Shop, Dine, & More at Shreveport's Boardwalk

The Shreveport Boardwalk is a major tourist attraction that not only offers great retail stores, but also houses good restaurants and other options for entertainment. The Shreveport Boardwalk is nearby several casinos such as the Harrah's Louisiana Downs and the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel. There is more than one Shreveport Bed and Breakfast within a short drive from the Shreveport Boardwalk. BBOnline recommends visiting the stores of the Louisiana Boardwalk for shopping, the Olive Street Bistro for eating and the Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center for some family friendly fun.

Louisiana Boardwalk

540 Boardwalk Blvd
Bossier City, LA 71111-4384


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This is a 650,000 square foot (51,000 square meter) facility that includes well known retailers such as Banana Republic, Nike and Haggar. The Shreveport Boardwalk has a great view of the Red River and it is the first shopping center in Louisiana to offer both outlet stores and casinos at the same time. While the ladies may be really excited about the hundreds of stores available, children and gentlemen might not be as enthusiastic. The good news is that at the Louisiana Boardwalk children will find a bowling alley and a cinema, while gentlemen will find a variety of bars and restaurants. Please note that children under 16 are not allowed to be at the boardwalk after 8:00 p.m. without the supervision of a parent or guardian. For those looking not to miss any of the great deals, there is an on-site Hilton Hotel at the Boardwalk.

Olive Street Bistro

1027 Olive St
Shreveport, LA 71104
(318) 221-4517
Located at 1027 Olive Street, this restaurant is located just a short drive away from the boardwalk and from any Shreveport Inn. The Olive Street Bistro specializes in home-style Italian food that range from made-from-scratch brick oven pizzas to unique pasta dishes that combine old traditions with fresh ingredients. There is a daily special and the local favorite is the one from Thursday: the lasagne verdi, a home made spinach pasta layer with Bolognese sauce and b├ęchamel, topped with parmesan and mozzarella cheese for under $9.00. The wine and beer list is a bit limited but the quality of food makes up for it. Make sure to visit the bistro during the happy hour (3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) to enjoy half prices on all wine glasses or bottles. Reservations can be made at (318) 221-4517.


Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center

820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, LA 71101-3667
(318) 424-3466


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Located a short 17-minute walk across the Louisiana Boardwalk, you will need to cross the bridge on East Texas Street to get to the Sci-Port. This science center is 92,000 square feet (8,549 square meters) that daily offers close to 300 science, math and space exploration exhibits with programs that change everyday. On top of that, children and adults alike will be fascinated by the IMAX Dome Theater and the laser Space Dome Planetarium. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the summer months. On Saturday this science center opens from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.



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