Shreveport Day

We stayed at the Sam’s Town Casino Hotel on our last visit to Shreveport — casino hotels are usually larger (this room was 500 sq ft) and nicer than a lot of competitors, and if you’re traveling on a weekday, they’re so much less expensive to book (they get a great deal more business on the weekends, so staying on a Wednesday, for instance, will often save $200+/night). And staying at a casino generally doesn’t mean you’ll even see the casino floor — walk in the door, go to the hotel desk, up the elevator, voila. Just a hotel.

Sam's Town Hotel and Casino, Shreveport LA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Sam's Town Hotel and Casino, Shreveport LA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Sam's Town Hotel and Casino, Shreveport LA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Av had a lot of work/visiting to do, so besides swimming, we walked over to Sci-Port, their children’s museum, which was so terrific. Every year, we’ll keep a membership at one of the science museums and love taking advantage of the ASTC Passport Program, which means we’ve gotten in free via reciprocal to lots of children’s and science museums
Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center, Shreveport LA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Sci-port was terrific. It was clean, bright, and everything worked (if you go to a lot of museums for children, you know this isn’t always the case). Loved the theming.
Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center, Shreveport LA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center, Shreveport LA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

So Strawn’s was for breakfast, and Southern Classic Fried Chicken (I don’t see their website, so here’s their Yelp) was lunch.

Just a quickie fast food kind of place (it’s a small chain of something like three restaurants here in town), and it was pretty good!
Southern Classic Chicken, Shreveport LA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

One of the days we went to Southern Maid Donuts — maybe this was on the way out of town — it’s so perfectly retro
Southern Maid Donuts, Shreveport LA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Their website notes that Southern Maid was the only commercial Elvis ever did. In any case, they haven’t changed much since. That’s cool.
Southern Maid Donuts, Shreveport LA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Southern Maid Donuts, Shreveport LA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

This wasn’t my favorite bite of doughnut in the whole world, but it was okay.
Southern Maid Donuts, Shreveport LA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Well, between the chicken and the doughnuts, we did a lot of walking. On the way back from Sci-Port, we walked along the river and saw this sculpture, simply titled ‘Shreveport Roses’
Shreveport Roses, Shreveport LA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Downtown there were many interesting things to explore, but besides the murals (another post), loooooved the Strand Theatre
Strand Theatre, Shreveport LA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Strand Theatre, Shreveport LA//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
“Progressive Amusement for Progressive People”

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