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Some Free Things To Do in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana

These are in downtown Shreveport and are close to the Hilton and Convention Center.
 
Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions
Located in lobby of the Shreveport Convention center. Open on weekends when there is an event at the convention center. Exhibit for each of the 110 athletes recognized from the area.
400 Caddo St, Shreveport   318-221-8445 (Inside the Shreveport Convention Center)
https://www.louisianatravel.com/la-museums/ark-la-tex-sports-museum-champions
 
Artspace
The Marcy G. & Jack T. Everett mainspace @ artspace is an exhibition space for local, regional and national artists. Each mainspace exhibition is curated by Artistic Director, William Joyce
710 Texas St, Shreveport 318-673-6535
http://artspaceshreveport.com/
 
J Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center
DeSoto found it while exploring the Mississippi for riches. Bienville followed its route to explore north Louisiana. St. Denis spent years searching its shores for gold and silver. Early settlers and farmers used it to ship cotton and other goods to New Orleans. The Confederate Army used it to move food and troops south. The Union Army used it to move food and troops north. Steamboat lines from St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati roamed its waters. Today, the gifts of the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway continue to support the River community. Under the guidance of the Red River Waterway Commission, the River provides both recreational and commercial opportunities to Louisiana residents. The Red River is a vital source for economic development essential to the future of our state. We are proud of our Waterway, our facilities, and of the thousands of people who enjoy the benefits of living near the Red River
700 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport  318-677-2673
https://www.redriverwaterway.com/
 
Norsworthy Gallery
The Norsworthy Gallery offers artists an avenue to present their work to the public and supports the continuation of the Cultural District for Downtown Shreveport. Watch a short documentary about us.
The Gallery was created in memory of Gwen Norsworthy. Miss Norsworthy resided in Shreveport until 1977, when she moved to Bedford, Texas, to open a studio. She was Art Supervisor for Shreveport Parks and Recreation Department from 1951-1970 and Art Director for the R.S. Barnwell Memorial Garden and Art Center from 1971 to 1977.
214 Texas Ave, Shreveport   318-424-6764
https://thenorsworthy.com/
 
Shreveport Railroad Museum
The Red River Valley Railroad Historical Society, Inc. was founded in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1981 by a small but dedicated group of railroad enthusiasts. The goals of the society are to establish a railroad museum containing railroad artifacts, memorabilia, documents and photographs, and to enjoy railroad related activities such as train rides, photography and train operations. Currently, the society is involved in preserving its rolling stock and has displays at the McNeill Street Pumping Station in downtown Shreveport of many railroad artifacts. The society has collected a large inventory of railroad material and owns several items of rolling stock including steam locomotive 1140, a diesel switch engine, caboose, coach, baggage car, dining car and motor car. Meetings are held at 7 pm on the third Friday of every month at the Shreveport Water Works Museum and Railroad Museum –
142 N. Common St , Shreveport, LA. Call (318) 458-3123 for information.
 
http://rrvrhs.org/
 
Southern University Museum of Art

The Southern University Museum of Art at Shreveport is the only museum in North Louisiana dedicated to educating people about the Art and Culture of the African and African American Diaspora.
The mission of the Southern University Museum of Art at Shreveport (SUMAS) is to assure that the art, artifacts, and other treasured works of Africans, African Americans and their descendants are accessible to the community in an organized and cherished collection, in a place of historic significance on the campus of Southern University at Shreveport.

610 Texas St, Shreveport   318-670-9631
http://sumashreveport.org
 
Shreveport Water Works Museum
142 N Common St, Shreveport  318-221-3388
http://www.shreveportwaterworks.org/
 
Spring Street Museum
525 Spring St, Shreveport   318-424-0964
http://springstreetmuseum.com/