Northwest Louisiana is slightly different than the rest of Louisiana. It's a blend of the wide-open Texas spirit and the spicy Cajun attitude, where cowboy meets Creole. The unique blend of cultures will surprise you. Come here to explore our vast musical heritage, and you will find not just jazz, but country, bluegrass and folk music too. If you are expecting the bright lights and fast action of the casinos, you will also find excellent shopping and family entertainment all around. From the glittering excitement of the casinos, the wonderful array of festivals, the mouth-watering local cuisine, fantastic shopping and numerous outdoor activities, to the museums and attractions.
Many major metropolitan cities can be found just a few short hours away. Shreveport is approximately three hours from the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas and just four to five hours driving distance from Houston, Texas, Little Rock, Arkansas, Jackson, Mississippi and Louisiana's State Capital, Baton Rouge. Cities such as New Orleans, Louisiana and Memphis, Tennessee are about six hours away from Shreveport. These and many other regional destinations make wonderful weekend getaways.