DescriptionAcross the Red River from Shreveport and near Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier City is the industrial hub of Bossier Parish and an entertainment center for the area. CenturyLink Center, 2000 CenturyLink Center Dr., hosts athletic competitions, concerts and other live events; phone (318) 747-2501. Thoroughbred racing takes place at Harrah's Louisiana Downs, 8000 E. Texas St., May through September; quarter horse racing begins in January and ends in March. The highlight of the racing season, the Super Derby in September, is accompanied by a variety of activities, including the Super Derby Hat Contest. Phone (318) 742-5555.
Note: Policies concerning admittance of children to pari-mutuel betting facilities vary. Phone for information.
ShoppingLocated along the banks of the Red River, Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets (540 Boardwalk Blvd.) features a scenic promenade, a carousel, a movie theater and a picnic area in addition to numerous specialty stores and restaurants.
Things to SeeBarksdale Global Power Museum
GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENTSBoomtown Casino