Take a Three-Day Family Vacation to Shreveport-Bossier Play, Explore, Eat, and Repeat With Your Family

Often, our visitors think that Shreveport-Bossier is an adult-only destination - not true. There are lots of great places to take kids. In fact, we have an entire brochure with a robust list of things to do called the Shreveport-Bossier Family Adventure Guide.

Play, Explore, Eat, and More in Downtown Shreveport

Play at Sci-Port Discovery Center

Parents everywhere would never expect Sci-Port Discovery Center to be a fun zone for both little ones and grown-ups, but Sci-Port has mastered the blend of scientific learning and multigenerational fun. With 15 exhibits, an IMAX theater, planetarium, museum and events, your entire family is bound to discover more fun than they ever anticipated.

Explore the Shreveport Aquarium

No matter your age, everyone is taken aback by the magnificent world of aquatics. At the Shreveport Aquarium, the kids won’t be the only ones gawking at sharks and snapping turtle feedings, enjoying interactive experiences with jellyfish and stingrays, and seeing the cast of Finding Nemo up-close and personal.

Eat at the Missing Link

The Missing Link is where hot dog toppings have no limits. We understand that children can be picky eaters, but you can get your hot dog crafted for simplicity with a single strip of mustard or as intricate as a gator sausage link with mac n’ cheese. This is better than grilling at home, especially without the hassle of cleaning.

Experience Movie-Going Like Never Before at the Robinson Film Center

The Robinson Film Center is Louisiana’s only independent film center, playing independent, international, and classic cinemas daily. They offer post-movie experiences that are related to the film, film education programs for all ages, private movie screenings, and more. Mom and dad can purchase beer and wine to unwind during the movie. There’s even a full-service restaurant and bar upstairs at Abby Singer’s Bistro if you need more.

Delve Into Art Fanaticism at Artspace

They say Artspace is a miraculous place where anything can happen. Bring your family into the world of creation and exploration with three floors of traditional and abstract art exhibitions, poetry readings, music concerts, locally made jewelry and crafts, and most importantly, it's free!

Play, Explore, Eat, and More in Bossier City

Explore the East Bank District

Bring your own family bikes to the East Bank District or rent LED bikes with SB Rides. The reserved bike lanes in this entertainment district makes fun biking experiences a breeze for everyone. Take a break from biking to experience Hoot & Holler Archery, which is an indoor archery shooting range that the entire family can appreciate. If you want the action to continue, visit the lumberjack’s lair next door, Bayou Axe Throwing Co. If you’re in Shreveport-Bossier for a celebration, reserve a party package at Bayou Axe, and let the kids go wild with hours of axe throwing fun.

Eat Up at Flying Heart Brewing & Pub

Families can enjoy craft pizza and dessert waffles at Flying Heart Brewing & Pub, while mom and dad chill out with a cold beer or cocktail. If your family loves Louisiana cuisine, stop by BeauxJax Crafthouse to indulge in boudin, gumbo, crawfish, and more Cajun eats. Also, pasta is always a good idea. Grab a hefty plate of authentic Italian dishes at L’ Italiano if spaghetti night is popular at your house.

Get the Boardwalk Experience

The Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets consists of more than 60 retail stores and restaurants located on the scenic riverfront in Bossier City. From video games to ice cream, sporting goods to kitchenware, latest fashions to great food, Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets is the place to visit.

Play, Explore and Eat Shreveport-Bossier's Outdoors

Play at Gators and Friends Adventure Park

Gators and Friends Adventure Park offers families the opportunity to see live alligator feedings and a walking petting zoo with goats, lemurs, camels, kangaroos, ostriches, deer, cows and more. Additionally, the brave souls in your family can zip line across an alligator pit while the thrill-seeking family members can race go-karts with speeds that exceed 35 mph.

Explore the Boom or Bust Byway

Louisiana’s scenic Boom or Bust Byway is a 136-mile day trip through the countryside. The amount of activities that you can find in Shreveport-Bossier’s backyard are limitless. Your family can go kayaking, fishing, or boating on the lakes, visit three petting zoos, take advantage of farm activities and more.

Eat at the Farmers’ Markets

Your family can gain a true cultivation experience with more than five farmers’ markets that offer an organic taste of Shreveport-Bossier, and you can try jellies, jarred veggies, fresh bread, and more. The two most popular farmers’ markets are held in downtown Shreveport, and at the Pierre Bossier Mall parking lot in Bossier. If you want to show your family something agriculturally unconventional, stop by Cotton St. Farms to see how produce can grow without soil.

Experience High-Energy Competition at O.F.F. Limits Paintball

Just outside of Shreveport-Bossier's city limits, there's O.F.F. Limits Paintball in Elm Grove, which is about a 20-30 minutes drive. Not only is this sport the perfect family bonding experience, but the game will also challenge you to try something different while exercising and having fun. We heard they it's also a stress reliever. Mom and Dad, add this to your list and thank us later!"

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