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My husband and I came to visit family. We ended up having my younger brother (11yrs old) for the day. Decided to take him to water works for the day and we absolutely loved it. Workers were informative and grear with the kids. He even...More
This is a unique destination where you can learn how the city of Shreveport got its water years ago.
Based on the reviews I felt compelled to give this place a little of my time on a Saturday.
I highly suggest you pay this place...More
We were treated by a volunteer docent who led us on a well-conducted, very informative tour of this fascinating place, the site of the last functioning steam powered pumps powering a municipal water system in the country. Next door is a modest but enjoyable railroad...More
I can't say that this is the best museum in Shreveport, but it's still a nice place to visit. I like the people who works there because they organise the tour for me. I was alone in the whole museum) Without tour with the guy...More
Visited the museum. Very old; first waterworks facility for Shreveport. Lots of information. We enjoyed the tour which after the first room is a self guided tour. Lots of history. A nice surprise at the end.
This is an interesting place. It shows a part of history which we don't commonly think about - how to pump water to a whole city? There are not many bells and whistles - although there is a literal whistle that you can pull on...More
While not longer an operating water works facility, the City of Shreveport has done a fabulous job of preserving their historic plant with much of the original equipment remaining in place. You're bound to be the only visitor if you drop by and you can...More
This place is a must see when in Shreveport and it’s free! Great tour guides take you through the plant that was build in the early 1900’s and used till 1980. They still have working parts and are able to show you how everything worked....More
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This museum is Shreveport's first water work which was built in 1887 before the age of electricity. Everything has been preserved as it was and best of all it is a National Historic Landmark. Admission is free but... More
This museum is Shreveport's first water work which was built in 1887 before the age of electricity. Everything has been preserved as it was and best of all it is a National Historic Landmark. Admission is free but donations are very welcome!
The Shreveport Water Works Museum exhibits a National Historic Landmark and National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark that was said by the Smithsonian to be America's last operating steam powered water works when it was... More
The Shreveport Water Works Museum exhibits a National Historic Landmark and National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark that was said by the Smithsonian to be America's last operating steam powered water works when it was retired in 1980. You can see the antique steam pumps, boilers, and water purification equipment. Nearly everything is still intact just the way it was when producing the city's drinking water.