Things To Do In Shreveport

Explore all that Shreveport has to offer while you're here! From aquariums, to parades and festivals, make your stay with us even more memorable.

Shreveport Aquarium

Shreveport Aquarium Come curious and leave inspired!

Explore an underwater world of wonder with over 3,000 animals, ranging from starfish to snapping turtles to sharks and understand how you can make a difference in their world and ours - Located next door to Bally's Shreveport!

  • Observe a shark feeding in action and check out the unique behaviors of these magnificent (and often misunderstood) creatures
  • Get up close and personal with our friendly stingrays: touch and even hand-feed them
  • Interact with our mesmerizing moon jellies and learn how these animals adapt and survive in their environment
  • Visit our touch pools and learn fascinating fun facts about sea stars, cleaner shrimp, anemones and more
  • Hunt for gold, gems, ancient shark’s teeth and fossils in our Red River Treasure Mine 
Sci-Port Discovery Center

Sci-Port Discovery Center Science and "Edu-tainment" Center

Sci-Port Discovery Center is a 92,000 square-foot science and edu-tainment center made up of a Space Center, the Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium, the Power of Play (PoP) Children’s Museum, the Gallery of Intrigue, and Louisiana’s only Digital Laser IMAX® Dome Theatre. In all, there are 200+ hands-on exhibits, interactive programs, live demonstrations, and planetarium programs, and both IMAX documentary style films as well as full length feature films.

Located one block away from Bally's Shreveport! 

SB Rides Bicycle Tours

SB Rides Bicycle Tours Tour Downtown Shreveport In Style

Take a guided bicycle tour through historic downtown Shreveport with SB Rides!

The Strand Theatre

The Strand Theatre State Theatre And Opera House

Sitting in the heart of downtown Shreveport, the beautiful Strand Theatre anchors the arts district now known as the West Edge. A one-of-a-kind classic, the Strand Theatre rivals the world’s finest opera houses. After extensive restoration, The Strand reopened in 1984 to a SRO crowd and has presented the highest quality entertainment for over thirty-five seasons. Most recently, Shreveport’s own Academy Award-winning William Joyce called the Strand “a palace of dreams.”

Robinson Film Center

Robinson Film Center Movie Theater & Bistro

Enjoy a 2-theater movie house with an upstairs bistro! Screens independent, international & classic films.

Spring Street Museum

Spring Street Museum Historical Museum in Downtown Shreveport

See the history of the area come to life!

From the Native Americans to the early explorers, to the Great Raft Log Jam cleared by Capt. Henry Miller Shreve and beyond, learn about Shreveport's history via diverse exhibits and artifacts in an 1860's bank building!


Downtown Shreveport's history is rich with artful expressions, specifically in the form of beautiful and intricate murals and sculptures. Some tell the story of our city, and represent both the challenges and achievements of the people of Shreveport; some are there to highlight what makes our city and state so great. All are beautiful, and make an afternoon walk something special!

Once in a Millenium Moon Mural

Once in a Millenium Moon Mural

Perhaps the most famous mural of Downtown Shreveport, the Once in a Millennium Moon Mural, done in 2000 by Philadelphia artist Meg Saligman, is located on the corner of Cotton and Marshall Street, and can be seen easily on I-20. This incredible piece covers all 14 stories of the east side of the AT&T building, and features 19 people of various ages doing activities relevant to the Shreveport area.

From Shreveport With Love Mural

From Shreveport With Love Mural

This colorful mural on the corner of Crockett and Edwards Street was completed in 2022 by a team of five artists: Whitney Tates, Ben Moss, Linda Moss, Ka’Davien Baylor, and Lindsey Simpson. The piece was accomplished by using a projector to place the image onto the wall, where it was then traced out and painted in. Each letter in Shreveport contains a beloved aspect of our city, from Art the Dog, to the Stand Theatre and the Aquarium, the annual Red River Balloon Rally to the entrance to the historic Highland district, and so much more. See what you can point out on your next visit!

A Call To Action Mural

A Call To Action Mural

Located at the corner of Crockett and Spring Street on the wall of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, "A Call to Action" is a colorful piece that promotes local attractions, festivals, music, gaming, dining and sports. The mural is a 75'x20', full-wall acrylic by artist Ali Bahler. Catch it at night for a colorful neon display!

Absolute Equality Mural

Absolute Equality Mural

Located on the west side of 331 Milam Street, this beautiful mural is a collaborative piece commemorating the Juneteenth holiday, and showcases the people and places of Shreveport. Done in 2022 by artist Ka'Davien Baylor with a combination of paint and vinyl, this piece also features the full poem 'Across The Sea' by Poetic X, Caddo Parish Poet Laureate, complete with a scan-able QR code that will take you to a visual presentation of the spoken word poem! 
Rolie Polie Olie Mural

Rolie Polie Olie Mural

Designed by William (Bill) Joyce (Shreveport-native, Academy Award-winner and creator of the hit children's show, Rolie Polie Olie) and painted by Michael Dean, this piece has been a part of Downton Shreveport's history for almost 30 years. The building that houses this piece is over 140 years old, and was the previous home for the Sci-Port discovery center! Located on the Northwest corner of Commerce Street at Milam.