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It’s no secret that Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent has big plans for Shreveport-Bossier, especially the downtown area. With that in mind, we thought it would be a nice way to welcome him to town with a list of the ‘50 Must Do’ activities in our area so he can get a feel for what we’re all about. After all, Shreveport has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment, culture, and outdoor activities.   

50 Unique Things to Do in Shreveport-Bossier for 50 Cent: The 50/50 List 

  • Try a drive-thru daiquiri
  • Drive over the Jimmie Davis Bridge while you still can
  • Speaking of bridges, he needs to check out the Bakowski Bridge of Lights aka Long-Allen Bridge
  • Take a haunted tour at Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium
  • Spend a Saturday night under the stars watching a band at Hurricane Alley
    Courtesy of the R.W. Norton Art Gallery
    Courtesy of the R.W. Norton Art Gallery
  • Take pictures with the azaleas at R.W. Norton Art Gallery
  • Check out the wave pool they built to film the water scenes for The Guardian. 
  • Go to Geek’d Con
  • Experience the difference between the ‘Gucci’ Brookshire’s and the rest. 
  • Try your luck at the casinos. 
    rez-art/Getty Images
    rez-art/Getty Images
  • Go zip-lining at Gators & Friends Adventure Park.
  • Go birdwatching at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Experience a Shrimp Buster at Herby K’s
  • Go to the Red River Revel Arts Festival
  • Play disc golf at Ford Park.
    via Google Maps
    via Google Maps
  • Visit one of our local breweries.
  • Get a ‘muffy’ at Fertitta’s.
  • Visit the Shreveport Aquarium.
  • Go to the Independence Bowl.
  • Drink a Superior margarita
    Google Street View
    Google Street View
  • Pinch some tails at Mudbug Madness.
  • Watch a show, any show at the Strand Theatre.
  • Explore the Louisiana Boardwalk. 
  • Look for tarantulas at Oakland Cemetery.
  • Go fishing on our amazing local lakes or the Red River.
    Courtesy of the Krewe of Centaur
    Courtesy of the Krewe of Centaur
  • Go to a Mardi Gras parade. 
  • Stroll through the Gardens of the American Rose Center. 
  • Play count the semi-trucks in the construction zone on I-20 in Bossier City. 
  • Tour the Barksdale Global Power Museum.
  • Get Malone’s salt water taffy at the State Fair of Louisiana. 
    Midway - State Fair of Louisiana
    Midway - State Fair of Louisiana
  • Attend the annual Captain Shreve vs. C.E. Byrd High School football matchup.
  • Eat at Monjuni’s... the main one on Louisiana Avenue. 
  • Wager on the races at Louisiana Downs. 
  • Attend Christmas in the Sky.
  • Anything Prizefest!
    Herby K's Facebook Page
    Herby K's Facebook Page
  • Sample authentic Cajun cuisine at Herby K’s, Ernest’s Orleans, Marilynn’s Place, Ralph and Kacoos, etc... 
  • Take in a film at the Robinson Film Center. 
  • See a Shreveport Mudbugs hockey game at George’s Pond in the Hirsch Coliseum. 
  • Go see the new Centenary Gents football team play this fall. 
  • Go to a Mardi Gras Bal.
  • Go camping at any one of our amazing local parks like Bistineau or Cypress-Black Bayou. 
  • Grab some fresh veggies at one of our local farmers’ markets. 
  • Always choose local restaurants or Louisiana-based chains when eating out, like Raising Cane’s, Popeye’s, Southern Classic, Krispy Krunchy Chicken, etc... 
  • Play a round of golf at any of Shreveport-Bossier's gorgeous courses.
  • Reserve the Chef’s Table at Mabry House. You’ll thank me later. 
    Crawfish Feed
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  • Go to a crawfish boil. 
  • Grab a dozen hot, fresh Southern Maid Donuts. 
  • Check out all the gorgeous historic homes along Fairfield Avenue. 
  • Try our famous Shreveport-style stuffed shrimp. 
  • See the sunflowers along the Boom or Bust Byway
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