Stretching along the Red River, Bossier City offers a laidback alternative to the Shreveport metropolis across the river. You have easy access to a cutting-edge science centre, historic landmarks, kids activities and a lively riverside boardwalk.
Things to do in Bossier City
Bossier City’s numerous interactive museums and learning centres include the Sci-Port Discovery Center with almost 300 hands-on science, technology and math exhibits. You’ll also have access to the Space Dome Planetarium and IMAX Dome Theatre. McNeill Street Pumping Station hosts the Shreveport Water Works Museum, a National Historic Landmark with guided tours of antique steam equipment.
Shopping in Bossier City centres on the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlet, which strings along the Red River and merges with the casino district. The strip offers dozens of shops and entertainment venues and riverside dining and pubs. To find artisan creations and handmade art, head to the Agora Borealis marketplace.
Nightlife includes the ever-popular Bear’s on Fairfield, a live-music venue showcasing indie rock, local songwriters and pop-up restaurant events. For a unique cocktail experience, try over-the-top themed daiquiris at Alky Experience, featuring concoctions like Candy Crush and Shark Attack.
Families can get up close to exotic animals at Cypress Zoo, nestled within the groves of sweetgum trees inside Cypress Black Bayou Park. See around 30 species of animals in natural environments, including bears, peacocks, ponies and wild turkeys. At Gators and Friends Adventure Park, you can pet baby alligators and zip-line through tree canopies.
Getting around Bossier City
You can rent a car at Shreveport Regional Airport, about 15 minutes’ drive from Bossier City. You can also use taxis or SporTran buses to get around.