19 OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO NEAR BARKSDALE AFB
IntroductionAs you transition into your new life at Barksdale AFB, you’ll want to find some fun things to do near town to occupy your time. Below we have listed a variety of options for you, along with their contact information. Getting out and enjoying the area with family, friends, neighbors, and others is always a great way to begin adjusting to a new home in a new city. Explore these options and find what works best for you and your family. Don’t be afraid to ask friends and neighbors for their recommendations too! Barksdale AFB has no shortage of indoor and outdoor activities in and around the base. If you are looking for options off base, there are a lot of things to do in Bossier City and Shreveport, many of which are only a short drive away. Know what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to where you want to go: (1-3) Golfing (4-7) Nearby Attractions (8-9) Museums (10-11) Bowling (12-14) Movie Theaters (15-17) Parks, Rivers, and Lakes (18-19) Gyms
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Things to Do Near Barksdale AFB
Barksdale AFB Golf Course
1. Bomber Bayou Golf Course180 Bossier Rd. Barksdale AFB, LA 71110
Phone: 1 (318) 456-2263 Bomber Bayou Golf Course is an 18-hole course. It boasts a large practice putting green, driving range, as well as chipping/pitching and bunker/sand trap practice areas. The Golf Course hosts a number of tournaments annually, including the Barksdale Club Championship, Annual Retiree Golf Classic, and the Annual Customer Appreciation Tournament. The course also features a pro shop and their award-winning Caddie Corner Grille which offers a variety of cuisines.
2. The Golf Club at Stonebridge301 Stonebridge Blvd. Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 1 (318) 747-2004 The Golf Club at Stonebridge promises patrons an exclusive club environment that anyone can enjoy. This golf club features an 18-hole golf course designed by Fred Couples and Gene Bates. The Gold Club at Stonebridge’s golf clubhouse offers restaurant dining, men's and women’s locker rooms with lounges, a bar, and a full-service golf shop.
3. Querbes Park Golf Course3500 Beverly Pl. Shreveport, LA 71104
Phone: 1 (318) 673-7773 Querbes Park Golf Course is an 18-hole course and it covers 6,207 yards. This course was originally built in 1921 and is open year-round.
4. ITT Barksdale AFB801 Kenney Ave. #1003 Barksdale AFB, LA 71110
Phone: 1 (318) 456-1865 Let Barksdale AFB Information, Tickets & Travel office take your vacations to the next level while saving you money. Here you can find discounted tickets to attractions such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, LEGOLAND Florida and many more.
5. Shreveport Aquarium601 Clyde Fant Pkwy. Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 1 (318) 383-0601 Shreveport Aquarium houses more than 3,000 creatures representing over 300 different species of aquatic life including sharks, turtles, seahorses, jellyfish, and much more.
6. Sci-Port Discovery Center820 Clyde Fant Pkwy. Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 1 (318) 424-3466 Sci-Port Discovery Center seeks to provide people of all ages with an out-of-the-box educational experience that allows them to learn more about the fields of mathematics, science, and technology. According to Sci-Port Discover Center’s mission statement, it “serves to spark curiosity about the world around us, provides hands-on tools for using scientific discovery in everyday life, and encourages a passion for life-long learning.”
7. Margaritaville Resort Casino777 Margaritaville Way Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 1 (855) 346-2489 Margaritaville Resort Casino is a hotel and casino with fantastic dining, popular casino games, and exciting entertainment.
Barksdale AFB Museum
8. Global Power Museum88 Shreveport Rd. Bossier City, LA 71112
Phone: 1 (318) 752-0055 The Barksdale Global Power Museum has a variety of vintage aircrafts, including the B-17 and B-24 bombers of World War II, the P-51 Mustang, the B-52D and B-52G Stratofortress, and the MACH 3+ SR-71 Blackbird (the highest and fastest flying jet aircraft ever).
9. Meadows Museum Of Art2911 Centenary Blvd. Shreveport, LA 71104
Phone: 1 (318) 869-5169 The Meadows Museum of Art originally opened in 1975 and currently boasts more than 1,600 works of art in its permanent collection.
Barksdale AFB Bowling Alley
10. Barksdale Bowling Center823 Twining Dr. Barksdale AFB, LA 71110
Phone: 1 (318) 456-4133 Barksdale Bowling Center is located on Barksdale AFB and is open 7 days a week. The bowling alley is equipped with 16 lanes, an award-winning snack bar, and a pro shop with custom plugging and drilling.
11. Holiday Lanes3316 Old Minden Rd. Bossier City, LA 71112
Phone: 1 (318) 746-7331 Holiday Lanes is a retro-style bowling alley with 44 lanes. Holiday Lanes has a pro shop, as well as a cafe and lounge. This establishment is open 7 days a week with “Glow Bowling” offered on Friday and Saturday nights. Additionally, Holiday Lanes offers a military discount, over 45 arcade games, and party packages to celebrate those special occasions for all age groups.
Barksdale AFB Movie Theater
12. Regal Bossier Corners Cinema2800 Shed Rd. Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 1 (844) 462-7342 Regal Cinemas features blockbuster in 4DX, IMAX, RPX, and Screen X. The theater also has a concession stand with a variety of options, so make sure to grab your go-to theater snack before planting yourself in front of one of Regal Cinemas' massive screens.
13. Regal Louisiana Boardwalk & IMAX2 River Colony Dr. Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 1 (844) 462-7342 Regal Louisiana Boardwalk & IMAX, like its counterpart just up the street at 2800 Shed Rd, features blockbuster in 4DX, IMAX, RPX, and Screen X. The theater also has a concession stand with a variety of options, so make sure to grab your go-to theater snack before planting yourself in front of one of Regal Cinemas' massive screens.
14. Robinson Film Center617 Texas St. Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 1 (318) 459-4122 Robinson Film Center is a small, cozy movie house that screens independent, international, and classic films.
Parks, Rivers, and Lakes
15. Patricia Drive Neighborhood Park3501 Patricia Dr. Bossier City, LA 71112
Phone: 1 (318) 741-8450 Patricia Drive Neighborhood Park has a baseball/softball field, tennis courts, playground, and jogging path.
16. Shreveport Dog Park857 E Stoner Ave. Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 1 (318) 673-7727 If you are a dog owner and you’re looking for somewhere to take your pup, Shreveport Dog Park is a beautiful 4 acre fenced-in dog park along the riverfront.
17. Shreveport Riverview Park601 Clyde Fant Pkwy Shreveport, LA 71101
Phone: 1 (318) 673-7727 Shreveport Riverview Park features a water playground and beautiful views of the Red River.
Barksdale AFB Gyms
18. Iron Airman Fitness Center3875 Prichard Drive Barksdale AFB, LA 71110
Phone: 1 (318) 456-1119 The Iron Airman Facility at Barksdale AFB is open 24/7 and provides people with an Olympic-style workout. Cardio equipment is available, and the fitness center is open to all active duty, retiree, and dependent personnel.
19. CrossFit Sage1156 Airline Dr. Bossier City, LA 71112
Phone: 1 (318) 584-7430 CrossFit Sage is a welcoming fitness community that seeks to help people of all fitness levels reach their individual goals. At CrossFit Sage experienced coaches are available to lend their expertise, and workouts are tailored to best serve each and every member.
ConclusionWe are sure that your new base at Barksdale AFB will provide you with no shortage of things to do, whether you prefer staying on base or exploring the neighboring cities. The local area in and around Bossier City and Shreveport, offers plenty of activities for people of all age groups, so whether you prefer indoor or outdoor activities make sure you enjoy it with family or friends.
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