Shreveport

Last Modified: September 13, 2008Attractions

People are attracted to the Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Area for many reasons.  A wide variety of recreational activities are available in the region for public enjoyment, Shreveport’s museums, art galleries and ethnic festivals provide a constantly changing venue of cultural and educational experiences, and there are so many opportunities to have fun shopping at both discount and upscale shopping centers in Shreveport-Bossier City. The casino resorts are a major attraction because they offer luxurious room accommodations often at discounted prices, many different fine restaurants located in the resorts, the excitement of gambling in a safe environment, and even state of the art exercise facilities and health spas for relaxation.  

Some popular attractions are:

Sports attractions abound in the Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Area

Sports lovers are attracted to Shreveport-Bossier City because so many major sporting events are held at Independence Stadium. There also are many opportunities for children and adults to have fun either watching or participating in baseball, football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse and soccer games held elsewhere throughout the area. Golf lovers and tennis lovers are well served by the many fine public and private golf courses and tennis facilities in Shreveport-Bossier City. Both tourists and residents are able to enjoy a wide variety of hiking, bicycling, jogging, swimming, boating, waterskiing, fishing, hunting and camping experiences almost all year round.  

Fine dining attracts people to the Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Area

As the ethnic and cultural center of the Ark-La-Tex region, Shreveport-Bossier City is also a major culinary attraction. The local specialty is Creole and Cajun style cuisine featuring hot spices like cayenne pepper, mustard seeds and bay leaves. Dishes like oysters Bienville, oysters en Brochet, crawfish étouffée, crabmeat Ravigote, shrimp Remoulade, fried catfish, seafood gumbo, jambalaya, and the ever popular Cajun seafood boil exemplify the unique regional cuisine. Tex-Mex is another popular local style of cooking that combines classic Mexican dishes with a smoky Texas barbecue techniques. Other ethnic cuisines that are readily available in many fine Shreveport restaurants include French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Greek, Polynesian and Indian. No matter what kind of food is preferred, a good idea is to follow the entrée with a generous portion of Louisiana’s best fresh strawberry pie and/or fresh peach pie.