Sci-port’s Goodman IMAX® Dome
Shreveport’s Sci-Port Discovery Center just added an IMAX® Dome. The 4K laser projection system immerses guests into the movie experience with incredible sound and color. This immersive cinematic experience features blockbusters, documentaries, and family favorites. Find out what’s playing at https://sci-port.org/imax/. In Summer 2023, Game-Port returns to Sci-Port, featuring an interactive science playground of gaming.
East Bank District
Bossier City’s East Bank District has been in a constant state of expansion, even giving new experiences to those familiar with the area. Highlights include the “East Bank Mafia” vibe in Hurricane Alley, the open-air eating, drinking, greeting, game playing and music-listening space behind BeauxJax Crafthouse, Bayou Axe Throwing Co., Frozen Pirogue (pronounced “PEA-row”) and the new Chef’s Table. It’s one spot where walking with an open container is also an option. There’s a new Streetcar Station featuring New Orleans-style “Snoballs.” (We hear they’re getting boozy ones.) Then just down the way are unique sweets and treats from Sugar Sheaux and the ALL-NEW Red River Brewpub at the Garage.
New Shreveport Mural
The new From Shreveport with Love Mural is bringing a corner of downtown alive with its colorful postcard montage of things that make Shreveport-Bossier a place to love to live. This “Instagrammable” art encourages viewers to spot iconic city spots.
The Hilton Shreveport Convention Center Hotel
The Hilton Shreveport connected to the Convention Center is renovating meeting spaces in 2023. The 4-star hotel is also updating furnishings, sprucing up the front entrance and renovating the pool area.
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park
Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Park in Blanchard, LA, is nearly 160-acres of forest filled with nature trails and wildlife. It will close in February 2023 to begin its metamorphosis into a new, high-tech, state-of-the-art science park.
Gators & Friends Zip Lines
Gators & Friends in Greenwood, LA, will expand its zip line options at the popular exotic petting zoo and adventure park to make the “ultimate adventure with a Zipline Course” over alligators even more thrilling.
Guests can watch, wager and whet their appetites in 2023 at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City. The Inside Rail Sportsbook Bar & Grill just opened with a new menu. From Boudin Egg Rolls and the Touchdown Platter to the Inside Rail Grand Slam burger, it was designed to be a comfy spot to catch sports and place bets. The Downs will be the site of the 2023 Balloon Rally in the summer.
Shreveport Common Expansion
The Shreveport Common project includes 50 partners and $56 million in long term improvements to transform a blighted area of Shreveport into a cultural “hub.” Caddo Common Park’s new Outdoor Pavilion just debuted, and the park already has 30 out of 52 weekends booked. It’s the city’s first programmable greenspace on the western edge of downtown. FREE exercise, fitness and wellness activities are available every week along with a diverse offering of arts programming. In 2023, more revitalization is expected in the area
The Shreveport Aquarium is bringing back the Paddlefish Festival in March 2023. A Party for the Planet is planned in April, along with the chance to have breakfast with a mermaid. Guests can view over 300 species and 1,000 animals while hand-feeding stingrays and touching jellyfish. The Fossil Mining Experience allows for dirt digging as guests search for buried treasure such as gemstones, fossils, and shark teeth.