi as it goes east. Interstate 49 terminates in central Shreveport, and runs from the city southward toward Alexandria.


  The mansions along Fairfield Avenue in Shreveport give a glimpse into the city's history. The city is located in a region once rich with oil, and the mansions were built by those made wealthy by the industry during the 1920s and 30s.
  Downtown Shreveport features two Casinos which offer gambling aboard the always-docked riverboats.
  Barksdale Air Force Base is across the river in Bossier City and features a large air show every year during Holiday in Dixie in May. The show is outstanding, as far as air shows go and features aircraft form the Air Force's inventory, as well as other branches of the military. The Navy's Thunderbirds, Air Force's Blue Angels, and the Army's parachuting Golden Knights have performed at the Air Show in the past.
  Norton Art Gallery is a world class art gallery located on Creswell Avenue, near Line Avenue and Pierremont Road. It is free to view the collection as well as the grounds, which are finely landscaped and located in a beautiful upscale neighborhood.


Participate in the city's Mardi Gras festival. This is much larger than one would expect outside of New Orleans, as the city streets are filled with many thousands of tourists during this season. Two main crews participate and it takes place on the two weekends in late winter.


Popular restaurants with locals are located along Line Avenue, near Pierremont. Superior Bar and Grill is a popular place to eat in this area.

Boiled crawfish can be had when in season and are widely available. You can buy them from vendors on street corners throughout the city (and many other cities in Louisiana). They're all the rage with the locals.


There are numerous hotels around the airport. The casinos have hotels near the downtown area (I-20 east).

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