Shreveport General Attractions
Red River Entertainment District
DESCRIPTION: A collection of new dining, entertainment and retail venues on the Shreveport side of the river, is modeled after Beale Street in Memphis. The district is flanked by dockside riverboat gaming, museums, convention facilities and theaters. A multitude of dining, dancing, and live entertainment establishments locate here. The district’s walkway is called the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Plaza, and is home to the Walk of Stars. It pays tribute to some of the world’s most recognized celebrities who are either from Northwest Louisiana or called this place home at some point on the way to stardom; including legendary Grambling football coach Eddie Robinson. A highlight of the promenade are the distinctive artistic columns of the Texas Street bridge which symbolize the five major cultures of Louisiana — African American, Indian, French, Spanish and Cajun. The three contributing artists for the columns were appropriately chosen from Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Shreveport. Theater of Performing Arts of Shreveport often hosts events here, just under the bridge.
ADDRESS: Downtown Shreveport, LA MAP
Texas Street Bridge
DESCRIPTION: As the largest decoratively lit bridge in America, the Texas Street Bridge connects Shreveport with Bossier City, situated on opposites of the Red River. It’s fiber optic cables make this bridge visually stunning at night.
ADDRESS: Shreveport and Bossier City downtown riverfront, Shreveport, LA MAP
Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino
DESCRIPTION: Offers 514 luxury rooms & suites in a 23-story tower near the riverfront; offers Blackjack, Craps, Craps No More, Roulette, Mini Baccarat, Poker, Mississippi Stud and over 1,100 slots. William B’s Steakhouse, International Buffet, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and Java’s Deli Cafe present an assortment of fine and casual dining. Sam’s Town’s hosts old school musical groups in all genres. Rose Spa & Fitness Center on the hotel’s 3rd floor includes a serene spa, state-of-the-art fitness center and landscaped pool area for spa treatments including: Massages, Facials and Body Treatments, Manicure and Pedicure Treatments.
ADDRESS: 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA MAP
El Dorado Hotel & Casino
DESCRIPTION: Plenty of luxury rooms & suites in near the riverfront; offers Blackjack, Craps, Craps No More, Roulette, Mini Baccarat, Poker, Mississippi Stud and over 1,100 slots; each room features a flat screen TV and iPod docking station among its amenities; the 6,000 square foot spa offers a variety of treatments including: Massages, Facials and Body Treatments, Manicure and Pedicure Treatments; relax in the Allure Ultra Lounge, but dress to impress. Celebrity Lounge, a popular meeting place for locals and visitors features an elegant bar, live entertainment, Karaoke, a weekly Blues Jam, and sporting events on big screen TVs; dine at The Vintage Steakhouse, The Cafe for deli service, Market Place Buffet and Sportsman’s Paradise Cafe.
ADDRESS: 451 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA MAP
DESCRIPTION: Blues, Cajun, Country Western, Rock and other musical genres can be found at about a dozen nightclubs and restaurants in this 3-block waterfront area, home to the city’s nightclub scene and Downtown
ADDRESS: Commerce Street, Shreveport, LA MAP
DESCRIPTION: Shreveport’s oldest documented building dating to 1855, includes a popular restaurant named after the illegal bars during Prohibition; the most popular definition had it that small toy tigers placed on the tables of restaurants to indicate that there were back rooms where a man could get a drink or gamble, and the tigers turned a “blind eye” on this behavior; menu items include sandwiches and burgers, salads, Cajun specialties, steaks, chicken, seafood and desserts
ADDRESS: 120 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA MAP
DESCRIPTION: opened in 1925 as a Vaudeville venue and was nicknamed the “Million Dollar Theatre” by Saenger Amusements Company, which operated many theaters throughout the South. By the 1940s, it became a movie cinema until its closure in 1977; like so many other grand theatres, it was threatened with demolition, by saved by concerned citizens who ultimately raised funds to restored it to its original grandeur. In 1977, the theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places
BOX OFFICE: Mon-Fri 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 619 Louisiana Avenue, Shreveport, LA MAP
DESCRIPTION: Louisiana Riverwalk on the Bossier-City banks of the Red River compliments general attractions at the Red River District on the other side of the river as a shopping and entertainment destination with a multiplex cinema, retail shops, restaurants, live performance theaters, rides, a marina, and other entities. Tenants include Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Johnny Rockets, Joe’s Crab Shack, Wallbangers Dueling Piano Bar, Cirque Sur le Rouge Theatre, Regal Cinema 14, Levi-Dockers, Wilson’s Leather, Rascal’s Comedy Club, the Violet Rose Theater, and Zodo’s Bowling and Beyond.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 10a-9p, Fri-Sat 10a-10p, Sun 11a-7p
ADDRESS: 540 Boardwalk Boulevard, Bossier City, LA MAP
Diamond Jacks Casino Resort
DESCRIPTION: Formerly owned by Isle of Capri, this 570 All-Suite Hotel featuring private Whirlpool Tubs, 3 TVs and a full service spa, fitness center and outdoor pool. Government room rates are available. A nice steakhouse is on the premises.
ADDRESS: 711 Diamond Jacks Blvd, Bossier City, LA MAP
Boomtown Hotel & Casino
DESCRIPTION: Next to Red River, Boomtown features three levels of gaming with more than 1100 of the new and hottest slots and video poker machines plus more than 29 table games, including blackjack, craps, mini-baccarat and three card poker. There is nightly entertainment in the lounge.
ADDRESS: 300 Riverside Drive, Bossier City, LA MAP
Harrah’s Louisiana Downs
DESCRIPTION: Experience thoroughbred horse racing onsite or the 150,000-square-foot casino and entertainment complex featuring 22-foot-high ceilings. There’s also a High Limit area and dozens of plasma TVs for watching races and other sports. It offers more than 1,300 slots and weekend concerts.
ADDRESS: 8000 East Texas Street, Bossier City, LA MAP