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J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center

700 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71101-3627
+1 318-677-2669
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Quick Visit with Average Exhibits

It was located right across the street from the Children and Science Museum so we figured hey why... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Walter W
,
Little Rock, Arkansas
via mobile
Small quality, generic museum, ok video

If in the area, drop in for 20 minutes but Nothing dramatically unique .... nothing you can't... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
sweerek
,
Dayton, Ohio
via mobile
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“red river” (7 reviews)
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700 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71101-3627
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

It was located right across the street from the Children and Science Museum so we figured hey why not. The staff was very helpful, but it was hot as a dickens inside the building. Neat and quick visit overall though.

Thank Walter W
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

If in the area, drop in for 20 minutes but Nothing dramatically unique .... nothing you can't miss.... simple, sterile & clean as expected from a federal government visitor center.

Thank sweerek
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This was a very interesting place and the man that was giving us a tour of the visitor center was from the area and knew what he was talking about. You learned that the river at one time had a 160 mile log jam. The...More

Thank Gillum S
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Our family was passing through on our way to Alabama and this was a perfect little rest stop to stretch our legs, take a modified tour of the Red River, and use clean restrooms! Mr. Sumrall (park ranger) was so kind to our family and...More

Thank D_K_Breed
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This a free visitor center with a very good film about the Red River. The exhibits are probably only okay tho. Unfortunately, the one person staff was sick and a lady tried to turn the lights on but was only partially successful. She was very...More

Thank jephm
Reviewed 7 December 2014

This museum gives you a very quick view of the history of the Red River, from DeSoto to the present. Without beating a dead horse, it shows the the challenges overcome, from Spanish opposition to log jams/dams, to soft bottoms and swift currents that constantly...More

2  Thank RobertWLindner
Reviewed 19 October 2014

This modernistic boat-shaped building (look real close and squint to see the "boat shape") has an auditorium, where one should view the 12-minute video presentation, to set the stage for looking at the exhibits in the other end of the not-too-large building. The visitor center...More

1  Thank WYbirdwatcher
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Talking to the Lead Ranger, they are in the process of making lots of new improvement to both inside and outside the building and improving the displays and tours of what they have inside. If you are looking for somewhere to take your Girl Scouts...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 10 August 2014

This is a pretty new attraction in downtown Shreveport. The first thing you'll do is watch a brief video about the Red River that gives lots of interesting information. Then stroll through the rest of the center for great exhibits, including river history, wildlife and...More

2  Thank Pat G
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Information on the exploration of the Red, as well as historical information on its navigation, and present day shipping is available in photographs, audio, and audiovisual presentations. Plan on about an hour. Plenty of parking is available, and there is no admission charge.

4  Thank JasShreveport_LA
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