Nestled against the western bank of the Red River, Shreveport is the largest city in Northwest Louisiana and offers something for everyone. From the wooded areas filled with mature trees and beautiful walking trails to inviting Cross Lake and rolling Red River, nature abounds and provides the perfect backdrop. A cultural hub, Shreveport offers plenty for people of all ages, including the Sci-Port Discovery Center, Spring Street Historical Museum, the Shreveport Aquarium, and the acclaimed R.W. Norton Art Gallery whose surrounding gardens and trails are as pretty as the wonderful and diverse art displayed inside. Whether its catching beads during a Mardi Gras parade downtown, attending a spring or summer festival, watching a live performance at the Strand Theatre, enjoying a local delicacy, or spending time on one of the area’s riverboat casinos, Shreveport offers it all.