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Shreveport Water Works Museum

142 North Common, Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 221-3388
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Ranked #4 of 28 Attractions in Shreveport
Type: Museums
Description: Shreveport's first water works was built in 1887. A National Historic Landmark. Free admission.
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Hawkins, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great fun for the kids. They love water and I love to see them happy. This is a good place to plan a party.

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San Antonio, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Maybe I missed something but when we arrived last week, the gate was closed and we were unable to take this tour. I was really looking forward to this piece of history while we were in Shreveport. The hours were posted on the gate and according to that, they should have been open when we arrived.

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Shreveport, LA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Spent most of a Sunday afternoon with a most knowledgeable volunteer touring this attraction. He shared a myriad of facts, so I apologize as I have forgotten the his name. Shreveport's first water plant opened in 1887 and was in operation until 1980. Filtration began in 1890, and chlorine treatment was initiated in 1914. May be wrong, but I believe... More

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204 reviews 204 reviews
133 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The Shreveport Water Works Museum was built in 1887 and closed in 1980 - almost a hundred years later. It was very fascinating to see that the water was sucked in from the nearby bayou, passed through a cistern type system, then several filter systems, and finally put in a holding tank where chlorine was added before sending the water... More

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Baton Rouge, LA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Get away from the casinos and visit this site. Wonderful bit of engineering history and a great guide. Highly recommended.

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Dallas, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Bring your listening ears, a desire to learn and a camera. The personal tour was outstanding, friendly and informative. My preteen/teens loved it too.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We all enjoyed this very much and found it to be a great surprise. Kevin was a great source of history and information and the museum was interesting to the adults and children alike. There are many aspects of the place I never would have imagined. I highly recommend this place to people who enjoy history or those that don't... More

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Longview, Texas
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128 reviews 128 reviews
38 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

I found this museum, tucked away just north of downtown, on a stormy day while the car was being serviced. Housed in a pre 1900 building and former home to the Shreveport water works it explains the process of water purification during the late 1800s till the mid 1900s. Any fan of things old and mechanical will enjoy the large... More

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Arlington, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We took a break from our casino junket and found this museum to be an interesting diversion. I would highly recommend it. Easy to find great history

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Bossier City, Louisiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I like going to places like this. I has a lot of history behind it. It is a good place for familys. Great teaching children the history and what it took to build the citys water system. One of the few or only place to see old steam pumps used to pump the water still in the orginal state.

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