Two Progressive Cities connected by the Red River: Shreveport/Bossier City steeped in Southern Style and Exciting Spicy Cuisine. This areas heritage runs deep in the soul of these two cities, which offer a variety of attractions, cultural activities, festivals and rich cuisine. From Louisiana Downs, one of the nation’s largest thoroughbred racetracks, to one of the Top 10 Science centers, Sci-Port Louisiana Science Center, Shreveport has it all; the American Rose Center, North America’s Largest park dedicated to the rose, and five dockside riverboat casinos adjacent to the largest outlet, lifestyle, dining and entertainment destination in the state with over 70 retail stores and restaurants, The Louisiana Boardwalk. For more info visit or call 888-45-VISIT.

Early Pioneers came to the area today known as Shreveport/Bossier City more than a century and a half ago, recognizing the value of the fertile land along the Red River.

Captain Henry Miller Shreve, a steam boat captain and superintendent of western river improvement, cleared the great logjam known as the “Great Raft” in the 1830’s. The Great Raft stretched 165 miles alone the Red River. Capt. Shreve’s work opened the area to commerce, marking the beginning of growth and prosperity. On March 20, 1839 the town was incorporated as “Shreveport”. In 1907, Bossier City was incorporated.

New Margaritaville Resort Casino, an 18 story hotel with 395 rooms, 900-seat headliner  entertainment venue, tropical pool deck, riverfront fine dining and 2,500 sq ft of meeting space. Opening June 14th.

Downtown Shreveport is the region's center of commerce, tourism, recreation and festivals. It is a neighborhood, a business district, an entertainment center and host to  millions of visitors. From uniquely restored historic properties to modern high-rises, downtown offers a variety of flexible floor plans and competitive rates currently supplying 60% of the office space to more than 12,000 workers.

Throughout downtown, you'll find places to dine, art and music to enjoy, movies to watch, and great company along the way. We invite you to live, work, and play with us and Discover Downtown Shreveport! Visit for more info and opportunities to join our community.

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14 Feb 2014

By TRAVELHOST Contributing Writer