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Shreveport Water Works Museum

142 N Common St, Shreveport, LA 71101-2614
+1 318-221-3388
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Wasn't Going to Stop Here-Glad I Did

I didn't think I would find this museum interesting but after visiting it turned out to be quite... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
Actually pretty intereseting

This was actually pretty cool. Nice and quiet. We weren't there and the volunteer/staff were... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2017
Augusta, Georgia
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Shreveport's first water works was built in 1887. A National Historic Landmark. Free admission.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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142 N Common St, Shreveport, LA 71101-2614
+1 318-221-3388
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't think I would find this museum interesting but after visiting it turned out to be quite interesting and I am glad I stopped. There was one other couple on the tour and our tour guide Kevin was great. The tour lasted a little...More

Thank OnTheRoadAgain1056
Reviewed April 26, 2017

This was actually pretty cool. Nice and quiet. We weren't there and the volunteer/staff were working another area. We were there about an hour and had the place to ourselves. I actually learned quite a lot but my son has said I should have been...More

Thank Chickinaugusta
Reviewed April 19, 2017

You want not think this would be that interesting but it was very neat! History of Shreveport's first water plant that supplied water to the downtown area. Was operated by steam from late 1800's to 1980's. A working model explains how raw water was pulled...More

Thank David W
Reviewed April 15, 2017

This was a very informative tour of the old water works buildings and grounds. A must for the men who love old machinery and engines etc. I found it very interesting as the very informative guide explained and showed us on a working model explaining...More

Thank held49
Reviewed April 14, 2017

This museum is actually the waterworks dating to the mid 1800's. Listed as a National Historical Place, it is located near downtown Shreveport on Twelve MileBayou. The docent, a very nice and enthusiastic gentleman gave a tour and explained how it worked and its importance...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting museum. One of a kind. Worth stopping in if you are in town. Kevin is super knowledgeable and answers all of our questions! He makes this place!!

Thank TC c
Reviewed March 11, 2017

We were offered a free tour by a nice fellow who explained the operation in great detail. Even if you don't do the tour, check this place out. It should take 30 min without the tour, 1 hour with the tour. There is a nice...More

Thank SkipPratt
Reviewed January 23, 2017

An inside look at a civil engineering feat - over 100 years delivering filtered and treated water to city patrons. Loaded with huge water handling artifacts, pumps, more. Adjacent to small railroad museum. Guide at museum congenial and helpful.

Thank Chris N
Reviewed December 4, 2016

I loved this tour. The guide was super knowledgeable and able to answer all your questions and made the water works come alive for me. I have always been interested in machinery and how things work. I used to love going to the local science...More

Thank worldtravella
Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

You do not have to be an engineer to enjoy this stop. However, I heartily recommend you ring the bell if the Tour guide is not in the welcome area. Although I believe a self-guided tour is available, the guy made the trip come alive,...More

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How much does it cost?
June 29, 2016|
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Response from filmbuffintexas | Reviewed this property |
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
doris t
what is this museum about ?
March 17, 2016|
Response from Dale W | Property representative |
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