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Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana. It's located in the northwest portion of the state and is separated from neighboring Bossier City by the Red River. Many locals refer to the two cities as Shreveport-Bossier. As of the 2000 census, the population of Shreveport was 200,145 resident. Shreveport was founded in 1836 by the Shreve Town Company, a corporation established to develop a town at the juncture of the newly navigable Red River and the Texas Trail, an overland route into the newly independent Republic of Texas and, prior to that time, into Mexico. Today, Shreveport is the commercial and cultural center of the Ark-La-Tex, which is an area where Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas meet. Shreveport is well-known for its many special events throughout the year, including Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Shreveport, the Red River Revel, Mudbug Madness (a celebration of crawfish,) Holiday in Dixie, the Louisiana State Fair, the Independence Bowl and the Louisiana Film Festival. Shreveport is also home to many museums, galleries, and gardens, including the National Rose Garden, which is the world's largest rose garden. Shreveport has live theater and the symphony, gaming, and shopping at the Louisiana Boardwalk. Of course, the city is a smorgasbord of fine restaurants featuring mouthwatering Creole and Cajun delights, as well as other regional and ethnic foods. You can take a ride down the Red River or enjoy the outdoors in any number of other ways, such as hiking, picnicking, fishing, boating or golf. Shreveport is a mix of modern convenience and natural beauty on Louisiana's "other side."

Surrounding areas: Bossier City, Louisiana (8.5 mi)

Shreveport Vacation Rentals

Shreveport Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Value Inn4915 Monkhouse DrShreveport, LA (318) 631-5566
Best Western Richmond Suites Hotel5101 Monkhouse DrShreveport, LA (318) 635-6431
Champion Lake Apartment Homes3501 Champion Lake BlvdShreveport, LA (318) 869-8900
Clarion Hotel Shreveport1419 E 70th StShreveport, LA (318) 797-9900
Comfort Inn9420 Healthplex DrShreveport, LA (318) 688-2812
Courtyard By Marriott Shreveport6001 Financial PlzShreveport, LA (318) 686-0880
Fairfield Inn By Marriott6245 Westport AveShreveport, LA (318) 686-0102
Hampton Inn Shreveport-Airport5226 Monkhouse DrShreveport, LA (318) 636-4447
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites8751 Park PlzShreveport, LA (318) 629-0163
Holiday Inn Express5105 Westwood Park DrShreveport, LA (318) 631-2000
Howard Johnson Express2610 Claiborne AveShreveport, LA (318) 636-0000
Jameson Inn6715 Rasberry LnShreveport, LA (318) 671-0731
La Quinta Inn & Suites Shreveport6700 Financial CirShreveport, LA (318) 671-1100
Red Roof Inn Shreveport7296 Greenwood RdShreveport, LA (318) 938-5342
Remington Suites Hotel220 Travis StShreveport, LA (318) 425-5000
Residence Inn Shreveport Airport4910 W MonkhouseShreveport, LA (318) 635-8000
Super 8 Motel5204 Monkhouse DrShreveport, LA (318) 635-8888
The Lodge4911 Monkhouse DrShreveport, LA (318) 636-0771
Microtel Inn & Suites2713 VLG LnBossier City, LA5.0 mi.(318) 742-7882
Motel 6 #391210 John Welsley BlvdBossier City, LA5.0 mi.(318) 742-3472
Comfort Inn Bossier1111 DelhiBossier City, LA5.1 mi.(318) 221-2400
Diamondjacks Casino & Resort - Bossier City711 Isle Of Capri BlvdBossier City, LA5.1 mi.(318) 678-7777
Ramada Inn750 Isle Of Capri BlvdBossier City, LA5.1 mi.(318) 746-8410
Holiday Inn2015 Old Minden RdBossier City, LA6.0 mi.(318) 742-9700
La Quinta Inn #568309 Preston BlvdBossier City, LA6.0 mi.(318) 747-4400
Shoney's Inn Of Bossier City1836 Old Minden RdBossier City, LA6.0 mi.(318) 747-7700
The Hampton Inn1005 Gould DrBossier City, LA6.1 mi.(318) 752-1112
Residence Inn By Marriott1001 Gould DrBossier, LA6.1 mi.(318) 747-6220
Bossier City Days Inn200 John Wesley BlvdBossier City, LA6.3 mi.(318) 742-9200
Quality Inn And Suites2717 Village LnBossier City, LA6.8 mi.(318) 742-7890
Best Western Airline Motor Inn1984 Airline DrBossier City, LA6.9 mi.(318) 742-6000
Crossland3070 E Texas StBossier City, LA7.0 mi.(318) 747-5800
Super 8 Motel - Bossier City3101 Hilton DrBossier City, LA7.2 mi.(800) 800-8000
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites4300 Industrial DrBossier City, LA8.2 mi.(318) 746-5050
Ramada Inn & Conference Center4000 Industrial DrBossier City, LA8.2 mi.(318) 747-0711
Bed & Breakfast
Twenty-Four Thirty-Nine Fairfield Bed & Breakfast2439 Fairfield AveShreveport, LA (318) 424-2424

Shreveport Weather & Climate

Northwest Louisiana has a humid subtropical climate. Rainfall is abundant with the normal annual rain just over 51 inches, with monthly averages of 3 inches in August to more than 5 inches in May and June. Severe thunderstorms with heavy rain, hail, high winds and tornadoes occur in the area during the spring. The winter months are mild with an average of 39 days of freezing or below-freezing temperatures per year. Ice and sleet storms do occur, but snowfall is rare. Summer months are very warm and humid, with maximum temperatures soaring above 95 degrees about 32 days per year, with high to very high humidity sometimes exceeding the 90 percent level.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 56°F 36°F 4.60 in. -
February 62°F 40°F 4.21 in. -
March 69°F 47°F 4.18 in. -
April 76°F 53°F 4.42 in. -
May 83°F 62°F 5.25 in. -
June 89°F 69°F 5.05 in. -
July 93°F 73°F 3.99 in. -
August 93°F 72°F 2.71 in. -
September 87°F 66°F 3.21 in. -
October 78°F 55°F 4.45 in. -
November 66°F 45°F 4.68 in. -
December 58°F 38°F 4.55 in. -

Shreveport Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Shreveport Regional airport (SHV) located about 2 miles southwest of Shreveport, the Center Municipal airport (F17) located approximately 48 miles southwest of Shreveport in Center, Texas, the East Texas Regional airport (GGG) located roughly 53 miles west of Shreveport in Longview, Texas, and finally Texarkana Regional Webb Field (TXK) located around 68 miles north of Shreveport in Texarkana, Arkansas.

Shreveport Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Hamel's ParkShreveportLA 
Water Parks
Water TownShreveportLA 
Golf Courses
Champion LinksShreveportLA 
Huntington Park Golf CourseShreveportLA 
Lakeside Park Golf CourseShreveportLA 
Northwood Country ClubShreveportLA 
Querbes Park Golf CourseShreveportLA 
Westwood Executive Golf CourseShreveportLA 
Golf Club at StoneBridgeBossier CityLA4.8 mi.
Alpine Meadows Country ClubKeithvilleLA9.9 mi.
Eastland FairwaysHaughtonLA17.9 mi.
Olde Oaks Golf ClubHaughtonLA17.9 mi.
State Parks
Lake Bistineau State ParkLA24.5 mi. 
Caddo Lake State ParkTX26.4 mi. 
Longview Museum of Fine ArtsLongviewTX55.0 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Caldwell ZooTylerTX88.0 mi.
Ellen Trout ZooLufkinTX95.4 mi.
Alexandria Zoological ParkAlexandriaLA112.8 mi.

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