From outdoor fun to vibrant nightlife, explore the best things to do in Shreveport

Just a block off I-20, the Country Inn & Suites makes it easy to explore the best things to do in the Shreveport–Bossier City area. You can take the whole family to hunt for bargains at Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets, meet the fascinating animals at Gators & Friends, or walk through a replicated star field on the Space Walk at Sci-Port Discovery Center. Love the outdoors? Head over to Red River National Wildlife Refuge to enjoy some boating, hiking, and wildlife viewing. For trade shows, live concerts, and sporting events, check out the schedules for the Shreveport Convention Center and Independence Stadium. After a busy day, you can freshen up in your room or suite before enjoying the city’s famous nightlife at casinos like Horseshoe, Sam’s Town, Eldorado, or Margaritaville Casino.

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Meadows Museum of Art

5.67 mi / 9.13 km from the hotel
Located at Centenary College of Louisiana, this museum features a permanent collection of more than 1,600 works—a significant increase to the original 350 paintings the museum housed when it opened in 1975.

Shreveport Convention Center

5.92 mi / 9.53 km from the hotel
This 350,000-square-foot event center is a popular venue for large conferences and trade shows as well as corporate dinner parties and wedding celebrations.

Shreveport Water Works Museum

5.75 mi / 9.25 km from the hotel
Learn about steam waterworks at this museum located at the McNeill Street Pumping Station. The facility is both a National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

Sci-Port Discovery Center

6.22 mi / 10.01 km from the hotel
Let your kids experience nearly 200 interactive exhibits that make learning about mathematics, science, and technology fun.

Gardens of the American Rose Center

6.94 mi / 11.17 km from the hotel
Featuring thousands of rosebushes and more than 65 separate rose gardens, this 118-acre center offers an enchanting landscape.

Hirsch Memorial Coliseum

2.48 mi / 4 km from the hotel
Attend the state fair in the fall or one of the many events happening year-round in this facility’s 28,800 square feet of exhibit space.

Independence Stadium

2.32 mi / 3.73 km from the hotel
If you’re in Shreveport during football’s postseason, then you’re sure to hear about the celebrated Independence Bowl. Experience it for yourself at this 53,000-seat venue, which hosts additional sporting events and live entertainment year-round.

The R. W. Norton Art Gallery

4.93 mi / 7.94 km from the hotel
Surrounded by azalea gardens that blossom in the spring, this museum features Western art as well as a research library with thousands of books relating to the arts, culture, and history.

CenturyLink Center

8.84 mi / 14.23 km from the hotel
From rodeos and basketball games to comedy tours and concerts, there’s plenty of entertainment for everyone at CenturyLink Center.

Gators & Friends

12.41 mi / 19.98 km from the hotel
See alligators up close and interact with miniature horses, kangaroos, and lemurs at this petting zoo with a zip line and go-karts.

Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets

6.56 mi / 10.57 km from the hotel
Shop for family and friends and score a few new outfits for yourself at outlet stores like Express Factory, The Children’s Place, and Nike Factory Store.

Red River National Wildlife Refuge

8.96 mi / 14.41 km from the hotel
Observe the birds, butterflies, and alligators of the Red River Valley when you visit this wildlife refuge.