Visit The Shreveport Waterworks Museum & Grounds

Enjoy one of Shreveport's hidden gems!

By by Mimi Rankin Webb - Macaroni Kid Shreveport-Bossier Moms In the Know Publisher June 3, 2020

Got cabin fever? Need somewhere to let the little ones run around and explore? 

The Shreveport Water Works Museum is a great place to take the kids to learn a little history and explore!

Come visit the "Last known steam-powered municipal water treatment plant in the United States." 

This National Historic Landmark  is nestled just on the outside edge of downtown Shreveport and offers a neat outing where you can enjoy the grounds as well as go exploring!  

Their hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 am- 4 pm and Sunday from noon-4 pm. 

Just don't forget that they are closed on Mondays, otherwise you can just drop in anytime during business hours!

They offer FREE admission (donations are always appreciated) and have tour guides on hand to walk you through OR you can pick up a brochure for a self guided tour of the grounds and museum. 

This historic water works combines equal parts engineering, chemistry, sanitation and Shreveport/Downtown history into what is truly a really remarkable story. 

For those of you unfamiliar with this hidden gem of a facility, it is large and open making it VERY easy to maintain needed social distance and still enjoy yourselves while exploring a fun new place. 

They promise to have hand sanitizer and restrooms for thorough hand washing! 

This is a GREAT place to go exploring, it's educational AND has a lot of room to explore, run around and experience a part of our area history!

My kids LOVE exploring the grounds and getting to see the insides of neat buildings and the old water works areas out in back!

Find them on Facebook HERE or online HERE.